Friday, June 24, 2005

Palm and PPC owners unite!!!

Just recently Picard, the TCPMP head developer, released TCPMP version .65y. Now, this may not seem like a big deal, but a quick look at the new test version page will show otherwise. It seems Picard has merged the code for all versions of TCPMP. This includes all PPC and Palm, and whatever else it runs on. What this means for the user is that Picard can more easily add to the code, and have it running on all devices. Also, Picard said that this was one of the last steps before TCPMP hits a 1.0 release version.

For those who have no idea what I am talking about, TCPMP is a free open source media player that works on most handheld devices. On many PPC devices it uses hardware acceleration to boost video playback speed. On the Palm side, it uses hardware acceleration for the HHE family of Clies (UX, TH, and VZ), as well as the Zodiac series. On certain devices it is even able to remove the white border thats always around the screen. It is the best media player available for handheld devices, and is under constant development.


Blogger Bubu said...

I agree, the TCPMP is really a very good video player for PalmOS. It's better than the Kinoma Player that comes with most PalmOne devices.

Just test it!

6:23 PM  
Blogger Mitchell Rusk said...

Brad, you beat me to it! Yes picard announced last month on aximsite that he would be doing this. This was before the app was designed for palm also.

If you don't know, TCPMP stands for The Core Pocket Media Player. Picard is developing this program and even has an enhanced version for the Dell x50v (2700g graphics card). Although he said Betaplayer would be renamed TCPMP and version 1 would be out 2 weeks ago, this didn't happen. I know he is working very hard on both versions and I can't wait to put TCPMP on my Zodiac.

This software is the best! mmplayer will be out of buisness soon. If you haven't tried this yet Try it! It is completedly free, and easy to use.

Good post Brad.

Thanks, Mitch

7:31 PM  
Anonymous strider_mt2k said...

TCMP is one great media player application.
Now I can listen to all kinds of podcasts on my TH55 -even ones that won't normally work on the Clie.

Michael Thompson

12:42 PM  
Blogger Tam Hanna said...

I have not yet tested TCPMP, but am pretty sure that it is a lovely program!
Best regards
Tam Hanna

6:15 PM  
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