New software turns phones into pocket DVD players
Dutch software company Makayama has released ‘DVD to Mobile (Smartphone Edition)' a software program that allows you to convert a DVD to a Smartphone and watch it in full screen landscape mode on your mobile screen.
Once downloaded onto a memory card, Makayma believe a 128Mb is plenty enough to store a whole movie on, users can watch their DVDs on the go, on any Windows Mobile-based Smartphone, such as the Orange SPV-series. 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.
The retail price for the software is $24.99, available through major online distributors, such as Handango and Pocketgear. While a Symbian-version for Nokia and Sony Ericsson phones will be out next month although you can tri a free version which, allows users to convert 5 minutes of a DVD.
Currently 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
For the PDA user, the company also offers a version that allows you to replay your movie on a PocketPC.