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Xandrex
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Supported media files / attachment files : multimedia

hello, I've just read a knowledge base of blackberry.com and found an interesting one :

blackberry.com >> support >> KB05419 convert audio and video files for the media application on the ...

 

I'll copy paste so that when you search in the support forums you'll find it. The following concerns 8100/8300/8800 with Device Software 4.2 and Later.

 



VIDEO FORMATS


Supported video formats :

  • *.avi / *.3gp / *.mp4 / *.mov :
    • MPEG-4 Part 2 (simple profile and bvop, including DivX 4)
    • H.263 (Profile 0 & Profile 3)
  • *.wmv :
    • Windows Media Video (Simple Profile)

Moreover there is a limitation of the videos :

  • All videos except *.wmv : supported up to 320x240 / up to 800 kbps / up to 30 fps
  • *.wmv videos : supported up to 320x240 / up to 800kbps / up to 24 fps

 

Unsupported formats (among others) :

  • *. mpg / *.mpeg (MPEG-1)
  • *. vob (MPEG-2)
  • MPEG-4 Part 10 (H.264 / AVC)
  • MPEG-4 Part 2 (Advanced Simple Profile)
  • H.263+
  • DivX ;-) 3
  • DivX 5 and DivX 6
  • XviD
  • *.3g2 (3GPP2)
  • *.wmv Windows Media Video (Main/Advanced Profile)
  • *.asf (Advanced Systems Format)
  • *.rm (Real Media)


AUDIO FORMATS


Supported formats

  • *.mp3 : MPEG-1, Layer III and MPEG-2, Layer III
  • *.aac / *.m4a : AAC/AAC+/eAAC+
  • *.*.mid / *.smf : MIDI
  • *.amr : AMR-NB
  • *.wav : WAVE
  • *.wma : Windows Media Audio / WMAPro 16bit-stereo

Unsupported formats (among others) :

  • *.mp1 : MPEG1, Layer I / MPEG2, Layer I
  • *.mp2 : MPEG1, Layer II / MPEG2, Layer II
  • *.ra : Real Audio
  • *.ogg : OGG Vorbis
  • *.flac : FLAC



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Guru I
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Re: Supported media files / attachment files : multimedia

Xandrex,

Thanks for the info, great post!

That helps alot.

 

 

 

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Shubhangi
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Registered: ‎07-17-2008
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Re: Supported media files / attachment files : multimedia

Hi,

 

I want to read the data from .3GP file. Can we access the .3GP file? If yes how can weget the data from the file?

 

Do we have to directly load the file into media player?

 

 

Any help will be appriciated.

 

 

Regards,

Shubhangi

 

 

 

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Xandrex
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Re: Supported media files / attachment files : multimedia

hello,

do I understand correctly?
you want to view 3GP files on your PC ?



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Shubhangi
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Re: Supported media files / attachment files : multimedia

Hi,

Yes. After capturing the video, I want to view the 3GP file on PC.

Is there any size limit on creation of 3GP file? I have observed the thing that after some time of capturing, the file gets saved directly and stops capturing of the video.

How the 3GP file is created on the file system for capturing of video?

Regards,

Shubhangi

 

 

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Xandrex
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Re: Supported media files / attachment files : multimedia

on a Windows machine, you can view 3GP files with VLCplayer (free), GOM Player (free), Quicktime Alternative (free) or Apple QuickTime (some part free).

for the size limitation : when you record a video, you have to configure the camera to save the video on the Memory Card. Furthermore, when you take a video, the file is not written directly. It is temporarily stored on the internal memory of your device (aka Device Memory) so if you don't have enough space, it will limit the length of the video.



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Shubhangi
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Re: Supported media files / attachment files : multimedia

Hi,

 

Thanks for reply.

 

It is useful for me.

 

I will dig into streaming issue more tomorrow.

 

I found that the maximum size for the .3GP file is half of the available(free) card size. (I have tested this on simulator: Media card size is 31.9 MB and I started the capturing of video after 5 minutes and 17 sesconds the capturing stopped and the file was saved into file system. I have repeated the same procedure. Everytime the file created is having half of the free card size)

 

 

Regards,

Shubhangi

 

 

 

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Shubhangi
Posts: 97
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Re: Supported media files / attachment files : multimedia

Hi,

 

I am having another difficulty.Please help.

 

Can we access the contents of the video file programatically while we are capturing the video?

 

 

As for the size limitation : when you record a video, you have to configure the camera to save the video on the Memory Card. Furthermore, when you take a video, the file is not written directly. It is temporarily stored on the internal memory of your device (aka Device Memory) so if you don't have enough space, it will limit the length of the video.

 

Is the size limit is related to media card available size? As I have tested the video capture on simulator, My conclusion about maximum video file is written in my previous post.

 

Please let me know whether my conclusion is true or not.

 

 

Regards,

Shubhangi

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deputymoniker
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Registered: ‎04-09-2009
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Re: Supported media files / attachment files : multimedia

That's sp helpful, man. Thanks. What do you use to convert your videos? Also, which of those formats provides the best video, and which provides the best sound?

Guru I
Xandrex
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Re: Supported media files / attachment files : multimedia

I use handbrake, it's free.

when I encode videos especially for a BlackBerry device, I use :

a MP4 envelope that contains :

video : MPEG4, keep framerate, set video width to the width of your screen (beware of 4:3 videos if you own a Pearl or a Bold).
for a Storm I use a weight of 824kbps.
I use 2-pass encoding (which is two times slower but gives better results globally)

audio : AAC, Stereo 44.1 128.



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