Automatically upload photos, videos and voice-notes from Blackberry to PC – wirelessly and in the background.
“Take photos and videos all day, arrive home, and have them waiting on your PC in minutes.”
“Think Eye-Fi for Blackberry – with no extra hardware needed.“
Wifi Media Backup is available from MobiHand and App World.
What’s the fuss about?
- Take a photo, video or voice-note on your Blackberry, anywhere.
- Return home or to the office – anywhere where you have a wifi network and PC (our free Media Server must be installed on this PC).
- Your photos, videos and voice-notes will auto-magically be uploaded to the PC over WiFi – all seamlessly in the background.
You can now view all your Blackberry media on your PC – no cables, no Media Manager, no hassle!
How can I use Wifi Media Backup?
- Take photos, videos and voicenotes all day, arrive home and have them waiting on your PC in minutes.
- Backup all existing photos, videos etc to your PC at WiFi speeds.
- Plus: Transfer any file (even whole folders) from BlackBerry to PC at WiFi speeds – even non-media files.
How It Works?
Wifi Media Backup is made up of two parts: the BlackBerry application, and a simple lightweight PC application – the Media Server (Mac is currently not supported).
After installing the Media Server and setting up a connection to the BlackBerry you are ready to go.
Any photos, videos or voice-notes you take will be automatically detected by the application, and will be added to the waiting list.
Once your home wifi network is detected, the application will automatically start uploading these files to your PC.
Note that you can install the Media Server on as many PCs as you would like.
- Files transferred locally over wifi – so no data charges and super fast uploads.
- Works for all files on your Blackberry: on SD Card or internal Blackberry memory.
- Animated UI to see waiting transfers and transfer progress in real time.
- Use the send option to send any file directly to your PC: great for quick BlackBerry->PC file transfers.
- Inbuilt file explorer: delete, rename or select any file on your Blackberry (internal memory and SD Card).
- Install our free Media Server on multiple PCs on different WiFi networks.
Detailed Setup Instructions
1) Download the BlackBerry application from here, and the PC side Media Server from here.(The PC Media Server requires the .NET framework 2.0 to be installed. If this is not already installed on your PC, it can be downloaded here (20mb))
2) Install the Media Server and note the IP address and port written in the top left hand corner. Media Server IP address and port seen when starting PC server application
Note for Vista/Windows 7 users: On starting the server application, if you see the following error:
You will have to change the permissions of the application. This can be done by going to the application folder (c:\program files\CCApps\Wifi Media Backup), right clicking on the Wifi Media Backup application (make sure you are not clicking on an image file with same icon), then clicking “Run As Administrator”. See below:
Changing permissions in Vista.
Additional Note for Vista/Windows 7 users:
1) If the displayed IP address looks like a long string of letters, and not a normal IP address…
2) This means that your IP version 6 address is being displayed. In order to get your standard IP address (which is needed for the BB application), go Start -> Run, then type in “cmd” to start up the Command Prompt.
From here, type in “ipconfig” to get your IP address in standard format.
3) From the BlackBerry application, press the “change/add PC” button.
4) Type in the IP address and port from step 2), and give the connection a name. The “Home Wifi Network Name” is the SSID of your wifi network. If you are connected to the wifi network, press the “Use Current Network” button. Press “add”.
Creating a new connection with server ip address and port
5) Press the test connection button. If the test fails, the problem is probably a Windows Firewall setting. See below for instructions on how to fix this.
Test the connection by pressing the “test connection button”
If the connection test fails, and the IP address and port are correct, please try changing the Windows Firewall settings:
1) Open the Windows Firewall settings by going Start -> Control Panel clicking on “Security Center”. You should then see the window below:
Windows Firewall Settings
2) If your firewall is already set to off, then your connection problem is not due to the firewall. Please double check your IP address and port settings in the BlackBerry application.
If the firewall is on, click on the “Windows Firewall” button at the bottom of the window to edit the Firewall settings. You should see the window below:
3) To see if the firewall is causing the problem, try temporarily turning the firewall off and then restarting the PC and the BB (with a battery pull). Then re-test the connection again from the BlackBerry.
If the connection works with the firewall turned off, then turn the firewall back on again and follow the steps below to add an exception for the Media Server.
4) To add an exception, click on the “Exception” tab from the window above, then click “Add Port”. You should then see the window below.
Fill in the name and port number (in this case, the Media Server is set to port number 8080, but this may be different) and press OK.
5) Restart the PC and start the Media Server program one more time and test the connection.