Ray Hipkiss, 05 Jan 2012
The N8 is capable of playing AVI and MKV files as long as the video and audio st... more@ray
got the N8 recently and love it. Its suprisingly good despite complaints. It has a few issues with usuability but user guide sorts that out with ease. However, i'm struggling to upgrade to Symbian Anna. Can you please direct to where and how i can download it directly to my phone. And is Anna any better?
Lash7, 05 Jan 2012@ Ray
I don't understand, when ever I put a MKV video file in my N8 it just plays the sound... more
First off download and install Mediainfo from http://mediainfo.sourceforge.net/en. When it's installed right click on your video file and select Mediainfo from the context menu to display all the properties of the file. Have a look for CABAC reference frames and make sure it is set at 4 or less. If CABAC is higher than 4 the N8 won't be able to play the file.
To remove or lower CABAC you will need to download and install Super video converter from http://www.afterdawn.com/software/audio_video/convert_video/super.cfm.
Have a good read through the instructions and help file to understand how to use it to alter the CABAC refernce frames. It's not the simplest piece of software to use but it is comprehensive and feature packed even though it is free software.
All the best.
Ray Hipkiss, 05 Jan 2012
The N8 is capable of playing AVI and MKV files as long as the video and audio st... more@ Ray
I don't understand, when ever I put a MKV video file in my N8 it just plays the sound. Resolution is 720p, frames are at 24, and file is about 1 GB. Why does this happen? Help Please!!! :D
Thanks in advance..
andy, 05 Jan 2012hi i am a new user of cellphones. Before buying n8 i want to know that can we play AVI and MKV... moreNo, you cant play directly , you need to convert them by video converter programs .. symbian phones support avi tbut thats not the one u see on ur pc ... in short u need to convert them.. for best results convert your files into .mp4 format
One of the best symbian phones. Some features like 12mp camera are the best in all mobile phones. Everything in this phone is excellent. I have used this mobile & i love it very much.
andy, 05 Jan 2012hi i am a new user of cellphones. Before buying n8 i want to know that can we play AVI and MKV... more
The N8 is capable of playing AVI and MKV files as long as the video and audio streams are encoded correctly.
The video stream needs to be less than 4 GB in size (FAT 32 limitation) and CABAC reference frames needs to be set at 4 or less. Also, frame rate should be set to 30 fps or less and scale size no greater than 720p.
The audio stream should be in the AC3 (Dolby Digital) format.
Hope this helps.
hi i am a new user of cellphones. Before buying n8 i want to know that can we play AVI and MKV files directly.
got my own N8 2 weeks ago and upgraded to Anna immediately. Despite the critism, i still find the phone awesome. Very responsive touchscreen, very sturdy phone, very nice camera, excellent browsing experience (i use Opera with Wifi everyday, 15-20hrs non stop. Battery life is ok despite d fact dat it s a smartphone (Trust nokia when it comes to sturdiness and battery performance) Android is better than symbian, True! but symbian-Anna aint bad at all. Havnt got any prob with it (despite usin it nonstop for 2wks). I neva regretted purshasing this. I luv N8. Guess some people should take time to get used to the device other than complaining. U gonna find out dat the answer to ur complaints are located just in the device. Currently pasting this from my N8. I recommed to anyone.
oh its a great phone. Its camera is great, battery is also great i think yet symbian is better than android only applicable for nokia n8
LeaH, 05 Jan 2012still no updates for symbian belle in the Philippines? pfttt...Official update is in february!!!
If N8 is bought in Asia (Tajikistan) would it work in Europe and USA?
n8 ,is best but is not satisfied for cost and it is very loud modal of look and it very spl,but not more than samsung
Anoop, 04 Jan 2012Nokia n8 is the best camera phone in the world,and it is users friendly,i like it a lot...Nokia N8 Comera is so good, but only night mode pics not caming properly................any suggestions for night mode pics
i know, this information is correct.
you are very good in up date.
nick16, 04 Jan 2012het rey... gud pm.. can i upgrade my simbian anna for belle?? teach me how to upgrade?? it is ... more
You can update your N8 to Belle officially from February onwards when Nokia start rolling out the update. The usual method for updating is through Nokia Suite on a PC or Over The Air (OTA) via the phones update feature.
If you can't wait that long you can install the leaked version available now by visiting http://www.nokiatek.com/?p=644 and following the tutorial put together by Shayesta Miah.
All the best.
Shouvik, 04 Jan 2012@Ray,any scoundrel can insult u bt i'll always respect u as u help every1.so don't care those.... more
The N8 would be the better option of the two phones you mentioned, even though the 701 has twice the RAM and a 1 GHz CPU. The camera on the N8 is still unbeatable, but the default web browser on the N8 is still next to useless though. That being said it will get a new browser with the Belle update sometime next month onwards and in the meantime Opera mobile browser can be used.
You don't need to worry about security when using the internet as Symbian is the safest and most secure mobile OS without having to install any security software (which I always discourage as we don't need it with Symbian).
To be honest, I'm not impressed at all with the 701 so I can only recommend the N8.
All the best.
Nokia n8 is the best camera phone in the world,and it is users friendly,i like it a lot...
danesullivan, 04 Jan 2012hallo ray,please can you advise me on why the battery of my n8 just died ..i havent been usin... more
What has probably happened is that the battery has drained completely and now refuses to charge. This is a known issue with Lithium-Ion batteries but you might still be able to get it working again. You can try plugging your charger into another Nokia phone for a minute or two and then quickly plug that charger into your N8, then leave it for several minutes to see if it starts charging again. This is known as Jump charging and has been known to work for some people. Alternatively, you can connect the charger and connect the USB lead to a PC at the same time to try and force it to start charging.
If none of that works then a replacement battery will set you back around £16 or £17 which is around 205 ZAR's.