DCPlaya

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Post by skroooagh » Wed Dec 27, 2006 7:11 pm

Hi, long time lurker, first time poster! This is a cool community and it's great to see just how much people can get from their Dreamcast when they try.

I downloaded and successfully burned a copy of DCPlaya about two months ago and I have to say, it's great! You might wanna change the description at the downloads page because it does much more than I expected it to, plus, if you state things blatantly then n00bs like me will be more inclined to download. For instance, it plays .flv files ripped from Yuutube/Google Video/etc more or less perfectly, which is a definite plus. It also plays VBR mp3s and .wma files, both of which I was expecting it not to play, so it was a relief when it did as most of my music is either in VBR mp3 or wma format.

How easy would it be for a total n00b like me to develop plug-ins for DCPlaya? I play guitar so I'd like to be able to have a bunch of instructional videos/mp3s on a cd along with tab/sheet music and whatever else. This would probably mean support for .pdf, .rtf and .doc files, as well as an upgraded image viewer, one that could allow me to zoom/rotate images. I see some of this stuff can already be done on DC so I imagine it shouldn't be too difficult for me to achieve?

Also, one other thing, it always asks me to create a save file on startup but this file never seems to actually save. Any ideas as to why thi might be?

Once again, cool site and nice work!
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Post by az_bont » Wed Dec 27, 2006 7:27 pm

Welcome to the site :).

Unfortunately, the DCEmu-hosted download pages haven't been as thoroughly updated as those on some other sites of late - but I must say, it's a shock to me to hear that it plays WMA and FLV! :o

As far as developing plugins, I am definately not qualified to answer that question. However, I would assume that you would have to have a certain amount of knowledge/ability with regards to programming to be able to attempt something like that. I'll send this over to the Programming Discussion Forum, where you might get a more thorough answer.

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Post by lo » Thu Dec 28, 2006 8:10 am

Which version do you use?

Version: 2.0 beta 2 (November 21, 2004)
http://www.consolevision.com/?Dreamcast ... edia:Video

Use BootDreams for making a bootable CD, you can add mp3 and other, so you do not have to swap disks. Seems .txt files are supported, never testet doc files.

Sorry that I can't help you with plug-ins, never found any link/instruction.

I use dcplaya for internet stream radio :) , works great, but yo need a BbA for that.

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Post by Arqueiro » Thu Dec 28, 2006 11:07 am

dcplaya use a custom script language called "lua"
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Post by djray » Wed Apr 04, 2007 9:41 pm

does dcplaya have audio visualization support?
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Post by Imerion » Thu Apr 05, 2007 9:14 am

does dcplaya have audio visualization support?
Yes. If I remember right, there are four different visualizations built-in.
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Post by Arqueiro » Fri Apr 06, 2007 12:34 pm

djray wrote:does dcplaya have audio visualization support?
yes its have some kind of visualizations plgins like winamp...
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Post by Christuserloeser » Fri Apr 06, 2007 1:51 pm

I wonder why DCPlaya never got the attention it deserved. It's more customizable than anything else for Dreamcast...
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Post by Imerion » Sat Apr 07, 2007 6:03 pm

I wonder why DCPlaya never got the attention it deserved. It's more customizable than anything else for Dreamcast...
Good question, I have wondered the same thing. Its a fantastic program but few seem to talk about it.
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Post by Arqueiro » Mon Apr 09, 2007 8:43 am

also is the best video player available for dreamcast
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Re: DCPlaya

Post by Christuserloeser » Fri Jun 15, 2007 9:35 am

I've never really used it for video playback... any codecs and settings you could recommend for it ? (DivX/VP3/Xvid/...?)
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Re: DCPlaya

Post by Arqueiro » Tue Jun 19, 2007 7:02 am

Christuserloeser wrote:I've never really used it for video playback... any codecs and settings you could recommend for it ? (DivX/VP3/Xvid/...?)
you can get best results/quality with dvix, but this player is so amazing that also supports you tube videos (.flv) :o
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Re: DCPlaya

Post by Christuserloeser » Thu Jun 21, 2007 2:08 am

...I just tried it and it's really impressive: no frames are dropped, no sound lag, plays back perfectly :D
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