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‘1st portable Mpeg4 player’ available for Sharp Zaurus

Jul 30, 2002 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

An announcement from . . .

tkcVideo is a multi-format video playback application for the Sharp Zaurus, making the Zaurus the world's first portable Mpeg4 player. Because Mpeg4 encoded files allow the use of lower bit rates with the same quality, it is possible to encode more than 1 hour of 320×240 pixel (the Zaurus screen resolution) Mpeg4 video to a 128MB CompactFlash card.

Take movies anywhere on the go and watch them conveniently while you are waiting at the doctor, traveling or bored in a meeting (although the headphones will be a giveaway).


Supported video formats:

  • MPEG 1
  • MPEG 2
  • MPEG 4
  • Div/X
  • H263
  • Raw video
  • AVI

Supported encoded audio:

  • MP1
  • MP2
  • MP3

Supported codecs (decoding):

  • MPEG1 video
  • MPEG2 video
  • MPEG audio layer 2
  • MPEG audio layer 1/3
  • MPEG4 (aka DIVX4/5)
  • MSMPEG4 V3 (aka DIVX3)
  • H263(+) (aka RealVideo 1.0)

Other Features:

  • Preview mode
  • Fullscreen mode
  • Seeking (ff/rew is also assigned to left/right hardware keys) for AVI/MPEG4/DIVX files
  • Pause/resume (can use the hardware “space” key)

tkcVideo is available now for download, for $14.95.

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