Looking into The DStwo iplayer

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    <div align="center"><img src="http://eng.supercard.sc/manual/dstwo/plugin/images/player01.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" />

    “DSTWO iPlayer” is a media player for DSTWO. It full use the
    internal cpu of DSTWO, so you can play RMVB/AVI/FLV and etc video format files
    and MP3/APE/FLAC and etc audio files directly with DSTWO, no converting
    anymore!


    <b>How to install:</b>

    Download and unzip, then copy “DSTWO iPlayer” and
    “_dstwoplug” folders to the root of your microsd card.
    Note: you can put media files anywhere you want.
    </div>





    Supercard team just release their promise Dstwo movie player that utilizes the hardware CPU to play RMVB/AVI/FLV files in your NDS so I have taken some time to test out this new video viewing option in the DSTWO.

    <!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro-->First thing i will test the claim RMVB/AVI/FLV/MKV/WMV/MP4/ playback. NOTE i use my converter default settings for each file so don't nag <!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

    AVI HD 720p 1
    Resolution 1280 X 720
    Video Codec Mpeg-4
    Video Bit-rate 12000k
    Audio Codec Mp3
    Sample Rate 41000
    Audio Bit-rate 192k

    <!--coloro:#00BFFF--><span style="color:#00BFFF"><!--/coloro-->Result: It lagged and is frame jumping.
    <!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->
    AVI HD 720p 2
    Resolution 1280 X 720
    Video Codec Xvid
    Video Bit-rate 12000k
    Audio Codec Mp3
    Sample Rate 41000
    Audio Bit-rate 128k

    <!--coloro:#00BFFF--><span style="color:#00BFFF"><!--/coloro-->Result: It lagged and is frame jumping. <!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

    AVI 576p
    Resolution 704 X 576
    Video Codec H.263
    Video Bit-rate 954k
    Audio Codec Mp3
    Sample Rate 41000
    Audio Bit-rate 128k

    Result: plays ok i dint see any lag is smoother that the last one.

    AVI 480p
    Resolution 640 X 480
    Video Codec DIVX
    Video Bit-rate Default
    Audio Codec Mp3
    Sample Rate Default
    Audio Bit-rate Default

    <!--coloro:#00BFFF--><span style="color:#00BFFF"><!--/coloro-->Results: well i notice slowdowns in some part but it was ok not many artifacts this time. <!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->


    AVI DVix 480p
    Resolution 640 X 480
    Video Codec DMPEG-4
    Video Bit-rate 1200k
    Audio Codec Mp3
    Sample Rate 44100
    Audio Bit-rate 128k

    <!--coloro:#00BFFF--><span style="color:#00BFFF"><!--/coloro-->Results: it play ok i dint see any slowdown pretty nice. <!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

    AVI Xvid 480p
    Resolution 640 X 480
    Video Codec Xvid
    Video Bit-rate 2168k
    Audio Codec Mp3
    Sample Rate 44100
    Audio Bit-rate 128k

    <!--coloro:#00BFFF--><span style="color:#00BFFF"><!--/coloro-->Results: quite nice playback no slowdowns it looks ok just like the last one.<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

    WMV HD 720p 1
    Resolution 1280 X 720
    Video Codec WMV3x
    Video Bit-rate 8000k
    Audio Codec windows audio V7
    Sample Rate 44100
    Audio Bit-rate 128k

    <!--coloro:#00BFFF--><span style="color:#00BFFF"><!--/coloro-->Results: Lots of video and sound slowdowns unwatchable. <!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

    WMV 480
    Resolution 640 X 480
    Video Codec WMV3x
    Video Bit-rate 722k
    Audio Codec windows audio V7
    Sample Rate 44100
    Audio Bit-rate 128k

    <!--coloro:#00BFFF--><span style="color:#00BFFF"><!--/coloro-->Results: It plays i felt some slowdown in some parts but it was ok. <!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

    FLV
    Resolution 640 X 480
    Video Codec
    Video Bit-rate 512k
    Audio Codec mp3
    Sample Rate 44100
    Audio Bit-rate 64k

    <!--coloro:#00BFFF--><span style="color:#00BFFF"><!--/coloro-->Results: it took some time for the player to load the video but wen it play it was ok some slowdowns in some parts but it was ok. <!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

    MKV H.264 1
    Resolution 720 X 480
    Video Codec H.264/MPEG-4 AVC
    Video Bit-rate 813k
    Audio Codec MP3
    Sample Rate 44100
    Audio Bit-rate 128k

    <!--coloro:#00BFFF--><span style="color:#00BFFF"><!--/coloro-->Results: Slowdowns and frame jumping in some parts. <!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

