New slot-1 media player in the works (iPlayer)

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  1. shaunj66
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    [​IMG] New slot-1 media player in the works
    Plays various video formats directly
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    Update: The official website for the product, now called the iPlayer, is online. Check it out at http://www.dsiplayer.com/. Details are still scarce, but you can get an interactive demo of how the product looks and works. The team are waiting from feedback from reviewers before launching the product, so stay tuned to our full written review, and our first impressions that will be online this evening.

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  2. raing3

    raing3 CNET_Richard

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    Thanks for the update shaunj66
     
  3. spinal_cord

    spinal_cord Knows his stuff

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    Cool, I hope it will be far better than the GBAMP was. And homebrew too!!
     
  4. quartercast

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    Sweet, any comments on battery life?
     
  5. Normmatt

    Normmatt Former AKAIO Programmer

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    Cool, I'll make a rom loader for it if the DLDI is open source [​IMG]
     
  6. Islay

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    hmm, If it plays MKV + can change sub title size then it will be cool.

    thank you for the info, plese post if it can when you get a fully working card.
     
  7. BoxShot

    BoxShot Chiyo-chan :3

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    Well I'll be damned its true. This time its more er believable especailly now we can see what he is pressing. Still I won't be getting it considering my micro sd isn't so big and price considering the powerful cpu.

    @Normmatt: please do if you can [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. rockstar99

    rockstar99 Hi

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    i might consider buying this just for movies
     
  9. raulpica

    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    Powerful CPU on it = FPGA = Team DS-X? [​IMG]
     
  10. nutella

    nutella Low Glycemic Index

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    to be honest, im not really interested because I end up converting them anyway to compress and normalise the videos anyway. but, im sure many people will be interested in it though and it seems legal too.
     
  11. quartercast

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    Hmm, come to think of it, perhaps someone will write a GBA emulator for it [​IMG]

    *ducks under table*
     
  12. George290506

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    It is good if there is no conversion required.
     
  13. ViRGE

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    Humm, it'll be interesting to see how they're doing this. Raw video for a DS screen is only 3MB/sec (192 x 256 pixels, x 16bpp x 30fps), which I believe is within the limits of Slot-1, so they could very well be handing the DS completely decoded frames. OTOH they could be using something like MJPEG to cut down on necessary bandwidth, but I'm not sure if the DS can do that at 30fps.
     
  14. jan777

    jan777 motion control..? srsly? so 2008. 3DS is teh bombz

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    i died on the inside

    ..i thought it was going to be a dsi mode flash cart..

    thanks for killing me, ill jump off mount everest to finish the process

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    lol my ds is dead anyway, so im just waiting for the dsi to be hacked then ill buy one
     
  15. Noitora

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    Since it would be able to load homebrew, it would be possible to load games using YSMenu.
     
  16. BoxShot

    BoxShot Chiyo-chan :3

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    On another note if we use vids we downloaded off the internet won't they be to big for the screen? So what about that.
     
  17. hepheisto

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    Resizing should be easily done within the external cpu, takes way less processing power than decoding. Maybe DS itself is fast enough for that.

    I hope it will be able to play mkv an be able to display the subtitle on the bottom screen, so it can be larger without taking up annoying much video space
     
  18. Maz7006

    Maz7006 iSEXu

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    Thats what i had in mind, but it may not support YSmenu
     
  19. Domination

    Domination GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Looks promising.... for DSi owners. Good to see that more developers are making flashcarts, even if its just for media and homebrew.

    Is there a possibilty of such a cart on DSL, ever?
     
  20. Minox

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    I fail to see why this would be DSi only. It's still running everything in DS compatibility mode so that means it should work on normal DSs/DSLs.