New software turns phones into pocket DVD players
Amsterdam, July 14th, 2004
Dutch software company Makayama today released ‘DVD to Mobile (Smartphone Edition)’. This software lets users convert a DVD to a Smartphone and watch it in great quality, with stereo sound and in full screen landscape mode. A memorycard as small as 128 Mb is sufficient to store a full length feature film.
Users can watch their DVDs on the go, on any Windows Mobile-based Smartphone, such as the Orange SPV-series, from a postage stamp size memory card. The software installs an encoding package on a PC with Windows XP, and a free player on the mobile phone. Users insert a DVD in the drive of their PC and with only two clicks, the software turns it into a super small movie file, which will play on the provided mediaplayer.
The headset or the built-in speaker can be used to listen to the sound. Subtitled and foreign language DVDs are also supported. Feature films look crisp and sharp on the phone and still fit on a relatively small Secure Digital card.
The free tryout version allows users to convert 5 minutes of a DVD. The retail price for the software is $24.99, available through major online distributors, such as Handango and Pocketgear. A Symbian-version for Nokia and Sony Ericsson phones will be out next month.
More information on our company page: www.makayama.com
The following phones are supported:
ORANGE SPV E100/E200/E500, MOTOROLA MPX100 MPX200 MPX220, MITAC 8380 8390, QTEK 7070, 8080,
SAMSUNG I600, ASUS AGP-60, COMPAL AR-11, SIERRA WIRELESS VOQ, SAGEM MY S-7, HTC i-MATE