Sidekick LX Video Playback

So everyone has seen the video recording capabilities of the Sidekick LX, but what about video playback? We converted a video into .3gp and tossed it on the Sidekick to see how it looked. Surprisingly it turned out pretty good! It’s not unreasonable to think that people could be watching TV shows and music videos on their Sidekick. We won’t say movies are a possibility because we haven’t done any testing to see just how much of an impact this has on battery life. Anyways, enough talk, here’s the video:

Sidekick LX Video Playback from HiptopVideos on Vimeo.

30 Responses to “Sidekick LX Video Playback”

  1. kenesays Says:

    Thats not bad.. But is 3gp your only option? I thought i read something about mp4 format. Also does the update come about? Will one phone just turn off andf restart one day – then boot up with all the new junk?

  2. hi im Says:

    kenesays on June 22, 2008 at 4:06 pm said:

    Thats not bad.. But is 3gp your only option? I thought i read something about mp4 format. Also does the update come about? Will one phone just turn off andf restart one day – then boot up with all the new junk?

    It can do both. 3gp takes up less memory than mp4, but mp4 is better quality.

    If your asking how you know you’ve got the OTA or what it’ll look like when you do. A box will pop up on the screen and it’ll say something like your device is ready for an update. It gives you three options, Install Now, Install Later, Remind Me Tomorrow. When you install it it’ll do a reset and then you’re good to go

  3. iamjessica Says:

    please send me mine N O W !
    i cant wait for it!
    if only i knew when i
    was getting it!
    =/

  4. Bearmon Says:

    imjessica, please dont bother hiptop3 people. You will get it when OTA is sending it to you. Be patient. I didnt get it yet either but be patient, ok ? Please ? Thanks.

  5. iamjessica Says:

    bearmon, its just a comment.
    i know they are sending them.
    i check this website everyday
    and read all the updates.
    i know.
    i know they are sent randomly.
    im not stupid.
    thank you.

  6. Bearmon Says:

    Oh, I see. No problem.

    I check this website everyday as well.

    I didnt say you are stupid, did I ? SMILE!

    You are welcome!

  7. kenesays Says:

    I was wondering.. I found some free games I downloaded, one of the 2 files in a jar file, it says to put on your phone and install. Can you really install games for free without going through the tmobile shops..?

  8. hi im Says:

    kenesays on June 23, 2008 at 7:22 pm said:

    I was wondering.. I found some free games I downloaded, one of the 2 files in a jar file, it says to put on your phone and install. Can you really install games for free without going through the tmobile shops..?

    No, you can’t download stuff from the web browser, it won’t work. Everything must come from the catalog

  9. kenesays Says:

    hi im on June 24, 2008 at 2:09 pm said:

    kenesays on June 23, 2008 at 7:22 pm said:

    I was wondering.. I found some free games I downloaded, one of the 2 files in a jar file, it says to put on your phone and install. Can you really install games for free without going through the tmobile shops..?

    No, you can’t download stuff from the web browser, it won’t work. Everything must come from the catalog

    No. I meant using a pc to download the file and put it on the mini sd card and place it in your phone. The website I got it from had a section for sidekick lx. The game was tetris.

    I saw a youtube video once and somebodt had a game on the screen that look like a generic tetris. Also I recently saw a youtube video and somebody was emulating nes roms on a sidekick lx. Maybe there is a hack..

  10. iamjessica Says:

    to Bearmon:
    no one made you smile
    so why are you smiling?

    freak.

  11. Brishawnna Says:

    i read that the video quality sucked when you put it on the computer or sent it to a friend thats dosnt have a sidekick

  12. christine Says:

    hey i got my updat yesterday and i tried putting mp4 videos and it will work for about 5 seconds and the screen turns black but the music still plays.. Any Help?

