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Theme Requests Are Back!

I needed a break from making requests for while but since the Sidekick is no longer my primary phone and I can't use Sidekick themes on my phone, I decided It'll be better to just post themes that are requested. The Cbox is now back up along with the new set of rules. The rules are basically the same except that now I'll be picking a theme to do daily and remove the rest of the requests for that day so the next day everybody will have an equal chance of me doing their theme. I do not guarantee that I'll post a theme everyday but I'll try my best to keep providing you with new themes!


Converting Videos For Sidekick

The Sidekick LX got an update for video playback a few months ago and the new Sidekicks (08 & Tony Hawk) both come with video playback capabilities. The video quality is not all that so I hadn't bothered with it but I know a lot of people are interested in putting videos on their Sidekicks so I figured I'll show you how. If you already have the videos you want to put on your phone on your computer, all you have to do is download eRightSoft SUPER to encode the videos. Any video converter will do the same job but SUPER is free and already has codecs integrated so you won't have to download codecs in order to encode the videos.

If you don't have any videos to try this with, the video below shows you how to download your favorite videos from YouTube and encode them for playback on your Sidekick. The settings I used on SUPER may not be the optimal settings because I'm not sure what encoding format provides better playback on the Sidekick but in my other attempts, I had problems with video lagging at higher quality and audio ending up out of sync at lower quality. The settings shown in this video are simply the ones that I believe yielded the best results for me. Video and audio settings may differ depending on the source of the original video but the video scale should always be set to 400 x 240 for full screen video. If you have tried any other encoding format that you believe provides better quality videos feel free to leave comments and suggestions.

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**Add "&fmt=18" at the end of URL to download HQ (MP4) version of videos**


Default Sidekick Themes

I know that most Sidekick users are probably bored of the default Sidekick themes but I still get a lot of people asking me for them so I decided to post them. These might come in useful if you're interested in making themes based on the defaults like my Cracked themes, Joker's Sidekick, Juicy 08 or my recent Hybrid theme. They might also appeal to you if you own a Sidekick LX and want the Sidekick 08 themes and vice-versa. I didn't want to post these as simply wallpapers so I added to all the themes my default like bubbles and icons but If you'll like the themes with the real defaults, I made a video you can watch below that shows you how to remove the custom ones and revert to the defaults. Click on the images below to download the themes!