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akosnitzky 07-19-2007 03:41 AM

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For purposes of experimentation, I was able to download a 3 min video from bit torrent to desktop then directly through Roxio Media Manager to my device.The only issue was that the file doubled in size.
I am now taking a look at to see what kind of luck I have there. In torrentan you want to ask to open the folder, NOT the file. From there, you simply drag.

LovingMyBB 07-19-2007 07:01 AM

Thats interesting...wonder why the size doubled...possible file format change by the BB?

Bryan Kuhn

akosnitzky 07-19-2007 08:41 AM

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I know with audio. WMA was much smaller than AVI.
It may be worth doing a conversion just to save space.
At this stage, the main focus is obviously to get the device to complete the function. I agree size can become equally important since I am NOT comfortable manipulating what I refer to as a fragile SD card and tray.

akosnitzky 07-19-2007 11:23 AM

I downloaded a 20 min show and it only took 130 MB on my Media Card. the file was showing as 190 MB on my PC. Interesting. It formatted well but there is room for improvement.

nremondelli 07-19-2007 09:54 PM

Sure. For experimentation's sake ;)

zerog46 07-19-2007 10:36 PM

I use Imtoo and did a half hour show, from a dvd and took up 200 mb and it has great quality on my bb. haven't tried to cut it down in size yet because of the quality.

akosnitzky 07-19-2007 10:43 PM

How did it take to download? It took 12 hours for a one hour show to my pc and another 45 minutes from pc to Roxio Manager.

jedimyndtryx 07-19-2007 10:52 PM

I put HP5, POTC:AWE, and TF that I got off bt sites and they all were divx files. Ive tried numerous BB video encoders but cant get the right format to show so I have to throw it on through Media manager. I use the lowest video quality and it looks good. Of course the videos aren't great to begin with but it aamzes people how I have the good stuff on my phone. The files are usually 220MB+.

zerog46 07-19-2007 11:02 PM

It does take a while I put in a dvd at night and the next morning its done I also split up the movie into can't think of the word but sections so if I don't get a chance to watch the whole movie I can go right to the next chapter. but it does take a while o transfer to the bb also. but the quality is worth it.

akosnitzky 07-19-2007 11:09 PM

I would pay for a faster service program. I guess I wish the movies downloaded at the same rate as a song.

Spectral 07-19-2007 11:16 PM

I think this depends on the source and target video codecs. If you start from a 2-pass XviD encoded file that's 320x240 (or smaller) and re-encode it for use on a BlackBerry, it will almost certainly increase in size because the codec that is used will not be as efficient.

zerog46 07-19-2007 11:16 PM

I have been using dvd's so no problem with the download, I paid 45 bucks but also do 3gp and psp for my kids along with the mp4 for my bb.

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