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Nintendo DSi and DSi XL Out Now. "3DS" Showing at E3


#61 foltzie   Strell where art thou? CAGiversary!   3199 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 22 February 2009 - 02:39 PM

I mean, from other MP3s. Yeah, I know, I'm going to take a hit. Say it anyway. Or should I go for a "lossless" encoding?


If you are converting from MP3 then convert at whatever bitrate the MP3 is encoded at, or as close as your converter will get. To get "lossless" quality you'll have to rip directly from a CD>

#62 Nohbdy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2212 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 22 February 2009 - 04:33 PM

And I bet it'll be a pain in the ass if it's VBR bitrates.

#63 foltzie   Strell where art thou? CAGiversary!   3199 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 22 February 2009 - 06:26 PM

And I bet it'll be a pain in the ass if it's VBR bitrates.


Not really, just let the encoder do its thing... Considering the playback device I doubt high quality should be the highest concern.

Here is a step by step for having iTunes do it... I wouldn't worry too much about having VBR on the MP3.

#64 Crunchewy   What? CAGiversary!   21662 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 23 February 2009 - 04:17 AM

Why in the world aren't they also supporting MP3?

#65 Drocka818   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   23 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 04:29 AM

well im might have to say buy to my piracy card..(wasted 20$ on that thing :(..), but then again i could go with the ds lite.. and i currently own a ds original..what should i do hmmm

this is pianfully hard decision

#66 foltzie   Strell where art thou? CAGiversary!   3199 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 23 February 2009 - 04:56 AM

Why in the world aren't they also supporting MP3?


There is a license to support the MP3 codec.

#67 creid   Dead For The Summer CAGiversary!   6775 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 23 February 2009 - 01:15 PM

If I'm not mistaken, Wii is the same way. AAC only.

Wii switched to AAC from MP3 for some reason.

#68 Jayayess1190   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   122 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 08:51 PM

DSi Browser is faster than the old


#69 JMEPO   Drakes Deception CAGiversary!   1718 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 24 February 2009 - 04:05 AM

http://www.amazon.co...IN&color_name=2

This may be the ugliest system I've ever seen.

#70 RedvsBlue  

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 04:21 AM

http://www.amazon.co...IN&color_name=2

This may be the ugliest system I've ever seen.


Not even, the original DS design was FAR worse.... http://pocketmedia.i...28113610444.jpg

#71 JMEPO   Drakes Deception CAGiversary!   1718 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 24 February 2009 - 04:26 AM

Yeah but at least it wasn't a flaming neon blue.

#72 Nohbdy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2212 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 24 February 2009 - 04:32 AM

It's not neon blue, it's...raspberry blue.

#73 JMEPO   Drakes Deception CAGiversary!   1718 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 24 February 2009 - 04:34 AM

It lacks the cool tangy zest to be considered a shade of raspberry.

#74 Nohbdy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2212 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 24 February 2009 - 05:25 AM

Well, it's like a candy blue. You know how some candies have a "blue raspberry" flavor? That's practically the shade of blue it's taking after.

#75 foltzie   Strell where art thou? CAGiversary!   3199 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 24 February 2009 - 01:28 PM

It's not neon blue, it's...raspberry blue.


I believe the term is Wii Blue.

#76 Nohbdy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2212 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 24 February 2009 - 03:48 PM

If it was Wii blue, nobody would be complaining.

#77 Mad D   CAG lurker since 04 CAGiversary!   1212 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

Posted 24 February 2009 - 10:58 PM

This is probably digging up an old subject but I wasn't aware people were making a big deal about it until recently.

It doesn't matter how high of a megapixel count you have, picture quality depends on the aperture quality of the camera lens, which will never be close to good with these small handhelds and phones. That new 12 megapixel Samsung camera phone will still produce grainy images. This is along with cost is probably the reason that led to Nintendo's decision.

Megapixels with the proper equipment only matter when dealing with on the professional level when needing to crop or print wall size images with great quality. What do I know I only have to work with this stuff on every other project.