    MKV MPEG-4
    Resolution 720 X 480
    Video Codec MPEG-4
    Video Bit-rate 813k
    Audio Codec MP3
    Sample Rate 44100
    Audio Bit-rate 128k

    <!--coloro:#00BFFF--><span style="color:#00BFFF"><!--/coloro-->Results: it plays ok just 1 slowdown in the beginning and it play good.<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

    MKV H.264 2
    Resolution 640 X 480
    Video Codec H.264/MPEG-4 AVC
    Video Bit-rate 722k
    Audio Codec MP3
    Sample Rate 44100
    Audio Bit-rate 128k

    <!--coloro:#00BFFF--><span style="color:#00BFFF"><!--/coloro-->Results: Frame jumping slowdowns in many parts not that good of a playback.
    <!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->
    MKV HD H.264
    Resolution 1280 X 720
    Video Codec H.264/MPEG-4 AVC
    Video Bit-rate 10000k
    Audio Codec MP3
    Sample Rate 44100
    Audio Bit-rate 128k

    <!--coloro:#00BFFF--><span style="color:#00BFFF"><!--/coloro-->Results: unwatchable lots of slowdowns the video is super slow.<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

    Real-video 1
    Resolution 640X 480
    Video Codec real-video
    Video Bit-rate 722k
    Audio Codec real-audio
    Sample Rate 44100
    Audio Bit-rate 64k

    <!--coloro:#00BFFF--><span style="color:#00BFFF"><!--/coloro-->Results: quite nice playback 1 slowdown at the beginning but the rest was smooth.<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

    Real-video 2
    Resolution 720 X 480
    Video Codec real-video
    Video Bit-rate 813k
    Audio Codec real-audio
    Sample Rate 44100
    Audio Bit-rate 128k

    <!--coloro:#00BFFF--><span style="color:#00BFFF"><!--/coloro-->Results: it did playback just like the one before.<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

    <object width="425" height="355"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/mHtOfAdhurE&rel=1"></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/mHtOfAdhurE&rel=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="355"></embed></object>

    <!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro-->Playback Test Part 2 resolutions lower that 720 X 480 <!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

    AVI XVID
    Resolution 320X 240
    Video Codec XVID
    Video Bit-rate 512k
    Audio Codec MP3
    Sample Rate 44100
    Audio Bit-rate 128k

    <!--coloro:#00BFFF--><span style="color:#00BFFF"><!--/coloro-->Results: Videos looks ok no slowdowns is what you expect a video running in the ds too look.<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

    MKV 1
    Resolution 320X 240
    Video Codec H.264/MPEG-4 AVC
    Video Bit-rate 176k
    Audio Codec MP3
    Sample Rate 44100
    Audio Bit-rate 128k

    <!--coloro:#00BFFF--><span style="color:#00BFFF"><!--/coloro-->Results: also running great dint see any slowdowns <!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

    WMV
    Resolution 320X 240
    Video Codec WMV3x
    Video Bit-rate 512k
    Audio Codec Windows media audio 7
    Sample Rate 44100
    Audio Bit-rate 128k

    <!--coloro:#00BFFF--><span style="color:#00BFFF"><!--/coloro-->Results: runs ok i notice some strange lines for a second there in one part but overall it was ok.<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

    Real Video
    Resolution 320X 240
    Video Codec real Video
    Video Bit-rate 512k
    Audio Codec Real audio
    Sample Rate 44100
    Audio Bit-rate 64k
    <!--coloro:#00BFFF--><span style="color:#00BFFF"><!--/coloro-->
    Results: also runs ok <!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->


    Videos in the below video are running in 320X 240

    <object width="425" height="355"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/EDoYT6KEzxU&rel=1"></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/EDoYT6KEzxU&rel=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="355"></embed></object>


    Well i know i dint test all the possible ways but for what i can see 720 X 480 and below resolutions seen to be the best way to go and i know that what they say in the site but i have to test anyway the video playbacks when it works is ok but you can get almost the same if not equal from Dpg4 using moonshell it says it plays MP4 but the wont show you have to change the file extension to avi for them to work so that is kind of retarded anyway i still prefer moonshell DPG4 cuz i already haves lots of videos in that but the fact that this thing was able to play a video i downloaded from a torrent site without any converting made me want to use it as much as dpg and that picture of the ironman movie in 720p is bullshit i think it can play it but is unwatchable.

