- CrackBerry Addict
- 755 Posts
Is RIM going to have a Media Player, that CAN PLAY?!?!
It hardly plays anything it says it can!
When are we going to have an update that can play more codecs, or are they just going to sit on their fat arses and wait for a 3rd party company to 'hopefully' do the job?
At the moment it is a joke, vertually nothing seems supported!
Only one of my avi (Divx/Xvid) films works.
- CrackBerry Newbie
01-31-2009, 08:03 PM #3
- 3 Posts
I just transferred my first videos today to my Curve. Should work the same for your storm.
I used this Open Source video codec(format) converter called WinFF on my PC to convert from ipod (H264) to 3gpp format. This s/w supports lots of formats and codes. Very simple to use.
Only took 2 tries to find the right format. I chose convert to "Mobile phone" and "3gp".
Copied the file over to my BB's SD card and voila! Video and sound. yay!
Hope that helps!Current BB model: 8330
First BB model: 857 (when it was only a pager)
Crackberry addiction: 8 years going
- CrackBerry Master
01-31-2009, 08:31 PM #4
- 1,142 Posts
If divx/xvid doesn't work for you, you can convert it into h.264 mp4.
I agree that the media player can definitely use some more codecs, but which formats does the Storm not play that it claims to be able to play?
This should go in the rants & raves subforum.
- 01-31-2009, 11:55 PM #6
Convertion with mencoder
To say that the Storm supports h.264 seems a bit of a misnomer as it doesn't support b-frames. Lack of b-frame support cripples h.264.
After lots of research and hacking, here's what I use for mpeg4.
Get mplayer/mencoder: hxxp://oss.netfarm.it/mplayer-win32.php
Put this in the mencoder.conf file:
[blackberrypass1] nosound=yes passlogfile=bb2pass.log of=avi=yes lameopts=vbr=4:q=8:aq=0:mode=1 ovc=lavc=yes oac=copy=yes vf-add=hqdn3d,scale=480:-2::::::1 lavcopts=vmax_b_frames=0:v4mv=yes:mbd=2:autoaspect=yes:trell=yes:cbp=yes:vcodec=mpeg4:vbitrate=500:threads=2:subq=8:threads=2:vb_strategy=2:dia=6:mv0=yes:preme=2:vpass=1:turbo=1 [blackberrypass2] passlogfile=bb2pass.log of=avi=yes lameopts=vbr=4:q=8:aq=0:mode=1 ovc=lavc=yes oac=mp3lame=yes vf=hqdn3d,scale=480:-2::::::1 lavcopts=vmax_b_frames=0:v4mv=yes:mbd=2:autoaspect=yes:trell=yes:cbp=yes:vcodec=mpeg4:vbitrate=500:threads=2:subq=8:threads=2:vb_strategy=2:dia=6:mv0=yes:preme=2:vpass=2
mencoder -profile blackberrypass1 inputfile.mpg -o NUL
then this for pass 2:
mencoder -profile blackberrypass2 inputfile.mpg -o outputfile.avi
Resulting file is mpeg4 with stereo-mp3 audio in an avi container.
Tweak "vbitrate=500" for quality/filesize.
Tweak "scale=480:-2::::::1" if you want to stretch to 4:3 aspect (the current setting will leave the original aspect but shrink video to fit, this will leave letterboxing on 16:9 content)
Works fine for me on the storm screen, only high-motion, dark scenes look bad.
- CrackBerry Abuser
02-01-2009, 07:44 AM #8
- 126 Posts
Offcourse you can convert the files, but I think what he means is that we want to have a mediaplayer wich plays all type of files... like coreplayer for nokia does.... we need a 3rd app like that... would also allow you to vieuw way more streaming sites etc.....If it's not working ....DO a battery pull!!
- CrackBerry User
02-01-2009, 08:58 AM #10
- 67 Posts
Thats funny, because mine plays everything it says it does. If a movie is in the wrong format I convert it with Any Video Converter to MP4. Learn how to work your device. I'm not opposed to it playing more formats automatically, but they didn't screw anyone over either. It does what they said it would do.
- CrackBerry Newbie
02-01-2009, 12:37 PM #11
- 2 Posts
Yeah I have no problems playing anything on it either.
Plays the movies i want, the music I have and i know I have plenty of it.
Just have to do a little bit of research to find the "supported" formats, and how to convert your media to fit those "supported" formats.