Originally Posted by tuxi
I'll PM you with a URL to pick up the example video.
OK, I have the video here, mplayer tells me it's a 4:3 and it's playing just fine on my laptop. I converted it to both a 240x180 and 320x240 (which are both 1.33:1 ratio, 4:3) and they both play perfectly fine on my Pearl without any issues. I'll PM you back a link in a sec after I upload them somewhere.
You had asked about what the right size is in PM -- well, the *specs* say an 8800 is supposed to be able to play 320x240 (which would be fullscreen) but I don't have one to test with over my way, so I am unsure. But the 240x180 version should probably play fine on your device, I would imagine it might have a black border on the left and right though? (you'll have to tell me)
Regardless, let us know how these vids I converted work on your 8800...