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Darius Wey
11-16-2005, 08:00 AM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://tcpmp.corecodec.org/' target='_blank'>http://tcpmp.corecodec.org/</a><br /><br /></div><i>"The Core Pocket Media Player is an open-source media player for Palm OS-based and Windows CE / Windows Mobile-based devices."</i><br /><br /><img src="http://www.pocketpcthoughts.com/images/web/2003/wey-20050709-TCPMP.gif" /><br /><br />v0.70 of TCPMP has just been released, four months after the last update. This exceedingly fast and functional player is available for free, so pop over to the <a href="http://tcpmp.corecodec.org/download">TCPMP download page</a> to give yourself a treat.<br /><br />A revision history for v0.70 can be found below. <!><br /><br />+Speex audio decoder support<br />+Epson graphics controller mode (Nexio S150/S151/S155/S160/XP30)<br />+Nexio XP40 DirectDraw overlay support<br />+mjpeg gray-scale support<br />+minimal jpeg, tiff, png image file support<br />+better support for enhanched podcasts (m4a with image slideshow)<br />+coverart support for music files<br />+ffmpeg library updated<br />+support for low resolution decoding (video quality)<br />+h263 elementary stream support<br />+PalmOS: advanced opitons dialog<br />+PalmOS: T|X LCD tweak options<br />+WinCE: Axis Network Camera MJPEG streaming support<br />+WinCE: RGB support for 2700G (example WMV playback on X50v)<br />+Win32: ascii console video mode :-)<br />+Win32: screen saver disabling during video playback<br />-AAC removed from official binaries because of intellectual property considerations<br />-Matroska codec info handling fix (h.264)<br />-MatroskaParser library updated to version 1.47<br />-ID3v2 fix in rawaudio<br />-OGG tags as UTF-8 coding<br />-some third party libraries replaced<br />-avi files with ogg vorbis stream fix<br />-h263 decoding fix + fallback to ffmpeg when format not supported<br />-s263 (with 3gp) fix and support for h263 extended width/height<br />-safe string handling (overflow protection)<br />-mpeg4 decoder fixes<br />-WinCE: codepage handling fixes<br />-WinCE: ATI Imageon driver memory leak bug tweak<br />-WinCE: backlight handling fix<br />-WinCE: HTTP streaming fixes<br />-WinCE: Raw Framebuffer usage with QVGA smartphones<br />-WinCE: fix for MIPS VR41XX tweaks on WinCE 2.xx<br />-WinCE: skip installing official gx.dll for new HPC devices with aygshell, but no GAPI support<br />-WinCE: WMV9 advanced profile support via DMO interface (only with WMP10)<br />-WinCE: file associations fix<br />-WinCE: stereo mode (swapped,join,left,right) fix<br />-PalmOS: m3u/pls playlist absolute path fix<br />-PalmOS: stack overflow fix with some vorbis files<br />-PalmOS: adpcm and uLaw audio codecs moved to tcpmp.prc install<br />-PalmOS: audio buffer fix (music head not lost anymore after open)<br />-PalmOS: Treo650/T5/LifeDrive program exit crash fix <br />-PalmOS: sysAppLaunchCmdOpenDB launch fix<br />-PalmOS: external launching fixed (auto fullscreen playback)<br />-PalmOS: T|T storage memory tweak fix<br />-PalmOS: better low memory handling with mpeg1 files

Menneisyys
11-16-2005, 09:15 AM
I've just written a quick review (http://www.pocketpcmag.com/blogs/index.php?blog=3&amp;p=294&amp;more=1)of the new functionality.

Ward
11-16-2005, 11:37 AM
Still no subtitle support. :cry:

Its only half a player until then.

Gerard
11-16-2005, 11:48 AM
And fear of Apple has caused them to remove any AAC support in this version. Since the older AAC plugin doesn't work with this version (just tried, got an error on opening a video with AAC audio) then it seems users have to choose the version they need per the files they have.

Otherwise I like this version so far. Just donated, finally, and that feels good.

Tanker Bob
11-16-2005, 12:13 PM
And fear of Apple has caused them to remove any AAC support in this version. Since the older AAC plugin doesn't work with this version (just tried, got an error on opening a video with AAC audio) then it seems users have to choose the version they need per the files they have.
This is why I won't upgrade. I have a number of videos with AAC soundtracks that don't play in the newer versions. 0.66 works fine for me and will until ACC support returns.

picard
11-16-2005, 03:14 PM
Since the older AAC plugin doesn't work with this version (just tried, got an error on opening a video with AAC audio)
Strange. 0.66 audio plugins should be compatible with 0.70 version and many people reported sucessfully using "them".
Try unstalling both player and plugin and reinstall.

