XviD or AVI playback on 5.50 Gen-D?

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  1. 0605053h
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    Hi,

    I've looked around in topics regarding AVI playback on PSP.

    I have a Slim with 5.50 GEN-D (final)

    There are some responses saying it works, some are saying it lags too much, others just recommend converting.

    I just want to copy AVI movies and episodes and watch them on PSP without any problems or lag, is that difficult?

    Can this be does? With what homebrew?

    Thanks!
     
  2. clonesniper666

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    Just google psp video converter(sp?) and it will bring up links to plenty of programs to convert to mp4 format. I personally use psp video 9
     
  3. WildWon

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    Yea, i'd highly recommend converting rather than trying to find a good AVI homebrew player (i'm honestly not familiar with any, but i haven't checked). You'll save space by converting as well, because you don't need the high resolution for the smaller PSP screen.

    And, honestly, converting doesn't take that long anymore.
     
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    is psp video 9 free

    EDOT ES IT IS FREE
     
  5. prowler

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    .AVI needs to be converted a certain way IIRC. I remember trying numerous .AVI files and none of them worked, but once I saved a Dissidia video to upload to YouTube it worked just fine on the PSP.

    I can't remember what converter I used though.
     
  6. Rydian

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    WinFF has a PSP preset.

    yeah, convert.
     
  7. 67birdman

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    You could use WinAvi MP4 Converter..
    THe best.. converts ALL videos, except for .flv
    Its not free, but you know how to get it [​IMG]
     
  8. Overlord Nadrian

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    SUPER is also great for converting videos for the PSP.
     
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    Xvid4psp is free and can handle many, many formats. It does everything including .flv's. It is honestly the best IMO. It has PSP, PS3, and 360 presets and handles low or HD resolutions. It can hard code subs and much more.
     
  10. 0605053h
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    thanks for all the replies, looks like converting AVI files is the way to go.

    funny, i always assumed playing video files like a 700mb dvdrip would be really simple with CFW.
     
  11. Rydian

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    CFW can't change the PSP's screen resolution or increase it's processing power.
     
  12. 0605053h
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    i realise that, what i meant was i always assumed that the PSP was completely capable of playing AVI files.

    i thought all that was needed was CFW and a small homebrew app.

    i was surprised to learn that something seemingly simple like watching an AVI was tricky on the PSP.

    i am still confused as to whether there exists an app that plays AVIs properly without having to convert.
     
  13. Madridi

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    Are you guys not familiar with psplayerMT? its an avi player that works flawlessly on the psp.
    but iirc, it requires to be resized to psp resolution (not sure about that as i havent used the psp for a year or 2) ..

    Cant find the link to the latest version, the one on qj is old.

    If ppl still want it I'll pull it out of my memory stick..

    Edit: Actually, here it is
    http://www.qj.net/psp/homebrew-application...player-v20.html
     
  14. Rydian

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    The container format (AVI/MPG/MP4/MOV) is only part of the video's type.
    • Container
      • Video Codec
        • Resolution
        • FPS
        • Bitrate
      • Audio Codec
        • Channels
        • Sampling Frequency
        • Bitrate
    If any of those parts is "out of bounds" for a specific player, then the video file won't play on the player, even if it's of the correct container type. When you use a converter for a specific platform (such as for the PSP or DS or ipod) or to a specific format, it doesn't convert just the container, it formats every part of the video to certain specifications so it'll play properly, which is partially why it takes so long to convert.
     
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    Adding to Rydian's post, the PSP's AVC/H.246 hardware decoder can only be used by one application and can only decode .avis.mp4 containing only AVC/H.246 video data. Im not exactly sure if the audio decoding is hardware or software but i think the audio stream is usually ATRAC3plus/AMP3. (It might be MP3, Rydian can clarify this [​IMG] ). So, if you want to play other video formats, you have to use homebrew players using software codecs and may not play as it should. (PSPlayerMT doesn't play my XviD avis properly [​IMG] ). The hardware decoder will automatically downscale video that has AVC/H.246 video data so sometimes, conversion isn't needed.

    EDIT: Avoiding rydian's corrections
     
  16. Rydian

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    I don't actually know the PSP's video format because I've always used a preset to be safe. =D
     
  17. 0605053h
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    finished converting a few files with WinFF, wow.

    when people said it takes a long time I was thinking 20 minutes or so, not a few hours.

    my laptop is 3 years old but is there anything that doesn't take SO long?
     
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    WinFF uses FFMPEG as a base, as does SUPER, so there's not going to be a big (if any) difference in speed.

    The speed of video conversion relies almost entirely on the processor, and laptops have weaker processors in order to run off of a battery.