Help or tutorial on converting to SFD files

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Help or tutorial on converting to SFD files

Post by extrax6 » Sat Mar 27, 2010 4:47 pm

I been downloading loads of vids off of youtube in .flv and .mp4 format. Can anyone give me a quick tutorial on how to convert .flv or .mp4 files into .sfd files to play on the dreamcast?
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Re: Help or tutorial on converting to SFD files

Post by Ayla » Sat Mar 27, 2010 6:44 pm

I know DCPlaya does play .flv files quite good. You should try that.
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Re: Help or tutorial on converting to SFD files

Post by extrax6 » Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:08 am

nahh. I found this player that plays videos at 704x480p. And i just need to know how to convert .mp4 or .flv files into .sfd to play them.
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Re: Help or tutorial on converting to SFD files

Post by Stryfe » Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:31 am

I'm assuming you mean the 'SFDC Player R11b' by OVERRiDE?

The majority of Youtube '.flv' videos are in resolutions smaller than 704x480, so recompressing them with a new video codec (sfd), let alone upscaling them (enlarging), will result in major video quality degradation. So in that situation, you're probably better off using OVERRiDE's modified version of 'Dcplaya' directly in the foramt you've downloaded them in.

In the case of the MP4 video, which will not play in any Dreamcast video player, you may want to ask over at one of the Russian forums how to convert them to the SFDC player format.

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Re: Help or tutorial on converting to SFD files

Post by 41.3 » Sun May 02, 2010 9:06 pm

Yup, while the SFDC Player itself is technically allowed to be distributed, I guess...

The only way to convert to that type of format requires a non-licensed copy of an official SEGA program to do it. In other words, the only way to convert videos to SFD is by using a warez released program.
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