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02-09-2009 04:08 PM
We'd like to modify our site (http://www.FunnyOrDie.com) so that Blackberry Bold users can play our videos (like they can on the iPhone).
Does Blackberry support progressive download of H264? The videos play great on a Blackberry Bold but we're not clear if the browser can recognize this media type.
02-09-2009 08:45 PM
02-10-2009 11:45 AM
I am a bit curious : first post : you are a web designer.
If this is true, I'm thinking of returning my Blackberry. Its meant to be a high end device that's video capable,
02-10-2009 01:02 PM
The Apple iPhone has no trouble doing progressive downloads and all our videos are available and playable on this device. We'd like to offer our customers a similar experience on the Blackberry Bold.
Many people who use the Bold will want to watch online video with the device - thousands of iPhone customers visit our site daily for this use case. Customers will want to watch a lower quality version of a video over the Edge and then a high quality version over their local wifi connection. All of this is possible with the iPhone and I'm surprised this isn't available on the Bold (to publishers) as the Bold is marketed as a modern, video playing device.
I'm the VP of Product & Engineering at FunnyOrDie.com. If someone from Blackberry can help, I'd really appreciate some tips on how to make this happen - mark at funnyordie.com
02-01-2010 05:37 PM
I usually look at the Developer forums, but this came up in a Google search while looking for something else.
Our devices should be able to do progressive downloads as long as the format is supported, and the important data (like the length) is stored at the front of the file. There are limits such as file length and the occasional bug, but for example the videos on your website seem to work fine on my Bold running 4.6.
We also support the RTSP protocol for streaming, which many apps and sites like YouTube use.