TCPMP

TCPMP 0.72 RC1

Complete, free license DivX player with some interesting features

The Core Pocket Media Player (TCPMP) is an open-source video and audio player compatible with all the most popular codecs and multimedia file types. View full description

PROS

  • Free
  • Easy to use
  • Good range of settings and options

CONS

  • No visualisations when playing music

Very good
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The Core Pocket Media Player (TCPMP) is an open-source video and audio player compatible with all the most popular codecs and multimedia file types.

Portable video is fast becoming the most popular secondary use for Pocket PCs, so making sure you have the right media player is now a priority for many Windows Mobile device owners. TCPMP is easy to use, very stable and loaded with a variety of features. TCPMP's main screen is reminiscent of similar programs on your desktop computer, with options to change aspect ratio, zoom and volume as well as more advanced controls such as video speed (10% - 200%), video driver, audio preamp and more.

One issue with playing video files on a Pocket PC, irrespective of which program you use to play them, is that there will be some lag or jumps from time to time. TCPMP's settings help you with this, allowing you to play around with different levels of quality and performance to help you guarantee the best possible multimedia experience. TCPMP is certainly a lot more customizable than most other Pocket PC video apps.

TCPMP is a free, open source multimedia player which we'd recommend to anyone who wants to watch video on their Pocket PC. That said, if portable video is your heart's desire, it would definitely be worth investing in a device built specifically for video playback which will provide much better overall quality.

TCPMP ('The Core Pocket Media Player' - formerly known as BetaPlayer) is a media player for Windows CE/Windows Mobile devices, using ARM processors. This includes the the iPaq and Axim models. File types and codecs supported include AC3, MP4, AVIs and MP3s, Matroska.

As well as playing movie files at above-acceptable quality, TCPMP also lets you play files backwards, alter the speed of playback, control the brightness and contrast and run tests to check for any instance of de-synchronisation between the audio and video tracks.

This is a reliable alternative to the many more commercial DivX players on the market.

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TCPMP 0.72 RC1

— User reviews — about TCPMP

  • "Worthless without an installer!"

    What good is this without some way to install it? There are no instructions and no CAB file! The device doesn't know wha... More.

    reviewed on September 21, 2011

  • acmk0001

    by acmk0001

    "Awesome! Simply awesome!"

    Got a free HP Jornada 568 (with a 208mhz arm processor) off freecycle. Problem: anything over 177x144 256kbps video reso... More.

    reviewed on January 8, 2011

  • bbrown45822

    by bbrown45822

    "Windows/CE"

    Supports WMV and MPEG on Win/CE V5.0!! It's been a real problem finding something to run on V5.0 with only a "... More.

    reviewed on December 6, 2010

  • Phylipr

    by Phylipr

    "Upgade windows 6.1"

    Right before support for TCPMP was halted, there was a new beta version that came out "TCPMP 0.81RC1 beta&q... More.

    reviewed on July 2, 2010

  • jdsh4dow

    by jdsh4dow

    "There are another options... "

    Its very usefull but there are some "leaks" in this programs, for example, when you have a lot of musi... More.

    reviewed on July 1, 2010

  • João Sousa

    by João Sousa

    "My very own package..."

    While development may have stopped there forks still pop-up every now and then (and I'm saving the sources if they are e... More.

    reviewed on February 2, 2010