viDSnips 3 for libNDS

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viDSnips 3 has had all dependencies on PALib removed and now is purely a libNDS based library that can be used for any DS homebrew project. (For PALib based projects see viDSnips 2 for PALib.)

Improvements include:
- no external dependencies so will build with the latest updates of devKitPro & libNDS
- better frame rates with far fewer dropped frames

However, with the loss of the PALib MP3 support, there are audio issues:
- audio quality is reduced for comparable .vDS file sizes (as compared to version 2)
- audio is no longer streamed so audio size is a serious consideration
- audio reproduction on emulators is much poorer than the real device

Improving the audio for viDSnips 3 is an area of further development.

Note also that version 2 .vDS files will not work with viDSnips 3.
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Now that viDSnip has no more dependencies on PALib do you think it will become a widely used tool to play videos/cut scenes in homebrew games?
 

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viDSnips 3 has had all dependencies on PALib removed and now is purely a libNDS based library that can be used for any DS homebrew project. (For PALib based projects see viDSnips 2 for PALib.)

Improvements include:
- no external dependencies so will build with the latest updates of devKitPro & libNDS
- better frame rates with far fewer dropped frames

However, with the loss of the PALib MP3 support, there are audio issues:
- audio quality is reduced for comparable .vDS file sizes (as compared to version 2)
- audio is no longer streamed so audio size is a serious consideration
- audio reproduction on emulators is much poorer than the real device

Improving the audio for viDSnips 3 is an area of further development.

Note also that version 2 .vDS files will not work with viDSnips 3.
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Now that viDSnip has no more dependencies on PALib do you think it will become a widely used tool to play videos/cut scenes in homebrew games?

Considering what it lost in the process, I would say no at this time. Some will use it to test, but actual releases using this version of viDSnips will most likely not happen. Once it is able to stream the audio again, then I think it will find favor.
 

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