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Sony PSP!!!!!!! can play videos

Posted: Sat, 5th Mar 2005, 9:13pm

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This looks amazing one for the games two for the video capabiltys it would be so just to look at ur own videos on the train or show off to ur mates ur vids. Anyone else as excited as me!?!

http://www.engadget.com/entry/1234000510024287/
Posted: Sat, 5th Mar 2005, 9:19pm

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The PSP looks very cool. Although it costs more than the DS, it has plenty of awesome features. You really do get what you pay for.

Still undecided on if I'll buy either one of the new handhelds. I can't imagine me getting much use out of it. unsure
Posted: Sat, 5th Mar 2005, 9:24pm

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03ruby wrote:

This looks amazing one for the games two for the video capabiltys it would be so just to look at ur own videos on the train or show off to ur mates ur vids. Anyone else as excited as me!?!

http://www.engadget.com/entry/1234000510024287/
I know your topic is about the PSP, but everything else... what? SPEAK IN ENGLISH. And try to cut back on the crack too.
Posted: Sat, 5th Mar 2005, 9:28pm

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It's really not that hard to figure out what he's saying.

evman101 wrote:

And try to cut back on the crack too.
Did you ever think maybe English isn't his primary language?
Oh, and try to cut back on the hostility. It doesn't make you look good, and why you'd want to on the internet is beyond me...
Posted: Sat, 5th Mar 2005, 9:31pm

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right ive given it up for like 5 seconds!!! lol just was really excited
The sony psp looks amazing
1. for the games
2. the video capabiltys
it would be so just to watch star wars on the train or show off your alam dv work to your mates. Anyone else as excited as me!?!

me excited soz razz
Posted: Sat, 5th Mar 2005, 9:44pm

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Dude, where were you about nine months ago when everyone else found out about all the PSP's capabilities? I'm glad you're excited and all, but this is OLD news. The Nintendo DS can also play videos, if you buy the flash card reader- which I plan on doing. The PSP looks cool, but with a high price tag for both the system and the games, I doubt I'll be getting one. Just not worth it. I'd much rather save up a few hundred more bucks and split a Canon XL1S with my bro. Just my opinion, though. wink
Posted: Sat, 5th Mar 2005, 9:55pm

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Heh, you don't have to hate the PSP to like the DS ben, just letting you know.

Indeed this is old news, because Nintendo has also announced a flash card based mp4 player addon for the DS as well since then. It'll be great for DS users but it won't allow for very good quality or sound, and you won't be able to use to touchscreen for controls (apparently).

However the advantage that the PSP has is that there will be full-length movies like Spiderman 2 and Hellboy that will come out for about DVD price on UMD, that you will be able to play on the PSP, and they are rumoured to be DVD quality.

Basically it all comes down to how much money you have. The PSP with all the accessories it comes with will be 250 USD and the DS with no accessories is 150$. The DS addon will be something like 50$, plsu a flash card and flash card reader for something like 100$. However if you want to stick mp4's on your PSP you will have to buy a Sony Memory Card (the 2GB model goes for something like 250$ plus a card reader/writer. The advantage of it though is that it will allow you to play mp3's as well and you have lots of space.

So basically the PSP is far superior to the DS in terms of video playback, but also far more expensive. Then again, you get mp3 playback and console graphics/games with it, so unless you love Nintendo games or don't have tons of money, you should go for the PSP.

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Posted: Sat, 5th Mar 2005, 9:59pm

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What fool is gonna buy films on a format they can only use on the PSP? It would be alright if you could write the discs yourself but you cant.

You would have thought they would have learnt the lesson from minidiscs.
Posted: Sat, 5th Mar 2005, 10:01pm

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Well actually it's rumoured that the UMD format will be opened sometime in the near future, and Sony is *trying* to integrate UMDs into other products they have. If they're as lucky as apple was with the iPod/AAC/m4a/etc then it might just work. We'd just have to wait and see.

Now that I think of it, the whole iPod thing is pretty similar: you have to buy an expensive product (iPod mini is 200$, iPod photo 30GB is 350$) and if you buy legal songs you pretty much gotta buy them from iTunes because most other legal music services offer them in wma, which iTunes/iPod doesn't support. So then you're stuck with a proprietary format song which can only be used on the iPod. You can still use normal mp3's though, which is kind of like the mp4's and mp3's that you can put on the memory card of the PSP.

But 90% of people love the iPod and iTunes... what's so different about the PSP? smile

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Posted: Sat, 5th Mar 2005, 10:03pm

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Surely some software will come out sooner or later that will allow people to write their own UMD's (& will be able to buy blanks?).

