I’ve taken my PlayBook on a few road trips for almost one year, and I can say without reservation that it absolutely rocks for watching movies. Days ago when goago Forums, I found many folks hoping to get a solution on how to transfer iTunes Libraray to their PlayBooks. In order to help those who wanna watch iTunes files on BlackBerry PlayBook, here I’m sharing an easy way to get movies and videos from iTunes to PlayBook for enjoying with ease.

First, the most important piece of the equation is that you have a DRM removal software hooked to your Mac or Windows which strips DRM from iTunes. As we all know, TV episodes, movies, and music videos from iTunes are protected by using Apple’s FairPlay DRM copyright protection. DRM protection will probably limit how freely you can move iTunes stuff. I believe music can be but without freeing the other media like the movies and videos from Apple protection, it might be an issue. Continue reading »

Will the BlackBerry Playbook be able to play H.264 MKV files?

The answer is NO.

RIM has provided a “Supported Media Types on BlackBerry Tablets” sheet to detail playable video and audio formats for BlackBerry Playbook. And you can see MKV is not there.

Blackberry Playbook supported formats:
.3gp, .3g2, .m4a, .m4v, .mov, .mp4, .avi, .wmv, .wma, .mp3, .aac, .f4v, .wav

Blackberry Playbook acceptable codecs:
H.264, MPEG-4, Xvid, VC-1, VP6, AAC, PCM, WMA, MP3

I have tested with H.264 encoded .mkv videos (480p, 720p mkv clips), and successfully copy .mkv files to BlackBerry Playbook. However, when I disconnect Playbook with PC, I can never find the videos- Playbook will not recognize MKV! Yet all the H.264 .mp4 videos and Xvid .avi videos play great on BB Playbook, even the 1080p .mp4 plays fine.

After some Google search I managed to find a Playbook solution- convert .mkv before transferring the videos to Blackberry Playbook. I used to rip Blu-ray and DVD movies to PC and WD TV Live players and learned video codecs and settings well. After several conversions and tests I worked out the best settings for converting MKV to Blackberry Playbook: Continue reading »

I have been using BlackBerry PlayBook for sevral months and I really love it. The multi-tasking is a huge difference maker and with this device you can actually use the web! (flash), this is the best mobile broswer out there. Moreover, the HD videos on the screen is amazing, and you can use the device as a camera/video player since it is light and only 7 inches. However, There is one big problem that movie lovers are having with BlackBerry PlayBook that is does not have support for DVD movies playback. But don’t fret! I have found a solution for you guys. You need to convert your DVD to PlayBook compatible video formats since there is no DVD drive. Along with some help from 3rd-party programs.

There are many programs out there that allow you to make copies of your DVDs and let you watch them the way you want to view them. DVD ripping software varies. When it comes to getting the raw content of a DVD Disc to the BlackBerry PlayBook, Pavtube DVD Ripper for Mac is about as good as it gets.

Specially designed for DVD video zealots who use Mac OS, the DVD Ripper for BlackBerry PlayBook can achieve all kinds of DVD ripping tasks. It can convert DVD movies to BlackBerry PlayBook with the easiest way. What’s more, this ideal program adopts advanced audio and video encoding technology, which will never bring you troubles of audio and video out of sync issues. Moreover, the DVD to PlayBook Converter is on sale at the company’s site through Nov. 25, 2011 if you choose this option.

Learn how to put/play DVD movies on BlackBerry PlayBook under Mac OS X Continue reading »

Convert videos for playback on Blackberry PlayBook on Mac easily within this article.

About Blackberry PlayBook
Since its release by RIM in 2010, Blackberry PlayBook has been remarked as one of the popular tablet in the competitive market. Running on the its own new operating system called Blackberry Tablet OS, this PlayBook supports Adobe Flash 10.1, HTML 5 and Continue reading »

The PlayBook runs on RIM’s new BlackBerry Tablet OS based on technology acquired from QNZ. The PlayBook’s low expectations have led to some pleasant surprises, there are definitely a couple types of users who would prefer the PlayBook to any of the other tablets on the market. Continue reading »