Playing a video on your BlackBerry Bold 9000 (ASK JOE)

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“If you didn’t use the BB Media Manager to convert/transfer video files, what are the best formats and settings to use for a video file so that it is playable on the BlackBerry Bold?”

I would recommend encoding video in mp4 format. This is the same format that RIM uses for their sample videos. As for the bit rate and video sizes, go to RIM’s official site to get these specs for all devices.

Supported formats

blackberrybold_media_formats

Recommended video format for local playback

blackberry_bold_playback

Thanks for the question Leila.

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  • Simon Jagassar

    I’ve tried pretty every setting for playing back movies on my Bold. Playing is okay, but once you fast forward , or skip forward, i find the audio and video no longer match. Frustrating ! This is one area where RIM are far behind Apple. :-(

  • Simon Jagassar

    I’ve tried pretty every setting for playing back movies on my Bold. Playing is okay, but once you fast forward , or skip forward, i find the audio and video no longer match. Frustrating ! This is one area where RIM are far behind Apple. :-(

  • Sam

    Thanks for the post. Very informative. Note to Simon: this should be fixed in your latest device OS. Fixed on my OS v4.6.0.241

  • Sam

    Thanks for the post. Very informative. Note to Simon: this should be fixed in your latest device OS. Fixed on my OS v4.6.0.241

  • Scubs

    Hi
    When playing AVI video files on the Bold 9000, I pickup sound distortion / breakup every 10 seconds or so. Any idea on how to solve this?

  • Scubs

    Hi
    When playing AVI video files on the Bold 9000, I pickup sound distortion / breakup every 10 seconds or so. Any idea on how to solve this?

  • Dennisossie

    I have a BB Bold and when I try to play some of my videos it says an error has occurred attempting to play media.  How can I solve this problem?