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The latest iPlayer review from China

A Chinese guy’s iPlayer review, seems a lot of people already got it in China.OK, let’s look at it

A Chinese guy’s iPlayer review, seems a lot of people already got it in China.
OK, let’s look at it.
The outer pack
Looks simple enough, and beautiful ,truely.

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Attachments:

TF reader:

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handbook

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CD

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review details
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iPlayer video playing

video parameter

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the top is the name
format: realvideo VBR
file size: 787MB
playtime: 02:09:57
resolution: 768 X 416

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the photoes looks no good, actual effect is better than the photoes you are looking.

My opinion on iPlayer:

smoothly or not:

The handbook recommend 640×480 videos, and I do not have much too videos on my computer, so I tried a 760×416 resolution video, which plays perfect. When I move the slider to fast forward the video, in surprise there is no delay.

clear or not:

Because of DS screen resolution limitation, the playing effect is very similar with DPG, not bad. But the subtitle is the problem, when you watch a video on your PC, the subtitle is clear, but the same video on DS, it is hard to see, I am expecting the external subtitle.

Flv format videos from tudou.com :

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format: flash video
file size: 2152KB
playtime: 00:01:01
resolution: 352×264

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FLV is a popular format, easy to download from video service website such as youtube.com and tudou.com. most of FLV video’s resolution is suit with DS screen.

MPEG-4 plays no good

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format: mpeg-4
file size: 561MB
playtime: 01:32:34
resolution: 480×272

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I chose a mp4 original for PSP, and found that mp4 plays not well by iPlayer. Then I converted a 320×240 mp4 myself, this time is plays well enough. I consider it is not a resolution problem, but the format, because of former tested rmvb format and others, which resolution is higher than 720×480, plays smoothly.

Big problem: the sound is out of step

Launch YSmenu

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The official claims iPlayer supports all homebrews, so I have Ysmenu in mind and copy it, but it still can not run any games. However, I think it is possible to run a game in future.

Launch moonshell

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Moonshell launchs and plays DPG without problem by iPlayer

the effect of playing music:

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I chose itouch, PSP, and iplayer for comparison, and earphone is from itouch set.

The result is below(my own opinion):

sound quality:touch> psp , psp=iPlayer
format supporting:iPlayer>psp , PSP略大于touch

For a better experience, you’d better use a earphone, the speaker of DS litsens like no better than a normal radio, and the volume is too low.

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Conclusion
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advantages:

1.Play rmvb、avi、rm、flv directly no converting,
2.compatible all homebrews, including moonshell, neoDS.

problems:

1.Because of the resolution limitation, the subtitle looks no clear, expecting external subtitle
2.MP4 playing performance is not good.
3.Because of the onboard chips, the cart will get heat after a while.

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