SteveHoward999
11-16-2005, 04:28 PM
Anyone else find the web site is down?

pocketpcadmirer
11-16-2005, 04:31 PM
TCPMP was the best and will still be the best.

It's really bad that MS doesnt focus on mobile version of WMP.
IMO if they make the WMP of win mobile 5 better then they should atleast release a fix or a patch to ours 'old' WMPs better.

Just my $0.50
The TCPMP is really nice..

P.S: Make the interface skinnable

Sunny

SteveHoward999
11-16-2005, 04:42 PM
Anyone else find the web site is down?

Ha - no sooner do I say thaat, put the kettle on, and it's back up :-)

DaleReeck
11-16-2005, 05:23 PM
Since the older AAC plugin doesn't work with this version (just tried, got an error on opening a video with AAC audio)
Strange. 0.66 audio plugins should be compatible with 0.70 version and many people reported sucessfully using "them".
Try unstalling both player and plugin and reinstall.

I am looking to add the AAC support that is currently missing in v0.70. Which plugin is the one providing AAC support in v0.66 that I can copy over? I didn't see a separate plugin download for AAC for 0.66 (the last time I saw a separate AAC plugin was with the old BetaPlayer 0.5). I have 0.66 installed now and don't see any reference to AAC in the default installed plugins in the 0.66 directory. Nor do I see it under it's other possible names. Is it part of the MPEG4 plugin support?

Janak Parekh
11-16-2005, 05:28 PM
And fear of Apple has caused them to remove any AAC support in this version.
Is it really fear of Apple? I'm assuming it's just because one must purchase a license from the underlying patent holders.

--janak

Darius Wey
11-16-2005, 05:29 PM
IMO if they make the WMP of win mobile 5 better then they should atleast release a fix or a patch to ours 'old' WMPs better.

This has been discussed before. It would be nice, but unfortunately, it's left up to device manufacturers and carriers to release this WMP update as a ROM upgrade. We saw it in the move from WM2003 to WM2003SE, and we saw it in the move from WM2003SE to WM5 - there are often less upgrades being made available than we would hope for.

DaleReeck
11-16-2005, 05:31 PM
And fear of Apple has caused them to remove any AAC support in this version.
Is it really fear of Apple? I'm assuming it's just because one must purchase a license from the underlying patent holders.

--janak

It's not just Apple. Several companies helped develop it. Per Apple's website:

AAC was developed by the MPEG group that includes Dolby, Fraunhofer (FhG), AT&amp;T, Sony and NokiaŚcompanies that have also been involved in the development of audio codecs such as MP3 and AC3 (also known as Dolby Digital). The AAC codec in QuickTime builds upon new, state-of-the art signal processing technology from Dolby Laboratories and brings true variable bit rate (VBR) audio encoding to QuickTime.

Actually, with Sony's property rights paranoia, they would be the ones I would be worried about :)

myrampar
11-16-2005, 05:45 PM
I don't know if this is possible, but does this new version of TCPMP work with Microsoft Voice Command? I would prefer to use TCPMP before WMP 9 on my device (Ipaq 4150) for basically all of my multimedia files.

If not, is this something that is planned for a future release?

Jason Lee
11-16-2005, 06:27 PM
I am looking to add the AAC support that is currently missing in v0.70. Which plugin is the one providing AAC support in v0.66 that I can copy over? I didn't see a separate plugin download for AAC for 0.66 (the last time I saw a separate AAC plugin was with the old BetaPlayer 0.5). I have 0.66 installed now and don't see any reference to AAC in the default installed plugins in the 0.66 directory. Nor do I see it under it's other possible names. Is it part of the MPEG4 plugin support?

In my install of 0.66 there is an acc.plg file in the install folder.

Dyvim
11-16-2005, 06:57 PM
I am looking to add the AAC support that is currently missing in v0.70. Which plugin is the one providing AAC support in v0.66 that I can copy over? I didn't see a separate plugin download for AAC for 0.66 (the last time I saw a separate AAC plugin was with the old BetaPlayer 0.5). I have 0.66 installed now and don't see any reference to AAC in the default installed plugins in the 0.66 directory. Nor do I see it under it's other possible names. Is it part of the MPEG4 plugin support?

