Nintendo DS Dreaming - Competition
Entry By : Matthew Pearce [m.j.pearce@###.com]
NDS Portable Media Streamer.
Ever had a media file that was just too big to get onto your flash
cart? Want a way to watch TV on the go without doubling the size of
your system with a clunky TV tuner? Then you need the Portable Media
This product will consist of two parts:
- Standard size Nintendo DS card with main program
- Standard size GBA cart containing RAM (for temporarily storing
- PC software for sending media
To use this product, you insert the carts into the DS and boot it in
DS mode. You install the PC software and select a media directory.
The Portable Media Streamer is now ready to use!
It uses the DS' WiFi capabilities to communicate with your PC via the
internet and stream media. You can browse available media on the DS
and select a video, music or picture file to view, or (if your PC has
a TV tuner) to watch TV. The DS communicates wirelessly with your PC
and streams the media you choose. If you select a prerecorded media
file stored on your PC, the software will buffer media ahead of the
current playing position in case you go out of range of a wireless hot
spot so that it keeps playing until you are in range of a hot spot
The product comes in 3 versions:
Silver - 32 MB of RAM in GBA cart
Gold - 64 MB of RAM in GBA cart
Platinum - 128 MB of RAM in GBA cart
The different amounts of RAM alters how long the media can continue
playing when you leave a wireless hot spot.
So, in summary, here's how it works:
V [PC with special software - videos, pictures, music on hard drive and
TV tuner plugged in]
[Internet connection on PC]
[Wireless hot spot near DS allows DS to access PC over internet]
[Media buffered into RAM in GBA cart]
[Software on NDS card reads buffered media and plays back]
Because of the way this is set up, the amount of media you have access
to from your DS is limited only by the amount of space on your
computer's hard drive.
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