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DivX/MPEG player for PS2 -- kinda..

Written by Petteri Pyyny (Google+) @ 17 Sep 2002 10:04 User comments (5)

DivXNetworks, the developers of DivX4 and DivX5, have joined forces with unknown company called BroadQ, and have developed a player software for Sony's Playstation 2 that will allow PS2 users to watch DivX, MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 videos and MP3 tracks.
Software, called QCast Tuner, can be bought through BroadQ's website and costs $49.95 (plus sales taxes).

The big problem comes when you read through the specs.. This requires PC or Mac and according to the very badly-written specs. It also requires Ethernet adapter on PS2, cables between your PC and PS2 and it seems that it requires PC to "stream" the videos to PS2 which then just interacts with PC. All videos need to be stored on your PC. So, this just merely makes PS2 a TV-out replacement to your PC and nothing else. So, don't get excited. *sigh*

More info:
QCast specs
DivXNetworks' Press release

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5 user comments

124.9.2002 23:31

I dont think this is particularly useful, does anyone know of an update to the ps2 dvd playere that has the codec to handle mpeg4?


BeZzA

22.10.2002 8:50

I don't think you know how to read very well...Qcast just uses the PC/MAC for file storage...(Mpeg1,Mpeg2,Mpeg4/Divx, and Mp3) It explains it very clearly on the webpage. I find this very usefull...from my remove I simply select which song or movie I wish to watch....Do a little bit a research before you slam a product

32.10.2002 11:07

But it's cheaper to buy a remote to your PC and long cable to your TV out.


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431.3.2003 11:22

TYSmith42 the thing under your name says it all

526.8.2003 13:27
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