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  My Iplayer Review - (note quite a long review)
Posted by kmanic on Tue, July 28th, 2009 at 23:25 - 4 Comments
 
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I got my Iplayer  review card along with my M3i Zero card!.....

Here's My review (Its quite a long indepth one as I tested many formats of files)  ...

note:-  (LOTS OF IMAGES to follow so dial up users BEWARE may take some time loading!!!)

First  some screen shots

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Unboxing the card like with most DS cards It comes with a Usb Card Reader  this time in Smart black plastic which

feels quite flimsy but works fine, It also comes with a disk that contains the loader/system files and a word doc manual..

also in the box is a nice glossy color printed mini manual/user guide
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Some more pictures

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A nice Multilingual manual/instructions and included disk came in the box which includes ....
Instructions in several languages as well as a basic user guide
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OK so now on with the review ....

For this test I will be using an 8gb class 6 micro sd I have spare ....

current version of the  loader/player software kernel at time of testing is iPlayer OS v1.0

available here :

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Linfoxdomain Flashcard Loader Archives http://www.linfoxdomain.com/nintendo/ds/

Official website ... http://www.dsiplayer.com/


Official website intro/Manual http://www.dsiplayer.com/intro.html


For this test I will be using a number of different Media types as suggested/supported on the box these are

AVI,DIVX,MOV,RMVB,,ASF,FLV,3GP,MPG,WMV,MP3  I will test a couple more different ones such as FLAC and

,MP4,VOB to see if it will play them even though it does not state a couple of those formats.

First off to install the iPlayer OS to the mem card .... you need to download the kernel files from one of the links above **
Then you need to unzip/unrar or whatever you use to unpack zipped/compressed files with ..

You will now have a folder called _System .. put your mem card into the card reader and connect it to your usb port of the

pc ... now you need to drag this entire folder to your mem card to copy the system/loader files onto it!
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Now put your mem card into your Iplayer card and the Iplayer card into your DS and start the DS up you need to do this

for the first time before putting any media onto your mem card to automatically create the necessary VIDEO and MUSIC

folders for your media files ..

(I made the mistake first time round making my own folders this caused freezes and corruption so just get the card to

make the files for you!)

Once the interface of the Iplayer has loaded once shut down your ds and take out the mem card and put it back in the

card reader and you will now see the folders it created ...
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all you need to do now is copy the files you want to use to the right folders for video and music .. for homebrew you can

run it from anywhere on the card I just made another folder for them.

Now on to testing some video clips ...

AVI:   test movie.avi (note this was a full 2 hr movie i had on hd!!! )

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result plays great although you have to change the settings to show in original size or it shows stretched!


3gpp (Mobile Phone video) (test.3gpp)

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result plays great but needs to be set to Full Screen in the settings otherwise it appears as a small square in the middle

with an inch black border!


This post has been edited by kmanic, Thu, July 30th, 2009 at 00:43


 
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  Tue, July 28th, 2009 at 23:27
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continued review

Asf  (test.asf)

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result plays great full screen no problems

MOV (test.mov)

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result works great plays fine!

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result works and plays great no problems

RMVB  (test.rmvb)
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result works and plays great no problems

FLV (test.flv)

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result works and plays fine no problems

MPG (test.mpg)

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kmanic United Kingdom

  Tue, July 28th, 2009 at 23:27
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result works and plays fine no problems


Swf  (test.swf)  (not a listed format on the website but tested by me)

no id information

result Does not work!

VOB (test.vob this is a dvd file)

Result does not work locks up the Iplayer .. this was not on the list of formats but tested by me anyway!
Audio formats tested various bitrates

MP3,M4A,WAV,WMA,FLAC

all of these audio formats tested work and play fine!


Homebrew tested

Lameboy 0.12 Works
Pico Drive (megadrive emulator) Works
Uapaint 1.10            Works
Flashcard O.S.        Works (and boots Smash Bros Rumble DS Homebrew game)
Beup live 0.4           Works
Bunjaloo 0.75          Works (web browser)
NesDS                     Works
SNEmulDSv06a     Works (remeMber the cfg file goes in the root folder and roms in a folder in your mem card
root called SNES)




SCORES ON THE DOORS for the Iplayer card

I gave this 9 outta 10 Its a good PMP (personal media player) it has great compatiblity for a lot of formats with the
added bonus of Homebrew play!



prices  .... around ¬£28,31 GBP ($40,10 USD) (‚ā¨ 31,45 ) Other places may vary in price.. But delivery may take longer!

Note these are MY VIEWS THOUGHTS and images etc yours may differ along with other reviewers!
lastly ....thanks goto ..

http://shop.01media.com  

as they are an official distributor for Europe of the Iplayer (Wholesale prices are available) :)


Thanks for supplying my review sample cheers guys!

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Triforce United Kingdom

  Wed, July 29th, 2009 at 13:34
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Don't use quotes in tags, that won't work here and that's why all your links are broken. Also can you tell me if you are putting this review onto other sites? I hope so. If you are just asking shop01media for cards for review purposes on DS-Scene only, without our permission, then I'm afraid I will have to tell shop01media not to send you anything else.

It's fine for a user to review something he paid for, but if you have gone out of your way to get a free product because you said you would review it here on DS-Scene, then that is just wrong, without letting us know first.
 
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kmanic United Kingdom

  Thu, July 30th, 2009 at 00:39
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The review is on other sites too not just this one :)

Apologies if my reviews are causing problems Triforce this is not my aim ...  

I just want to make good really good reviews of hardware other than the standard ones out there with more indepth detailed information for the masses out there :)


 
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