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Old Mar 9, 2006, 1:04 PM   #1
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What camera (model) can you use to watch ANY movie on its LCD screen?

It should be like this: You simply make correct settings to recompress ANY movie to the format that is playable by the camera's codec.
I tried just that with my SONY DSC-W5, but no luck, so I ask for an answer here: either what program/utility to use to recompress movies in order to watch them on that camera, either what camera to buy in order to be able to do so.
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Old Mar 9, 2006, 2:01 PM   #2
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They are not designed to be used that way, whether you can coax the device into cooperating is a crapshoot. Good luck.
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Old Mar 10, 2006, 4:40 PM   #3
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Well, you may ask also for being able to watch TV on your camera LCD.
Even cameras with mpeg4 movie capture function cannot play any mpeg4 movie. The mpeg4 software encoders use very sophisticated mpeg4 properties like motion compensation etc. to achieve a very high compression ratio but nevertheless also good image quality. A mpeg4 digicam on the other hand uses only very primitive features of mpeg4 like delta frames (it's more like mpeg1) but nevetheless compression is significantly better than mjpeg without sacrificing image quality.
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Old Mar 24, 2006, 10:17 AM   #4
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Isn't it possible to "rip" the firmware - e.i. to "softwerize" its firmware's codec, so you can recompress any movie on your computer to the format that can be read and played by the camera?
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Old Mar 28, 2006, 12:07 PM   #5
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What?
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