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Old 08-31-2007, 05:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everyone, i just bought my first BB, a brand new BB 8300 and i must say im in love with this device.

Sadly, nobody is perfect and i really hated that i couldnt watch Youtube videos in it, just as i did in my former phone, an HTC S620.

So, instead of complaining i decided to develop a service which converts any Youtube videos into the phone friendly 3gp format.

Since i find it useful myself, i guess some of you guys will like it as well, you can check it out at:

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Now i love my BB even more
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Old 08-31-2007, 11:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Nice, Thanks!
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Old 08-31-2007, 11:11 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I tried it earlier and it didn't work. Are you supposed to download the video from your BlackBerry or from your computer? I tried it today and it didn't work. I was using Safari 3 on my MacBook.
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Right now it just works...im sure theres room for improvement so id love to hear your feedback.
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Its aimed to download the videos OTA, but of course you can always download it from your pc and then upload the video to your phone if you dont have an unlimited data plan.

cwosigns: Could you give it a try again? Remember that your requests is queded until the video is downloaded from Youtube and encoded to 3gp. So you'll have to check until its done by reloading the page.
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It just worked, but the video is very small. Any way to make it bigger?
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At first it was way larger...but then i tested the service on a couple of nokias and didnt work. Turns out the standard 3gp max resolution is 176x144 and anything above that wont work in several of the most popular devices.

The larger videos work in Blackberry but i figured out its more important to reach a broader audience.

I might think on a work around if theres enough demand.
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Maybe two sites, one for BlackBerry devices and another for regular cell phones? Hard to ***** when it's free and easy, though.

Thanks for your work.
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mmmmm... you know what, everyone should have a Blackberry anyway. I just doubled the video size.

Enjoy
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Hey Juan, thanks a million! That's super, works really well and after you view the video you can save it to your BB's media card. Great work, thanks again.
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Also try tinytube.net I can find everything off of that and it plays on my Pearl
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Smacca: Thanks. if you like the service please digg it so others can find it too:

Digg - How to watch Youtube videos on mobile phones

Thanks.
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Thanks a lot
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Haven't given the first one a try yet, but the tinytube.net link is awesome as well. Thanks for posting these guys!
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Thing is that tinytube.net had legal issues with Youtube and they are no longer allowed to provide conversion for Youtube videos.
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Really cool if it works on my 8800.
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It does.
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I have a curve and I tried to convert the default video you have in there and when I click download I get an entity is to large error. I also tried converting a video from ytube and I get to the download page, click download and I get a server timed out error. Please advise.
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abgopm: seems like your operator only allows you to download very small files. My operator for example, allows me to download up to 10MB files.

I have a friend from Spain who can only download up to 4MB files.
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When you say operator, do you mean my hosted bes or at&t? Also I am able to download from tinytube.
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