Is there way to play xvid/divx/h.264 on DSi?

Discussion in 'NDS - Emulation and Homebrew' started by jbloggs, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. jbloggs

    jbloggs Member

    Jul 10, 2008
    Is there a way to play xvid/divx other video formats on the DSi? If so, what would be required to to this?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Stevetry

    Stevetry Most perverted person in GBATEMP

    Jan 15, 2009
    well you could play them using a dstwo and it video players
  3. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvertâ„¢

    Feb 4, 2010
    United States
    Cave Entrance, Watching Cyan Write Letters
    Divx/xvid will play on the DSTwo assuming it's not HD.

    h.264 is a very processor-intensive codec and will run laggily at best, don't even get your hopes up.

    If you're talking about normal flash carts that don't have extra CPU/RAM, then no, you will have to run your videos through a converter to DPG first.
  4. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    Yeah your options for "proper" video is
    an iplayer
    a DSTWO
    an iSmart MM

    All those three contain a couple of chips that can do the decoding for them. You can just about do H264 but I would not count on it (low framerate, low res and probably little in the more exotic parts of profiles/encoder options), xvid and co work wonderfully though (your typical scene style AVI- XVID video works great).

    There have also been a couple of ports of xvid to the DS, the best of which is but it is nowhere near moonshell in terms of actual usefulness and in all likelihood you will be encoding videos for it anyway so just go in for moonshell.