MP4 player homebrew possible?

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  1. fatboynate
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    fatboynate Bringer of Freedom

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    im just wondering, its it possible to port or create a mp4 player for the 3ds, i'd love to be able to store walkthroughs on my 3ds for easy viewing when on my travels, load the mp4 files from the sd card and run the mp4 player from a 3ds file or cia on emunand
     
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    Seems like a waste, you can already convert videos to play on the 3ds with ffmpeg and other programs.
     
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    yeah but only 10 mins long
     
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    i dont see why it wouldn't be possible in some way, but like every other homebrew, it'll end up taking half a year to take any kind of form if anyone bothers to start making it.

    the real question is, if you really want to carry several gb of playthrough footage per game just for the occasional need to check what to do?
    you'll have much bigger chances with text walkthroughs, since a text reader is usually among the early homebrews for any portable system and they're not really hard to code
     
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    A port of VLC Player would be the best. No idea about the technical possibility of it though, it's just a thought
     
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    well if my understanding is close then it shouldnt be that hard since i have made a mp3 player for android before that was basically a clone of the walkman from w810 so i guess a mp4 player is the same, i just dont know anything of the 3ds software, or hardware. i found it confusing just trying to conver 3ds files to cia lol
     
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    Not an MP4 player but a video player yes:
    :D
     
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    The 10min limit was already mentioned, but you're also facing a 20fps cap. So any movies or shows you convert will look choppy as they're going from 24/30fps to 20.
     
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    Then why does Netflix look bomb?
     
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    Because the Netflix App is a separate app and therefore does not suffer the horrible Frame-limit Cap. :P
     
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    I'm working on a video player that should be able to play anything playable through VLC or MPC-HC. It will also have subtitle support, however it won't work with the current version of ninjhax as the 3dsx file is bigger than the 8 Megabyte file-size limit, apparently there's a ninjhax update coming out soon that will fix that.
     
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    It's very rough the video format i used for the sample but i reached full speed with video playback (now i'll work to audio support):