Homebrew - Watch DPG with both screens...

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  1. electricsashimi
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    Discussion for the possibility of the creation of this homebrew. Moonshell can play DPG files, but only on one screen, would it be possible to create something like that, but have video play on both screens?

    Some of the games I played featured an intro video using both screens.... it would be cool, if we could convert a video (avi, mpeg watever...) into a dpg file played by both screens, having the option of removing the screen space between the screens... like the option in comicbookds
     


  2. DarkAura

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    Over there.
    That'd be cool, but kinda weird too, IMO. I still prefer one screen to watch, cuz two sorta gets confusing.
     
  3. TrolleyDave

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    Why would you want to watch the same movie on both screens?

    Also AFAIK the decoding of the DPGs saps an awful lot of processing power (it's why there's a lag on the touch screen controls) so I'm not even sure that it would be possible.
     
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    I was deceived by the topic title. :\
     
  6. cubin'

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    two pornos going at the same time?
     
  7. TrolleyDave

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    Yeah but it's one porno on two screens. I could see the point if it didn't go 2 * Screens, 2* Pornos, 2 * Hands and 1 * WeeWee-mote.
     
  8. DarkAura

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    Over there.
    Different angles?
     
  9. electricsashimi
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    Then Y, in some DS games introduction, there are video clips that play in both screens, like in metroid hunters....
     
  10. chuckstudios

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    Because that's not DPG.
     
  11. DanTheManMS

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    Right, that's a proprietary codec that homebrew coders do not have access to. Furthermore, I believe it runs at only 15 fps when run across both screens at once.

    Something like this could be possible, though someone would need to code it. I've heard that Moonshell's source is a mess, and 1.71 requires a special compiler that costs several thousand dollars, so you'd have to base it off of 1.6 or earlier, or start entirely from scratch.
     
  12. Nero

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    This homebrew would be pointless.

    I'd rather just watch it on one screen. [​IMG]

    ~Nero
     
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    but then it would be possible to create a video that portrays a working DS game/homebrew that doesn't exist, oh wait, that would be a reason not to do it.
     
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    My Slot-2 M3 already does this, but not the way I want it to. (Their custom-moonshell has two dual-screen modes, one with both screens showing an identical picture, and another one with the upper screens picture flipped). I'd love to have a widescreen video spread across the two screens, with the gap between the screens cut out. I've got no practical reason to do this, other than the almighty v-penis.

    'tis funny, how today I've seemed to see a lot of posts about stuff that slot-1 cards supposedly can't do, that my old M3 does(SDHC-support etc.)
     
  15. zeppo

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    It would be cool if you could play footage of ds gameplay on both screens.
     
  16. IainDS

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    THERE AT LEAST A HALF AN INCH GAP BETWEEN THE SCREENS. It's such a pointless idea.
     
  17. zeppo

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    yeah... but it would still be good for showing videos of actual gameplay.
     
  18. iritegood

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    Woah.. never heard of that before. [Citation Needed]
     
  19. chuckstudios

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    It's true. I even emailed Moonlight and asked him.
     
  20. GBA_Temper

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    Humm lol I seen some music Videos on both screens at the same time but the video encode version was .dsm not .dpg