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    Question Video types and the best player to use on Bold

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    So the resolution on the Bold is beautiful, and I'm trying to figure out what formats of video the Bold supports, at what resolution. I'm willing to use a 3rd party video player if necessary and the quality is better.

    I know it supports .3gp with the built-in player, just wondering if any alternative formats are supported.

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    According to the AT&T website:
    Supported audio formats: .3gp, MP3, WMA9 (.wma/.asf), WMA9 Pro/WMA 10, MIDI, AMR-NB, Professional AAC/AAC+/eAAC+
    Supported video formats: DivX 4, DivX 5/6 partially

    The linked article below says "DivX and XviD are 'partially' supported, along with H.263, H.264, and WMV3 files) looked"
    http://tech.yahoo.com/blogs/patterson/29949

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skier87 View Post
    According to the AT&T website:

    Supported video formats: DivX 4, DivX 5/6 partially

    The linked article below says "DivX and XviD are 'partially' supported, along with H.263, H.264, and WMV3 files) looked"
    http://tech.yahoo.com/blogs/patterson/29949
    See I thought I had read that .h263 and .h264 were supported, maybe sort of, have to do some tests tonight.

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    Everytime I try to play a video, the bold freezes and restarts itself. :annoying:


    Might be the format though, who knows.

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    Have you tried with a .3gp file?

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    Quote Originally Posted by calyx View Post
    See I thought I had read that .h263 and .h264 were supported, maybe sort of, have to do some tests tonight.
    Let us know how it goes!

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    Lightbulb More info on video types supported by the Bold

    Video

    The following video formats are supported:
    • MPEG-4 Part 2 - Simple Profile + bvops (including DivX? files in this format)
    • MPEG-4 Part 2 - Advanced Simple Profile
    • H.263 Profile 0 and Profile 3 (Supported file formats are .avi, .3gp, .mp4, .mov, Video - up to QCIF (176x144))
    • WMV 9 Simple Profile Video Decoder
    The following video file extensions are also supported:
    • .avi containing MPEG4 Part 2, H.263, H.264
    • .mov containing MPEG4 Part 2, H.263, H.264
    • .3gp containing MPEG4 Part 2, H.263, H.264
    • .mp4 containing MPEG4 Part 2, H.263, H.264
    • .m4v containing MPEG4 Part 2, H.263, H.264
    • .mpg containing MPEG4 Part 2, H.263, H.264
    Note: The BlackBerry 8830 World Edition smartphone is not able to play .avi files.
    Note: The BlackBerry® Pearl™ 8220 smartphone cannot play video files with H.264 content


    http://www.blackberry.com/btsc/searc...00%20185004605


    I did convert some into .mp4, but evidently I didn't do something right, as they fail to load in the blackberry video player. I've got tomorrow off (whoo banking holiday).

    Also, I checked what I could from my Bold with the sample videos, which look great. Both the Speedracer trailer and the cheesy music video are .mp4, so that extension is most definitely supported.

    I'm going to rip em to my pc when I get home and find out what bitrate, audio format, etc they are using, and base my next tests off that.

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