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PS2 Slim-SwapMagic3CD-SMS-DVD+R??? –
I have problem with the my slim PS2's SMS not recognizing .avi videos in a DVD+R (and DVD-R also).
I have the SMS in a USB flash drive. I insert that along with SwapMagic3 CD and turn on the PS2. I am able to play movies right off the USB but when I swap the SwapMagic with the DVD I burned, there is nothing on the DVD. The DVD is recognized by the PS2, but there are no files in it.
Could it be because I am using the CD version of SwapMagic. Please help me out. Thanks a lot.
yeah, you can't swap a CD for a DVD or a DVD for a CD on the PS2.
you also can't swap an audio CD for a data CD or a video DVD for a data DVD either.
what you could do is boot uLaunchELF instead of SMS, turn disc control on, and then stick in a PS2 game with a large TOC, then when uLaunchELF displays 'stop disc' at the top of the screen, swap your PS2 game for your movie disc, and then use uLaunchELF to start SMS...
even better, you could put your movie files onto a DVD-Video hybrid disc, which means you just boot SMS, then eject your SM disc and stick it in normally... no swapping required. the instructions are here: http://sms.psx-scene.com/eng/faqcdvd.htm
Simply if u boot with cd version of Swap Magic you're setting up the console to read cd's only and the same can be applied if you boot with dvd version of SM - only DVD (at least DVD-R) can be recognized.
So if you want to change the media you'll have to turn off the console
and insert appropiate version, so be aware of what kind of media are you
going to use before running SMS!
so, if i use sm3.6 dvd to boot sms, when can i swap for my avi disc?
Perhaps you missed the whole point of using the miniDVD set of files to burn a DVD-Video formatted DVD disc (as opposed to one using DVD-ROM format)...?!?
Originally Posted by purecash123
The point of doing this is that it makes all disc swapping unncecessary, as it doesn't depend on any mod at all, soft or hard, to trick the PS2 bios into accepting the disc. That simply isn't necessary, as the PS2 bios natively accepts all DVD-Video discs, even on home-burnt media. So instead of doing any special swapping, you just press the eject button and place your disc in the tray, and then press the button again to insert the tray. The PS2 bios will then confirm that the disc is using DVD-Video format and will then allow SMS to read it normally.
Naturally you may still have to use SwapMagic to boot SMS itself, but once it is running you shouldn't have to swap any more.
Note that the validity of a DVD-Video format is not affected by the number of extra files you add (as many commercial DVDs have extra material for use on PCs), but there may be some limit to the size of the root directory. If you intend to add a lot of files (like a collection of MP3s, or small clips), then I suggest adding a single folder in the root directory, to hold all of the extra files.
Best regards: dlanor
i understand the method of making a dvd video disc to make all swapping unnecessary. however, for people like me, who have data divx/xvid files pre-burned, i wanted to know if sms can still boot this without the hassle of burning a new disc in dvd video