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Old 05-12-2007, 10:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have read the sticky post (multiple times)

I have downloaded Blackberry Video Creator, SuperC and several others.
the YouTube videos appear to be of swf format which BVC doesn't support (or so it says on the DOS screen) but the sticky says it converts from youtube. Are all YouTube videos of that format or did I just hit a lucky one?

In SuperC, I tried saving the streaming video to disk and end up with a file that doesn't fit in anywhere. It has no extension so I don't know what it is either. I drag it back into SuperC and it barfs with the settings listed in the sticky.

It would be helpful if someone would share the settings necessary to download the video in SuperC or BVC.
Here is the video I was trying to get on my Pearl
YouTube - Celine Dion And Elvis Presley (top quality)

BTW, I paid $1.99 for the video at Itunes foolishly thinking I could convert it, but I see that is a dead end as well. I loved this video, but have watched it so many times trying to convert it that ... well, it's just the principle of the thing now....

Thanks for any help in advance...
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Old 05-13-2007, 01:05 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I think it should be an flv extension. Try changing the swf to flv and then putting it in the converter to make it Pearl friendly.
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FWIW I have been using the $16 Blackberry Web Video Generator program and it works fine.

All you do is open the program, paste the YouTube URL and the program downloads and converts the YouTube video into Pearl format.

It's a $16 program and the majority of forum members poo poo any program one has to pay for [e.g., the trackball color program, video converters. These and other programs have been trashed while the free programs have been applauded].

In any event, here is a link to the BlackBerry Web Video Generator program. You can choose to spend $16 or spend more time trying to do it the other way.

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Here is your video that I converted to Pearl format for you [using the $15 program, took all of three minutes].

http://www.heartinsanfrancisco.com/bbpresleydion.avi

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By the way, in reading your post, not sure what it is that you are trying to do.

YouTube videos are in flash format, with an FLV extension [similar to "SWF" extensions which are also flash files].

You cannot use Super C to convert flash files into AVI files and then play those directly on the Pearl.

You have to convert any AVI file into Pearl AVI format. While all AVI files have the same extension, that does NOT mean they are in Pearl AVI format. That is what confuses Pearl users the most when wanting to play AVI files on the Pearl.

If you have AVI files that have been converted into AVI format using Super C, you then have to convert the Super C AVI file into Pearl AVI format. Not sure, but from what you say it sounds like you are skipping that last step.

Once converting to AVI using Super C, use the free BlackBerry Video Converter program to convert that to Pearl format.

Sidenote: I thought the free Blackberry Video Converter program had the ability to convert YouTube FLV files allowing you to bypass the Super C conversion. It's been a few months since I used that BVC program so I forgot if it does that or not. I could swear his latest version allowed one to convert YouTube flash files.

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By the way, in reading your post, not sure what it is that you are trying to do.

YouTube videos are in flash format, with an FLV extension [as opposed to "SWF" extensions which are also flash files.

You cannot use Super C to convert flash files into AVI files and then play those directly on the Pearl.

You have to convert the AVI files into Pearl AVI files. While all AVI files have the same extension, that does NOT mean they are in Pearl AVI format.

If you do use AVI files that have been converted into AVI using Super C, you then have to convert the Super C AVI file into Pearl AVI format. Not sure, but from what you say it sounds like you are skipping that last step.

Once converting to AVI using Super C, use the free BlackBerry Video Converter program to convert that to Pearl format.

Sidenote: I thought the free Blackberry Video Converter program had the ability to convert YouTube FLV files allowing you to bypass the Super C conversion. It's been a few months since I used that BVC program so I forgot if it does that or not. I could swear his latest version allowed one to convert YouTube flash files.
I used the Blackberry Video Creator to convert the flv video into an avi. When I went to put the input file in, I had to switch it to show all files. I tested it on my pearl and watched a little of it and it seemed to work like all my other videos. I actually PMed her a link to the one I converted. I use videodownloader.net to download youtube videos.

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Thumbs up Youtube Videos

To get videos off youtube on my pear, i use vixy, its a website that directly converts videos from youtube to several differnt file formats and then allows you to download them, i have it convert it to .3GP and that works fine.

Here is the website:

vixy.net : Online FLV Converter : Download online videos direct to PC / iPod / PSP. It's free!
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To get videos off youtube on my pear, i use vixy, its a website that directly converts videos from youtube to several differnt file formats and then allows you to download them, i have it convert it to .3GP and that works fine.

Here is the website:

vixy.net : Online FLV Converter : Download online videos direct to PC / iPod / PSP. It's free!
sweet...thanks for the link!!!
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To get videos off youtube on my pear, i use vixy, its a website that directly converts videos from youtube to several differnt file formats and then allows you to download them, i have it convert it to .3GP and that works fine.

Here is the website:

vixy.net : Online FLV Converter : Download online videos direct to PC / iPod / PSP. It's free!
Back in September 06 we were all trying to get videos to work on the Pearl [I say "trying" because RIM did not provide instructions on how to do video conversions, etc.].

Back then we discovered that while 3gp worked, there would be a lag in the Pearl's interface controls, such as volume, pause, play, fast forward and rewind.

