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Old 03-15-2009, 07:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I notice that some (not all) the movies I've put on my 16Gb SanDisk micro SD card are not visible (and therefore not playable) when I go into Media-->Videos on my BB 8900. I know there are there, because when I plug it in to my PC I can see them all on the card. I used to be able to see them all, now I can't. I upgraded to v4.6.1.168 recently, and I'm wondering if that has some issue with the large-capacity cards. Anyone else having this issue?
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that happens to me with pictures i take, they dont show up on the card, have to reset the phone a couple of times for them to finally show up. might be something to do with .174
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Well this has happen to me numerous amount of times. What I do is just go to media and push menu(Blackberry key) and hit explore and go to media card and then blackberry and your videos. You will see it there. That's how I seen mine. But they still won't show up the regular way.
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Hey -- that works -- thanks a million! I wonder why it happens like that. If I knew, I could put any of the films that are rated over 16s in the section that doesn't come up in "videos" automatically, so that when my 8-year old god-daughter is messing with my Blackberry she doesn't come across something unsuitable.
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Can you please tell what is the format of the videos which are NOT coming up on your device? 8900 supports DivX, XviD (MPEG4 Advance Simple Profile), H.263, WMV3.
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So this is a bug in OS .168/.174? These are beta OS's right? Maybe that will be fixed down the road, doesn't happen with mine.
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Thanks Raja. The files I'm taking about are mostly avi files. But most of the ones that are showing up are avi files too. I use Blackberry Video Creator to reduce the file sizes and convert them to avi for BlackBerry. Some of these are showing up, some of them aren't. I can now play them all by sing the explore function. Some of the ones that ARE showing up are ones in formats I can't play, such as mpg files. I'd love to know how I'm doing it -- because then I'd "hide" all the 12+ movies and tv series so that they didn't come up simply by going to "videos".
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Ha -- if it's a bug it serves me right for downloading each new version as soon as I can!
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Ha -- if it's a bug it serves me right for downloading each new version as soon as I can!
Gotta take the bad with the good, lol. You know the bad. What's the good?
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Hey, managed to install .174 -- and the problem remains! Some of the movies I'm comfortable with my niece (Disney, etc) seeing are not visible by clicking 'videos' and I can only find them by using the 'explore' function, some of the stuff I don't want her to see (anything with a 12+ rating) is showing up, and I can't figure out a way to hide it.

If there are any RIM developers out there...a very useful facility for future versions of the OS would be to have a password-protected section within the system, where you can put sensitive business documents, bank statements, not-for-kids movies or tv series, et cetera.

The main thing is that these files and their filenames would only show up on a search, or through the navigation system, if the password-protected folder had already been unlocked.

That way if you lose your Blackberry, or if someone borrows it off your desk at work before the automatic password-lock kicks in, they don't automatically have access to your letter to the bank manager, Sopranos videos, or whatever.

But...for all I know there may be technical reasons why this would be more complicated/costly than I imagine.
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this happened to me the other day.

I noticed a few of my movies disappeared. Blackberry wouldn't display it, but they were still on the card.

What did i do? Restarting the phone didn't work. I copied all the phones onto the computer. Reformated the card in the blackberry and loaded the files back on.
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this happened to me the other day.

I noticed a few of my movies disappeared. Blackberry wouldn't display it, but they were still on the card.

What did i do? Restarting the phone didn't work. I copied all the phones onto the computer. Reformated the card in the blackberry and loaded the files back on.
As a programmer I will make an educated guess that the developers use a filter to show movies in this directory to avoid showing 'unplayable' files such as .docs etc. It appears that the BB can play a lot more than they say it can. For example stuff I do on my Mac as .m4v play perfectly and are shown on the BB site to be incompatible as H.264. So I suggest guys that the developers hide extensions the BB allegedly can't play such as AVIs (which it can play).

A bit weird I know as they can play XVid but this seems the only logical solution. The good thing is it's easy to explore and even better.. they play almost anything now!

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