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BlackBerry media support at a glance

Note that the BlackBerry 10 Simulator and the BlackBerry Tablet Simulator do not support the full range of codecs that are supported by the physical devices. If you need to test media, you should do so on the appropriate device.

Supported video formats

The following tables outline the video formats supported by BlackBerry smartphones and tablets. Note that there may be some variance across devices within the same codeline.

Format

MIME type(s)

Supported video codec(s)

Supported audio codec(s)

Availability

3GP video/3gpp H.263*, H.264, MPEG-2**, MPEG-4 AAC, AMR supported by BlackBerry 10, supported by BlackBerry PlayBook OS version 1.0+, supported by BlackBerry Device Software version 4.2.2+
3G2 video/3gpp2 H.263*, H.264, MPEG-2**, MPEG-4 AAC, AMR , QCELP*** supported by BlackBerry 10, supported by BlackBerry PlayBook OS version 1.0+, supported by BlackBerry Device Software version 4.2.2+
ASF video/x-ms-asf WMV 9 WMA supported by BlackBerry 10, supported by BlackBerry PlayBook OS version 1.0+, supported by BlackBerry Device Software version 4.2.2+
AVI video/x-msvideo MJPEG, MPEG-4 MPEG-3 supported by BlackBerry 10, supported by BlackBerry PlayBook OS version 1.0+, supported by BlackBerry Device Software version 4.2.2+
F4V video/mp4 V6 Sorenson Spark supported by BlackBerry 10, supported by BlackBerry PlayBook OS version 1.0+
ISMV (fragmented MP4) video/ismv H.264, WMV9 AAC, WMA supported by BlackBerry 10, supported by BlackBerry PlayBook OS version 2.0+
M4V video/x-m4v H.263*, H.264, MPEG-2**, MPEG-4 AAC, MPEG-3, PCM supported by BlackBerry 10, supported by BlackBerry PlayBook OS version 2.0+
MKV video/x-matroska H.264, MPEG-2**, MPEG-4 AAC, MPEG-3, PCM supported by BlackBerry 10, supported by BlackBerry PlayBook OS version 2.0+
MOV video/quicktime H.263*, H.264, MJPEG, MPEG-2** MPEG-4 AAC, AMR, QCELP*** supported by BlackBerry 10, supported by BlackBerry PlayBook OS version 1.0+, supported by BlackBerry Device Software version 4.2.2+
MP4 video/mp4 H.263*, H.264, MPEG-2**, MPEG-4 AAC, AMR supported by BlackBerry 10, supported by BlackBerry PlayBook OS version 1.0+, supported by BlackBerry Device Software version 4.2.2+
MPEG video/mpeg H.263*, H.264, MPEG-2**, MPEG-4 AAC, MPEG-3, PCM supported by BlackBerry 10, supported by BlackBerry PlayBook OS version 2.0+
WMV video/x-ms-wmv WMV 9 WMA supported by BlackBerry 10, supported by BlackBerry PlayBook OS version 1.0+, supported by BlackBerry Device Software version 4.2.2+

* The H.263 group of codecs are not supported on BlackBerry PlayBook OS 1.0.

** The MPEG-2 group of codecs are only supported on BlackBerry PlayBook OS.

*** The QCELP group of codecs are only supported on devices that operate on CDMA networks.

Supported audio formats

The following tables outline the audio formats supported by BlackBerry smartphones and tablets. Note that there may be some variance across devices within the same codeline.

Format

MIME type(s)

Supported audio codec(s)

Availability

AAC audio/aac, audio/x-aac AAC supported by BlackBerry 10, supported by BlackBerry PlayBook OS version 1.0+, supported by BlackBerry Device Software version 4.2.2+
AMR audio/amr, audio/x-amr AMR supported by BlackBerry 10, supported by BlackBerry PlayBook OS version 2.0+, supported by BlackBerry Device Software version 4.2.2+
FLAC audio/flac FLAC, Vorbis supported by BlackBerry 10, supported by BlackBerry Device Software version 5.0+
M4A audio/m4a, audio/mp4 AAC supported by BlackBerry 10, supported by BlackBerry PlayBook OS version 1.0+, supported by BlackBerry Device Software version 4.2.2+
MIDI audio/midi, audio/mid, audio/x-midi, audio/x-mid MIDI supported by BlackBerry Device Software version 4.2.2+
MKA audio/x-matroska AAC, MP3, PCM supported by BlackBerry 10, supported by BlackBerry Device Software version 1.0+
MP3 audio/mp3 MPEG-3 supported by BlackBerry 10, supported by BlackBerry PlayBook OS version 1.0+, supported by BlackBerry Device Software version 4.2.2+
OGG audio/ogg FLAC, Vorbis supported by BlackBerry 10, supported by BlackBerry Device Software version 5.0+
QCP audio/x-gsm QCELP supported by BlackBerry Device Software version 4.2.2+
SPMID audio/spmid SP-MIDI supported by BlackBerry Device Software version 4.2.2+
WAV audio/wav, audio/x-wav PCM, GSM supported by BlackBerry 10, supported by BlackBerry PlayBook OS version 1.0+, supported by BlackBerry Device Software version 4.2.2+
WMA audio/x-ms-wma WMA 9, WMA 10 supported by BlackBerry 10, supported by BlackBerry PlayBook OS version 1.0+, supported by BlackBerry Device Software version 4.2.2+

Supported image formats

The table below outlines the supported image formats supported by BlackBerry smartphones and tablets.

Format

MIME type(s)

Availability

BMP image/bmp supported by BlackBerry 10, supported by BlackBerry PlayBook OS version 1.0+, supported by BlackBerry Device Software version 4.2.2+
GIF image/gif supported by BlackBerry 10, supported by BlackBerry PlayBook OS version 1.0+, supported by BlackBerry Device Software version 4.2.2+
JPG image/jpg, image/jpeg supported by BlackBerry 10, supported by BlackBerry PlayBook OS version 1.0+, supported by BlackBerry Device Software version 4.2.2+
PNG image/png supported by BlackBerry 10, supported by BlackBerry PlayBook OS version 1.0+, supported by BlackBerry Device Software version 4.2.2+
SGI image/sgi supported by BlackBerry 10, supported by BlackBerry PlayBook OS version 2.0+
SVG image/svg+xml supported by BlackBerry 10, supported by BlackBerry PlayBook OS version 1.0+, supported by BlackBerry Device Software version 4.7.1+
TGA image/x-tga supported by BlackBerry 10, supported by BlackBerry PlayBook OS version 2.0+
TIF image/tiff supported by BlackBerry 10, supported by BlackBerry PlayBook OS version 2.0+, supported by BlackBerry Device Software version 4.2.2+
WBMP image/vnd.wap.wbmp supported by BlackBerry 10, supported by BlackBerry PlayBook OS version 2.0+, supported by BlackBerry Device Software version 4.2.2+