02-18-2009 08:48 AM - edited 02-18-2009 08:49 AM
I am running the latest OS of the BlackBerry Storm and I am unable to stream videos through the web browser. I have been pointing the web browser to several different video files on my web server (files that are supported by Storm as per http://www.blackberry.com/btsc/search.do?cmd=displ
The video will begin playing for about a second or two and then I get the following error message: "The current media can not be played from the network. Save it first for local playback".
I can confirm that the video files that I am trying to play are properly encoded as per the above requirements. I can save the video file to my SD Card and it will play fine from there. The issue is when I stream the file in my web browser. This seems to only happen on my Storm 9530. I have no problems on the BlackBerry Bold.
Is this a known issue with the Storm? Has anyone else experienced this issue? It appears to stream youtube videos just fine....the issue is with video files on my webserver.
EDIT: Just wanted to add that I run into the same issue when streaming supported audio files.
02-23-2009 11:01 AM - edited 02-23-2009 11:02 AM
02-23-2009 02:25 PM
I have been testing with .AVI files that were encoded with H.264. Although I've had the same issue with .wmv files as well.
Here is link to a file that I am having this issue with on my 9530 (but works fine on my Bold).
02-24-2009 10:24 AM
It's important to note that the Bold supports HTTP progressive download whereas the Storm does not. Note that videos served up by m.youtube.com would be leveraging RTSP, which is supported on both devices.
02-27-2009 10:53 AM
03-23-2010 12:19 PM
Does anybody know if the Storm2 is able to handle HTTP progressive downloads?
Is the ability only not realized within Storm or will it be the same for other new devices?
07-28-2010 12:59 AM - edited 07-28-2010 01:02 AM
Would you know why I cannot stream video from YouTube on the Blackberry Bold 9700? It does not work at all on WiFi, giving the error "An error has occurred attempting to play media". This is with the Blackberry Browser, and I have tried every setting in the Browser with no success. On 3G, the video barely plays, is very jerky, stops, and sometimes just plays the audio with a black screen (no video at all). I have done the YouTube optimization, which made no difference. I have tried Bolt, which just sends me to the default browser anytime I try and play a YouTube video with it. I also tried the YouTube App, with the same results.
The YouTube Apps troubleshooting guides says that if you cannot play video at YouTube, the problem is almost certainly with your data plan. I have an unlimited Blackberry data plan, and don't think the carrier would be limiting data over WiFi.
There is nothing wrong with my WiFi, as I have multiple computers, 3 Iphones, AT&T Tilt, which all work with YouTube just fine on WiFi, as well as 3G in the same location and on the same AT&T account. So the problem is with the Bold 9700.
I am running OS 18.104.22.1682, and tried downgrading to OS 22.214.171.1242 with no change.
Any suggestions would be greatly appprciated.
11-18-2010 08:48 AM