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New Developer
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎11-18-2008
My Device: Not Specified

Supported formats for capturing audio

I need to capture audio in PCM format.


According to the JDE 4.6.0 Multimedia Guide:


"The BlackBerry® smartphone uses two formats to record audio: Adaptive Multi-Rate (AMR) and 8 kHz mono-16-bit pulse code modulation (PCM). By default, the format is AMR.


PCM: capture://audio?encoding=pcm or capture://audio?encoding=audio/basic"


However, when I run the code:

Manager.createPlayer( "capture://audio?encoding=pcm" );


This works on a Pearl 8100, but on a Pearl 8330, I get a MediaException, with the error:

Unsupported record encoding type



Do all handsets support PCM encoding? If not, where would I find out the capabilities of the different models?


BlackBerry Development Advisor
Posts: 15,886
Registered: ‎07-09-2008
My Device: BlackBerry PRIV
My Carrier: Bell

Re: Supported formats for capturing audio

The PCM format is not supported by BlackBerry smartphones that operate on the CDMA network. 
Mark Sohm
BlackBerry Development Advisor

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