Play-Yan Micro with MediaStage 4.2 for Nintendo Reviews
Product: Play-Yan Micro with MediaStage 4.2 for Nintendo
From: Mark Bassett
Date: Thursday 25 May, 2006
This gadget is simply amazing! I plugged into my DS and it "just worked" (tm). You don't need to know any Japanese, all the on-screen text is in English, and the controls are simple to use. You can store your .mp3 files in folders, so they're easy to find, and all the play modes are there. (Repeat one, repeat all, repeat shuffle and straight-through.) Sound quality through the headphone jack is excellent.
Videos have to be stored in the top directory of the SD card - it's important to get the resolution and file format right, I converted mine using QuickTime Pro.
For the benefit of other Macintosh users these are the settings I used:
Export to MPEG-4, the "Improved" format, with a data rate of 1024, frame rate of 29.97 and image size of 256 x 192.
I now have practically as good as a Video iPod that takes up no space in my pocket! (Because, hey, I was going to be carrying the DS no matter what :))