The GP2X can support the following file formats:
- .AVI with Xvid or Divx video codec and Ogg or MP3 audio codec
- To support *.OGM files you have to rename it to *.AVI
How To Use
- From the Main Menu highlight the Video option and press B to select. The Movie Player screen will be displayed.
- You can press Y to change the CPU speed for the movie player, there are three settings; Full (200 Mhz), Normal (166 Mhz) and Save (100 Mhz). This is useful if you wish to conserve battery life but some movies may play slower or skip frames.
- Once you are happy with your CPU speed setting, choose the SD Memory Card option and press B to select it.
- Highlight the video you wish to view and press B to select. A message will display that your video is being loaded and then after a second or two your chosen video will start to play.
- Pressing Y will show or hide the player's Options Bar.
- The Volume buttons found on the GP2X can be pressed to increase or decrease the volume in 10 settings.
- To exit the Video Player press B to return to the file list screen or press Start to return to the Main Menu.
- Pressing Y will toggle the Options Bar.
- Use the joystick to change between the options and press B to select.
- The following options are available:
- Previous Video
- Next Video
- Skip Forwards
- Open a new file
- The movie player now supports a bookmark feature that allows you to resume a video that you have stopped during playback. Upon reloading the video you will be asked if you wish to resume playback at the point where you stopped.
- You can resize your videos using Wildelnab's PocketDivXEncoder, a usefull tool for saving space on the SD card and highly recommended by the members of the GP2X community. Unfortunately it's a Windows only application. Linux users may want to look into Avidemux or Mencoder.
- For a detailed look at encoding movies for the GP2X, check out the wiki's Video Encoding page.