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Old 11-21-2007, 10:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I read in a thread that the media manager in this new version can be used to create DVD or avi files to the format for Pearl/Curve.

Anyone know how?

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Old 11-21-2007, 10:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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In the Media Manager, you will have two windows, one for PC and one for the BB. Drag files from one to the other and Roxio MM will supposedly convert for BB. It is not the best solution, but for many it has worked.
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Thanks, trying now...
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not so good...oh well...
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Yep. Try reading the Sticky Notes in the Media Section of this forum, and the FAQs under Audio and Video.

It will work, just have to do it the right way.
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Old 11-21-2007, 05:11 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Here's how it works in 4.2. Not sure if 4.3 is any different.

How do I convert video using Roxio - BlackBerryFAQ

EDIT: I think this FAQ may be mis-filed. It is currently under "Media Card and General Media FAQ's". While it is true that the videos are going to be on the Media Card, I think this FAQ may be more appropriately and more logically filed under the "Audio and Video FAQ's" section, since it is specific to videos. Anyone?
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I posted this on another forum and it may be helpful here also. If you are only converting DVD to the Pearl, skip the DVR-MS step and finish the rest.

I read several post about video on the Pearl, but nothing specific on the 8130 so I thought I would post this. It may work on the 8100 also. I use Windows Media Center to record my favorite shows while I travel for my job. I wanted to get them on my BB so I could watch them when I was at my hotel, or waiting at a jobsite. This is how I accomplished it and corrisponding screen shots (movies) of it working. MODS, if it worth it, please make this a sticky.

I used the following programs:

DVD Santa (converts the DVR-MS to DVD) found here: dvdSanta: Burn Your Favorite Videos onto DVDs and watch them on TV!
Slysoft's CloneDVD Mobile (converts the DVD to AVI) found here: SlySoft Products | Copy Movie DVDs with AnyDVD and CloneDVD
RIM DM Media Manager (converts the AVI to mpeg4)

Yes I know you may have to purchase a couple apps but they are worth the price, especially the Slysoft apps. But anyways...

-With DVD Santa, find the TV program (or movie) you want to convert, usually it is in the Public > Recorded TV folder.
-Convert the DVR-MS to a DVD file.
-Then use CloneDVD Mobile to convert it to an AVI file. Use the BlackBerry Pearl mode
-When you add it to your BB through the Media Manager in your DM, select the convert for optimal play back. This will convert it to mpeg4 and drastically reduce the file size.

My TV show of "The Unit" at the below links, went from 1.1 GB to 284.8 MB after adding to the BB. With this conversion, I can add quite a few videos to my 4 GB card.

The linked movies show the video in standard play mode and the full screen mode (changed in the options of the player).

Full screen mode: http://www.newmotiondesigns.com/8130...en%20mode.mpeg
Standard Player Mode: http://www.newmotiondesigns.com/8130...er%20mode.mpeg

Let me know if this is helpfull. It sure makes the 8130 worth it now!

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Would Nero Ultimate do this same thing, then just transfer the file to your BB? It converts movies to play on PSP's in mp4 format and since our BB's play the same videos should this work just as well, if not easier? I know a noob question but I haven't seen anything on here about using Nero.
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I have limited experience with Nero, so I don't know if it will convert the DVR-MS. I also don't think it will rip DVD's the same way as Slysoft or DVD Santa. I think they "obey" the copyright requirements. Not that I am saying you shouldn't also...
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I use Slysoft AnyDVD and Nero Recode with great results.
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