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Sorry if this has been addressed elsewhere, I've read almost all of the threads here and needed a clarification.
I noticed that the A3 mentions .VOB support specifically but the Q5 does not, although it does say, no transcoding needed.
I currently backup my DVDs into a .iso or .vob format on my PC. Will I be able to play the .iso on the Q5 directly without conversion to .avi etc?
Also, does it support flash on sites like youtube? Will I be ableto play .flv files?
Any word on things like playlists for music and resume feature?
Thanks in advance!!
It's unknown at this time.
its a pocket PC based device, if you can find a windows mobile 5.0 program that will read it, the q5 will play is, thats the good thing about using a established plataform like WM or linux or symbian, any codec issues can be resolved by installing new codec,
You can try to use SuperDVD Video Editor-http://www.alldj.com
,It's a free software,But it's very powerful !
I don't think it is good idea to backup DVD-Video as ISO image. I'm quite sure that the player won't be able to play it. Since .VOB is a normal MPEG Program Stream with MPEG-2/AC3 compression, I think the player should be able to play it. But I wouldn't expect any menu support.
Flash video support might be implemented in WinCE. For YouTube, you need at least flash 7. But I have no information if mobile browsers support flash.
Don't believe that everything can be supported through SW solutions. Imagine SW decoding of H.264 fullHD video. You can do it, but you need at least a 3 GHz CPU. So decoding of complex formats such as MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 has to be implemented as a HW solution. Today's PMPs simply don't have enough CPU power to allow a SW player to work.
It's unknown at this time. i agree , if not , you may need to purchased a tool just like DVD to MP4 Converter for Windows from mp4converter.net to rip dvd to mp4 fromats
File Format - AVI, ASF, WMV, MPG
Video Codec - DivX, XviD, MPEG4, WMV 7/8/9
So I don't think the player will support MP4 container. Also in MP4 you can store MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 ASP and MPEG-4 AVC video. From the list of supported containers it can play AVI, ASF (ASF = WMV) and MPG (which should probably mean MPEG Program Stream)
Regarding supported video compressions the information is again very uncertain. DivX = XviD = MPEG-4 ASP. But it just says MPEG4, I would expect MPEG-4 SP (Simple Profile) and partial support for MPEG-4 ASP (Advanced Simple Profile). Probably no support for MPEG-4 AVC also known as H.264. There are 4 different MPEG-4 standards out there, so just saying MPEG4 is far not enough. DivX and XviD codecs can both code to MPEG-4 SP and MPEG-4 ASP, so this information won't help neither.
But now what about the mentioned MPEG PS container? Will it mean MPEG-1 or MPEG-2? Neither one of those 2 formats is mentioned in the supported video compression formats, but these are the only 2 video compressions supported in MPEG PS.
So the conclusion is, that currently known information is very inaccurate and we need to wait for a video expert to get his hands on the device and test it's real capabilities.
(see calcheese's experience with the software)
TCPMP and it's successor CorePlayer have no MPEG-2 support at this time. So you can't play DVDs in it. But it supports many other formats. For example MKV or MP4/AAC. But as I already said, regarding video playback, I would be afraid because of insuficient CPU power of the Q5. The good news is, that TCPMP/CorePlayer has implemented HW acceleration for some chips. So if we get lucky, they might support Q5's chipset as well.
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