  13. carlos Says:

    the video format need to be 3gp just convert it to 3gp

  14. carlos Says:

    video.3gp not mp4

  15. jon Says:

    it will play mp4
    chances are the file size is too large for your sidekick
    so while its playing, its processing which causes it to black and freeze up

    ive had to find the right balance between quality and file size for my sidekick to tolerate a youtube vid that i downloaded and converted to mp4 in order to get it to play moderately decent

    i had the same problm with 3gpp as well, as far as blacking out and file sizes ho

  16. jonalbiar Says:

    what did you use to convert it to 3gp i keep getting a does not support error

  17. Brian Says:

    what do you guys use to convert videos to 3pg format?

  18. Brian Says:

    3gp**

  19. Dave Says:

    Guys please listen up closely 😉 and read carefully.

    Ok, I did a little research and figured out how to Download the videos off youtube and convert them to mp4 so they can be added to your phone.

    Follow closely these steps and read carefully, its fairly simple.

    1. Download Free Youtube to Ipod Converter
    Link: http://www.dvdvideosoft.com/download/FreeYouTubeToiPodConverter.exe

    2. Open the converter and Add a Youtube link to it. For Example…This random video I chose!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4UuTiK4a7o&fmt=18

    (Now notice, that in the end of the link theres a “&fmt=18″. That is very important and It must be there, If it isn’t then add it onto the link”

    Simply place that in the Input URL.

    3. Select the Output.
    Click Devices, Choose MP4 Mobile Phones, and select The Standard Quality. Then just simply edit where you want the video to be downloaded to and the name you want it to have and just download it.

    4. Plug in your phone through the USB connector to your pc, and open the Music Folder. Simply click and drag the video in there.

    5. Unplug your USB, and check your Music Player library, and there should be a video in the videos tab. Just click and viola.

    Your welcome in advance

  20. Dave Says:

    Ok, I did a little research and figured out how to Download the videos off youtube and convert them to mp4 so they can be added to your phone.

    Follow closely these steps and read carefully, its fairly simple.

    1. Download Free Youtube to Ipod Converter
    Link: http://www.dvdvideosoft.com/download/FreeYouTubeToiPodConverter.exe

    2. Open the converter and Add a Youtube link to it. For Example…This random video I chose!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4UuTiK4a7o&fmt=18

    (Now notice, that in the end of the link theres a “&fmt=18″. That is very important and It must be there, If it isn’t then add it onto the link”

    Simply place that in the Input URL.

    3. Select the Output.
    Click Devices, Choose MP4 Mobile Phones, and select The Standard Quality. Then just simply edit where you want the video to be downloaded to and the name you want it to have and just download it.

    4. Plug in your phone through the USB connector to your pc, and open the Music Folder. Simply click and drag the video in there.

    5. Unplug your USB, and check your Music Player library, and there should be a video in the videos tab. Just click and viola.

    Your welcome.

  21. Dave Says:

    http://paste-it.net/raw/public/t81a49e/

    Go there, i wrote how to convert into a proper mp4 file for the sidekick lx to be able to play.

  22. Joker Says:

    how come every time i go to youtube.com on my sidekick lx and then click on any video it says that the video was not found???

  23. jaYhOod5 Says:

    yo Joker. ur lx doesnt have wiFi cOneCTiOn… sO U cant play VidZ from da internet On uR sHittt ii

  24. P1mpMonk3y101 Says:

    hey wassup guyz,im been tryin to figure out how to add downloaded games from my pc to the sidekick LX?Any help would be appericiated alot.

  25. itkjkpp ]]['[okjbm Says:

    hrjbnm

  26. giggidykid03 Says:

    Yo Hi Everyone
    Can Sidekick Slide Support 3pg Video?????

  27. giggidykid03 Says:

    oopps i meant 3gp

  28. stupid kid Says:

    hey
    read the posts above yours

    try reading for once instead of just asking questions

    idiot.

  29. Not again Says:

    @iamjessica,

    You are a freak.. What a weirdo!

  30. alex Says:

    Hey question what are some other websites that I can see videos on my sidekick lx o9 besides youtube?..you can msg me @ alexmilan68@tmail.com



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