I agree, it is a bit pants to have another movie media, but what fools buy video games that work on only one gaming machine? Plenty.
Posted: Sat, 5th Mar 2005, 10:58pm

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Marek wrote:

It's really not that hard to figure out what he's saying.

evman101 wrote:

And try to cut back on the crack too.
Did you ever think maybe English isn't his primary language?
Oh, and try to cut back on the hostility. It doesn't make you look good, and why you'd want to on the internet is beyond me...
Looking back at his post history and latest post he can speak english.
Why I'd want to look good on the internet is beyond me.
I personally can't stand people who can't even speak their own language right. Theres a way its meant to be spoken and typed people... Thats all.

But I guess I could understand how someone would be excited about something and not type correctly.

I still can't get how you just found out about the PSP now! Most people have known about it for almost a year now, if not more! smile
Posted: Sat, 5th Mar 2005, 11:05pm

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pooky wrote:


...
Now that I think of it, the whole iPod thing is pretty similar: you have to buy an expensive product (iPod mini is 200$, iPod photo 30GB is 350$) and if you buy legal songs you pretty much gotta buy them from iTunes because most other legal music services offer them in wma, which iTunes/iPod doesn't support. So then you're stuck with a proprietary format song which can only be used on the iPod. You can still use normal mp3's though, which is kind of like the mp4's and mp3's that you can put on the memory card of the PSP.
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It's not quite like this. There are a plethora of free wma convertors, whereas there aren't any convertors for the psp. Therefore you have more than just itunes.
Posted: Sat, 5th Mar 2005, 11:16pm

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Yeah you're right, but those weren't there at lanch, same as the UMD format isn't open on launch smile
Posted: Sat, 5th Mar 2005, 11:41pm

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Why is everyone saying the PSP is so expensive. Isnt it only $50 more than the DS?
Posted: Sat, 5th Mar 2005, 11:51pm

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no, double that. The Value pack is the only way you can get it now, and thats 250. Just as the only available option of buying the DS (without all the added "goods" rolleyes , mind you) is 150 dollars, so its a hundred more.
Posted: Sun, 6th Mar 2005, 12:04am

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It's $1battery dies...

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It's $100 more for the PSP.

I really doubt Sony sells the UMD's, and if they do, they'll be really expensive. Sony doesn't want to risk having movies pirated and put onto the PSP. They have already tried many ways to stop people from putting music they disribute onto computers.

Also, won't you only be able to watch like one movie before recharging the battery.
Posted: Sun, 6th Mar 2005, 12:14am

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No I'm not saying they sell the UMDs, I'm saying they will later on.
Posted: Sun, 6th Mar 2005, 1:56am

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I was saying that in a future tense
Posted: Sun, 6th Mar 2005, 3:17am

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Ah. Well actually there was a bit about it on IGN a while ago, and even if they are like 20$, it's 1.3GB, which is plenty of room anyway smile
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Okay... Crap the UMD stuff.

I've got a Sony Ericsson P910i, which has memory stick duo pro support. So what P910i users can do (and other mobile phone and pocket pc users too) should be applicable to the PSP too.

Basically what you're going to do is encode your movies into mp4...

1. Get a 128mb Memory Stick Duo for about 50$
2. Get you favourite films DVD or SVCD
3. Either follow this tutorial Tute A or this tutorial Tute2
4. Play it normally on a PSP
Posted: Sun, 6th Mar 2005, 6:05am

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And yet, another endless thread about the PSP and/or DS.

Well, I must say one thing:
While I think its cool that the DS'll be able to play videos and all, I still think that the DS only (right now) will offer those "Nintendo-y/happy-go-lucky" games such as StarFox, Mario games, pokemon, DonkyKong, etc. Whereas the PSP'll probably offer more third party games, and more recognizable games like "THUG 2" and "spiderman", etc. And, isn't the DS basucally like a mini-N64?
Well, then isn't the PSP like a mini PS2? PS2 cakes out the N64 any day. (unless you're playing Goldeneye or G.F. Gemini)
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In your opinion of course. I would rather play N64 anyday. But anyways, that is blatently untrue about both systems. Why do people even bring up the other system in this threads, why can't we keep it on topic, about the video capabilities.
Posted: Sun, 6th Mar 2005, 10:39am

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There's word that with the PSP -

Log onto web, download your choice of video file (trailers, porn, TV episodes, music videos, porn, movies, porn) and then use your computer to transfer it over. Obtaining the files is a legally sound as it is to leech MP3s off the interweb. Although rumours say that a legitimate service will soon let you download videos, like iPod's iTunes but with movies.
Posted: Sun, 6th Mar 2005, 11:09am

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Hi guys.

