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  1.    #1  
    I have tried the 1,2,3, easy step notion of playing dvd's on the treo.
    Here is what I have done so far:
    1. I purchased the MMPlayer and it is downloaded onto my Treo
    2. I thought I downloaded the Pocket-DVD for Palm for the free
    test drive. When I started to download, I got a pop up window
    about aksing if I wanted to down load codecs. I said yes and downloaded
    XVid -1.0.1 and I also downloaded XVid - Install. Now, I did not know
    if I was suppose to download others or not, so I stopped with these
    two.
    3. The download and installation completed. Yet when I double click
    on the Pocket-DVD for palm icon on my system, it takes me back through
    the installation process again, and again asks me if I want to install
    codecs.

    It appears that even though I have down loaded the free trial version
    of Pocket DVD it does not seem it is getting installed.

    Im stuck at the easy steps.

    What am I doing wrong?

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    You probably have the install program icon on your desktop and not the application. Go to my computer and find the application and click on it there to run the program. then copy that icon to your desktop and delete the other one.
    Bruce
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    thanks that did the trick.....

    next step is to see if i can realy make this stuff work.

    thanks again.
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    Ok, here is where Im at with the process.

    1. I purchased the MM Player and the Pockect DVD for Palm.
    2. I was finally successful in getting the Pocket DVD installed on my laptop.
    3. MMPlayer is installed on my T6.
    4. I also down loaded the recommended codecs.....DVix 1.0.2
    5. I think I was successful in opening a DVD via PocketDVD and I started
    it. In the screen section of the PocketDVD the movie I started showed up
    in the small screen and another pop windeo DVix encoding popped up as well
    and was doing things as the movie was running.
    6. I did some research in some of the other postings, and found settings for
    the PocketDVD and MMplayer.....took that advice and made those settings.
    7. After the movie was finished it created a PocketDVD.avi file and it showed
    up on my desktop.
    8. I then dragged and dropped this file onto my scandisk 256mb card via a
    card reader.
    9. I then placed the card in my treo and the treo recognized the card, but
    does not show that anything is on the memory card.
    10. When I launch MMPlayer, and click on playlist there is nothing in there
    to select.
    11. I reformatted the memory card.
    12. I then re dragged and dropped the file back on to the memory card, but
    this time I dragged and dropped it into the palm folder that shows up on
    the memory card. This did not change my results.

    So, it seems Im doing everything right, with the exception of seeing the
    file on my memory card via the treo.

    What steps am I missing, or information that would be helpful to help me
    figure this out?

    Thanks for the help.


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    In MMPLayer, go to the play list. Tap the ADD button. In the upper right hand corner there is a dropdown to select the source (Memory, Card, or URL). Select the card and browse to the folder that the movie is in. Tap it and say OK. Highlight it in the playlist and go to the main screen and play!
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    Ok, I went through your suggested steps. The only thing that shows up under
    the CARD is /AUDIO. I went into card info to see if memory had
    been used up. It says 64.1mb used 177.0 mb free of 241.mb.

    So, I know something is on the card.

    After selecting card, then I tried to click on /AUDIO, but it will not
    highlight.

    Is it possible that the way Im moving the file over to the memory card
    is not the right way?

    Thanks for the help!!

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    The same thing is happen to me, the MMplayer will not read the card (the movie is under Palm/program) Is there anybody out there that can help?
    Regards
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    i should also note that within the mmplayer is this thing called
    benchmark. when i click on it, it causes my treo to reset.

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    Ahh guys - you have to change directories, OR copy your movie file to the AUDIO directory on your card. I think MMplayer tries looking in /Palm/Launcher/Video or /Palm/Launcher/Audio for movie/audio files. Unfortunately I let my friend borrow my sd card today so i cant tell you what directory it is exactly, but the reason it's not showing up on your list is mmplayer doesn't know where to LOOK for the file. delete or MOVE the file to /audio or /palm/launcher/video (make this directory if it doesnt exist) and see if it works.
    hope this helps

    ps benchmark on mmplayer with the treo causes a lot of resets basically it goes through the movie real quick (faster than normal speed and without audio) to see how many frames are dropped, if you have a lot of frames dropped you should re-encode at a lower speed. however, i recently tried pocket dvd at the MAX settings and it worked just fine. there was a little error while starting up saying the audio was encoded too high, ignore this. if it's out of sync change settings. while i like mmplayer for the formats it can play it's still a little unstable on treo. takes a lot of hard work to get it just right. (aka dont ask about subtitles ) i tried encoding my chinese version of HERO that came out in america this week and well, i just dont know what to do with the subtitles
    good luck!
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    I just moved the buf.tmp file to palm/launcher/video then to palm/launcher/audio...neither technique allowed me to see the video in MMPlayer, oh well try, try again.
    What?
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    *.tmp? mmplayer won't recognize it. must be .avi format or .mpeg
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    I bought these two programs recently and I am trying to convert Finding Nemo and it keeps saying frames overload....any ideas?
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    ok, Im starting to understand this.

    now the question is how do i get the movie to become an .avi file
    or .mpeg file.

    maybe it is the way i was trying to decode the movie with pocketDVD.

    is there something in pocketDVD that I need to set in order for
    the movie to become .avi file?

    thanks, the help has been very helpful.

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    ok, i did a search witihin my computer to find the PocketDVD.avi file.
    yet when i drag and drop it onto the memory card, i still cannot see
    it in MMPlayer.

    i also, placed the avi file in the palm folder that is on the memory
    card and that did not make a difference.

    when i click on the playlist and then click add, i get this one line
    of information called Audio, yet when I click on it, nothing happens
    either.

    i think Im close, but i had hit a dead in for my brain

    anyother suggestions

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    Yeah, you are on the right track, I'm looking at Kill Bill on my T6 now. The big difference for me was using the .avi file, but not putting it in any of the folders just "on the card" if that makes sense. I knew I would I get it if i just perservered, and you will too... it really is simple, but maybe not 1,2,3 simple... Now if I could reduce the MMPLAYER overlay so I can judge the quality of the recording........never satisified right?
    What?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rbatsun
    ok, i did a search witihin my computer to find the PocketDVD.avi file.
    yet when i drag and drop it onto the memory card, i still cannot see
    it in MMPlayer.

    i also, placed the avi file in the palm folder that is on the memory
    card and that did not make a difference.

    when i click on the playlist and then click add, i get this one line
    of information called Audio, yet when I click on it, nothing happens
    either.

    i think Im close, but i had hit a dead in for my brain

    anyother suggestions

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    Just downloaded both programs and ripped LOTR ROTK. Pretty damn cool. Hasd the same issue you did. On your card create an audio directory in /palm/launcher and mmplayer will be able to find your movie.

    Very cool.
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  17.    #17  
    well, with the many folks who helped, I finally have success.

    what I ended up doing (and not sure if I realy needed to do that
    or not) I used the install function of the Palm Desktop to install
    the .avi file onto the card.

    at first I when I launched MMPlayer, and try to go through the process
    of adding to the playlist again, I was experiencing the same issues, even
    though there was an audio listed on the card, when i would click it nothing
    would happen. but then i clicked just right below it and waalaa, the palm
    launcher showed up and the more i clicked then the .avi file showed up.

    so, my next step will be to try and and just drag and drop on the card
    again later and see if i can bring it up again.

    so, now im in the wow factor of this.

    Im watching the 2001 Masters DVD, when Tiger Woods won his last
    Masters.....way cool

    thanks everyone.

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