Youtube videos on r4ds?

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  1. digiblaster
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    I haven't actually put any videos on my r4ds at all yet, because I haven't got much to put on it. I was using youtube, and came across several videos that I wanted. Now, I searched for a download button, but couldn't find one. Then, I searched on google and found several video converters to take the URL and make the video file. However, I haven't been able to get any of them to work. First, is it actually possible to play videos from Youtube on the r4? And if it is, could somebody help me to get them to work? All help is much appreciated.
     
  2. Monkey01

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    First you need to download the file, you can search your temp inet files for the .flv file, but I'm not sure the moonshell video converter thingy can convert that as well. Other option is to use the online converter vixy.net and download the movie to a playable format, then convert that with that dpg tools or something from moonshell and play it in moonshell...
     
  3. HBK

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    Yes, you can, but it does take some time, because the DS has its own video format, namely .dpg.

    I tend to use an online converter to pass from .flv (YT's native format) to .avi or similar and then BatchDPG or DPGTools to do a quick convert to .dpg. You can use Vixy's, found here: http://vixy.net/.

    Now, just pop it in your MicroSD card after obtaining the .dpg file, load up Moonshell, and you're good to go. [​IMG]
     
  4. digiblaster
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    Ok, I'm getting BatchDPG now. But how am I supposed to download the video from youtube? I have been using vixy.net, to try and get the file (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0jYbmsbY44) into an .avi format, but after a couple of minutes it still says 'Connecting to the server...'. Is it actually working and I should just be more patient, or should it be finished much quicker than that?

    EDIT: Now it just shows an error message: 'Error: Header error.' I'll guess it's not working?
     
  5. digiblaster
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    Hmmm... I found a smallish video to test out the BatchDPG with, but that didn't work either... I left most of the options how they were (width 256, height 144, bitrate 256 etc.) and changed just the input/output files. I went on moonshell and get an error message, I suppose...

    'Horizontal sizes other than 256 pixels became unsupported.'

    Does anybody know what that means? Especially when the video size was actually 256...
     
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    Over there.
    This is how I get Youtube videos:

    Copy URL of video into vixy.net
    Convert it to .avi
    Use DPGTools w/ Moonshell to convert to .dpg
    Drag and drop into R4
    Boot up Moonshell, and enjoy. [​IMG]

    For dpgtools, it has to be .avi. Don't know about the others though.
     
  7. moggymatt

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    This is (read would be) one of my most wanted DS homebrew programs, an .flv player so you can use firefox plugin to grab the vids, and play them straight with on convertion on my R4. Shame it will never happen, Is the DS to slow to process flash movies? (I didn't think it should be)

    oh and the other Homebrew I really want is an Amiga500 emulator (I think the DS could handle it)
     
  8. Golds

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    batchdpg you can use to convert from an mpeg 1 file
     
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    moggymatt GBAtemp Regular

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    Thx for that, that might make things easier.

    Still want a flv player tho (and an amiga emu, pls dev's out there do it!)
     
  11. Wii_DS.

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    Wimpy Desktop FLV Player.

    For Windows
    For Mac
     
  12. hova1

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    just use SUPER Media Converter. its converts everything into everything. yes with everything i mean even .flv to .dpg and vice versa.
     
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    Over there.
    Whoa thanks, I didn't know about that, and welcome to GBAtemp, hova1. [​IMG]
     
  14. HyoImowano

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    That's awesome! Thanks hova1!
     
  15. notnarb

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    Something about that site seems... off
     
  16. betawind

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    I completely agree that the site looks horrible, but the program does work very well.
     
  17. Kurai

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    If you want to download a video off of youtube, this one works all the time 100% http://keepvid.com/
    It downloads them in Flsah based, then use the program that someone reccomended called Super Media Converter "http://www.erightsoft.com/SUPER.html"
    Then convert it to AVI.
    Then convert it with BatchDPG to .dpg.
    then put the vid on your R4,
    And boom. Easy [​IMG]
     
  18. vhunter

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    Get mozilla firefox and then instal download helper to it.then you can download videos from youtube and other places.