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d_fisher 09-19-2006 09:13 PM

Supported media files on the BlackBerry Smartphone
 
Supported media files on the BlackBerry Smartphone
Article Number: KB-05482


Description

You can open media files in the Media application, such as videos, ring tones, pictures, and songs that are stored in the BlackBerry device memory or on a media card.


Music

The following Audio formats (including extensions) are supported:
  • ACC - audio compression formats AAC, AAC+, and EAAC+
  • AMR - Adaptive Multi Rate-Narrow Band (AMR-NB) speech coder standard
Supported AMR-NB rates are 4.75 KBps, 5.15 KBps, 5.9 KBps, 6.7 KBps, 7.4 KBps, 7.95 KBps, 10.2 KBps, and 12.2 KBp.

AMR files must conform to the standards specified in Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Request for Comments (RFC) document RFC3267, Section 5, on the the Internet RFC Archive web site.
  • MIDI - Polyphonic MIDI (.mid, .midi, or .smf)
  • MP3 - encoded using MPEG Part 1 and Part 2 audio layer 3
Supported sample rates are 16Khz, 22.050Khz, 24Khz, 32Khz, 44.1Khz and 48Khz.
  • WAV - supports sample rates of 8 kHz, 16 kHz, 22.05 kHz, 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, and 48 kHz with 8-bit and 16-bit depths in mono or stereo
Supports WAV files created using audio codec GSM6.10.

Note: Playback of WAV files received as email message attachments requires BlackBerry Enterprise Server® software version 4.1 Service Pack 2.

  • WMA 9 Standard Profile Decoder
  • WMA 10 Professional M0 Profile Decoder
WMA 9 Profile Decoder and WMA 10 M0 Profile Decoder are only supported by BlackBerry Device Software 4.2.1 or higher. See KB05419 for more information.

The following Audio file extensions are also supported:
  • .avi containing PCM, MP3, and AAC, AAC+, and eAAC+
  • .3gp containing MP3, AMR-NB, AAC, AAC+, and eAAC+
  • .mp4 containing MP3, AMR-NB, AAC, AAC+, and eAAC+
  • .mov containing MP3, AMR-NB, AAC, AAC+, and eAAC+
  • .aac and .m4a containing AAC, AAC+, and eAAC+
Note: BlackBerry smartphones do not support streaming music over Bluetooth® wireless technology to a Bluetooth headset.


Video


The following Video formats are supported:
  • MPEG-4 Part 2 - Simple Profile + bvops (including DivX files in this format)
  • H.263 Profile 0 and Profile 3
The following Video file extensions are also supported:
  • .avi containing MPEG4 Part 2 and H.263
  • .mov containing MPEG4 Part 2 and H.263
  • .3gp containing MPEG4 Part 2 and H.263
  • .mp4 containing MPEG4 Part 2 and H.263
  • .m4v containing MPEG4 Part 2 and H.263
  • .mpg containing MPEG4 Part 2 and H.263


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