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Old 05-14-2007, 07:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I know the camera features, and I have watched the 'media' demo, but can you record videos, or have video's downloaded to your Pearl?
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can't record them on the Pearl.
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Record videos? No. Download videos? Yes and no. The videos needs to be in a certain format for them to play. There are threads on the forum that discusses how to format them and upload them from your computer to your Pearl.
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You can download movies to your pearl to watch. There is plenty of info available here to help you convert video files to be viewed on your pearl
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I know the camera features, and I have watched the 'media' demo, but can you record videos, or have video's downloaded to your Pearl?
This has been covered in many threads. But for the zillionth time:

1. Can you record videos?: NO! [the Pearl is not a video camera, nor a video recorder].

2. Have video's downloaded to your Pearl?: NO! [if you mean download from the Net].

But you can play videos on the Pearl.

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This has been covered in many threads. But for the zillionth time:

1. Can you record videos?: NO! [the Pearl is not a video camera, nor a video recorder].

2. Have video's downloaded to your Pearl?: NO! [if you mean download from the Net].

But you can play videos on the Pearl.
Yes you can, as long as they are correct format and below a certain size (5MB I think...less if BES is configured)
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Yes you can, as long as they are correct format and below a certain size (5MB I think...less if BES is configured)
Well, no one on BBF has talked about downloading videos from the net and saving them on to the Pearl. At least not that I have seen. If it can be done, it sure does not seem practical.

Do you know of someone who has done this and talked about it on BBF? If so, point us to it as I am curious.

To be sure, all I have ever read is about people having difficulty in downloading large files and saving them on the Pearl, pics and attachments, for example.

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There are a very few videos on tinytube that have worked when I have downloaded them. They have to be ridiculously short (like 30 seconds - 1 min) So for the most part, you can't really.

Edit: For instance, I was just able to download and play this video which I found by doing a search for short on tinytube.net on my Pearl.
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There are a very few videos on tinytube that have worked when I have downloaded them. They have to be ridiculously short (like 30 seconds - 1 min) So for the most part, you can't really.

Edit: For instance, I was just able to download and play this video which I found by doing a search for short on tinytube.net on my Pearl.
I remember when the TinyTube subject came up on BBF. Although the concept was cool, as I recall most of us could not get it to work. I know when I tried I did get about 10 seconds of one clip to work, but that was it. Seems it was an issue with our Pearls, as TinyTube worked on other phones, as I recall.

But I still am not aware of anyone downloading megabytes of video from the Pearl's browser and storing them on the Pearl's micro-SD chip.
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I'm not sure there is a size limit, or it's probably defined by the OS version. I converted a video clip (using Super C) that comes out to about 27 MB and it plays fine. I'm running the 0.73 Cingular version.
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The Pearl will be able to record video's when you learn where the freakin search button is. NEVER
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I'm not sure there is a size limit, or it's probably defined by the OS version. I converted a video clip (using Super C) that comes out to about 27 MB and it plays fine. I'm running the 0.73 Cingular version.
The OP and the posts are NOT discussing converting videos for the Pearl, he wanted to know about downloading videos from the Net and if the Pearl has video recording capabilities.

There is no limit to the size of videos that can be played on the Pearl, except for the size of one's MicroSD card. That is, videos that have been converted into Pearl format and transferred on to a MicroSD card. I have played 900 MB movies on the Pearl.

See the sticky and other threads for info about converting video for the Pearl.
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The Pearl will be able to record video's when you learn where the freakin search button is. NEVER
The sad reality is that every day someone will join BBF and ask questions without doing a search. What really frosts me is when they title their threads "Need help" or "Urgent," etc.

And of course the biggest "felons" are those who say they did and search when it is obvious they did not. To lie about it, that's banning behavior in my book.

Back on the subject, I hear from the rumor mill that RIM will be coming out with a Pearl that records video, but so far it has not been announced in the new versions of the Pearl coming out in Sept 07. Maybe it will be included, but I suspect it will be fairly rudimentary, certainly not like our digital camera video recorders. But in a pinch, I think any video camera is better than nothing.

A few weeks ago there was that tanker that blew up and melted the freeway, here in the Bay Area. The news featured a video of the fire burning. Source of the video, a person who shot the scene with his cell phone video camera. The quality was so so, but it still looked awesome, to see the fire as it was occurring. I kinda wanted to know what cell phone he had because the video was pretty good for a cell phone shooting at night.

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