Media support: BlackBerry 10

The following table outlines media support for BlackBerry devices running BlackBerry 10.

Note that the BlackBerry 10 Simulator does not support the full range of codecs that are supported by BlackBerry 10 devices.

Supported models and device characteristics

BlackBerry Passport

BlackBerry Passport

P'9983 from BlackBerry

Porsche Design P'9983

BlackBerry Z10

BlackBerry Z10

z30

BlackBerry Z30

BlackBerry Q10

BlackBerry Q10

BlackBerry Q5

BlackBerry Q5

Feature Details
Screen size

BlackBerry Passport: 1440 x 1440

Porsche Design P'9983: 720 x 720

BlackBerry Z10: 1280 x 768 

BlackBerry Z30: 1280 x 720

BlackBerry Q10, BlackBerry Q5: 720 x 720

Pixel density

BlackBerry Passport: 453 ppi

Porsche Design P'9983: 330 ppi

BlackBerry Z10, BlackBerry Q10, BlackBerry Q5: 356 ppi

BlackBerry Z30: 295 ppi

Supported media formats
Video formats 3GP, 3GP2, ASF, AVI, F4V, M4V, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG4, WMV
Audio formats AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, M4A, MKA, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA
Image formats BMP, JPG, GIF, PNG, SGI, SVG, TSG, TIF, WBMP

Recommendations for optimal local playback
Container MP4
Video codec H.264 High Profile @ 720p (1280x720)
Audio codec AAC LC Stereo 5.1

Video codec support

All codecs support the following specifications:
  • Resolution: 1080p
  • Bit rate: Up to 20Mbps
Codec Details Container format(s)
H.263

3GP, 3GP2, M4V, MOV, MP4, MPEG4
H.264 Baseline Profile, Constrained Baseline Profile, Main Profile, High Profile (up to Level 4.2) 3GP, 3GP2, M4V, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG4
MJPEG   AVI, MOV
MPEG-2 Simple Profile (Main Level), Main Profile (High Level) 3GP, 3GP2, AVI, M4V, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG4
MPEG-4 SP, ASP (Levels 0, 1, 2, 3, 4A, 5, 6) 3GP, 3GP2, AVI, M4V, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG4
VP6 Software decode FLV
WMV 9 (VC-1) Simple, Main, Advance (up to Level 3) ASF, WMV

Audio codec support

Codec Details Container format(s)
AAC
  • AAC LC (96 Kbps or higher)
  • AAC+, eAAC+ (128 Kbps with stereo 5.1)
  • stereo
AAC, M4A, MKA
AMR
  • AMR-NB
  • AMR-WB (G722.2)
AMR, AWB
FLAC FLAC FLAC, MKA, OGG
GSM GSM6.10 WAV
MPEG MPEG 1 (Layer 3), MPEG 2 (Layer 3), MPEG 3 (Layer 3); Stereo, 128 Kbps MKA, MP3
Ogg Vorbis Vorbis OGG
PCM PCM, LPCM, A-Law, U-Law, ADPCM MKA, WAV
QCELP QCELP 13 MP4
Sorenson Spark Software Decode F4V
WMA
  • WMA 9
  • WMA 10 (8 Kpbs or higher)
  • WMA 10 Professional (128 Kbps with stereo 5.1)
  • WMA Lossless (128 Kbps with stereo 5.1)
ASF, WMA, WMV

Supported closed captioning formats

Container Notes
Embedded closed acptioning streams
EIA-608

Displayed as white uppercase letters on a black background.

CEA-708

Supports different fonts and background colors.

External captioning files
SMPTE-TT

A profile of the Timed Text Markup Language (TTML) that covers timed text on the Internet.

Supported video camera encoding

Container Component Codec Notes
MP4 Video H.264
  • 480p at 30fps produces a bit rate of 2.67 Mbps
  • 720p at 30fps produces a bit rate of 8 Mbps
  • 1080p at 30 fps produces a bit rate of 16 Mbps
Audio AAC AAC at 128 Kbps, stereo (2 channels), 48 kHz sampling.

Supported audio encoding

Container Codec Notes
3GP AMR

8kHz, 12.2kbps

AMR AMR

8kHz, 12.2kbps

AWB AWB

160kHz 23850bps

M4A AAC

48kHz, 192kbps

QCP QCP

8kHz, 13kbps

unsupported on TI

WAV PCM  

Supported streaming protocols

Protocol Availability (BlackBerry 10)
HTTP supported by BlackBerry 10
HTTPs supported by BlackBerry 10
HTTP Live Streaming (v 3.0) supported by BlackBerry 10
HTTP Progressive Download supported by BlackBerry 10
RTMP (Supported by Adobe Flash) supported by BlackBerry 10
RTMPe (Supported by Adobe Flash) supported by BlackBerry 10
RTP supported by BlackBerry 10
RTSP supported by BlackBerry 10

Supported DRM schemes

Protocol Availability (BlackBerry 10)
Windows Media DRM 11 (PlayReady v1.2) supported by BlackBerry 10
Adobe Flash Access supported by BlackBerry 10
OMA 1.0 Forward Lock (for MP3 only) supported by BlackBerry 10