New to the DS scene

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by hovdog, May 28, 2009.

May 28, 2009

New to the DS scene by hovdog at 7:48 PM (1,304 Views / 0 Likes) 15 replies

  1. hovdog
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    Newcomer hovdog Member

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    I just got my DSi from Amazon today in the mail...was hoping to have some sort of video playback out of the box...no luck apparently...

    I'm pretty capable with electronics and such....

    How do I go about getting this to play video files? avi, mp4, etc.

    Thanks in advance

    J
     
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    No way to do that [​IMG]

    Only way that you'll be able to play video, is to get a flashcart (refer to this thread: http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=70252 for the flash cart!), and then you'll have to convert your videos to .dpg format, only then, you can watch video!
     
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    You need a flashcart and software like Moonshell2 for videos.

    I don't understand why you hoped for video playback out of the box. Nintendo never advertised the DSi as being capable of playing videos out of the box.
     
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    any tutorials around on how to use the flashcart w/ this moonshell to do this?
     
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    There is no tutorial for that, it's like asking for tutorial on how to play DVD with a DVD player......you just, run it..

    However, there is a tutorial on how to encode your movies to .dpg format....here: http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=35547


    EDIT: hmmmmm, it looks that first posts have been removed when problems were solved with GBAtemps server move, it'll be back sometime in the future, for now, check the rest of the thread to see if you could use some of the info there!
     
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    I use Super for converting to DPG format.
     
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    can anyone point me in a direction to buy this flashcart for my new DSi? I don't want to be stuck with one that's crappy....doesn't work with the DSi....or won't allow me to play videos....

    Is it just a matter of downloading this Moonshell and putting it on the MicroSD and just running the flashcart?
     
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    I would really recommend the AceKard2i
    It's build quality is amazing, I never had any problems with it.
    The Real Time Save works brilliantly, the menu's are quick and responsive, the support is very good.
    It can play multimedia files with Moonshell perfectly.
    It's well worth the extra money if you ask me.

    You can buy it from here for example:

    http://www.nxpgame.com/acekard-2i.html

    That's a great webshop, with great support and I've heard nothing but good things about it.
     
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    don't get the cyclo evolution DS if you have a DSi. it's for the older DS's only.

    you might want to consider the acekard 2i or the itouch2i. those are both reasonably priced. check out any of the affiliate retailers listed on the right-hand side of gbatemp.net main page to help support these forums and this community.
     
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    Well you need:

    A Flash Card - I recommend AceKard 2i
    Micro SD Card - I recommend a 2 - 4gb Sandisk Memory card
    Micro SD card reader
    DVD with whatever you want on your ds or however you wish to get your film ect..
    DPG Converter

    Then you download Moonshell and look-up a tutorial on the forum somewhere, I would link you to one, but the server is agging really bad for me, andm y comp is being laggy aswell :[
     
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    ok just picked up AceKard2i
    and a MicroSD reader....I have a USB reader with a fullsize SD card to read Micro but I cant find it...

    videos I have

    that converter easy enough to get

    What kind of card do I need?

    2gb? bigger?

    How big can I get? 16gb worth it? SDHC ok?
     
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    acekard 2i supports up to 32GB SDHC

    Moonshell comes with a converter for DPG, and is probably the best program to use for it.
     
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    Id need another program to play homebrew and roms and such?
     
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    You need AKAIO firmware for homebrew and roms. Moonshell for videos.
     
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    these programs are all just put on the microSD and run from the Flashcart somehow?
     
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    1. You buy flashcart (anyone you choose to, for help, post in this thread: http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=70252 ).
    2. Then you buy microSD, because flashcarts don't have memory, but use microSD's....The bigger microSD the better (I would suggest you not to take less then 4GB, because if you're planning to watch movies and use multimedia together with games, you'll need all the extra space you can get)
    3. You get the proper firmware (for the cart you bought) from net, and copy it to microSD
    4. You get applications you need (like Moonshell for playing multimedia, videos, pictures, MP3's and eBooks) and games you want from net and copy that to microSD as well
    5. You put microSD in your flashcart and flashcart into your handheld
    6. You're set to go!
     

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