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    can the pearl play avi ?

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    i just uploaded an episode of pimp my ride to my 1 gig card on my pearl....and the video is an avi...but it tells me that an error has occured attempting to play media is this becuase that avi isnt supported ?

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    Re: can the pearl play avi ?

    according to blackberry it'll play avi, mp4, and 3gp. I think I'm missing one more.. I've tried it and I've got it working with all three, but the easiest way to get it working is playing it in an avi format

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    Re: can the pearl play avi ?

    Yea the media player is really picky though. Some files will play while others will give an error message. I find it easiest to check if the file plays or not. If not; then encode. Most movies you will need to encode.

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    Re: can the pearl play avi ?

    Quote Originally Posted by reddog187
    i would use that but i have a mac

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    Re: can the pearl play avi ?

    you will need to reencode the video. here are the specs you need to follow:

    Supported Video: Mpeg-4 Part 2 & H.263, file formats .avi, .3gp, .mp4, .mov, up to 320x240 (optimal 240x180), up to 800 kbps bitrate (400kbps optimal), up to 30fps.
    Supported Audio: MP3 or AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, MIDI, AMR-NB, or WAVE, up to 44.1kHz sampling rate, up to 128kbps bitrate

    Supposedly the optimal settings are 30fps, but I found that slowed down my pearl (as did 320x240) or even refused to play. However, 15fps was not good enough quality for me. Here are the settings I used with great results: Mpeg4, .avi, 240x180 resolution, 598kbps video bitrate, 25fps, MP3, 44.1k sample, 2 channel, 128kbps.

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    Re: can the pearl play avi ?

    And, of course, it will NOT play any DRM protected files.
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    Re: can the pearl play avi ?

    Try the "Super" encoder, follow the settings, worked great for me.
    I would post the link, but I am not a Stack Level 2 yet
    Your video is prob at to high of a kbs. Took at 673mb movie down to 292mb with the described settings. Plays great.

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    Re: can the pearl play avi ?

    thanks chef!
    Been a long while since last login. Sorry all, adjusting to a new life is great and hell at the same time!!

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    Re: can the pearl play avi ?

    Yep...the vid you get with BB pearl is in avi. format.

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