Originally Posted by Hong
In Seabyrd's BlackBerry Video Converter, I can only convert it to medium resolution. The outcome video is not that great.
Before I switch to 8800, I use a software called Super to convert video into my E61. Very powerful software (probably overkill if you only need to convert video for just the BlackBerry platform) and the resolution is great. Here is the link: SUPER © .
Lately I am switching back to Nokia E61. The multimedia functions on the 8800 need improvement. Perhaps I will switch back after a software upgrade.
I am using BlackBerry Connect on E61 so that would serve my e-mail needs. I am also enjoying the 3G benefit with my E61: I can receive e-mails while I am talking on the phone.
Ok so, I got videos converting to the 8830 with no hitches. Jealous?
Well i'm not coldhearted so here's how:
Keep in mind that this takes twice as much converting as it should. Programmers or vidnuts, please help streamline this if it's even possible or at least make some proof positive sense out of it.
You need 2 programs (3 if you want to convert a DVD)
1) On the quote above, download Super.
Originally Posted by Stinsonddog
Free with DM 4.2 sp 2, it will convert videos on the fly for you. It supports playlists on the Curve (don't think it will on the others but have not tried it). Get it here BlackBerry - BlackBerry Desktop Software | Applications to Synchronize Your BlackBerry and Desktop Data
Go to the bottom of the page and click on the download link.
Best I can tell it only supports .mov, .avi and and .wma media files, so conversion still needs to be done of You Tube videos. Roxio uses My Media accross their product line which is described below. They BB specific actions are then described followed by how media is transferred to the device. Note that I doubt playlists are supported on the 8800 but I have not tried it yet. It does convert videos for you. Working with My Media
The My Media view shows your Smart Views and albums. Smart Views
are media file groupings automatically created and maintained by Media Manager, based on common characteristics such as media type, date, or keyword. You can also create Smart Views from your search queries, or from existing Smart Views. Albums
are media file groupings that you create and manage yourself. You can use albums to group media files from vacations, events, or special occasions. If you’ve already organized your photos and videos into folders, Media Manager automatically creates an album for each folder. When you add a photo or video to one of these folders, Media Manager automatically adds it to your album.
A single media file can be included in multiple Smart Views and albums. Moving media files from one album or Smart View to another does not affect the files’ physical location on the disk. When you remove media files from Smart Views or albums, the media files are not physically deleted from your disk.
You can remove a media file from a Smart View, which removes the file from all other Smart Views to which it belongs. (The files are not removed from the Windows file system.)
You can also rename files within a Smart View, which renames the file in all other views to which it belongs, as well as in the Windows file system.
You cannot delete, rename, or move Smart Views. Media Manager for BlackBerry
This version of Media Manager is specially designed to be used with your BlackBerry device. It differs from the standard version of Media Manager in the following ways: [list][*]It includes a BlackBerry view in both Media Manager and Media Selector, which you can use to browse media files on your BlackBerry device. (This view may be referred to as the My Devices view in this guide.)[*]It contains a BlackBerry Options tab. (This tab may be referred to as the Cell Phone Options tab in this guide.) Tip:
For more information about the fields on this tab, choose Tools
, click BlackBerry
and then click Help
.[*]The procedures for transferring files to and from your BlackBerry have been enhanced
Transferring files from your computer to your BlackBerry
[*]Media Manager always opens in Split view, so you don’t need to click the Split View button when instructed to do so in the procedures in this guide.
2) Though he is talking about the 8800 and not the 8830, do as he says and download the media manager from the blackberry site. You need the Roxio program.
3) Use super to encode your files using these settings:
4) Be cool and use the right aspect ratio and FPS for your video. The properties and/or details will tell you what it is. Match them up always.
5) Use Super to encode to mp4, and the BB manager Roxio thing to convert for the blackberry.
I've only had one issue so far where fast motion video seems to lag out the BB video, but the audio still works. Skipping past that scene works fine. (3 encodes and same results each time, assuming BB limitation)
Ok now it gets nasty. 3 encode jobs.
Download this tool as well: Seabyrd Technologies - Blackberry Video Converter
This is great for combining vob files into one avi. All DVD's nowadays are protected so you can use something like AnyDVD to which I found a hacked torrent for.
Load AnyDVD, insert DVD, load the seabyrd video converter, select vobs 1-x, convert. This gives you a .avi.
Load Super, select avi, ensure settings are for mp4, match aspect and fps, convert. This gives you a .mp4
Load the BB manager Roxio thing, select the .mp4, connect your blackberry, 'move down' to your video folder on your microsd.
I spent hours and hours trying various crap and this is all I could do to get it to work. I'm sick of typing and staring at progress bars so I'm gonna go watch Bourne Identity on my BB 8830 now.