Dragon Media Player

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Oct 29, 2012

Dragon Media Player by the_randomizer at 9:55 PM (1,236 Views / 0 Likes) 10 replies

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    Before you say anything, yes, I am aware that there are far superior media players out there and no, all the popular ones (including Wii Media Centre) crash with a DSI exception error on my HDD or SD card more than Windows Vista. I have my reasons for using Dragon Media Player, primarily due to its unsurpassed stability, but there is a fatal flaw, the channels are reversed when they clearly shouldn't be. Songs that play certain sounds in the left channel are in the right channel and it's obvious that this should not be the case. Now that it's open source, would it be overly complicated to alter the stereo output so it would revert the channels to where they're supposed to go? Right should be right and left should be left, not the other way around.

    Unless someone can tell me why WiiMC crashes my 500GB MyPassport HDD (despite making the changes in the .xml file), I'm sticking with DMP.
     
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    Hey im running a 500gb wd my passport HDD and i use both WiiMc and MPlayerCe without any problems:) so im thinking it is your settings somewhere. What changes did you make in the .xml file?
     
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    Forgot the exact name, but something like "load_abhroot" (used to be no_ios_ on reload, I think), but no matter what setting I used, the effing program will display an DSI exception error at random times. Snes9xGx does this on my HDD as well (both programs are made by Tantric/dborth), luckily, I can use the SDHC card just fine. I think that WiiMC and Snes9xGx hate my hard drive, plain and simple. That's why I created this thread, to find out how to force DMP to output the channels correctly.
     
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    It might be a compatibility issue with IOS58, if DMP still uses 202. See if MPlayer CE works with your HDD.
     
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    Well, Tantric told me via email that he has the exact model of HDD that I do, so it can't be the hard drive. I'm not sure why the bloody thing is so picky.
     
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    Even if they are the same model, that doesn't mean that they will have the exact same compatibility. I don't know why that is, but I know it's true from experience. Just try MPlayer CE. If it works, delete cIOS202 and see if it still works.
     
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    Ugh, it's been so long I almost forgot how to change/delete IOSes and reinstall them on the fly. Tantric's Snes9xGx also has the exact same issue on my HDD...too bad RetroArch isn't compatible with USB hard drives (but that's another thread, but the crashing issue is still the same).
     
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    To delete: Load WiiMod, select IOS Manager, and delete 202 (I think you press - but there is a legend).

    To install: Download cIOS202[60]-v5.1R from ModMii (page 4) and put it in "FAT:\Wad\". Load WiiMod, select Wad Manager, and install cIOS202[60]-v5.1R.wad
     
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    Oh, yeah, I forgot how simple it was. Guess I'm not as active in the Wii homebrew scene as I used to be, thanks for the explanation! If it still doesn't work via HDD, then I'm either SOL or I'll have to stick with SDHC for music.
     
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    So....does anyone know how to alter that part of the source core or not?
     
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    Have you tested 202 vs 58 yet?
     

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