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Old 07-08-2011, 04:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Here:
http://docs.blackberry.com/en/smartp..._(English).pdf

Is a list of containers and codecs the playbook is able to play.

Especially annoying is that AVI has only MP3 as the supported audio codec. So, about the half of my videos has no sound because they carry AC3 and not MP3.

the mkv container is unsupported.

I also was frustrated that there was no mediaplayer which is able to open a network location, but this built into the browser.
If you have a Libary of videos, you only have to make it accessible by http, and enable directory listings.
This works with other browsers/platforms too, but on my Mac using safari, the hole video is downloaded first before it starts playing. On the PB, when the video has a supported format, playback starts fast enough to be usable.

Still a decent video player like vlc with a broader support for formats is on top of the list of most needed applications for me.
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Amen, just bought the .99c flv player from the app world
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Amen, just bought the .99c flv player from the app world
This only handles flash video though, correct? Does it play any other type of media file?
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Default Re: PB Video Containers & Codecs:

this sucks, I have to transform all the videos from my sony cameras!
I have a handycam and a pocket camera and the tablet doesn't support their file format for video
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this sucks, I have to transform all the videos from my sony cameras!
I have a handycam and a pocket camera and the tablet doesn't support their file format for video
What format are the videos from the handycam? I think the problem lies with Sony rather than RIM. Sony almost always tries to come up with their own proprietary formats, i.e. BetaMax and the Memory Stick.
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most handycams now store the video with avchd. If this is the case it is a rather normal thing, that these have to be converted.
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Default Re: PB Video Containers & Codecs:

I am also diappointed that the Playbook doesn't support the standard that the movie industry uses on the DVDs that it includes with it's bluerays; that you can copy to your PC, iPAD or other devices and view it.
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