Acekard 2 Videos

Discussion in 'Acekard' started by dinomoalec, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. dinomoalec

    dinomoalec Newbie

    Dec 17, 2008
    I have been looking around on GBAtemp for a couple of weeks looking for information on Acekard 2 Videos...

    I brought and Acekard 2 just a few days ago and was wondering
    What format do the videos for the Acekard 2 have to be in and can you give me a website that has a video converter for converting videos into this unknown format...

    Please give a brief description, NO WIERD STUFF [​IMG] [​IMG]
  2. Normmatt

    Normmatt Former AKAIO Programmer

    Dec 14, 2004
    New Zealand
    The default firmware doesn't support videos, but the homebrew program Moonshell does and it comes with a converter.
  3. DaMummy

    DaMummy GBAtemp Maniac

    Dec 22, 2007
    United States
    didnt somebody install dpg plugins into a loader? was it gulu? i think theres a loader than runs mp3s/dpg files right out of menu
  4. dinomoalec

    dinomoalec Newbie

    Dec 17, 2008
    The problem is: when you open the Acekard's microSD on the computer it comes up with a list of folders and one is movies...
    So i had a check around. I tried and AVI video, then MPEG3 and the ASF but none of them worked. [​IMG]
  5. gratefulbuddy

    gratefulbuddy amateur lunatic

    Apr 4, 2007
    United States
    on the wheel
    Your "movies" directory is not from AKAIO.
  6. solarsun

    solarsun Member

    Oct 7, 2008
    United States
    If you want videos go first download moonshell with dpg tools. Put moon shell on your card like your suppose to and open the folder called dpgtools and run dpgenc.exe. Drag any avi file in there and it'll convert it to a format moonshell can run.

    Drag the new file onto your card, boot up moonshell and find the movie!

  7. Joey90

    Joey90 Not around any more

    Apr 21, 2007
    The native firmware does support videos, but they have to be in .dsm format - a converter can be found bundled with DSMplay.

    They usually turn out to be very good quality, but very large filesize...
  8. shaunj66

    shaunj66 Administrator

    Oct 24, 2002
    United Kingdom
    South England
    Yeh and when we say large... They're HUGE. Couldn't find any quality setting controls in the convertor either.

    I converted a 22 minute AVI that was originally 83MB and it turned into a fucking 600MB+ DSM file. Needless to say I deleted that bastard straight away.
  9. Briankealing

    Briankealing GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Nov 25, 2008
    United States
    Alright. I have no clue what everyones saying up there, but...

    Let me explain.

    The AK2 doesn't have its own video playback format. The answer? A homebrew program named moonshell. Before you walk away and say that the installation is too complicated, I'll take you through it step by step and tell you how to do videos.
    First, download Moonshell. It's right under the firmware downloads.

    When you're ready, copy the extracted files onto the root of your Acekard.

    You're set! Run the .nds file and you can boot moonshell! It'll say there's an error, just wait a few seconds and it will pass.

    Now, to the videos.

    Moonshell plays a video format called .dpg. I use a program called SUPER to convert all my videos into .dpg format. Don't use the one that comes with Moonshell, its crappy.

    SUPER can be found here:

    When you have dragged and dropped the converted file (.dpg) into somewhere on your acekard that you can find, find it in moonshell and moonshell will play it!

    PM me if you have anymore questions.
  10. Meat

    Meat Newbie

    Oct 17, 2009
    United States
    Just get a dgp converter and direct it to your micro sd card.Simple! [​IMG]
  11. jak larnak

    jak larnak GBAtemp Regular

    Jul 21, 2009
    Not so far
    Download the latest Moonshell 2.05 and install it on your sd.
    Then download DPG tools in order to be able to convert your videos to .dpg or you can find some websites who provides link for .dpg videos.