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    8830 / 8800 / 8100 Pearl and WMV Files.

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    As I recall reading the specs on the 8830, it was able to play WMA files. Once the unit was recieved I found that it doesn't play WMV files. Are WMA and WMV files that different in comparisons? Will the Pearl play WMV? Does anyoen know why I can download a WMV video on a Motorola Q on VZW but run into a "file too large" issue on the 8830? (Q has no media card and 8830 has a 2gig card so memory is not the issue here).

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    Re: 8830 / 8800 / 8100 Pearl and WMV Files.

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~i believe that 2g is the largest that can be dowloadeds ota to the 8830. As far as saving it to the sd card it can be as large as u want. I have saved 2 episodes of Seinfeld and they play fine on friends 8830 but not mine (mine is being exchanged rim claims hardware issue). You can not save It to card as mass storage. What I did was put micro sd in adapter and plug that into my laptop card reader andd saved it then put micro sd back into 8830 and opened in video opened without a problem. It is time consuming but saves a lot of headaches

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    Re: 8830 / 8800 / 8100 Pearl and WMV Files.

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~i meant to say 2meg. Treos on vzw are set up same way maybe a vzw setting

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    Re: 8830 / 8800 / 8100 Pearl and WMV Files.

    Is there anyway around this 2 Meg download limit?

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    Re: 8830 / 8800 / 8100 Pearl and WMV Files.

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~i think it is set by Verizon. I had a treo 650 that was this way but a friends 650 through cingular did not have a limit. This may be verizons way of capping individual downloads so you don't pass 5 g in a month I have noticed if I look at a particular download over 2m I get file to large message

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    Re: 8830 / 8800 / 8100 Pearl and WMV Files.

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~As for the moto q I had one but only for 2 weeks worst phone I ever had all 3 of them lol. I never tried to download anything because it kept crashing don't know if over 2 mg can be downloaded

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    Re: 8830 / 8800 / 8100 Pearl and WMV Files.

    Found out from both my Verizon and T-Mobile reps that on the BB devices the download limit is set by the server and not the carrier. 2 Megs is the largest size you can download using the browser which is why the Q will download a 57 meg vid with no problems. Windows mobile doesn't have that restriction in place. You would figure since BB's run on an optimized server they wouldn't put that limit there..... Oh well, looks like I will unfortunately have to move my customer over to a Dash to get all the features and use she is looking for since the 8830 won't dl her vids or play WMV natively.

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