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03-04-2005, 11:26 PM   #1

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What and where can I find other media players for my 2215? The standard Windows Media Player works well, but it is restrictive. The only type of file I could get it to play was the .wma (I think that is what is was ) Is it possible to play real player, or quick time, or any other different extentions to play on the standard media player?

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04-01-2005, 06:17 PM   #3

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will this one play quicktime movies?

I have a digital camera that records in quick time and I was wondering what media player is out there that would play them off of my cf card. also I have found a couple of real player files that I would like to play on my ipaq – is there any programs out there for that as well? thanks

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06-28-2005, 03:24 AM   #4

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Ahh, Jimissy, this stuff is what I’m passionate about! Firstly, there are several free media players available.

PocketTV can play any standard MPEG-1 video file (extension .mpg or .mpeg). Go to www.pockettv.com and check out the details and download.

Then there’s PocketMVP which is for DivX, OGG as well as MP3, MPEG1, AVI and VP3 media file types. The original PocketMVP has problems working on WM2003. But our German friends have modified it so it works flawlessly. Go to www.wincesoft.de for all the good news and files for this one.

The only player that I know of that will play .3gp video files created by cell phones on the PPC is Platform 4 by Philips. I may be wrong, but I understand it was created by Philips for their own PPC but it was originally for WM2002 so may not work on some WM2003 or WM2003SE units. On my hx2750, when I installed it to the iPAQ File Store or a memory card, it comes up with an error message that says it can’t locate a particular URL or code. But once you tap OK it works fine. Installing it to the default location avoids this error. Full screen mode doesn’t work, and another peculiarity is that it will open and play a 3gp file with audio from first open and play but if you try to play susequent files there will be no audio. So basicaly you need to shut down and re-open the player every time you want to play back a 3gp file with audio. A bit annoying but since this seems to be the only media player that handles 3gp, beggars can’t be chosers. It’s also supposed to playback MP3’s but the sound is very choppy, so forget about that.There really isn’t much info around about it as the original open source coding was done in 1998 by apache.org. Can anyone else tell me of another, less fidly player for 3gp?

WORD OF WARNING!!!!!!!!
I’ve since had endless problems with WMP10 and playing of MP3 files since I installed this. A hard reset and re-installation of all other software was required to resolve the WMP10 difficulties. One other website has also indicated such problems for WM2003 SE so install at your own risk!!!!!

Go here to download: http://www.tuttoericsson.com/software/varie/mp4/mp4.htm

Finally, there’s RealOne Player for mobile devices. It plays RealAudio, RealVideo and 3GPP compliant content via streaming or download, seamless integration with RealPlayer for PC to drag and drop mp3 and RealAudio files to devices. Although it doesn’t seem to be able to handle 3gp from cell phones.

Go here for more info and the download: http://www.realnetworks.com/industr…yer/index.html/

Pocket QuickView is not free but is supposed to be a very powerful and versatile app for working with digital images. You can view, edit and save in a wide variety of file formats. Play certain AVI and MOV video clips from digital cameras without needing to convert them. Capture screen shots in BMP, GIF, PCX or JPEG format. Display a slideshow with various transition effects and audio. Print black and white images to IRDA (infrared) printers. PQV is very good at handling large color and bilevel images such as JPEG, TIFF, CAL and MOD:CA files.

Go here: http://www.bitbanksoftware.com/PQV.html

I haven’t bothered with PQV but I convert all the video files (usually quicktime) that the free players can’t play into DivX using WinMPG Video Convert. WinMPG Video Convert is a complete solution for video file conversion. It supports convert AVI to Mpeg1, AVI to Mpeg2, AVI to DVD, AVI toVCD, AVI to SVCD, all media file to DivX, and all to AVI. WinMPG Video Convert supports almost all media file format, include AVI, Mpeg-1, Mpeg-2, Mpeg-4, VCD, SVCD, DVD, DivX, ASF, WMV, QuickTime MOV MP4, and Flash SWF.

Go to www.wimmpg.com for the file and info.

Hope this all helps.

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07-04-2005, 08:29 PM   #5

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Jasoninmelbourn … nice post!! Very informative!

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07-04-2005, 08:36 PM   #6

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The best player by far (and free) is Betaplayer which is still available here:

http://betaplayer.corecodec.org/download

I have dropped all others and now use BP exclusively.

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It has built in codecs for video files (AVI, DivX), MPEG4 files (MP4, M4A), MPEG movie and audio files (MPEG, MPG, MPV, DAT, MP1, MP2, MP3, MPA), Matroska files (MKV, MKA), Ogg Vorbis files (OGG, OGM), AAC files (AAC) and supports third party plugins too.

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07-04-2005, 08:42 PM   #7

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Jimissy

[FONT=Georgia]What and where can I find other media players for my 2215?

Jimissy Depending on what you want to do but there are a lot of options and Jasoninmelbourn has given some great choices! I have settled in on just a few depending on what I want to do. I have tried a lot but I always come back to using these more than anything…they are good but most likely I keep coming back because of familiarity with the programs.

Poctet TV

betaplayer
Pocket Music

A google search will bring you many other results too!

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07-04-2005, 10:58 PM   #8

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Originally Posted by JNGold

But does it play RealMedia or 3GP, MOV or anything that is associated with Apple Quicktime files?

When it does, I’ll throw away all my other crap. But I must say BetaPlayer is much better for playing all the various DivX formats/codecs than PocketMVP for WM2003 SE.

Last edited by Jasoninmelbourn : 07-17-2005 at 08:53 PM.

 
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