Moonshell as an MP3 player

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  1. bunnybreaker
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    Hey,
    I'm going on a long trip next weekend and my MP3 player is broken so I was wondering about moonshell and it's music playing capabilities. I imagine there is some battery life extension purely from closing the lid and not having to power the screens, but does anyone actually know how long the battery (in a Phat) lasts if using moonshell as a pure audio player?

    Thanks.
     
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    I would strongly reccomend Moonshell as an mp3 player, the best one out there for the DS.

    There is some power-saving things that were programmed into it, just close the lid and it goes into sleep mode (music obviously resumes playing).

    I'm surprised you don't have it already!
    It's pretty much a must-have.
     
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    Sorry, I worded it a bit wrong. I already do use moonshell as an MP3 player, but only on short walks and the occasional train journey. This weekend though, I've got over 6 hours of travelling to do in one go and I hate being without music on public transport, but will a DS Phat battery last me 6 hours?
     
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    Take a book with you just in case [​IMG]
     
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    LOLz. I am taking a book, but a book doesn't prevent me from hearing the general public (eugh!). I'm hoping I can fix my MP3 player so this is all redundant, but failing that, I just hope the battery lasts me long enough so that I don't have to go on a killing spree.
     
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    Hhmm... with a DS Phat.

    Not sure. Turn the backlight off too to save even more battery power [​IMG].

    I kno the Lite probably would, but not the Phat.

    I'd say 6 hours is... ALMOST as far ias the battery will make it.
    It's in sleep mode, you never know [​IMG].

    Maybe it will, unless you're like me and constantly keep switching through songs.
     
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    well, I know my lite ds lasts me around 8hrs with music on at almost full volume...
     
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    Thanks guys. Still, if anyone has a definitive answer, please post. I might do some tests this week, cuz I think I get about (sometimes a little more) 4 hours of gameplay on a full charge on my DS Phat with an R4, but I have no idea what percentage of that power consumption is screen, file access, sound output, etc.
     
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    You will not get 6 hours out of a DS Phat with moonshell. It also depends when you bought your DS phat because the battery loses its charge over time. My DS phat has a lasting power of about 2 hours and I bought my ds since 2005.
     
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    Use lmp-ng (An iPod mp3 player which still plays and has powersaving if you need to change songs etc..)
     
  11. Dylan

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    I don't think you would even get 6 hours out of a lite.
     
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    With the backlight/screens off, the battery time should increase a lot.

    You can get twice as much as that, supposedly.
     
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    I've had my DS phat in sleep mode over night with a battery that wasn't fully charged several times. It lasts quite a while (more than most people would think).
     
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    My one still runs for around 4 hours. It depends on how often you drain the battery, not necessarily how long you played with it or had it. Some games/apps drain battery faster than others. Even if you don't play it, the charge goes naturally but at a much slower pace.
     
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    It also depends on your flashcart as well doesn't it. I think Slot 2 flashcarts don't last as long as slot 1 flashcarts.
     
  16. Tanks

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    I just went on a trip with my DS phat. I had my M3 cart with me of course. I did nothing but use moonshell MP3 the whole trip. That was aout 4 hours. I got to my destination, where I used it every now and again, but I never charged it. I took my trip back, again, 4 hours. The battery finally died as we pulled back into my driveway.
     
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    i get about 7 and 1/2 hours out of my NDSL
     
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    Woah! Much more than I expected.
     
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    I've used my R4/NDSL combo as an mp3 player, think I got about 5/6 hours out of it.
     
  20. GDragon

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    Wow i turn my music on when i sleep, so for me it could last 8-10 hours [​IMG]