It's here! It's finally here! DreamMovie with Remote Control

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It's here! It's finally here! DreamMovie with Remote Control

Post by Chaniyth » Wed Sep 18, 2002 4:27 pm

w00t! I am sooo happy!

It only took about 11 days from Hong Kong, China for it to arrive (Bought it at Lik-Sang.com), but it's finally here! DreamMovie VCD/MP3 Player with Remote Control!

I tested it out, with the Star Wars VCD box set I recently bought... and lemme tell you, in my opinion, VCD looks sooooooooo much better than VHS! :o

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Mmmmm, platinum silver! :-D

Whoever said that the VCD/MP3 combo one was ugly, needs to have their Dreamcast permanately taken away from them. :wink:
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Post by bizzle » Wed Sep 18, 2002 6:38 pm

kubyx wrote:Whoever said that the VCD/MP3 combo one was ugly, needs to have their Dreamcast permanately taken away from them. :wink:
haha. nice buy. best of luck with it.
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Post by NeonGenesis » Wed Sep 18, 2002 6:40 pm

Yeah, I love mine. Works spifftacular. :D
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Post by bizzle » Wed Sep 18, 2002 6:44 pm

NeonGenesis wrote:spifftacular
funny but cool word.. :P
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Post by clessoulis » Wed Sep 18, 2002 6:45 pm

I got one but I was really hoping it would have played SVCD's but it doesnt.
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Post by Sultan of Saturn » Wed Sep 18, 2002 8:07 pm

That does look tight, but I have been wondering whether or not it is worth it. All I have are DVD's and a hand full of VHS movies. I have always been concerned of buying vcd movies for fear of cheap boot-legging.

Anyways...what are svcd? Super VCDs? What is the difference between regular vcd and svcd?
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Post by NeonGenesis » Wed Sep 18, 2002 8:21 pm

SVCDs are MPEG-2, like DVD. VCDs are MPEG-1.
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Post by Chaniyth » Wed Sep 18, 2002 9:26 pm

VCD uses the following resolutions... 352x240 for NTSC and 352x288 for PAL (MPEG-1)

SVCD uses the following resolutions 480x480 for NTSC and 480x576 for PAL (MPEG-2)

XVCD/XSVCD uses the following uses the same resolutions of a DVD which is 720x480 for NTSC and 720x576 for PAL (MPEG-1 or MPEG-2)

DreamMovie can play XVCD! :-D
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Post by clessoulis » Wed Sep 18, 2002 9:41 pm

kubyx wrote:VCD uses the following resolutions... 352x240 for NTSC and 352x288 for PAL (MPEG-1)

SVCD uses the following resolutions 480x480 for NTSC and 480x576 for PAL (MPEG-2)

XVCD/XSVCD uses the following uses the same resolutions of a DVD which is 720x480 for NTSC and 720x576 for PAL (MPEG-1 or MPEG-2)

DreamMovie can play XVCD! :-D
Why cant it play SVCD then? and I havent seen XVCDs for sell anywhere.
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Post by NeonGenesis » Wed Sep 18, 2002 10:39 pm

Because, SVCDs are MPEG-2, Cless, like DVD.

XVCDs are Extended VCDs, and are any VCDs not using the official standards, hence you not seeing them for sale. Not following the VCD 2.0 standards, XVCDs are homemade. When he said they could be MPEG-1 or MPEG-2, that refers to XVCDs and XSVCDs, respectively.

DreamMovie is nothing but an MPEG-1 player. It can play XVCDs because the software is not limited to VCD standards, but to as well as the software is written.

This, obviously, does not allow SVCD or XSVCD playback, which is in MPEG-2 format.
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Post by Veggita2099 » Thu Sep 19, 2002 2:37 am

I have never seen a truely good VCD or SVCD yet. Then again the only ones I got originated from a ill-legit source. I have SVCD of Star Wars Ep 2 that looks pretty good, but still not even VHS quality. I also have Meet the Parents on regular VCD and its just as good as the Svcd of star wars I have.

Obviously my SVCD was recorded in a Movie Theatre as where the Meet the Parents was probably a DVD rip.
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Post by zickfun » Thu Sep 19, 2002 11:26 pm

ye and it play's xvcd because it's from china, because xvcd is homemade and china sell's illiegal stuff that's homemade. if you wanna get pirated stuff goto malaysia. in maylasia u can get unreleased movies for a mere 50c
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Post by ShadowofBob » Thu Sep 19, 2002 11:41 pm

NeonGenesis wrote:Yeah, I love mine. Works spifftacular. :D
Hey that's my word! :P

I tried to get one of these but my parents over ruled me. :x I wish I had my own credit card. :?
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Post by Lartrak » Tue Sep 24, 2002 6:55 pm

Well mastered VCDs are better then VHS in some ways and worse in others (high action gets macroblocks even with the extremely expensive proffesional encoders - but there is generally no overall fuzziness). VCD wins overall for a simple reason: it doesn't wear out. That's why I've never been a big VHS kind of guy (at least for pre-recorded stuff), I have to know if I watch this like even once a year or maybe twice, it will start to be seriously degraded 5 years down the line.

VCDs are also hella cheap :D
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Post by Sirmorpheous » Tue Sep 24, 2002 10:38 pm

Lartrak wrote:Well mastered VCDs are better then VHS in some ways and worse in others (high action gets macroblocks even with the extremely expensive proffesional encoders - but there is generally no overall fuzziness). VCD wins overall for a simple reason: it doesn't wear out. That's why I've never been a big VHS kind of guy (at least for pre-recorded stuff), I have to know if I watch this like even once a year or maybe twice, it will start to be seriously degraded 5 years down the line.

VCDs are also hella cheap :D
and free if ya download em!
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Post by Quall » Wed Oct 02, 2002 8:32 pm

Sirmorpheous wrote:
VCDs are also hella cheap :D
and free if ya download em!
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Post by ben15dc » Thu Oct 03, 2002 6:19 pm

How does that player work? Would something in the dreamcast be a sensor to that remote, With that remote can you power on/off your dc?
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Post by Speeddemon » Sat Oct 05, 2002 3:22 am

that remote looks pretty ugly man :o :o
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Post by az_bont » Sat Oct 05, 2002 10:51 am

ben15dc wrote:How does that player work? Would something in the dreamcast be a sensor to that remote, With that remote can you power on/off your dc?
The sensor is built into a little dongle that plugs into your controller port, and no it can't power off your DC because the DC's power button is a push switch. The remote handles basic functions like play/ff/rwd.
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