#78 foltzie   Strell where art thou? CAGiversary!   3199 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 24 February 2009 - 11:03 PM

This is probably digging up an old subject but I wasn't aware people were making a big deal about it until recently.

It doesn't matter how high of a megapixel count you have, picture quality depends on the aperture quality of the camera lens, which will never be close to good with these small handhelds and phones. That new 12 megapixel Samsung camera phone will still produce grainy images. This is along with cost is probably the reason that led to Nintendo's decision.

Megapixels with the proper equipment only matter when dealing with on the professional level when needing to crop or print wall size images with great quality. What do I know I only have to work with this stuff on every other project.


Well, I dont think its been an issue in this thread, but your points are well received. Nintendo has never played the technology fight. One of the first points in the PR for the DSI is that the camera takes pictures at twice the resolution that the DS screen could display.

#79 Nohbdy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2212 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 25 February 2009 - 01:42 AM

Yeah, and that's absolutely pathetic. Satoru Iwata has a point where large images take up assloads of space on your memory card but you don't resort to 640x480. Jesus. Is 1024x768 that crammed?

#80 foltzie   Strell where art thou? CAGiversary!   3199 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 25 February 2009 - 01:53 AM

Yeah, and that's absolutely pathetic. Satoru Iwata has a point where large images take up assloads of space on your memory card but you don't resort to 640x480. Jesus. Is 1024x768 that crammed?


But why would you include XGA, when VGA is already twice the resolution of the screen?

#81 mullenlegend   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   24 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 02:28 AM

I actually like the new DS. I honestly think that with the SD slot will be a way for hacking the DS a lot easier. It happened with the Wii and it's gonna happen with the DS.

#82 Marvelous Mark   Aviator in training CAGiversary!   860 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 February 2009 - 05:58 AM

i still cant choose between the blue or black dsi

Why is there no Persona avatars on PSN?  [-(


#83 Cao Cao   Spoooooooky CAGiversary!   3005 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 28 February 2009 - 08:04 AM

It's not neon blue, it's...raspberry blue.


It's not raspberry blue, it's Slime Blue.

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#84 Nohbdy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2212 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 28 February 2009 - 03:48 PM

Only the Slime Stand stand matches colors.

#85 trepvox   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   6 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Posted 01 March 2009 - 07:23 PM

This is officially the ugliest thing I have seen in technology. Why Slime Blue or all colors? Honestly, its not like the DS came out in Slime Blue ever.

#86 Cao Cao   Spoooooooky CAGiversary!   3005 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 01 March 2009 - 07:46 PM

Only the Slime Stand stand matches colors.


Okay fine, it's probably Mega Man Cyan then. Unless it might look more like the Gyan, but who knows? Probably not Andrew Ryan, nor the Ayatollah of Iran.



#87 Cao Cao   Spoooooooky CAGiversary!   3005 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 05 March 2009 - 06:38 PM

Japan is getting a Kingdom Hearts DSi bundle:
http://www.joystiq.c...ay-30-in-japan/
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#88 Nohbdy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2212 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 05 March 2009 - 08:10 PM

That looks ridiculously dull. It's just a stupid little pattern. If it was more like ARTWORK (i.e. Pokemon DS Lites), then it'd look great.

But not you're just paying extra for a checkerboard pattern. Why not, say, a badass keyblade?

#89 whoknows   Time and Eternity for all of time and eternity CAGiversary!   38411 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 05 March 2009 - 10:47 PM

Okay fine, it's probably Mega Man Cyan then. Unless it might look more like the Gyan, but who knows? Probably not Andrew Ryan, nor the Ayatollah of Iran.


That video was awesome. :lol:

#90 trepvox   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   6 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Posted 08 March 2009 - 02:23 PM

Japan is getting a Kingdom Hearts DSi bundle:
http://www.joystiq.c...ay-30-in-japan/
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Its coming out in Japan in May and the normal versions are coming out in April in the US. Japan has already had it for a few months out there. Personally I think its a nice idea starting the limited editions early but they should have released one with the Black and Blue in the US come April 5th. Course the design on it I'd hope would be a better one, kinda lame even though I am a big Kingdom Hearts fan.