1. magx

    OP magx Advanced Member
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    does anyone know if the peole behind moonshell are adding support for other formats or will it always be the .dpg gormat only? Because I need to decide whether I try and find a porgram to convert .mp4 vids to .avi so i can then conver those to .dpg (since the converter for moonshell doesn't recognize mp4's) or do I wait for .mp4 support?

    Converting them all like this will take forever, and i remember spending weeks doing all the ocnverting for the psp.....

    any advice?


    thanks in advance
     
  2. ChaosTheorySD

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    Do you still have the original files? Then you could just convert THOSE into .dpg or whatever.

    But otherwise I don't know. I'm not very familiar with video conversions.
     
  3. magx

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    no, I don't otherwise I would have done that [​IMG]
     
  4. kennyboy

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    not sure if the batchdpg can help....i tried realmedia and it works...
     
  5. magx

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    ......can you elaborate on that a bit? I'm not sure what you're talking about (sorry, new to this). Thanks
     
  6. wohoo

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    well.... why don't you just download a converter for mp4 to "whatever" you need ;D
     
  7. FAST6191

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    MP4 is merely a container.

    Should you want to convert them the batchDPG program could work although my personal experiences have been less than stellar so far, others have said it is great and in all truth I have not put it through it's paces.

    Moreover MP4 is a fairly new thing at least as far as most sites, programs and video makers/users do not use/support it.

    So grab AVISynth:
    http://www.avisynth.org/
    And a copy of Virtual Dub (or one of it's mods):
    http://www.virtualdub.org/

    Open up notepad and do as follows paste the following line in changing it for the location and name of your MP4 file:
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    DirectShowSource("C:\micromachines_4_gp.mp4")
    Save this notepad file with an .avs extension and then open it with Vdub (or almost any player you can think of).
    Once you are in there save the file as an AVI.
    To do this in VDub click video and select recompress (fast or normal it should not matter). Then click video compression (or ctrl and p) and choose your codec, I use ffdshow with encoder set to xvid but any should do. Then hit file, save as avi and choose a location. A little while later a nice AVI should spring up.
    You can get ffdshow in a great little codec pack by the anime release groups: http://www.cccp-project.net/

    Of course batchDPG does this automatically and can be used to import almost any file in any container.
     
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    mp4 is a container for h264 encoding... the DS will never be able to decode h264 becuse it lacks the cpu power and the ram that the PSP has
     
  9. Veho

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    If you're that lazy, you could always buy a Play Yan Micro [​IMG]

    For a "mere" $75, you get mp4 playback on your DS.

    Or use Batch.dpg.
     
  10. magx

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    ok, looks liek I am going to try and fing this batch.dpg

    thanks everyone, especially fast6191 for that very in depth post
     
  11. magx

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    ok, I found th eprogram and installed it. When i run it on a South PArk episode (cartman gets pubes) I get a .dpg version of th eepisode, but it's 0 bytes.......

    anyone know what's going on?
     
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    you probably need the proper encoder. i suggest trying either the readme or the authors site for more info.
     
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    no readme and can't access the site i get to the main probaords site for some reason
     
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    thanks for that link but unfortunately nothing there is of any use....except maybe I miu=ght have an older version of the program, I'll check that when I get home from work

    but the FAQ section doesn't have my problem listed
     
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    I've uplaoded an episode of FUll metal panic (Anime) on the M3 (encoded with moonshell's dpg format). The quality and colors were good but I was dissapointed in scren size. it was widescreen so there's black horizontal bars top and bottom of the video which made the video even smaller.

    The subtitles were visible tho. They were clear
     
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