Did that change? Are you able to play 3gp files without lag? What we were using back then was Super C to convert files to 3gp. As I recall we used the Sony Ericsson setting in Super C.

Are you using some other program to convert the files to 3gp? Just curious because such would be news.

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sweet...thanks for the link!!!
That posted link is unique because it does conversions for you. It is a little
slower for that reason. But I like it.

If you want to do fast downloads in FLV format or want to download videos
from sites in addition to YouTube, bookmark the below links. I use about five
different sites in case one or the other does not work.

Remember that you have to name the files and on most sites add the ".FLV"
extension manually to the name of the file, e.g. "musicvideo.FLV"

YouTube Downloader

KeepVid: Download videos from Google, Youtube, iFilm, Putfile, Metacafe, DailyMotion!

VideoDL.org - Download Online Video (Google Video, YouTube etc) in a Flash!

Download videos from Youtube, Google, iFilm, Metacafe, DailyMotion, Music.
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I think it would be helpful to put all the downloading sites/info into the sticky because I never saw it if it was there. I'm sure most forum contributors have gone through many iterations of video conversions, but this was my first experience and I was missing that critical step.

I tried all the software I downloaded and purchased and found that after downloading, converting with SuperC based on the instructions was the best rendition of the video. 2 others did not keep sound and video in sync at all. Maybe there are settings for that, but your instructions on SuperC did it well.

Thanks to all of you for helping a newbie through a very frustrating experience.
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i kinda need a good converter from FLV to AVI or MPG. any sugsestions?
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Back in September 06 we were all trying to get videos to work on the Pearl [I say "trying" because RIM did not provide instructions on how to do video conversions, etc.].

Back then we discovered that while 3gp worked, there would be a lag in the Pearl's interface controls, such as volume, pause, play, fast forward and rewind.

Did that change? Are you able to play 3gp files without lag? What we were using back then was Super C to convert files to 3gp. As I recall we used the Sony Ericsson setting in Super C.

Are you using some other program to convert the files to 3gp? Just curious because such would be news.
Yes, now that i think of it, there is lag, i didn't think much of it though and just assumed it was the pearls media player acting up. I don't really mind the lag too much, but yes it is definitely there. I just like it because its quick and easy.
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I use first youtube google video graber to download the video then i use Magic video converter to convert to AVI then i just donwnload to my roxio Menager and it converts is self....and evrything is FREE 0$
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i kinda need a good converter from FLV to AVI or MPG. any suggestions?
Well back in the old days we were using Super C to convert flash files [FLV or SWF] to AVI, so that the AVI could then be played on the Pearl. But there was lag on the user interface.

But now both BlackBerry Video Creator [the free program] and BlackBerry Video Generator [the $15 program] convert flash files directly into Pearl format.

But Super C is still the best program [free] to convert any file into any other file in terms of format.

But any file converted via Super C still does not work well on the Pearl [get the lag in the controls/user interface]. I don't see where Super C has yet added a "Pearl" conversion selection on the menu. The program only has other cell phone formats.

So just use Super C if you want to convert flash files into some other format and one of the Pearl converter programs if you want to convert a Super C converted file into Pearl format.

But like I said, if your desire is to find a good program to convert files for the Pearl, then you do not have to use Super C. I am only suggesting Super C is you want to convert flash files for use elsewhere, not on the Pearl.

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Im using a program named Vdownloader to download the videos from youtube and it auto add to your desktop or where you choose your output.
It will download and covert to avi with the same quality of youtube video.... after i just convert it using Blackberry Video convert in high quality mode to resize the movie and format to your pearl, after you can just upload to your pearl and play. have fun!!

all this softwares are free.

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Im using a program named Vdownloader to download the videos from youtube and it auto add to your desktop or where you choose your output.
It will download and covert to avi with the same quality of youtube video.... after i just convert it using Blackberry Video convert in high quality mode to resize the movie and format to your pearl, after you can just upload to your pearl and play. have fun!!
That's one way. You should provide a link so other members can use it.

Here are some I have on my Favorites menu.

vixy.net : Online FLV Converter : Download online videos direct to PC / iPod / PSP. It's free!

KeepVid: Download videos from Google, Youtube, iFilm, Putfile, Metacafe, DailyMotion!

VideoDL.org - Download Online Video (Google Video, YouTube etc) in a Flash!

http://javimoya.com/blog/youtube_en.php


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okok, here is the link for Vdownloader:

VDownloader Download - Softpedia

Blackberry video converter:

Blackberry: Blackberry: Blackberry Video Converter by Seabyrd Technologies for Blackberry
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okok, here is the link for Vdownloader:

VDownloader Download - Softpedia
Thanks for the link. Quite the program.
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Im using a program named Vdownloader to download the videos from youtube and it auto add to your desktop or where you choose your output.
It will download and covert to avi with the same quality of youtube video.... after i just convert it using Blackberry Video convert in high quality mode to resize the movie and format to your pearl, after you can just upload to your pearl and play. have fun!!

all this softwares are free.
Excellent tip and process. Works very well converting and viewing youtube video on my 8800. Thanks
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