Sorry to change the subject ever so slightly but I would like to ask a questions.
I’m strongly thinking about importing a USA model PSP since they will be released long before they are here in Ireland.

My question is, the PSP I wish to order is NTSC Region Free, would this in any way affect me when purchasing games or movies here in Europe later on ( we are PAL here)

Kind Regards.
Sharp.
Posted: Sun, 6th Mar 2005, 11:11am

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Im pretty sure all the games are universal so they can work anywhere. But I could be wrong.
Posted: Sun, 6th Mar 2005, 2:32pm

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atom wrote:


Well, then isn't the PSP like a mini PS2? PS2 cakes out the N64 any day. (unless you're playing Goldeneye or G.F. Gemini)
So, you play Get Force Gemini? Actually sometimes it is rather fun to go back and play old games. My brother played Mario 64 for months in anticipation of the DS. Then I would punch him out of the way and play Goldeneye.
Posted: Sun, 6th Mar 2005, 3:09pm

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Sharp - well I'm not quite sure, but I think it would. Then again you'd have to be really patient to get a PAL PSP because they come out in Europe way later than the Marth 24th North America release date.

Atom - The DS has some great games as well, although they are for a certain type of person/tastes. The only games that I see on the PSP that makes it better than the DS (for me) are GTA, Metal Gear Acid, and Need for Speed Underground Rivals (I know there will be one on the DS, but the PSP version just looks so amazing, even if there is no touch screen. There's an analog stick anyway). All of the other PSP games are just good games with great graphics.

mgm - Yeah it is rumoured that iTunes will have a video section in the near future as well, but it'll only be for the iPod video, or something. Although what would be cool would be being able to stream videos using the PSP's wi-fi ability. That would be AMAZING.
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pooky wrote:

Then again you'd have to be really patient to get a PAL PSP because they come out in Europe way later than the Marth 24th North America release date.
My golly, is it that soon? Wow, that snuck up.
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atom wrote:

And yet, another endless thread about the PSP and/or DS.
Anyone else notice there was very little of a debate between DS and PSP before this post was made?

Way to go Atom!
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Marek wrote:

atom wrote:

And yet, another endless thread about the PSP and/or DS.
Anyone else notice there was very little of a debate between DS and PSP before this post was made?

Way to go Atom!
I guess you didn't get what I was saying. I said it was a thread about the DS OR the PSP. Not a debate about them. Just to clear that up. I dont really understand why that deserves a -1.
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Why did you feel the need to post that then atom? Especially when this may be one of the first PSP topics, (not the very first, but one of 'em.) And also when your brother is spitting out DS threads for everything Nintendo does.

Anyways, lets stear this back on topic.

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Posted: Wed, 9th Mar 2005, 1:02pm

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Hi guys.
After looking at countless websites it seems that buying video’s on UMD’s will be a rather pointless expenditure. The movies will cost the same price as the DVD version and to be totally honest with you. I certainly won’t be buying the same move on two different formats.

Anyway… the video format the PSP plays back is none other than MP4 format and so the best thing to do in my opinion is just buy a 1GB memory stick and use something like an encoder to recode a DVD to mpeg4 format.

Regards.
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Serpent wrote:

Why did ypu feel the need to post that then atom? Especially when this may be one of the first PSP topics, (not the very first, but one of 'em.) And also when your brother is spitting out DS threads for everything Nintendo does.

Anyways, lets stear this back on topic.
Yes, I am apologetically sirry, to all. However, Serpent, I AM NOT MY BROTHER!!! smile (Thats the one thing that bugs me the most in life)

Sharp- I was thinking the exact same thing. (Although I wouldn't mind buying a Spiderman 2 movie for the PSP if I had the money biggrin )
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atom wrote:

I AM NOT MY BROTHER!!! smile (Thats the one thing that bugs me the most in life)
So you want to be your brother? eh


I love these newfound smileys
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pooky wrote:

atom wrote:

I AM NOT MY BROTHER!!! smile (Thats the one thing that bugs me the most in life)
So you want to be your brother? eh


I love these newfound smileys
think .................I like these smilies, too.
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Can't wait to try out the PSP. From the sales figures in Japan it must be pretty good, as its selling about the same amount as the whole Gameboy range put together and nearly as well as the PS2!

