Can VLC be ported to the 3DS?

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  1. Spectral Blizzard
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    Just wondering. It would save me a ton of space when(if) i put videos on my 3ds. Does anyone know anyone willing to do it?
     
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    More than likely, this would be very unfeasible.

    Currently, your only options to play videos are the 3DS Camera application, with restrictions, or converting it to "moflex" format.

    If you are on New 3DS, you can also watch .mp4 videos with the browser.
     
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    Another is converting it to a CIA format
     
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    That "cia" format is just a individual wrapper application around a single moflex format video.
     
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    But i am talking about the O3DS w/out using the JPEG video or the proprietary moflex.
     
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    Your only other option, in this case, would be to convert them to 10-minute avi files for the 3DS camera application.
     
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    Um...i am tryin' to avoid dat.

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    BTW, isn't moflex a format that can only be created using Nintendo's dev tools?
     
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    Well, there's not much else you can do at the moment.

    And yes, it is.
     
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    VLC for the 3DS would be kickass. Every video solution for the 3DS right now sucks.
     
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    Exactly.
    (P.S. I don't like language! Please try to avoid it in my threads!)
     
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    Why would you want to play videos on a Nintendo console, they are abysmally underpowered. Last time I tried to play a video on a Nintendo console, was on a DSi XL, through a flash card. The video resolutions were DVD standard (480p), and the performance was still awful, so higher definition videos are out of the question.
     
  12. Spectral Blizzard
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    Umm...Just in case my phone dies? Also, It's fun!
     
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    porting VLC to the 3DS would take too long, so creating one from scratch would be the only option. sadly not even the new3DS is capable of decoding most of the modern video formats at full speed (except Theora which can be decoded around 40-56fps on old3DS). and guessing you want to watch your videos normally, this idea goes down the drain

    ...unless you want to convert the videos on the 3DS into an usable format, wasting space and write cycles on the SDCard, and waiting for the conversion to end when a 268MHz CPU is doing it

    *drops keyboard*
     
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    Even with the codec limitations it or something like it would still be nice to have, especially on the n3ds which can handle mp4/h264, since the picture viewer is limited to 10 minutes at a time and the browser based player doesn't allow rewinding or fast forwarding if the video is too long.
     
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    The closest to having VLC on your 3DS is a plugin for the SuperCard DSTWO flashcard.
     
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    Theora?:unsure::unsure::unsure:
     
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    yup, libTheora :P that's the only video codec I know of which can be decoded at almost 60fps on old3DS, and flawless 60fps on new3DS
     
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    What makes Theora so special that it can be decoded at around 40-56 fps on O3DS???

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    Let alone 60
     
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    idk, lol
    it just happens to be the best I tested
     
  20. Spectral Blizzard
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    What about h.265

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    (Mabye i shouldnt have posted this...)