Sunday, April 10, 2005

New Free Media Player for the Palm OS

I was originally let onto this by JungleMike at 1src, but its big enough news to spread around. The developers of Betaplayer (the popular free player for ppc devices) have begun work on a similar player for Palm OS 5 devices. It can play all but a few of the files types that are supported by BetaPlayer, but the early test version doesnt have a real interface, because it is just a test of the decoding engine. The new player will be called, "The Core Pocket Media Player" or TCPMP for short. It will sit alongside its new PPC counterpart (BetaPlayer is being renamed), which will carry the same name, and will be developed to the same standards. You can download it here, and the official forum is here. I know I am looking forward to the development of this player, it should beat everything else out of the water.

8 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a quick review after playing with it for about 5 minutes:

It's great.

I've got mmplayer on my Zodiac and Tungsten T3 (both registered copies), but this does a nicer job with respect to actually viewing the movie. I have a problem with mmplayer where there is a rastering problem on the right side of the image on my Zodiac in full-screen mode that I thought was an artifact of either the encoding or how efficient was the Zodiac in reading from the SD card. Now I know it's due to how well mmplayer renders the movie - this free player does a better job.

Cautiously recommended.

- A former mmplayer user

7:48 PM  
Blogger Brad Green said...

Thanks anonymous.
V .62 is out right now, which supports landscape for hires+ devices (regardless of whether your device is landscape enabled), and has many bug fixes. At this third release its already a great player. Its exciting to think of how good it is going to get.

9:47 PM  
Blogger Tam Hanna said...

Hi,
altough I usually support opensource players like Magic lantern, this one will also be tested as I have time!
Best regards
Tam Hanna

6:05 PM  
Anonymous LHandra said...

I usually use MMPlayer to play video files but I am still looking for another player.I try to launch TCPMP on my T3, but i do not know how to use it, can you guys tell how to do.

11:11 AM  
Anonymous LHandra said...

Sorry guys i just know how to use it from 'http://tcpmp.corecodec.org/'
Sorry again coz i am not carefull read the download page.

Well about the User Interface, i hope the programmer will develop like MMplayer.

12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LHandra said...
I usually use MMPlayer to play video files but I am still looking for another player.I try to launch TCPMP on my T3, but i do not know how to use it, can you guys tell how to do.

LHandra: I have T3 and TCPMP runs beautifully on it. You have to tap the top left corner of the screen and select your media file. The only better thing in MMPlayer is its Playlist function, but I would prefer the TCPMP, because it's free!

6:28 PM  
Blogger teekay3001 said...

May GOD bless u, Allah bless u, ....man somebody please bless this dude, i'm so happy man, i've been on the hunt for the best media player for my tungsten E ..i tried it all, active sync, smart movie, teal, kinoma, and some others but none compared to this, i cant tell u how thankful i am dawg thats why i'm thanking you thru the highest means possible...GOD...thanks B....u r the greatest, please hit us up with some more great stuff

3:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi All,

I'm a complete newbie with palm applications but i really wanted a player which can read from the folders I've set up on my SD card. This player was so simple to install and use.
Love it.

Thanks

2:13 AM  

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