hello everyone i read all ur comments and i must say that others really dont understand the whole specification of the phone.. im using this fone for about 3 months and its good it is true it doesnt have video capture but it can play video ( 3gp format ) if u want a wma, mp4 etc just convert ( DOWNLOAD.COM offer free converter so easy to convert) there is also mobile9 and zedge wherein you can get lotsa freebies like wallpaper games, video (which you dont have to convert ), etc.. the phone is really good.. the camera 1.3 is great ( use your free cd where you can install adobephotoshop , u can add brightness to it ).. funny thing, my friend has n75 and my mom got canon but my fone cam quality is much better trust i've been using it very much.. so small so sleek and it is simply great!
Even though the video player has the full screen option the videos are not displayed in full screen and what the hell no MP4 support??? why did sonyericsson put non functioning features on this phone?????
I bought this phone few days earlier and already the Orange color on the playback keys and the silver color on the navigation keys r getting off even though I don't use my nails to press!
Gary, 30 Sep 2008Variable bit-rates are likely to cause problems with 3gp files for w350i. Set a fixed bit-rat... moreHere is a link to a short (30 seconds) clip I made using my method described earlier. The file is less then 1MB and proves videos WILL play on the w350i if you get the settings 100% correct.
A bit of stuttering in the first couple of seconds is normal while the video player gets up to speed but you should not encounter any sync problems.
Anonymous, 29 Sep 2008I used Prism plus software from http://www.nchsoftware.com/prism/ to convert to 3gp, using th... moreVariable bit-rates are likely to cause problems with 3gp files for w350i. Set a fixed bit-rate of 192 for best results.
Anyone know how to put the flip back on? i was drunk n it acidently came off somehow... idk how to fix it properly..
I used Prism plus software from http://www.nchsoftware.com/prism/ to convert to 3gp, using the encoding settings similar to those in the earlier post.
video compressor = H263
ave bitrate (kbits per sec) = 128
max bitrate (kbits per sec) = 256
resolution = 176 x 144
audio compressor = AAC
bitrate (kbits per sec) = 112
It worked, but the quality is not very good, and the audio and video are not in sync. I will try changing encoding settings, see if the output is better.
Anonymous, 28 Sep 2008I'm trying to transfer music from my computer to my phone, and I'm having some trouble. Can so... moreactually the simplest way is just take out ur m2 card,slot it into a m2 to USB convertor, which is like a few dollars, plug it to the computer like any thumbdrive, and start xfer ur music files to ur m2 card, u can cre8 a new folder inside if u wan to.
Nandu, 10 Aug 2008Generally a good fone. you would probably never get these features in a nokia for this price. ... morehi, I just bought this phone. I saw your comment about can answer call without open the phone/flip ? Could you please tell me how to do do that or what setting need to be done ?
I'm trying to transfer music from my computer to my phone, and I'm having some trouble. Can someone plese answer these questions:
-In my Quick Start Guide, unter Transfer music, number 1. refers to inserting a memory stick Micro M2 into my phone. Does this mean the M2 already in my phone (smaller) or the M2 Adaptor which I purchased at the At&T store along with the phone? If it refers to the adaptor, how do I insert this into my phone?
- In number 1. it also says to open Windows Explorer. What does this mean? Does it mean to open 'My Computer' or does it mean to turn on the comptuer or log in?
this phone plays video songs or not.plz also tell me can I do video recording in this phone or not?plz tell me
Marcel, 24 Sep 2008Bought this phone today! But when I transferred a mp4 & a 3gp from another phone it saved thos... moreHello everyone, this is my first post.
I feel your pain regarding the w350i and the problems you are having getting it to play video. I finally got mine sorted today so let me give you some help which I promise you will work. It took me a month of exchanging angry emails with Sony Ericsson to finally find out the file format, container, and resolution and if you don't get this right, you'll just get audio when you try to play your videos. The people at SE tried to fob me off with "The w350i doesn't play videos" but I wasn't having any of it, and eventually they gave me the information I was looking for.
First of all, get a copy of SUPER from Erightsoft & install it. It's free, and is great because it gives you complete control over the many aspects of a video file. Then choose these settings EXACTLY (ones you can vary to your personal taste are maked with a "*"):
Output Container: 3gp (Nokia/NEC/Siemens) that's right, not the Sony Ericsson option!
Output Video Codec: H.263
Output Audio Codec: AAC
Check the Direct Decode box.
Video Size: 176:144
Bitrate: 192* (play around with this setting to get your favourite trade-off between file-size & picture quality, but beware that bitrates over 320 will give you audio/video sync issues)
Sampling Frequency: 44,100* (you can set this lower if sound quality is less important)
Channels: 2* (select "1" for mono sound and a slightly smaller filesize)
Bitrate: 112* (for a decent sounding audio, you can reduce if you are using the speaker rather than headphones. If you go any higher you may get sync problems)
SUPER actually lets you save your settings, so if you would like me to send/upload a copy of my settings file, just shout & it will import all these settings for you.
Also, while you are playing around with SUPER, a handy option is to encode only the first "x" seconds of a file. So you can do lots of different short encodes at different settings to find out what works best for you. Just select options on the right hand side of the SUPER window and a pop-out box will appear. Here you can tweak the volume (a little boost is usually good) and also auto generate a jpg you can use as a thumbnail.
Don't bother using the SE transfer software, just drag and drop your 3gp files into the Videos folder on your w350i in file transfer mode.
If you would like me to upload a sample file to see my results and make sure they play on your phone first, just shout.
Bought this phone today! But when I transferred a mp4 & a 3gp from another phone it saved those clips on the sounds folder! when I tried to move it to the videos folder it refuses! It will be very cruel if can't play video on this phone!!! So if any kind user found a way to play video on this phone please post it here......
Anonymous, 13 Sep 2008i'm having major problems trying to get music on this phone. plugging in the usb cable, my lap... moreI have a Sony Ericsson W880iA & it has a horrible Camera Some video formats are not Supported too You Cannot zoom @ 1 & 2 megapixels. The Phone Can support up to 8 GIG