    <!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro-->Now i will be testing the Music files playback that they say this can play
    MP3/WMA/APE/FLAC.<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

    MP3
    Sample rate 48000
    bit rate 192k

    <!--coloro:#00BFFF--><span style="color:#00BFFF"><!--/coloro-->Results plays ok.<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

    WMA
    Sample rate 48000
    Bit rate 224k
    Codec windows audio 7

    <!--coloro:#00BFFF--><span style="color:#00BFFF"><!--/coloro-->Results Plays ok.<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

    RA
    Sample rate 48000
    Bit rate 320k
    Codec Real-audio
    <!--coloro:#00BFFF--><span style="color:#00BFFF"><!--/coloro-->
    Results Plays ok.<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->


    <object width="425" height="355"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/d2v6Wn6qcc8&rel=1"></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/d2v6Wn6qcc8&rel=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="355"></embed></object>

    Well as you can see the audio players play what it say it can play but not only that i notice that it can play more audio format that the ones mention like real-audio Ect.


    OK now i will be testing the subtitle video function thing this thing cant play the subtitle file that must MKV files have inside so you have to get the file out and convert it to .srt and name it the same as the video them put it along side the video for it to play.

    As we all know .srt is not use anymore the standard seem to be .ass
    so i converted the .ass file to .srt see the video below.

    <object width="425" height="355"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/D5d4u1c5-y4&rel=1"></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/D5d4u1c5-y4&rel=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="355"></embed></object>

    The subs work but they wont show all is like they wont fix inside the screen you can see part of the sentence going off screen so is not that good the subtitles are by default white but you can change the color of them if you want.


    Well after doing all that i try other things like making play a dpg file i change the file extension from dpg to avi to if it would play and all i got was the sound playback but no video so i cant re sue my dpg with this player in the video below is what happen.
    <object width="425" height="355"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/0r86dLbw3Ns&rel=1"></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/0r86dLbw3Ns&rel=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="355"></embed></object>

    i think is because of the dpg codec it cant run it so it only runs the sound too bad.

    After that i try to compare it to Moonshell playback below are the videos
    <object width="425" height="355"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/aofUopqmINI&rel=1"></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/aofUopqmINI&rel=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="355"></embed></object><object width="425" height="355"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/1nPbyhBhtX8&rel=1"></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/1nPbyhBhtX8&rel=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="355"></embed></object>
    below are the parameters that i use for the videos that i am comparing

    DPG4
    Resolution 256 X 144
    Video codec MPEG-1
    Bit-Rate 512k
    Sound Codec Mp2
    Sample Rate 32000
    Sound Bit-Rate 160k

    Avi
    Resolution 624 X 512
    Video codec MPEG-4
    Bit-Rate 1099k
    Sound Codec Mp3
    Sample Rate 48000
    Sound Bit-Rate 125k

    they look similar but i kind of notice a little more detail in the Iplayer one and the color are a little more vivid and so you know i dint convert the episode of southpark the iplayers is running i downloaded it strait from the internet to my SD card so thats a win for the iplayer i that part .
     


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    Thank you very much, this thread is really useful
     
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    Awesome video info, thanks!
     
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    Nice thread [​IMG]

    I've not tried it yet but it's good to hear real video plays well. [​IMG]
     
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    Happy it help out is my first time doing something like this i ended up linking the iplayer if you get the right video is ok last week southpark episode worked without having to convert it i just drop it in my card and done also i still need to add some thing and if you want me to try something out ask
     
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    Hey, could you try some 320x240-sized files? I'd like to see if they run better and prettier than other formats before I take the time to down-convert.

    Also, what's the strange flapjack-like cartoon? XD
     
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    sure i get into it right away and the cartoon is jimmy two shoes XD
     
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    Ah, allright, thanks a lot. I'll get my DSTWO on monday because I missed the mail today when it came XP

    So by the time I've got everything else set up perhaps I'll see what that size looks like. [​IMG]
     
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    How does it perform when not rescaling? As in, when playing a video that is resized to fit in 256x192 (the individual resolution of each screen)? Does it still lag? Etc, etc.
     
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    I hear it just looks like a DPG. No lag but ugly and pixelly.

    Dunno about standard porable res (320x240) yet tho, that's why I asked for a test of some [​IMG]
     
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    nope is plays ok no lag for me

    also i added the 320 X240 test and a video they below the other test they play really good.
     
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    It looks a bit better than DPG, but not by much.
    Sound is way better than with DPG though.
     
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    That's really extensive, thank you [​IMG]
     
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    Hey, thanks.

    Ya, portable size DOES look good. Will probly convert some for it then [​IMG] Thanks!
     
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    added a video comparing it to a moonshell video
     
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    I just tried playing this FLV video on the DStwo iPlayer and it failed to playback, you could seek frames and see still images, but the video refused to play.

    It was this video.
     
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    so u din't use a converter?
     
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    That's kind of the whole point of the DSTwo's iPlayer, you don't need to!
     
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    could be the codec everything looks like it should play i suggest converting it alsoin my first post my flv plays because i converted it myself suggest using AVI
     
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    If it's an FLV downloaded straight from youtube, I'd assume that during the conversion process it'd all end up being the same codec anyway.
     

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