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hdd and other media –
Has anyone heard of any program to utilize the additional space on hard drives for other media. Backup movies or music? I figured with the ability to image a game we could easily adapt that to image a dvd movie.
Its been talked about before. Next time, when you have a "bright idea", search the forums first to see if maybe someone else was a little quicker than you are.
My take on it is like this. It can't be done due to a hardware conflict. Only the ps2 hardware can see the harddrive, not the dvd or ps1 hardware. And since we dont have a ps2 application to play dvd movies, its near, if not completely impossible.
i wouldn't say it would be impossible to make a dvd program, although it would be pretty useless... the protection on dvds has been cracked, so we have seen many homebrew dvd players pop up for platforms like linux, who would never get licenced by the dvd companies. the almighty mplayer is an example of this. so a homebrew dvd player for ps2 is entirely possible.
Don't know how to do it with DVDs but it's easy to put mp3s on the hard drive using the paradox mp3 player.
Just make an image with CDgenPS2 as if you were going to put it on a disc and use whatever you use to put images on the hard drive (I use WINHIIP and never had a problem with it)
The good thing about this method is you can make the image as big as you like because it's not going be burned to disc.
And the bad thing,you cant add mp3s to the current list without starting from scratch.
But could homebrew software enable BOTH the ps2 hardware and the dvd hardware? Seems like thats a BIOS issue to me...
well that's the other issue...
unless you boot the official dvd player to enable the drive, then somehow switch to the homebrew... :?
Ton I have a question,I see on your post you have the link to ps2reality media player and was wondering why when you do what I said above with the paradox mp3 player you can browse the cd and it reads from the image on the hard drive but if you try the same with media player (make the image for a disc then install it on the hdd with WINHIIP) it reads from the ps2s cd/dvd drive instead?
If ps2 reality could do the same I would put my divx films on a spare hard drive so I could watch them when I work away without lugging a load of discs along.
It must be because the paradox links to the official sony sdk for cdvdman (which is what hdloader apparently looks for). PS2Reality doesnt.
So in theory you could edit media player to link to cdvdman and then do what I was talking about above (if you knew what you were doing,which I don't lol)
there are two reasons I ask this..
1st obviously to find out if reality media player can be patched or something to run films off the hard drive.
2nd I am trying to install a game on my hard drive but am having trouble because when you boot it the screen turns black and the disc spins up.I'm thinking that like reality player this game doesn't link to cdvdman and what with it being an extremely new game it might be the way $@|\|y is going to combat hdloader.
You would need the source code. (which nobody has)
In MCLoader v1.35, Hermes enabled patching the media player on the fly, so as to enable CDX and UMCDR discs without seperately releasing the player again. I guess only he would be able to go to the same extent for hdd support. Its pretty complex though.
As for your other part, that is exactly how sony is combating hdloader. They are no longer 'linking' to the same sdk. It is the same, but basically, they just renamed it.