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
if you have 2 sell phones like me, the w350 will be the best 2nd phone ever.
Hey everyone, I know you can set mp3 as ringtones, but what about messages? Can you set mp3 as the message tone? Also what video formats can this phone support? It can't record video but it can at least play it right? Thanks!
I got this phone for free from At&t. I already have a K550i that I've been pleased with and I wasn't expecting much from this phone. I was planning on selling it. When I received it though, I was pleasantly surprised. I got the white one and it looks really nice. It's thin and the phone works well. The only thing I don't like is that the flip cover is really flimsy. Also, the battery cover is a pain to remove. Other then that, I'm pretty happy with this phone.
i kinda like this phone despite it dosnt contain a lot of options.i like how it's look small.who advices me to buy it??i have a nokia 5610 that i want to sell and buy this one the sony ercison.plz reply asap thx
the real user of w350 will complain this phone can't support wma and video record
no comment on this "walkman"phone, can't play wma wtf... cannot video record :X
my girlfriend have this phone, no problem at all, sure its kinda hard to transfer song from computer, but where i live is packed with Mobile phone seller that would gladly do the job for free! its kinda like their service... so no problem here... good price,good model... don't expect too high from a low cost mobile phone, they are there so not-so-rich people like me n my GF heehee
does anybody know if its possible to get out of walkman mode once the flapcis closed? and how do i do this? please let me know, thanks
Oh my GOD i use every walkman phone of sonyericsson but i cannot use this type of bad phone it has no video recording no call recording never supported mp4 format screen is so small what is this is this sonyericsson phone oh no please understand that engineer who was inwent this sony please make phone like w800i, w810i, w550i and w900i other wise your company is failed please take my advise series THANKS>>>>>>>>>>>
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