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    OK, false alarm, but here is a Super Bonus Tip.

    Disclaimer: I'm not saying that you will have the same result as I, but here is the tip:

    I have a "fireplace" DVD that is a one hour movie that simply shows a fireplace burning a log for one hour. Kinda like that "Yule Log" that some TV stations show on Christmas Eve.

    I converted the DVD so it would play on the Pearl. The idea at the time was to make an animated screensaver of sorts, but just more to see how it would look, not that I would use a one hour video as a Pearl screensaver [hey, I had some time on my hands, so what the heck, might as well try it out].

    Anyway, last night I went to a nice San Francisco restaurant with a girl I had recently met, second date kind of thing.

    The environment was dark, pleasantly warm and romantic, candles on each table, EXCEPT OURS. :cry: The date and I discussed the lack of a candle and she said it would be nice if we had one.

    I was thinking "I'll impress her with my manly abilities by 'snapping my fingers' and getting a candle for our table." But then that idea light bulb went on over my head.

    Instead of ordering up a candle, I pulled out the Pearl and said "Well, I have this little fireplace video that is much more romantic."

    I fired up the video and that girl smiled, laughed, giggled and from then on became a lot more romantic with me.

    There were people around our table who also looked at the Pearl and thought it was super cool. Even the waiter commented "Oh, you have TV on that thing. Wow!" Then he saw it was a fireplace video. He smiled and I saw him tell other employees about it. Then a few workers came by to look at it.

    After the dinner I took the girl home and....... well, all I can say is that while the Pearl fireplace video may not have been the sole reason I became a man of action that night [if you know what I mean], but I am sure it helped because she thought early on "this guy is funny and clever."

    Here is the Pearl playing the fireplace video.

    http://www.heartinsanfrancisco.com/PearlFireplace.AVI

    Sidenote: the Pearl played the whole hour and did not drain the battery all that much.
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    Re: My Pearl Caught Fire

    LOL @ SanFran.. way to go
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    Ha Ha San Fran that is a great story.... way to go....
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    Re: My Pearl Caught Fire

    haha great story... thanks for sharing... is that the original file or did you just did another video over your phone? If so, can you post the original file so some of us can use it as well? Thanks!

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    it didn't work on my pearl

    i just transferred it with the media manager to my microSD. it shows up, but doesn't play.

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    That was a great way to introduce you addiction
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    Re: My Pearl Caught Fire

    Quote Originally Posted by tecrishon
    it didn't work on my pearl

    i just transferred it with the media manager to my microSD. it shows up, but doesn't play.
    It's NOT a Pearl conversion, it is only playable on your PC.

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    that helps...thanks

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    That is so cool! Love the story!!

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    That's great San Fran!
    I've been married 5 years so my blackberry addiction works against me lol but glad it worked for you!

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    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~haha that's funny but hey some of the littlest things can hey girls goin

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    Nice work my man!

    Very creative and unusual. And what a reward heh?


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    you are the man, way to go

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    Thanks for sharing! Have to be creative in breaking a new person into the BlackBerry
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    Awesome just awesome!

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