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Blackberry video conversion, how to make best settings and convert step by step

 

I have got a Blackberry Storm as my birthday present and I was deeply in love with the gorgeous screen. I can’t wait to fill the 8gb card with videos to show off to all my friends. Before that I have tried watching a movie on my blackberry that I had already ripped with iPhone/iPod touch settings, The video works but the file size is unnecessarily large and the audio didn’t match up with the video well when playing on the Blackberry. I collect information here and there and at last get the problem solves. So below is the details shared here.

Output video format: mp4
Output audio format: mp3

Video:
Video Size/resolution: 480×320
Video Bitrate: 1200kbps

Audio:
Audio Bitrate: 64kbps
Channels: 2 channels

Now if you have no idea what to do with that, then here are some simple instructions for you.

First you need a third-part software. I use Nidesoft program, probably the best Blackberry converter available. I download from its official website: Nidesoft.
Note: the program you downloaded on nidesoft is free trial version, you are limited to creating video files that are a maximum of 2 minutes long.
In order to convert videos longer than that, you will need to purchase the software with 25 dollars, or download the full version somewhere on google.com

Then if you convert videos from DVD, you should use Nidesoft DVD to Blackberry Converter and follow the step-by-step ways.
Step 1: Launch the program; Insert the DVD disc into the DVD Drive. Click the “Open DVD” button, browse your computer, find the DVD folder of the movie, open it, select some titles and chapters you want or you may select the whole video to convert.

Step 2: make settings: click “profile” drop-down list to select “BlackBerry MPEG-4 Video (*.mp4)” format, click “Settings” to set video size and bitrate. If you want to combine two or several titles into one, you may select titles and click blank box before “Merge into one file” to merge them together.

Step 3: click “convert” button to convert videos. Then it will be completed in few minutes.

However, if you convert from other videos, you should use Nidesoft Blackberry video converter with the following ways.
Step 1: Launch the program and Click “Add” button to load source video files to be converted:

Step 2: make settings: click “format” drop list to select “Blackberry MPEG-4 Video (*.mp4)” as output video format. Set your video size and quality under the preview window.

Step 3:  Click “Convert” button to start to convert video format.
After the file is converted, just transfer the file to the videos folder on your BlackBerry through the Desktop Manager and enjoy your newly created video. By the way, the file converted can not only used on Blackberry Storm, but also other Blackberry phones such as Blackberry Pearl, Bold, curve.

Ok, until now you have got the whole idea of how to do with it. But you may encounter some other problems when doing it. Below are my problems and solutions I have collected after long time practice, list here to share with you.

I think there’s a virus in this Program!!??
There’s no virus in Nidesoft. One person reported being infected by Backdoor.Graybird, but if you got it from the site I linked to in my post it did not come with the download. If you downloaded it from somewhere else on the web then I am not sure. Probably malware/spamers have uploaded it to phishing sites to snag people. Always make sure you download things from their original website, or from a trusted location like download.com, and always run antivirus and scan stuff you are installing.

The higher the resolution, the better the video quality?
Not necessarily at all. If you’re converting a video that is 640×480 and convert it to the same 640×480 resolution then all you’re leaving is more work for your phone. I understand the login behind it, the pixels get compressed and shop up more clear and sharper. But if you compress these pixels in the conversion process wouldn’t the same thing happen? So why not just convert straight to a 480×320 and save your Storm the trouble?

The higher the bitrate, the better the quality?
Yes, that is true. However, the higher the bitrate, the larger your video files. So it is not necessary to raise your bitrate very high when you feel your video quality is fine. I have spent hours working different settings and the best results have hovered around 1200 kbps.

Where do I find the files?                                                                                            You may change the output directory by press “browse” button, or the destination will be set automatically at C:temp, you may press “open” to find the files.

Can I get ringtones into my Blackberry with the above idea?
Yes, you can. You may get ringtones in that way both from DVD and video. But you need to make a little different settings. As Blackberry audio support .mp3 format, you need to select “Blackberry MP3 Music (*.mp3)” as the output file format. Then drag the converted file into ringtones folder in your memory card.

