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Old 09-23-2007, 07:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all,

Just wondering if anyone could provide me with some advice / help on playing AVI movie clips on my pearl (orange UK network)..

I had a go at the sticky up above seeing if i needed to download a patch but to be honest, the directions were a little heavy for me as i was faced with too many possible download options.

The clips were filmed on my camera, and then uploaded to the phone via my laptop. When i look at the properties of the files on my pearl, they are stored as AVI files and are about 25mb in size.

The problem is when i click to play the file, it comes up with an error saying "the media being played is of an unsupported format", Even though they are showing they are stored as AVI files.

Any help in non-techie speak would be appreciated.

I have to be able to play my clips from the deserted Cuban beach in order to keep me sane at work..

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Old 09-23-2007, 11:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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That video conversion thread was a little much for me too.

The easiest way I've found to do this is to use the latest version of Desktop Manager. When you transfer video files to your BB using the included Roxio Media Manager, it will automatically convert the video for you.

Download it HERE.
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I agree that the video conversion thread is difficult, especially if you're a non-techie. I hate to send you back to it but somewhere toward the end someone provides a link to a free conversion software he developed. I downloaded it and have used it to convert many DVD's to .avi's. All of them work flawlessly. If the Roxio suggestion from the preceding post doesn't work, it may be worthwhile to see if you can grab that piece of software.
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Not all .avi files are the same. Even though your file is an avi it seems like it is one that is not supported. I think baconismydog who created the proagram that the previous poster has mentioned.
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Thanks for your advice. I am going to try the service pack option first and see what wonders it does to my media player.

Thanks from Blighty..

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That video conversion thread was a little much for me too.

The easiest way I've found to do this is to use the latest version of Desktop Manager. When you transfer video files to your BB using the included Roxio Media Manager, it will automatically convert the video for you.

Download it HERE.
That worked a treat. Clips compressed to a good size and excellent quality. Had to unplug handset from the USB cable and turn off and on before it would actually indicate the movie clips were stored on the memory card..

Officially the dogs bollocks (very good...)

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