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

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

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, 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:

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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Video Software Conversion – Simple and Affordable Solution to Convert All Your Videos

Video software conversion is not just for the professionals in the arena. Any person can actually do video software conversion, so as long as you know the basics. Do not be intimidated by all the jargon that comes with converting videos. These technical terms may sound scary – codecs, extractions, bitrates, inputs, outputs, and containers, to begin with – but these are just terms. There really is no reason to be scared of them at all. To make things easier and less intimidating for you, here are some of the basics on video software conversion.

* Choose a program that converts videos according to your needs.

There is actually a fast way for you to do this. First off, you have to choose the file formats that you might be working with. AVI, WMV, and MP4 are some of the popular file formats to consider here. To acquaint you, here are some of the popular players in the market and the file formats they play respectively.

- A computer with Windows for its operating system: WMV or Windows Media Video
- A computer with Macintosh for its operating system: MOV and QT or QuickTime
- iPod: MP4 and MPEG-4
- PSP or PlayStationPortable: MP4 and MPEG4
- Creative Zen Media Player: AVI and WMV
- Microsoft Zune: WMV
- Archos Media Player: AVI and WMV
- DVD Burner: MPEG-2 and VOB
- Other Media Players or MP3 Players: AVI and WMV

If you have a media player, such as the iPod or Creative Zen, it is important to look at the player’s specifications section. You can also check out your guidebook for the video formats that your player supports.

* Understand the configurations.

The configuration of your settings is very important in video software conversion. Furthermore, it is important to know the basic terminologies here.

- CODEC: For the most part, file types are converted and compressed by using a coder-decoder algorithm, also known as a codec. Go for the codec that your portable device supports.

- VIDEO DIMENSIONS: When delving into video software conversion, it is important for your software to know the video dimensions of both the input and output videos. The standard 2.5-inch media player plays 320×240 videos. Your computer screen can fit a 640×480 video, while your TV set fits 720×480, if you are in the US.

- VIDEO BITRATE: Most programs carry a video bitrate of roughly 500 to 1500 kilobits per second or kbps. Video bitrate actually determines the quality of the video. 500 kbps is quite low already, but the video would consume less space. 1500 kbps, on the other hand, consumes more space but it gives you pictures of better quality.

- VIDEO FRAME RATE: Frame rate pertains to how many frames your movie goes through in a second. When conducting video software conversion, you should not touch this unless you know just what you are doing. If the video frame rate is improperly adjusted, your audio and video would not be synced properly as well.

* Enjoy the videos you have converted.

This should indeed be the last step to successful video software conversion. Once all of the conversions are completed, you can then move your files to your media device and start enjoying it!

This great software will help you get started whit video conversion, this tool will help you get started and make the process simple and easy even if you are not a professional video producer.

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FAQs About Video Conversion Services

If you are a regular user of video services, you are familiar with video conversion services. In the current landscape of the ever-evolving Internet, the most important, sought-after and frequented Websites are those that are rolling out and offering video streaming and downloading. Experts note that the faster growth of the Internet as a medium of communication these days has been bolstered significantly by the emergence and popularity of different video services. Thus, video conversion services are very in demand nowadays.

Why are videos such hits? Videos have it all. They have sounds, moving frames, actual actions and integrated graphics. These are the factors that make video streaming and downloading via the Internet extremely popular. However, when you try to produce your own video using your own video capturing equipment, you may at times find it confusing and hard to post and process your video online as there might be discrepancies in format. This calls for the use of different video conversion services.

What are video conversion services? Video conversion services are video processing offerings that facilitate transfer and conversion of the video into formats that are applicable for posting and streaming. If you are aiming to share your video to more people through the video-sharing sites across the Internet, you have to first make sure the format of your video material conforms to the accepted and required format used in the video-sharing Website. If the formats are different, that is where video conversion services would step in.

Why use video conversion services? As mentioned, there will be inevitable instances when the format of your video content is not compatible with the format required and specified by a video-sharing site. In this case, there is necessary to employ and use the video conversion services available in the market.

How do video conversion services work? Your video format would be converted into DVD format, Windows media player or any other format that can be played in a specific Website. If you are using the iTunes of the popular iPod, you can also find that its video formats are different from what are widely used in the market. In general, because video equipments are designed and manufactured by different manufacturers and brands, there are major differences in formats. The format of your video can be adjusted and transformed to the format you need by using video conversion services of software and computer applications.

Where to get video conversion services? The Internet is the most effective and convenient venue for video conversion services. If you are aiming to find and secure video conversion services, you should start scouting the online medium, through your favorite search engine. From there, you can instantly and easily jumpstart your search for the useful video conversion services for your requirements.

Is it costly to use video conversion services? Like all computer applications, you should treat using video conversion services as an important and worthwhile investment. As such, take note that you have to allocate and use significant amount of capital and time. Video conversion services are computer programs, and because of that, you also have to invest time and effort in learning how to properly and appropriately use the video conversion services. To put it simply, it may be a little costly to use video conversion services.

Which specific video conversion services are the best? There are numerous video conversion services providers actively operating in the market. The competition is stiff and intense. Thus, you could make sure almost all video conversion services providers are good and could be the best as all of them aim to beat the others and earn the trust and patronage of clients.

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