While most BlackBerry Torch 9800 owners have avoided the web browser because it sucked, a lot of those same BlackBerry Torch users have never used the media capabilities simply because they didn't know they had them. Actually the Blackberry 9800 could bring them to the home screen with a pretty decent video discovery experience. You can take advantages of the media capabilities of BlackBerry Torch, as it's the most media friendly BlackBerry we have seen to date.
The phone supports up to 6 hours of video playback and 30 hours of music playback. Provided you wanna carry movie and music in order not to get bored during the long journey, just stick a 32GB card in the Torch and transfer your movie collections to the memory card.
However, you get to make sure the Blackberry 6 plays these videos and music in the first place. Let’s take a brief view of accepted A/V format by the media player of Blackberry Torch:
- Video format support: MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV3
- Audio format support: MP3, AMR-NB, AAC-LC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, WMV, Flac, Ogg Vorbis
What if the video you want to play is not supported by Blackberry Torch? Personally I advise you to have a try with Pavtube Blackberry Converter Ultimate. The Pavtube Blackberry Converter Ultimate helps you create optimized videos for Blackberry Torch from blu-ray movies, DVDs, HD videos, TV recordings, and more. A free trial version of Blackberry Converter Ultimate is available. Let’s get to a step-by-step guide of ripping blu-ray disc/DVD and converting videos to Blackberry Torch!
Step 1. Load blu-ray/DVD movie and videos the Blackberry Torch Converter.
Run the Blackberry Torch Converter Ultimate, click “Load BD/DVD” to load your DVD and Blu-ray disc, and click “Add Video” to load your video files like MTS/M2TS, MKV, MOV, TOD, TiVo, etc. It may take a few seconds to load your Blu-Ray movie from target BD drive. To combine several items (video, DVD and blu-ray movie) into a single file, you need tick off the checkbox of “Merge into one file”.
The DVD movie is displayed in a directory. Click the triangle arrow to expand the directory for checking movie chapters. Basically the main movie is included in the first Title, so you can check the main title (usually the one with longest duration) only and leave other chapters unchecked. You may also view movie chapters and videos in preview window.
Step 2. Set audio track and subtitles for selected chapters.
You can select audio track and subtitle (if necessary) for blu-ray and DVD movies. Click on the Audio box and select an audio track with desired language. Set subtitles in the same way. There is a box of “Force Subtitles” too. When you set English as subtitle and check the box of “Force Subtitles”, the subtitle appears only when languages other than English are spoken. For example, in the movie Avatar, I select English subtitle and set Force Subtitles, the subtitle appears only when the Navi language is spoken.
Step 3. Set Blackberry Torch friendly output format.
Click on the “Format” bar and there are various output formats for you to choose from. As we’re converting videos to Blackberry Torch 9800, you may follow “Blackberry”-> “Blackberry Bold 9000 (*.wmv) or “Blackberry Storm Series (*.mp4). This former gives video of 480*320, and the latter 480*360 (full screen display on Blackberry Torch) and is recommended for converting DVD and SD videos of 4:3. If you’re converting blu-ray movie and would not like a stretched image, you may click on “Settings” and set Video Size to 480*272. It will look fine on Blackberry Torch. If you’d like to create Blackberry Torch video of better quality, just set bit rate up.
Step 4. Start converting blu-rays, DVDs and Videos to Blackberry Torch optimized video files.
Now click "Convert" button to start ripping Blu-ray and DVD movie to Blackberry Torch, or converting video to customized Blackberry Torch videos. Wait till the conversion finished. Usually the Video to Blackberry Torch Converter does not let you wait long. But you may check "Shut down computer after conversion" and leave it be when ripping blu-ray movie. Once the conversion task is finished, you can click “Open” button to get the final output files for your Blackberry Torch.
Extract music from blu-ray movie, DVD and video for Blackberry Torch
You may extract audio from blu-ray movies, DVDs and videos and convert the track to Blackberry Torch music. Simply select desired audio format in Step 2. For example, you may follow “Common Video”-> “MP3 – MPEG Layer 3 Audio (*.mp3) or “AAC- Advanced Audio Coding (*.aac).
What if I just need partial of the track, not a full length? Well, here you are advised to use the Trim function in the Editor the Blackberry Torch Converter. Select the item you want to trim, click “Edit” button, then switch to “Trim” tab to set start and end time.
What else can the Blackberry Converter Ultimate do for you?
1. The Blackberry Torch Converter converts Blackberry Torch shootings to Youtube, FaceBook, etc
VGA (640x480) video recordings shot with Blackberry Torch can be imported to the Blackberry Torch Converter and converted to AVI, MP4, MKV, WMV, etc.
2. The Blackberry Torch Converter allows you to outputs video clips as one file or by chapter, trim out unwanted frames, remove interlacing lines, adjust video bit rate, frame rate, codec, etc.
3. This powerful Blackberry Converter Ultimate supports all the popular Blackberry phones (Blackberry Torch, Blackberry Storm, Blackberry Curve, Blackberry Pearl, Blackberry Bold), Android smart phones (Motorola Droid X, HTC Incredible, HTC Evo 4G, Google Nexus One, etc) and more portable devices (Xbox 360, PS3, Apple TV, PSP, etc).
- Convert Digital Copy to Android tablet or smartphone
- Watch Blu-rays and DVDs on Motorola Droid X, HTC Evo 4G, HTC Legend
- Create a best video format for Android smartphones
- Stream/Share Android Phone Movies to DLNA certified HD Media Players
- Create BlackBerry 9800 Torch videos from Blu-ray Movies, DVDs
- Watch blu-ray and DVD movies on Blackberry Bold 9700, 9650 and 9000