A Movie Player that can play videos horizontally, using both s

Discussion in 'NDS - Emulation and Homebrew' started by 5%, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. 5%

    5% GBAtemp Fan

    Dec 25, 2008
    What do you guys think of this idea? If there was an option to use both screens to watch whatever you're watching. Would the split between the screens be too much of an annoyance & not worth the larger resolution? I'm not sure if this is even possible but it would be cool to see [​IMG]. Maybe it'll be on MoonShell3 [​IMG] jkjk

    "using both s" [​IMG]
  2. SifJar

    SifJar Not a pirate

    Apr 4, 2009
    i'd say the split would make it pretty unusable tbh.
  3. CannonFoddr

    CannonFoddr Regular GBATemp Lurker

    Sep 23, 2006
    Sitting by computer
    I don't think it'll really be possible.
    AFAIK each screen uses a different processor running @ different speeds

    You would need to use one of the processors to decode the video & calculate where to 'split' the screen display then pass one half to the other processor to display & keep the other half to display itself
    AT THE SAME TIME (or very close to it) you'll need the SAME processor to be working on the next frame/split calculation and you need to be doing this @ such a rate to keep the framerate of the video @~15 FPS to keep everything 'smooth'

    I just don't think the DS had the capability to do too much multitasking to acheive this effect
  4. macgeek417

    macgeek417 妁眼のシャナ

    Nov 10, 2009
    United States
    IIRC, both are controlled by one processor.