Video Player


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

  1. From the Main Menu highlight the Video option and press B to select. The Movie Player screen will be displayed.
  2. 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.
  3. Once you are happy with your CPU speed setting, choose the SD Memory Card option and press B to select it.
  4. 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.
  5. Pressing Y will show or hide the player's Options Bar.
  6. The Volume buttons found on the GP2X can be pressed to increase or decrease the volume in 10 settings.
  7. To exit the Video Player press B to return to the file list screen or press Start to return to the Main Menu.

Options Bar

  • 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
    • Play
    • Pause
    • Stop
    • Open a new file

Useful Tip

  • 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.

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