Generally speaking, AVI files can be directly playable on BlackBerry phones and BB playbook, after transferring .avi files to BlackBerry devices. However, someone still have problems in watching .avi movies on BlackBerry Playbook, like this:
"Hello Everyone, I thought .avi files were supported on the playbook. I do have .avi ones working on it. But yesterday when I added new .avi files the playbook said "File type not supported". Not an audio issue, the .avi file itself is not working. Any help please?"
Introduction of Mac AVI to BlackBerry Video Converter:
The BlackBerry Video Converter for Mac is featured with user-friendly interface, which can do the conversion within three and four steps. Besides converting AVI to BlackBerry, it can also convert almost any video file format like WMV, AVI, FLV, 3GP, etc for BlackBerry. Have to mention, the application can be workable on almost any BlackBerry device such as BlackBerry 8800, BlackBerry Pearl,Pearl Flip and BlackBerry Curve, BlackBerry Bold (9000), BlackBerry Curve 8900, BlackBerry Tour (9630), BlackBerry Playbook, etc.
Tutorial: How to convert AVI on Mac for playback on BlackBerry:
Step 1: load .avi file(s)
Download and install AVI to BlackBerry Video Converter for Mac, then run the program. Click "Add File" to import .avi file(s) you want to add.
Step 2: Set output file format
Click the drop-menu of "Profile" and choose "BlackBerry MP4 series (*.mp4)" as output format from Format list.
Step 3: Edit Video (If needed)
To personalize the output video, you can go on editing video with provided editing functions such as video trimming, video cropping, applying video effects and so forth.
Step 4: Make advanced settings (Optional)
Hit the button of "Settings" next to "Profile" section. In the pop-up window, you can customize video or audio parameters like video resolution, bitrate, frame rate, sample rate to their highest setting.
Step 5: Convert AVI to BlackBerry
When everything is set, you can hit "Start" button to start converting AVI to BlackBerry. When the conversion is done, you can directly access to the generated .mp4 files by default. Then, connect BlackBerry device to Mac and sync the converted .avi to BlackBerry.