The BlackBerry PlayBook lends itself more to mobility supporting doing things on the go than those 10.1-inch tablets that are large and hard to use on the go. It is small in size, but its resolution is not. The BB-PlayBook screen boasts an impressive 1024x600 pixels, close to the 1200x800 the 10.1-inch Motorola Xoom runs at, and even closer to the iPad 2’s 1024x768 pixels. So videos and music on PlayBook looks gorgeous.
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When connected to your computer via USB, you can either drag and drop media files to the PlayBook or use RIM’s BlackBerry Desktop Software. Or, you could also wirelessly sync files by turning on the BB-PlayBook’s WiFi Sharing feature under options.
The following article is mainly to show you how to transfer videos, movies and music files from computer to BlackBerry PlayBook, as well as how to transfer media files from BlackBerry PlayBook to computer.
Follow the above steps to share videos, movies and music files over a Wi-Fi connection:
(1) Select the settings icon from PlayBook’s home screen.
(2) Select Storage and Sharing.
(3) Toggle WiFi Sharing to On.
(4) Tap Properties to verify network identification information such as PlayBook name, password, etc.
(5) Under Settings > About > Network to navigate to the IP address of the PlayBook. (Make sure your computer is on the same network as the PlayBook.)
(6) Connect to the media folder which contains several subfolders like documents, music, photos, videos, etc.
(7) Movie and transfer files between the computer and these folders.
USB Connection for Sharing Videos/Movies/Music Files with a Windows PC
(Tip: To transfer media files between a Windows based PC and PlayBook via USB, the BlackBerry Device Manager is needed to be installed.)
(1) Use a USB cable to connect the BlackBerry PlayBook to your PC. (The PlayBook will display a screen entitled Installing Drivers if the BlackBerry Device Manager is not yet installed.)
(2) Double click the BlackBerry PlayBook CD drive icon on your PC.
(3) Open the Drivers folder and then double-click Setup.exe.
(4) Select Install after selecting the appropriate region and accepting the License Agreement.
(5) Select Finish and then OK to the prompt confirming that the PlayBook will need to be disconnected and then reconnected prior to use. (Once reconnected to the computer, the PlayBook will be mounted as a Network Drive labelled PlayBook.)
(6) Double-click the network drive icon to access the PlayBook folders.
(7) Move and transfer media files between your PC and the PlayBook.
USB Connection for Sharing Videos/Movies/Music Files with a Mac
(Tip: To transfer media files between a Mac and PlayBook via USB, the BlackBerry Device Manager is needed to be installed.)
(1) Use a USB cable to connect the BlackBerry PlayBook to your Mac.
(2) Double-click BlackBerry PlayBook CD on the desktop or within Finder.
(3) Double-click the BlackBerry Device Manager Installer to start the installation process. And click Continue Installation after reviewing the Read Me and License Agreement.
(4) Reboot your Mac when prompted. (A message may be presented stating that a new network interface has been detected after the reboot is complete and the PlayBook is started. If in that case, click on Network Preferences and click Apply.)
(5) Click the PlayBook icon on the desktop to display the PlayBook share. (Once the PlayBook has been setup in Network Preferences, the BB-PlayBook share will show up on the desktop whenever the PlayBook is connected to the computer.)
(6) Move and transfer media files between the Mac and the PlayBook.
That’s all! Hopefully the guide of transferring files between PlayBook and computer will be of great help for you!