1. mcjohn's Avatar
    When I transfer a video (.avi) to my PlayBook from my PC there is no sound.

    Can someone help?
    07-31-11 02:01 PM
  2. rafa247's Avatar
    When I transfer a video (.avi) to my PlayBook from my PC there is no sound.

    Can someone help?
    Hello,

    Check the type of the sound of the video, the playbook can't play AC3. You have to convert the sound to MP3. There are free apps that do that.
    07-31-11 02:33 PM
  3. hooper's Avatar
    This app is a godsend in telling you more than you need to know about a video file:
    MediaInfo

    Playbook also supports AAC audio in stereo and and 5.1 audio.

    Lock of AC3 support is brutal though...
    07-31-11 09:34 PM
  4. mcjohn's Avatar
    Hello,

    Check the type of the sound of the video, the playbook can't play AC3. You have to convert the sound to MP3. There are free apps that do that.
    Any recommended aps that can convert the sound without much trouble?
    08-30-11 01:35 AM
  5. bounce007's Avatar
    To convert videos so they can play on the PlayBook I use a free software called Avidemux. Look at what formats are supported by the PlayBook here: http://docs.blackberry.com/en/smartp..._(English).pdf

    and check out this CrackBerry thread for help as well: http://forums.crackberry.com/blackbe...aybook-640152/

    You can google how to convert videos using avidemux.

    Good luck!
    DataWrangler likes this.
    08-30-11 07:05 AM
  6. symphara's Avatar
    Any recommended aps that can convert the sound without much trouble?
    I recommend HandBrake.

    You can re-encode for the Playbook using the 1024x600 resolution and stereo AAC. I had trouble with AVIs having MP3 soundtracks.
    info600 likes this.
    08-30-11 07:17 AM
  7. steve911's Avatar
    I use OJOSoft Total Video Converter. Very simple.
    08-30-11 07:44 AM
  8. sjpy's Avatar
    I use ffmpeg command line tool. It takes less than 5 minutes to convert audio to mp3. I installed it in my mac using macports. It is simple and it is free.

    HOWTO install and use FFmpeg on Mac OS X Leopard Hay Kranen
    01-05-12 05:05 PM
  9. Donkeypunch2012's Avatar
    I've been using Avidemux to convert files for the playbook for some time now with no problems. now i'm running into video files giving me a H.264 message and the file won't convert as normal and wont play on my playbook. any ideas?
    06-03-12 10:41 PM
  10. jafobabe's Avatar
    I use FreeMake... Convert to Mp3
    06-03-12 10:50 PM
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