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Playbook Video Formats
So, I dropped a .mpg file into my Playbook's video folder. The Playbook doesn't even see the file. Is there a recognized file format listing somewhere?You can't reason a person out of an opinion he didn't reason himself into.
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04-22-11, 07:04 PM #2
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I still have the same question.
AVCHD didn't and that's a real shame. It would really be nice if I recorded some videos on my Sony HD camcorder and played it on 1080i full HD Playbook. I tried to rename the files to .avi but they still didn't appear.
Old Divx and xVid videos worked but some without sound. MKV is not supported yet. I hope we get a clear update regarding this.
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- 07-22-11, 03:19 AM #9
Am I correct in thinking that this PDF...
... implies that QuickTime files are supported ?.
I see the file format of MOV, but are the required codec's also supported ?.
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10-15-11, 11:13 AM #13
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I have a Divx movie that plays with no sound. I looked up the audio, and it turns out that it's AC3, a format not supported. There's more to video than just the format. I would suggest using a program like Bigasoft Video Converter to convert the video into whatever you wanna play. Total converter for video conversion - Bigasoft Total Video Converter
This is working for me, so now I don't care what I download. It all works when I convert it.
- 03-13-12, 07:19 AM #15
Would it be good with VLC create an app that supports "ALL" format
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- 03-13-12, 07:41 AM #16
Would be great... I tried copying a video from my phone (MP4) to my PlayBook last night and when it finished copying, I couldn't find the video anywhere! I then tried to copy it from my laptop to my PlayBook, but got an error message saying that the file would lose some of its properties because it's not supported!
Video was shot using a BlackBerry handheld, but couldn't be played on the PlayBook... I wasn't very happy!
- 12-29-12, 03:11 PM #19
Yeah VLC would be great as a player on Playbooks. There are so many different codecs out there. Even VLC can't play them all. AVCHD and .mts files are far more at home on a decent computer than a tablet. AVI and MOV are just carriers (as Maxxjag mentioned) and the codecs within them can differ greatly from one to the next. Some of my AVI movies work on my PB, some don't.
If you want to rip DVD's try using Handbrake. It's free and will rip to H.264 (.MOV) at good quality and will play very well on the PB.
Last edited by Mellfee; 12-29-12 at 04:34 PM.I used to be indecisive but now I'm not so sure....