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Working with audio

The BlackBerry Java SDK lets you capture and play back audio in your application.

Supported audio formats

The following audio formats are supported on most devices that run BlackBerry Device Software 4.2 or later:

  • WAV (PCM)
  • MP3
  • AMR (AMR/AMR-NB)
  • AAC (AAC+, AAC-LC, eAAC+) (except for the BlackBerry 8700 Series)
  • WMA (v9 and v10 Pro) (except for some models from the BlackBerry 8700 Series, BlackBerry 8800 Series, BlackBerry Pearl 8100 Series, and BlackBerry Curve 8300 Series)
  • MIDI (GM, GM2, SP-MIDI)

BlackBerry devices that run BlackBerry Device Software 5.0 or later also support the following audio formats:

  • FLAC
  • Vorbis

For more information about the media formats supported on BlackBerry devices, download the following PDF: http://docs.blackberry.com/en/smartphone_users/deliverables/18349/711-01774-123_Supported_Media_Types_on_BlackBerry_Smartphones.pdf