I’m trying to convert a movie purchased from itunes but the Nidesoft software gives me an error. When I view the details of the error it tells me not enough space on my drive. I have plenty of space. Now when I tried it with a movie (same extension .m4v) that was ripped in the past, it works. Any suggestions??
Meet DRM.
Itunes store video files are encoded with fairplay digital rights management that means they will only play on Itunes, Ipod, or AppleTV. I have found another thread to solve this problem, go to: http://forums.crackberry.com/f135/howto-put-drm-protected-files-your-storm-pics-118585/

Why are there black bars on my video?
Even though it looks “widescreen” the storm is native 4:3 not 16:9. So unless you want to stretch everybody and make them tall and skinny you will still have the black bars.

Is there a way to make it fullscreen without the black bars?
Yes, you can crop the file when you do the transcode, but I haven’t done it with Nidesoft Blackberry video converter yet. I’ll post it when I figure it out.

Ok, that is my details and I would keep updating my thread when got more solutions.

 

 

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How To Rip Dvd And Convert Video To Blackberry Storm, Bold, Curve,Pearl Etc?

 

BlackBerry is now a very popular phone for both business people and regular cell phone users. This guide is mainly about how to rip DVD and Convert Video to BlackBerry Storm, BlackBerry Bold and other BlackBerry serials such as BlackBerry Pearl, Curve etc.

This article includes two parts:

Part1. How to Rip DVD and Convert Video to BlackBerry on Windows?

Part2. How to Rip DVD and Convert Video to BlackBerry on Mac?

Part 1. How to Rip DVD and Convert Video to BlackBerry on Windows?

1. How to rip dvd to BlackBerry?

2. How to convert video to BlackBerry?

First, you should know what video format is BlackBerry Storm supports. (Other BlackBerry Serials support similar video formats)

For most of DVD has CSS copyright protection, we need a program to rip DVD to BlackBerry Storm support video format. The tool we use is Wondershare DVD to BlackBerry Converter Suite , This program not only supports BlackBerry Storm 9530, 9500, but also BlackBerry Bold 9000, Blackberry Curve, BlackBerry Pearl and other BlackBerry serials.

Now, let’s start the guide about ripping DVD and converting video to BlackBerry Storm or other BlackBerry Serials.

1. How to rip dvd to BlackBerry?

Step 1: Download Wondershare BlackBerry Converter Suite, and run Wondershare DVD to BlackBerry Converter.

Step 2: Import the DVD Files to the software

Run the program and click “Add”. It supplies four ways to load files:

a. Load from DVD Rom: All the DVD files from both DVD Rom and daemon tool will be automatically detected and recognized by the program.

b. Load DVD folder (data DVD), sometimes you may store the DVD folder in your hard drive, it appears like “Video_ts” “audio_ts” folders. You can load it by clicking the “load DVD folders” button.

c. Load ISO image files, you can amount your ISO files in the daemon tools and then load the DVD movie from the virtual DVD drive.

d. Load IFO Files: Click to import your DVD movie by loading IFO files

Step 3: Edit the Video (Optional)

If you want to customize the video, this DVD to BlackBerry Storm Converter offers a powerful video editing function, including cropping video, setting the video effects, trimming movie, even customizing personal watermark.

Crop Video: Many people may be annoyed for black edges around DVD movies; Don’t worry any more, with this BlackBerry Converter you can easily edit the DVD movie and remove them. Just Click the Edit icon to open the Edit window. Go to the Crop tab, and you can set the output video aspect ratio crop the movie video.

Set the Video Effects: You can set brightness, contrast, saturation, and adjust the volume to modulate the effect. All the progress you can see at “Preview Pane” clearly.

Trim movie: If you don’t need to convert the entire DVD movie, you can just capture a clip from it to convert.

Customize personal watermark: Wondersahre DVD to BlackBerry Converter allows you to customize personal watermark including image watermark or test watermark.

Step 4: Select output Profile

This software can convert DVD to all common formats for BlackBerry Storm such as MP4, WMV, AVI, M4A, AAC, MP3 etc. You can select one output format you want to convert as below.

Step 5: Start to convert

After you edit the video (option) and select the output format, all you need to do is clicking the “Start”button. Then you can get a cup of coffee and come back later to check if the conversion is finished. It will take about 30 minutes for converting a regular two hours DVD movie. When the conversion finished, click “find target” to located the converted video on your computer, connect your BlackBerry Storm to computer, and then copy the video to your BlackBerry memory card, that’s all.

