iPlayer launching worldwide July 1st

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Jun 27, 2009
  1. shaunj66
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    iPlayer launching worldwide July 1st
    Slot-1 media player for the DS and DSi
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    Just a quick news piece to let you all know that the iPlayer, the new slot-1 media player that handles various video formats directly will be hitting retail stores on July 1st 2009.

    Also, the team have released a new loader that adds the video bookmark feature I suggested in the hands-on and have also eliminated the syncing issues when seeking within videos.

    Stay tuned to GBAtemp.net for the full written review.

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    Wonder what would be the price for the iPlayer cart?
    Glad they actually read suggestion and improve their product.
     
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    Pricing for the iPlayer is unknown.
     
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    Yeah I was hoping it would be somewhere in the range of a typical flashcart.
     
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    45$ at hopebuy. Too much for me [​IMG]
     
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    The Price is 45 USD

    Also does anybody know if we well be getting a ROM loader, Cheats or even RTS

    With the extra power will we MAYBE get :

    GBA Emulators
    Web Browser working without memory pack
     
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    depends if they open up the extra CPU to homebrew (or if any homebrew devs figure out how to use it themselves). in any case it might not be able to improve emulation etc, most likely its a specialised chip for video decoding.
     
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    $45.That's not so bad for people without a Movie player.I guess I wont be getting this then.
     
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    Exactly, literally everyone has some sort of Media Playing device, phone, DVD player etc, i just don't see the idea behind this. At that price, it isn't value for money.
     
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    $45 sounds a bit too much..
    Lets see if DX gets it. I doubt it...

    If its around $20-30, I might consider buying it.
     
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    So is this actually going to be released in retail brick-and-mortar stores or what?
     
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    Personally this has to be the WORST idea ever.
    Yes before I though it was a "revolution" for the DS.
    But it's a fail, I don't know who would want to watch movies, tv shows on the low res DS screen.
    The PSP and Ipod touch/phones are great cause of their max resolution etc.
    The DS Resolution is freaking low and pixel like no tomorrow.
    For those that have a PSP and would buy this cart its a shame.
    If this cart is more than 30 USD good luck only reason that other flash carts are successful are because they are
    able to play download roms.
     
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    Its not that bad...
    and commercial rom loading "may be" an option later on.
     
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    45 USD is expensive
    if i ever need one, i rather get it directly from china (since i have relative there) which will only cost me 30 USD
     
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    Yeah a romloader is probably the key of the success.
    Don't know if Normmatt will do something concerning that, in fact for free ...
     
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    Mbmax,
    the last time i spoke to normmatt he said no [​IMG]
     
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    Well other methods could be possible(other people may do it), but obviously you cant rely on that...
     
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    oh boy oh boy!.. July 1st..

    I will get this IF they could make a rom loader running on this one.. I am just hoping someone could actually do that..
    however, if not, well i guess.. i will consider the price.. if its more than 30+ USD and unable to run rom loader.. i probably won't get it.. but if its less than 30 then ill consider buying it... even though rom loading is not supported.. just for the sake of completing every cart there is for my collection [​IMG]
     
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    Yeah, of course [​IMG]
     
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    well that or the fact it will be in retail stores selling to folk who have no idea what a flashcart is but want video on DS.
    but the power drain is a drag. according to there site

    "Q?How about the iPlayer power consumption?

    A?iPlayer can play video more than 4 hours. Test environment: Brightness 2, volume biggest with earphone, NDSL?"
    on a DSi this would play for 2 hours with video and 4 with Music on brightness level 2 LAME
    AS I said before MoonShell 2 for the win
     

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