I hope developers can jack in to the power of the PSP as its powerful enough to emulate other systems (N64 kinda levels easily with CPU to burn - would love to see a SNES emulator on there, you could get loads of ROMS on a memory stick or something). I might even buy one depending what cunning mod people come up with - thats something I could never say about the DS.
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Hmm, watch a DVD on a nice large monitor at home. Or on a tiny crap monitor that reflects light and devours battery time so I can't watch the full film. The PSP is far from great, its got the ideas, but I don't think it'll stand the test of time.
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Although nomatter which handheld "wins" in the end, we'll win. Because the loser will try harder next time and make something better and cheaper, and so will the winner, etc.
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Horray for Capitalism!
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er-no wrote:

Hmm, watch a DVD on a nice large monitor at home. Or on a tiny crap monitor that reflects light and devours battery time so I can't watch the full film. The PSP is far from great, its got the ideas, but I don't think it'll stand the test of time.
I'm not sure why people insist on using this argument. If you're watching movies on the PSP then chances are you're out and about, on a train or on a long car journey or something so you don't have the option of watching it on a nice big widecreen tv with surround sound on dvd etc. This idea would probably be much much more popular if there was a way of burning your own UMDs as you could just rip one of your DVDs to it.
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Because we don't like watching movies on the go. I do IF it is on a laptop etc, and is powered by a car battery. And Pooky, no one wins, we like what we like and we play the games we like. IMO neither will fail (DS already succeeded), so we will all be able to play the games we love regardless.
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I disagree. There's nothing like having a movie player on the move. I use mine everywhere where I need to do waiting, on the bus, train etc. Beats taking out a huge laptop.

dvd playa
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Mellifluous wrote:

I disagree. There's nothing like having a movie player on the move. I use mine everywhere where I need to do waiting, on the bus, train etc. Beats taking out a huge laptop.

dvd playa
Oooh! That's a mack-daddy porta-DVD player, Mel. And yeah, I agree. I kinda think those who are comparing watching a DVD at home as to on a PSP are just trying to find an excuse for why not to get one. You don't like watching movies on the go? Why not? Is it too entertaining to watch a movie without sitting down on the couch for 2 hours. And, Serpent, was "DS already succeeded" really necessary? Perhaps you could try to shake-off this subconscious bias you (seemingly) have.
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Hi Guys.
Looks like nobody knows when the PSP will be released here in Europe. Amazon keep pushing the date back… so I got fed up waiting yesterday. I ordered one straight from Japan. Should have it by Friday.

If anyone is interested I could post my thought on it when I get it. Although in saying that… I think the guys in America will probably get there’s a day or two before me. It’s due to be released there I think ?

Now…. All I need to do is find a buyer for my GBA-SP and cartage writers. Won’t be needing them anymore.

Regards.
Sharp.
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Sharp wrote:


Anyway… the video format the PSP plays back is none other than MP4 format and so the best thing to do in my opinion is just buy a 1GB memory stick and use something like an encoder to recode a DVD to mpeg4 format.
Do you have any idea how expensive a 1gb memory stick duo is?! Ask use Sony Ericsson users... its a pain not having enough memory at an affordable price... we have the get the job done with just 256mb (quite affordable)
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Hi Billy

Yes I was looking at the price, but now that I know a lot more about the PSP. I won’t need anything more than a 256MB stick.

I was talking with a few guys who already purchased the PSP and who are actually using them right now for watching movies. They are all using 256MB sticks and getting very high quality results from them.

I’ve even encoded a move on my laptop to PSP resolution / mpeg 4 to see this for myself. It certainly convinced me that I won’t be buying any of my movies again for the PSP. I’ll just encode a few DVD’s down to PSP resolution and keep them on my hard disk for transfer anytime I would like to watch them.

Regards.
Sharp.
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exactly smile

I swere if only the psp supported sd memory cards... biggrin (which it will never since it's made by sony) i'd buy one this instant.
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Man, I want that PSP...

But it is so expensive stun
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I hate watching Movies on the movie, it gives me nasty motion sickness. Same with reading on the move and since my favourite movies are subtitled, watching a movie on a PSP, on the move would probably be a nightmare of vomit and headaches for me.

Ah well razz
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Hybrid-Halo wrote:

I hate watching Movies on the movie, it gives me nasty motion sickness. Same with reading on the move and since my favourite movies are subtitled, watching a movie on a PSP, on the move would probably be a nightmare of vomit and headaches for me.

Ah well razz
Yeah, never ask Hybrid to map-read for you. You'll get lost and find yourself in army testings grounds... where all you hear is explosions and gunfire.
Posted: Mon, 4th Apr 2005, 4:53pm

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Hybrid-Halo

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er-no wrote:

Yeah, never ask Hybrid to map-read for you. You'll get lost and find yourself in army testings grounds... where all you hear is explosions and gunfire.
That's not a joke.. we passed "warning! Death!" signs and stuff... Though I wasn't sick that time, you just drove the wrong way smile Mind, if I was watching a subtitled movie on a psp we would have most likely died.

Now delivering those DVDs.... Sick as a parrot.