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    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?
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    I still have the same question.
    Divx Worked
    Xvid Worked
    H.264 Worked
    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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    mpg doesn't work for me either
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    Is this mpg 3 or 4? The last time I checked anything lower than 4 is still pending support.
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    This should help. I've been converting most of my videos to MP4 or MPEG-4.

    http://docs.blackberry.com/en/smartp...English%29.pdf
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    Quote Originally Posted by khalmarri View Post
    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.
    Same challenge here. Any ideas how to get these m2ts/mts files to play without havin gto re-encode them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bb_eas View Post
    Same challenge here. Any ideas how to get these m2ts/mts files to play without havin gto re-encode them?
    I have no problems playing avi, which is awesome, but no mkv/a. Hopefully soon.
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    Am I correct in thinking that this PDF...

    http://docs.blackberry.com/en/smartp..._(English).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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    Quote Originally Posted by Fatboy40 View Post
    Am I correct in thinking that this PDF...

    http://docs.blackberry.com/en/smartp..._(English).pdf

    ... implies that QuickTime files are supported ?.

    I see the file format of MOV, but are the required codec's also supported ?.
    MOV is a container format. So it depends the codec used for video.

    Has to be H.264 or MP4 encoded video and AAC, MP3 or PCM audio.
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    my mp4 files play fine on my computer, but when I move them to the Playbook they are unsupported and will not play. Any ideas?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fatboy40 View Post
    Am I correct in thinking that this PDF...

    http://docs.blackberry.com/en/smartp..._(English).pdf

    ... implies that QuickTime files are supported ?.

    I see the file format of MOV, but are the required codec's also supported ?.
    I downloaded a 1080 MOV trailer for Immortals from Apple and it plays great on the Playbook. Doesn't play worth a damn on my Macbook pro 17", go figure.
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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.
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    Check out this thread for a little more insight...

    Hope you sort your video issue out OP!

    Converting Videos to play on PlayBook
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    Would it be good with VLC create an app that supports "ALL" format

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    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!
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    Could anyone help me please? i convert a video, the video is fine but i have no audio. What is the problem and how do i fix it? Many thanks.
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    I have loads of youtube music videos on mine saved as mp4 via keepvid.......no problems at all playing them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chaddeus View Post
    Would it be good with VLC create an app that supports "ALL" format

    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tom3326 View Post
    Could anyone help me please? i convert a video, the video is fine but i have no audio. What is the problem and how do i fix it? Many thanks.
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    Any converter i can find that is free. I am finding it difficult finalizing the codecs and formats for the audio. Do you have any recommended converters i should use?

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