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looking for a decent media player for my dc. hopefully one that plays video as well as music. swap disc would be nice, but not completely neccessary. what do you recommend?

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This depends on what kind of media files you want to play, tell me what kind of files and ill tell you

Certain players are only good for certain types

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mainly mp3's, wma's (wma's not majorly important), and would like to be able to play mpeg movies and divx encoded avi files if posible.

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ok im gonna post a list of what you should have for each one...

For DivX use DCDivX

http://homebrew.dcem...om/dcdivx.shtml

MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE DIVX CODEC 5.10 OR BELOW, NOT 5.11!!! IT WILL NOT WORK!!!

For MP3 use DreamMP3 Or Pelicans MP3 player

http://homebrew.dcem.../dreammp3.shtml

Thats DreamMP3

Pelicans one is floating around in a RAR file in DC Hubs that include the MP3 player among other things (cheating discs, boot dics, etc.)

Ive never tested it but this seems to play everything, it may not work well, it may work excellently, i have no idea, il test it and post again soon

http://homebrew.dcem...vieplayer.shtml

Thats DC Movie Player by the way

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Alright i tested DC movie player

it plays everything GREAT, everything works perfectly except one thing

when you play videos the audio is either offsync, skips, repeats, or combinations of the three

works great for audio though

just check out www.DCEmulation.com or www.Consolevision.com for a replacement or something for the rest of the files

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strange. cuz i tried DC Movie player and it ceased to function. i would start it up, hit Y to swap discs, put in my mp3/wma/mpeg disc and tried to play all 3 formats. wma's worked, but acted as if it was chopped into 1 second peicves and they were overlapping each other. mp3's would not work at all. it would just restart the DC. and mpeg's were the same way. im now using DC playa. not all formats are supported, but ver reliable and nice vis'

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well a newer version was recently released, you may have the older version

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For mp3s I use ToEleven. It's great because you can use it with the VMU which means you don't have to have your TV on at all to use it to listen to music through your sound system.


DC movie player by Bero is probably the best all round media player though. It seems to handle everything. Remember guys that you may have to re-encode your movies to get them to play properly on your DC without skipping and sound synching problems.

Best to go to http://www.dcemulati...wforum.php?f=40 for more info and to ask any detailed questions you have.

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actually DC media player plays almost any video format perfectly unless you encode it at like 2.1 MBPS

All you have to do is lower the SOUND quality, i get very rare and slight problems at 128Kbps, but if you want it to be flawless i would suggest 98KBPS, trust me, you would really be able to tell the difference unless the movie has a lot of really well mixed music in it.

To-11 is nice, but the VMU blurring makes it a pain in the ass, you have to keep mashing the D-Pad to get it to pause, good player, but since my VGA monitor is right next to my stereo, i dont use it much

Oh yeah and about Pelicans MP3 player, forget it, its crap, it just randomly works and doesnt work on certain songs, way too unreliable, forget it...

oh yeah and one more question, whats the bitrate of DVD quality Stereo sound and Movie quality, im testing the hell out of my players right now hehe




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