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New Contributor
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎05-07-2011
My Device: Playbook 16GB
My Carrier: --

Lag when playing a movie

Hello,

I am experiencing some video lag when playing a movie on the playbook. I've tried different movies and they are all the same. I would like to know if this is normal or if some configuration has to be done.

 

Thank You!!

Regular Contributor
Posts: 87
Registered: ‎04-28-2011
My Device: Playbook 16
My Carrier: alaint

Re: Lag when playing a movie

1. what type of movie...did you downlaod a movie from a torrent site 

 

2. did you use tools to remoive DRM from a purchseable movie such as itune

 

3. is this a movie you made videao gear or playbook

 

all this info is important so we can better assess you issue

eastcoastcreative
New Contributor
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎05-07-2011
My Device: Playbook 16GB
My Carrier: --

Re: Lag when playing a movie

The movies I downloaded on the playbook are DVD ripped to.avi format, they play perfectly on the computer.

Are there any relevant issues with avi playback on the playbook? Should I try to convert these movies to another format? What format do you suggest?

 

Thank you for your support!!

 

Developer
Posts: 863
Registered: ‎10-27-2010
My Device: Z30 / PlayBook 64GB
My Carrier: Virgin Mobile UK

Re: Lag when playing a movie

Try a h.264 MP4 format.

 

These work a treat on the PlayBook.


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New Contributor
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎05-07-2011
My Device: Playbook 16GB
My Carrier: --

Re: Lag when playing a movie

After trying differnet formats including the h.264 mov, it turned out that the larger the file (the ones I tried were around 700 MB to 1.1 GB), the more lag I get using any video format!!

I tried a .avi video with size of 170 MB and it worked perfectly.

This is annoying given the capabilites of the playbook, any solutions??

Trusted Contributor
Posts: 149
Registered: ‎05-07-2011
My Device: BLACKBERRY PLAYBOOK
My Carrier: ICE

Re: Lag when playing a movie

Hi guys!!!!

 

Maybe this can help!

 

I have found a document with the supported media types for the PB

 

http://docs.blackberry.com/en/smartphone_users/deliverables/27267/Supported_Media_Types_on_BlackBerr...

 

Maybe if you save this movies as a different file, it just might solve your issue.

 

Let me know if this helps.

 

Please give kudos and mark as a solution if this helps!

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Posts: 4
Registered: ‎05-07-2011
My Device: Playbook 16GB
My Carrier: --

Re: Lag when playing a movie

Tony, Thank YOU!!

mp4 did the trick!!

However, it is an agony to do the conversion, it takes hours!!

 

Thanks again man Smiley Very Happy