Suggestion Switch videoplayer homebrew

Discussion in 'Switch - Emulation, Homebrew & Software Projects' started by Assassin286, May 17, 2018.

  1. Assassin286
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    Hey there,

    I thought it would be nice to have a homebrew, that plays MP4 files (video player for different codecs). I know, there is a Application in the japanese eshop, but I don't know, if it only plays online videos and I don't have an JP account either :D.

    Maybe there is something out there already :)
     
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  2. Natehaxx

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    There is no HW Acc to run videos it would be rendered with the cpu of the switch and thats a bad idea
     
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  3. jakkal

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    to each their own
    but i dont get why people want to do all these nonsense on their console

    all i want to do is cfw, emulation and backups (that i own) :P

    @Natehaxx
     
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    Kodi works well on Switch Linux but no sound yet.
     
  5. Natehaxx

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    Kodi makes fun was playing even a 4K Video on the switch (useless i know ) but works
     
  6. souler92

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    sure ... right..[​IMG]
     
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  7. themperror

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    The switch definitely offers hardware acceleration for video playback, the Tegra X1 has that, whether or not we can use it in Homebrew yet is a diff question, and only a question of time at that.
     
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  8. Irastris

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    Just a stab in the dark, but I take it you can't load direct links to MP4s in Switch's web browser like you could on the Wii U?
     
  9. Ghost92

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    Maybe the only way you could do it is to convert the videos to compatible format in Nintendo Switch. You can watch the videos embedded in the Nintendo Eshop from the browser and see what type of encoding it has, then it would only be done through a Homebrew or server reuse that internal encoder and play your own converted videos for Nintendo Switch.
     
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  10. Natehaxx

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    if you want to watch videos atm use lakka but yeah the battery bug
     
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  11. Centergaming

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    I'm waiting until the battery issue is resolved before doing any Linux crap. Had to unplug and plug the battery to re-calibrate, it was driving me nuts...
     
  12. Ghost92

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    I think that will go beyond the issue of producing your own videos on Horizon.
     
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  13. Irastris

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    I guarantee Kodi could easily be ported to Switch if someone wants to put in the time.
     
  14. Centergaming

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    Need audio support too, that's the problem :(
     
  15. Irastris

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    ???

    Audio works fine in both homebrew and Lakka in my testing.
     
  16. Centergaming

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    Really? Crap, I need to get up-to-date with this......

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    Didn't know Lakka had audio working..... what about linux? It should because Lakka is using linux right?
     
  17. Irastris

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    All I know is that multiple homebrew I tried on my v5.0.2 console had working audio, and Lakka had working audio when playing Ratchet & Clank in the PPSSPP core.
     
  18. Natehaxx

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    dude are you smoking since when its audio working ?
     
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  19. Irastris

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    I literally just said when, maybe read my post? Two different scenarios that audio was working for me under, homebrew and Linux.
     
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  20. Natehaxx

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    strange that audio is working for you but for non of the devs....
     
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