DSTwo or iPlayer?

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  1. 3DPiper
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    I'm thinking of upgrading all of my kids DSLites to DSi's (four of them)..

    Right now they all have Acekards, which work great..

    They would like to be able to also watch movies on their DS, so I was thinking either iPlayer or Supercard DSTwo..

    Our whole video library is all XVid..

    The iPlayer seems to be able to play XVid with no problems.. Can the DSTwo play vidoes as well?

    Is there any reason to get the DSTwo over the iPlayer?
     
  2. spinal_cord

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    Afaik iPlayer is homebrew only if playing commercial games is important to you, get the DSTwo. The DSTwo should be able to play any video that the iPlayer can, however, I would consider converting them to a smaller screen size, even with 390mhz, video is a lot of work, if the output video is the same resolution as the screen, it should be easier on the battery life and playback framerate.
    I don't know about iPlayer firmware updates, but DSTwo updates are usually released within a day of any firmware that blocks flash carts.
     
  3. impizkit

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    Go with the DSTWO. The iPlayer has been abandoned and only supports homebrew. No commercial NDS roms.
     
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    You can barely even find the iPlayer anymore.
    Go with the Supercard DSTwo, it's miles ahead of the iPlayer, plus has it can play roms.
    Also the DSTwo has all the features and more of the iPlayer. I can play almost all video formats and music formats as well has a features like SNES emulation.
     
  5. Nathanaël

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    lol.

    Yes, and it can read PDF files too. [​IMG]

    Besides that, DS2 is indeed a better choice out of this two cards. But Moonshell with converted movies is still better. You should stay with your Acekard. It's simply better. Converting a movie takes just 5 minutes.

    You won't watch a lot of movies on your DS anyway. Better get a PSP or anything if you'd like to watch movies. You can't watch TV with 192x256 pixels. It's simply not possible. You need a TV if you'd like to watch TV. Or something better than a DS.
     
  6. exangel

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    iplayer is still being supported and they released an update for 1.4.3 some time ago, but i'm tryin to get rid of mine on the trading forum (WTT/Give)

    i'm not sure Stanislav has done his research -- I'm quite sure that DSTwo did all three of those things before EX4 even came out

    edit (additional iplayer info):
    yes, it does support xvid, and if your videos are in HD you'll have to downconvert them to get a decent playback speed anyway. it's only designed to play up to 640x480 without any intermediate file conversion, at least i think that's what it said somewhere on the box or manual. the official website is www.dsiplayer.com and, (@OP) since you have access to the trading forum feel free to look at my thread. i don't want a lot for it but i bought it before the dstwo came out and paid the full original price of around $45 so it'd pain me to give the complete kit away for nothin at all [​IMG] heck i'd happily trade it for a used but working Acekard or maybe something else you may be planning to replace.

    however the DSTwo does support commercial roms and the iPlayer doesn't for NDS roms. And, if you want to make sure they have flashcarts that will be promptly updated in case of a DSi System Update you should get DSTwos to replace the Acekards. afaik there still hasn't been an AK2i firmware update to make them compatible with 1.4.3 and the DSTwo/iPlayer were both update fairly promptly
     
  7. koimayeul

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    dstwo for its fast updates in case of firmware blockage, and extra features the video player plugin is nice i use it only to play music clips from youtube though, converted to .avi
     
  8. exangel

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    It can play FLV files natively..
     
  9. Hyro-Sama

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    Buying four supercards will expensive has hell. Good Luck. Moreover, are you going to sell your NDS lites on the Temp? [​IMG]
     
  10. Another World

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    the iplayer was discontinued.

    if you want the iplayer pick up the ismart mm instead. it is the same hardware and it is supported by supercard for ismartds.

    -another world
     
  11. 3DPiper
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    Moreover, are you going to sell your NDS lites on the Temp?

    Probably not, these are all franken-ds's.. My kids have been very rough on them, they all have multiple shell's/buttons/screens.. I have two bags worth of parts that I've collected from repairing them.. Hence the new DSi's..

    if you want the iplayer pick up the ismart mm instead. it is the same hardware and it is supported by supercard for ismartds.


    Maybe the iSmart is the card I saw, I guess I thought it was the iPlayer..

    I read conflicting reports of what emulators work, movies being able to be played, etc.. The reviews on the shoptemp site are hit and miss.. Some people say some advertised functions do not work at all..

    Are there current working GBA/SNES emulators and the ability to play XVid movies now? If so I'm sold..
     
  12. spinal_cord

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    Yes, the emulators and movie player software are available from the dstwo website and probably filetrip too. the GBA and SNES emulators work well enough, the SNES one works far better than the snesds, the gba emulator works fine for me, but some elitists will probably tell you that a few specific games don't work or soemthing. As for playing movies, as long as the files are not at too high a resolution you should be fine. Also moonshell still works so you can still play your dpg movies on it.
     
  13. Another World

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    the video player for the ismartmm is almost as good as the one for the scds2. they were both coded by supercard and should both play the same formats. i haven't played around with either for a long time so i can't give you many specifics.

    the ismartmm does not do native snes emulation, only gba. the gba emu they are using is the same as the 1st build released for the scds2. it isn't as good as the scds2 gba emu and it does not appear to support the game_config.txt file (which improves compatibility). however, recently the dingoo handheld's linux port (dingux) was ported to the ismartmm (ismart linux). after some tweeking and a few releases it can actually play some of the dingux emulators. there is now a wide variety of emulation you can do with the ismartmm that you can not do with the scds2. the scds2 does have a mame4allport, an atari emu, and a special port of ds2x86 (the dos computer emulator).

    the scds2 has a really nice replacement menu by baseacegold. the menu alone is a reason to give the scds2 a try.

    the ismartmm (iplayer) hardware has a slower cpu than the scds2. there will be things the scds2 can do that you ismartmm will never be able to do. however, from what i've been told it is "fast enough".

    if you are basing your decision on gba, snes, and vids, then the scds2 will be better, faster, and more refined. if you want to experiment with more homebrew emulation (via ismart linux) and continue to have the same great support (as supercard updates the ismartmm as well as the scds2), then give the ismartmm a try.

    if you have the money pick up both and play around.

    -another world