Use video sharing (network service) to send live video or a video clip from your mobile device to another compatible mobile device during a voice call.

The loudspeaker is active when you activate video sharing. If you do not want to use the loudspeaker for the voice call while you share video, you can also use a compatible headset.

Warning: Continuous exposure to high volume may damage your hearing. Listen to music at a moderate level, and do not hold the device near your ear when the loudspeaker is in use.

Video sharing requirements

Video sharing requires a 3G connection. For more information on the service, 3G network availability, and fees associated with using this service, contact your service provider.

To use video sharing you must do the following:

  • Ensure that your device is set up for person-to-person connections.

  • Ensure you have an active 3G connection and are within 3G network coverage. If you move outside the 3G network during a video sharing session, the sharing stops while your voice call continues.

  • Ensure that both the sender and recipient are registered to the 3G network. If you invite someone to a sharing session and the recipient’s device is not within 3G network coverage, does not have video sharing installed, or person-to-person connections set up, the recipient does not receive invitations. You receive an error message that indicates that the recipient cannot accept the invitation.

Video sharing settings

To set up video sharing, you need person-to-person and 3G connection settings.

A person-to-person connection is also known as a Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) connection. The SIP profile settings must be configured in your device before you can use video sharing. Ask your service provider for the SIP profile settings, and save them to your device. Your service provider may send you the settings or give you a list of the needed parameters.

Add a SIP address to a contact

  1. Select Menu > Contacts.

  2. Select a contact or create a new contact.

  3. Select Options > Edit.

  4. Select Options > Add detail > Share video.

  5. Enter the SIP address in the format username@domainname (you can use an IP address instead of a domain name).

    If you do not know the SIP address for the contact, you can use the phone number of the recipient, including the country code, to share video (if supported by the network service provider).

Set up your 3G connection

Contact your service provider to establish an agreement for you to use the 3G network.

Ensure that the 3G access point connection settings for your device are configured properly. For more information about the settings, contact your service provider.

Share live video or video clips

During an active voice call, select Options > Share video.

  1. To share live video during the call, select Live video.

    To share a video clip, select Video clip and the clip you want to share.

    Your device checks if the video needs to be converted. If needed, the video is automatically converted.

  2. If the recipient has several SIP addresses or phone numbers including the country code saved in the contacts list, select the desired address or number. If the SIP address or phone number of the recipient is not available, enter the address or number of the recipient including the country code, and select OK to send the invitation. Your device sends the invitation to the SIP address.

    Sharing begins automatically when the recipient accepts the invitation.

    Options during video sharing

    Zoom the video (available for sender only).

    Adjust the brightness (available for sender only).

    Mute or unmute the microphone.

    Turn the loudspeaker on and off.

    Pause and resume video sharing.

    Switch to full screen mode (available for receiver only).

  3. To stop sharing video, select Stop. To end the voice call, press the end key. When you end the call, video sharing also ends.

To save the live video you shared, select Yes when prompted. The device notifies you of the memory location of the saved video. To define the preferred memory location, select Menu > Ctrl. panel > Settings and Connection > Video sharing > Preferred saving memory.

If you access other applications while you are sharing a video clip, the sharing is paused. To return to the video sharing view, and to continue sharing, in the home screen, select Options > Resume video sharing.

Accept an invitation

When someone sends you a video sharing invitation, the invitation message displays the sender’s name or SIP address. If your device is not set to silent, it rings when you receive an invitation.

If someone sends you a share invitation and you are not within UMTS network coverage, you will not know that you received an invitation.

When you receive an invitation, select from the following:

Yes - Accept the invitation, and activate the sharing session.

No - Reject the invitation. The sender receives a message that you rejected the invitation. You can also press the end key to reject the invitation and end the voice call.

To mute the video on your device, select Options > Mute.

To play the video at the original volume, select Options > Original volume. This does not affect the audio playback of the other party of the phone call.

To end the sharing session, select Stop. To end the voice call, press the end key. When you end the call, also video sharing ends.