1. raulmantel's Avatar
    I've transferred a couple of video .avi files to my Playbook and can hear the sound but the screen is black (no images). Could anybody help me?
    05-25-11 02:40 PM
  2. FF22's Avatar
    Do you know any detailed specs? My Canon digital camera avi's "show" those same symptoms. Sound but no picture. Movies and tv I've thrown at it are fine.
    05-25-11 03:20 PM
  3. FTWrath's Avatar
    Not so much format as it is video codec.
    I have a few vids that are avi and the reason they work they use an ffmpeg or h.283 codec. If your videos use a different codec or play at a higher bitrate/framerate than the Playbook can handle then it wont work.
    05-25-11 03:46 PM
  4. jonty12's Avatar
    I'm currently being frustrated by the opposite issue - 1.4gb of Star Trek movie with no sound but great video!
    05-25-11 04:57 PM
  5. FF22's Avatar
    You can find out a lot about the codec/format of video files by using

    Gspot (not what its name might suggest):

    GSpot Codec Information Appliance

    My canon avi shows very little although Wrath might figure it out:

    Codec: Mjpg
    Name Motoin JPEG

    frms 121, kbps 5029 qf 1.637
    pics/s 10.000 frames/s 10.000
    sar 1.333 (4:3) par 1.000 (1:1) dar 1.33 (4:3)

    Again, the audio plays, the video does not show. Audio pcm audio 11024Hz 88kb/s (1chnl). This avi is not that important and was inadvertantly transferred to the pb when I copied over a bunch of photos from a trip and there were a few short videos taken with the digital camera.
    05-25-11 06:06 PM
  6. raulmantel's Avatar
    I've used FoxReal Converter -trial version- using MP4 as output format and it worked!!
    05-25-11 06:10 PM
  7. FF22's Avatar
    I found my new Nikon's video, which are MOV files do work on the pb.
    05-25-11 06:50 PM
  8. tomreacher's Avatar
    Hi all
    I transfered some avi videos from my galaxy s3. It seems the the playbook can't handle this format. Is there a solution for it? Alternative player?
    04-05-13 11:03 AM
  9. cycletronic's Avatar
    I have had good success with handbrake to convert video files and rip DVDs

    Posted via Red Z10
    04-05-13 11:06 AM
  10. 123nat's Avatar
    Kalemsoft media player from app world. Simply awesome - no need to convert - it just plays a lot of formats. But I haven't got experience on AVI on it - search forums - Kalemsoft is on and you can ask them.
    04-05-13 11:16 AM
  11. lcjr's Avatar
    Last weekend I made three folders within my “Videos” folder on my home laptop. I use the DVD Catalyst 4 program to convert the DVD or downloaded movies into the Windows Media, IPad2, and PB formats, each format within its respective folder for all to enjoy. The conversion software costs $10.00, but you can get it free if you know how. It has all the formats pre-installed, so you simply pick which format and the best resolution is set for you. We tested the software program on our PC, the wife’s IPad2, and my PB and the quality was awesome. Hope this helps some.
    04-05-13 11:31 AM
  12. tomreacher's Avatar
    Hi all

    Kalemsoft works well but it's a trial. I hope there is more choice on BB10 platform at least
    Thanks for reminding me DVD catalyst and handbrake. i'm on linux but i remember having installed it on a macbook i don't often use.
    04-05-13 12:53 PM
  13. cycletronic's Avatar
    Handbrake works great on Linux too... actually probably better than windows if you have the dvd decryption tools installed. I have done it multiple times.

    Posted via Red Z10
    04-05-13 01:02 PM
  14. ypvs's Avatar
    Give Freemake Video Coverter a try. Can read most video/DVD formats and has presets for size/format for lots of BB and other devices. Might be Windows only
    PowderJockey likes this.
    04-07-13 04:17 PM
  15. PowderJockey's Avatar
    There is an app called Watch More which will convert almost all videos right on your PlayBook. It should be in app world and I believe it costs 1.99.

    Have used it to convert files with AC3 audio.

    Posted via CB10 on Zed10
    04-07-13 04:26 PM