Video upon my Dopod 838 pro…

Recently I wanted to play h264 videos on my Dopod 838 pro Windows Mobile PDA. After a quick google search, I came across a piece of software called TCPMP. TCPMP can be acquired from the following website. From this site you can download all the software and codecs that will allow you to play video’s on your Dopod 838 pro. A not TCPMP is now a discountinued product. The replacement product has not been released yet. It will be called betaplayer, when it is released. The website just has a static frontpage, with coming soon. You also need to download the AAC codec as TCPMP has removed the codec due its commercial license. This allows the audio of h264 to be heard. The AAC codec can be download for this from AAC Codec. So at the moment you are stuck with TCPMP, till betaplayer is written. A good piece of software, where I have found no faults with it, and makes my Dopod 838 pro Windows Mobile as a portable media player. Thank you TCPMP.

Also makes not needing a ipod touch any time soon.

Steven Haigh’s Replacement Dopod Firmware.

In the last few months I have replace my Windows pda phone, the Imate Jasjar with another Windows pda phone, the Dopod 838pro. The Dopod 838pro is a smaller windows mobile unit, compared to the Imate Jasjar. Things I miss from the Imate Jasjar are the larger screen, and the faster cpu. This was good for playing back xvids and mpeg 4 videos. Rom updates are far and few between from HTC. Well luckily, Dopod allow users to create there own firmware updates, via sdk’s. One such user is Steven Haigh aka CRC. He has created his own Dopod 838pro firmware.  Here is a list of some of the following features. His website has the full list of what has been added or replaced.

Windows Mobile 6.1
Microsoft Mobile Office 2007 v6.1
3G video dialpad.
Flashlight feature
SMS over GPRS
802.11g enabled
Cleartype fonts enable in landscape and portrait mode.
Camera delay times reduced.
HSDPA icon enabled to show what you are connected via HSDPA .
Disconnect button for GPRS.

There are many more features. CRC lists them all here on his website. From his link you are able to acquire the firmware image.

Well done Steve. Good for Steve to create and update the firmware and extend the life of the Dopod 838pro.