Google "TCPMP aac plugin" and you'll find what you need. It's being hosted on another site.

crussader
11-16-2005, 06:58 PM
Still no subtitle support. :cry:

Its only half a player until then.

please... please... add support for subtitles :puppydogeyes:

jhennig
11-16-2005, 07:34 PM
How do I get the album art to show up? I can't wait to get it working! 8O

wu_tang
11-16-2005, 07:59 PM
Still no subtitle support. :cry:

Its only half a player until then.
Subtitle Plugin for TCPMP - http://mabin.info/tcpmp/page.php?id=downloads&amp;lang=en

http://www.irwin.republika.pl/capture03.jpg

spaceman
11-16-2005, 08:03 PM
Is support back for hx4700 with WM2003 SE?

Dyvim
11-16-2005, 08:04 PM
How do I get the album art to show up? I can't wait to get it working! 8O

I could only get it to work for aac files with embedded album art. That works fine - full screen mode works too. However, I couldn't get it to work for mp3 files with embedded album art or via folders of music with folder.jpg file

Nurhisham Hussein
11-17-2005, 01:31 AM
Subtitle Plugin for TCPMP - http://mabin.info/tcpmp/page.php?id=downloads&amp;lang=en



wu_tang, the link returns a 404 error. Going up a directory also gives a 404 error. The root link returns gibberish. BTW welcome to the forum.

Gerard
11-17-2005, 02:55 AM
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wu_tang, the link returns a 404 error. Going up a directory also gives a 404 error. The root link returns gibberish. BTW welcome to the forum.

That's odd, it worked fine for me earlier this afternoon, and works again now. In Pocket IE anyway. I get a page full of TCPMP download stuff.

But I understand how one can have problems... earlier I stated that version 0.66 of the AAC plugin didn't work with 0.70. Turned out I was actually trying an even earlier version of the AAC, and had failed to properly name the CAB file sometime last winter. Oh well, mistakes get made. I can say now that it seems to work, with the one AAC file I have to test.

Nurhisham Hussein
11-17-2005, 03:00 AM
Tried again just now with both firefox and IE - could be my office firewall, I'll try again later at home. Thanks Gerard for checking for me.

Ommadawn
11-17-2005, 08:09 AM
The link didn't work for me earlier today at work (404), but it's working fine now (at home). Try again...

stevelam
11-17-2005, 02:26 PM
The link didn't work for me earlier today at work (404), but it's working fine now (at home). Try again...

It seems a bit random to me it worked this morning but not this afternoon.

Nurhisham Hussein
11-17-2005, 03:23 PM
The link's working for me now guys, thanks.

DeBary_FL
11-19-2005, 12:51 AM
Is support back for hx4700 with WM2003 SE?

What problem with the hx4700 are you referring to? I've used TCPMP v.0.66 on my hx4705 for many months without any problems. Are you possibly referring to the problem playing wmv files with Betaplayer/TCPMP after WMP10 was installed with the hx4700's ROM update? If so that was fixed in v.0.66.

Darius Wey
11-25-2005, 06:19 PM
Heads-up:

version 0.71: 2005-11-23
-yuv blitting fix (intel 2700g, sonyhhe effected)
-ogg icecast fix
-avi opendl mode out of sync fix
-large jpeg file support
-song title updated with audio streaming fix
-portrait pre-rotate disabled for coverart and podcasts
-WinCE: http async mode (connection loss should not freeze the player)
-WinCE: http avi playback fix
-WinCE: http streaming emulate wmp10 identification (for ORB server)
-WinCE: http site parsing and listing fixes
-WinCE: file association IE auto-download flag only for playlists
-WinCE: options/audio menu disappearing fix
-WinCE: raw framebuffer mode only for WM2003SE and later
-PalmOS: screen blanking audio pause fix
-PalmOS: pre-rotate portrait movies advanced option

http://tcpmp.corecodec.org/download

jhennig
11-25-2005, 06:51 PM
yehaW! d/ling it now...

pocketpcadmirer
12-26-2005, 02:11 PM
reverted back to betaplayer coz my friends gave me some aac songs

sunny

Don't Panic!
12-27-2005, 03:10 PM
If you ust the Betaplayer AAC Plugin from rarewares (http://www.rarewares.org/aac.html) alnog with the latest TCPMP version you'll be able to play those songs and get the other improvements that TCPMP has made over Betaplayer.

Gerard
12-27-2005, 07:12 PM
No need to go as far back as the BetaPlayer AAC plugin. The v0.66 AAC TCPMP plugin is available, more or less, and works great.

Neuros is engaging in dialogue with the TCPMP developer(s) in hopes of finding a legal, un-complicated way of allowing distribution of the AAC plugin.