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Posts: 123
Registered: ‎02-13-2012
My Device: Z10 LE
My Carrier: Mobistar

problems playing sound in playbook OS v2.1 beta(simulator)

I just tried one of my apps on the new Playbook OS 2.1 beta simlulator, but when a sound is started(.mp3) I get an error: "There was an error decoding this media, maybe this sound format is unsupported."

This happens with all my sounds, but they all worked in the 2.0 simulator.

The app was compiled in March, so AFAIK it has been compiled using the latest SDK.


Also, when I tried to visit a website with sound(eg youtube or something like one of these tracks) in the browser on the simulator, the browser crashed, I don't know wheter this is relevant to my issue or just a general shortcoming of the simulator(as it's not intended for browsing youtube etc.)

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Posts: 1,561
Registered: ‎04-12-2010
My Device: BlackBerry Z10
My Carrier: Bell

Re: problems playing sound in playbook OS v2.1 beta(simulator)

Hi there,


I'll give this a try on my end to see if I get the same results. The MP3 format should be supported:



I haven't heard of this sort of issue yet, but I'll give it a go and let you know.

Erik Oros | @WaterlooErik | eoros@blackberry.com | Developer Issue Tracker

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