2. How to convert video to BlackBerry?

[b]Step 1:[/b] Download Wondershare BlackBerry Converter Suite, and run Wondershare DVD to BlackBerry Converter.

Step 2: Add Video files

Click the Add button, and the program will let you browse your computer hard drive. Select the video files you want to convert and click OK.

Step 3: Output Settings

After adding video files, you can start to set output settings for each file:

a. Select an output format from the Format drop-down list. Just select an format according to the player which you want to put your videos on.

b. Click the Settings button to set encoding settings including video resolution, frame rate, bit rate and video encoder, audio encoding settings including sample rate, channel, bit rate and audio encoder.

c. Click the Browse button to specify an output folder to save the converted files.

Note 1: If you want to convert all the added files into one format with the same encoding parameters, you can just click the “Apply to All” button.

Note 2: You can check the “Merger into one file” option to convert all the added video files into a single file.

Step 4: Start the conversion

Click the Start button of this BlackBerry Bold Video Converter to start the conversion. And all you need to do now is to wait for the conversion to be finished. The remaining time will be shown on conversion window for your reference. Try Wondershare BlackBerry Converter Suite

Part 2: How to Rip DVD and Convert Video to BlackBerry on Mac?

1: Convert DVD movie to BlackBerry for Mac

2: Convert video to BlackBerry for Mac

It is easy-to-use and the converting speed is fast! After testing, all formats conversions work well, the output audio and image quality is excellent! Let’s view the steps.

1. Convert DVD movie to BlackBerry for Mac

Step 1: Download Wondershare DVD to BlackBerry Suite for Mac, and run DVD to BlackBerry Converter for Mac.

Step 2: Import video files

Click the Load DVD button, select the folder of your DVD movie, and click OK. If the movie is on your disc drive, you can just select the drive and click OK.

Or click the Load IFO button, open the folder of your DVD movie, and you will find two folders in it: AUDIO_TS and VIDEO_TS. Open the VIDEO_TS folder, select all the IFO files, and then click OK.

After the movie is loaded, you can see all the chapters and titles in it, and then you can check the ones you want to convert. If you want to convert the whole movie, you can just keep all the titles or chapters checked.

Step 3: Output Settings

After your DVD movie is loaded, you can start to set output settings:

a. Select an output format from the Format drop-down list. Just select a format according to the mobile phone you want to put the movie onto.

b. Click the Settings button to set encoding settings including video resolution, frame rate, bit rate and video encoder, audio encoding settings including sample rate, channel, bit rate and audio encoder.

c. Name each title/chapter in the Output Filename field, and select the subtitle and audio track for the titles/chapters.

Note: You can check the “Merge into one file” option to join all the selected DVD titles/chapters into one file instead of creating a separated file for each title/chapter.

Step 4:

Click the Start button to start the conversion. And all you need to do now is to wait for the conversion to be finished. The remaining time will be shown on conversion window for your reference.

2. Convert video to BlackBerry for Mac

Step 1: Download Wondershare DVD to BlackBerry Suite for Mac, and run video to BlackBerry Converter for Mac.

Step 2: Import video files

Click the Add button, browse your computer hard drive and add the video files you want to convert.

Step 3: Edit Movie Wondershare Video Converter for BlackBerry allows you to edit your video files by trimming movie length, cropping video and setting movie effects.

Before the conversion, you can:

Input the name each video file in the Destination File field.

Select an output format from the Format drop-down list for different for BlackBerry videos. For BlackBerry Strom and BlackBerry Bold, we could choose the mp4, 3gp etc.

Click the Settings button to set the encoding settings including video resolution, frame rate, bit rate and video encoder, audio encoding settings including sample rate, channel, bit rate and audio encoder.

Note: If you check the “Merger into one file” option, the program will join all added video files into one file instead of outputting a separated file for each video file.

Step 4: Click the Start button to start the conversion. And now all you need to do is to wait for the conversion to be finished, and then transfer the converted files to your BlackBerry Storm or BlackBerry Bold.

 

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