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Want to watch video on your Nintendo DS easily?

I will show you how to convert and watch video on your Nintendo DS easily with freeware!

Even though you will use a freeware program to convert video to watch on your Nintendo DS. You will need a special “Adapter” to watch video on your Nintendo DS.

1 component needed to watch video on your Nintendo DS is an adapter called the CycloDS Evolution. At the time I was researching which was the best, based on my research this one was it!

I purchased mine in 2007 from a company called “Realhotstuff” which had a really weird name that seemed like it sold “other” items that you find in say a bedroom, if you know what I mean, LMAO! πŸ˜€ But after reading how many people purchased theirs from Realhotstuff and checking their reviews on Resellerratings.com I gave it a go.

Here is my receipt:
Date Ordered: Wednesday 28 November, 2007
1 x CycloDS Evolution (cy_evo) = $88.00
color white
memory card Kingston 2 GB microSD (Japan)
Discount Coupon rhs07 applied: -$4.40
Sub-Total: $83.60
DHL Express (1 x 1lbs) (Second Day Service (2nd business day by 5 PM)): $16.53
Total: $100.13

The good news is that 3 years later in 2010 you can get the same combo pack for $53.00 before any shipping or tax is added! Check it out here!

The reason for the “Kingston 2 GB microSD (Japan)” is that the Japanese version of the microSD reads and writes faster than it being made from another region. I haven’t done any extensive test on this LMAO! I know that it just works great! It also comes with a USB adapter to plug into your computer to transfer files to and from your DS such as videos! πŸ™‚

The 2nd component needed to watch video on your Nintendo DS is a freeware program to convert the video from popular formats such as AVI, MOV, MPG, WMV and etc! The program that will convert the video to watch video on your Nintendo DS is called “SUPER Β©” (Simplified Universal Player Encoder & Renderer) and you can find it here. BUT WAIT! Before you go trying to download this thing its tricky so you will have to watch the video and see how to download it as hassle free as possible, LMAO! πŸ˜€

If your CycloDS Evolution isn’t loaded with it, you will need to download a free program to load on it called Moonshell The page I linked to even has a handy video on how to install and run it on your Nintendo DS πŸ™‚

The last component to watch video on your Nintendo DS is a video! LOL! I just downloaded some movie trailers for this example πŸ™‚

Well lets get right to it with the instructions below. Please leave feedback if this has helped you, thanks πŸ™‚


  1. Have a DS adapter like CycloDS Evolution which can be purchased here, then if its not already on the microSD card, you will need to load Moonshell on it, link shows video on how to install it πŸ™‚
  2. Download and install the freeware video converter SUPER. Watch the video on how to navigate the site to download the program and avoid frustration, LOL.
  3. Once you have SUPER running. In the drop down menu under “Select The Output Container” choose “Nintendo – DS” .
  4. Follow the video in its entirety to select the optimal settings to convert your video for clarity on your Nintendo DS.
  5. Transfer the converted video to your microDS card.
  6. Put microDS card into CycloDS Evolution adapter.
  7. Start up your Nintendo DS ( In my video I show you how to navigate Moonshell and you see me playing a video on my Zelda Edition Nintendo DS ) and navigate in Moonshell to watch video on your Nintendo DS. All done πŸ™‚

Now you can watch video on the go! Not only can you watch video, but you now have a "Portable Media Player" where you can watch video, view images, play games, read text and listen to music! How awesome is that?! πŸ˜€


More information:
What is CycloDS Evolution?

CycloDS Evolution is a multi-functional Micro SD adapter for NDS and NDS Lite (Slot 1) which allows you to play games, listen to MP3’s, view images, read e-books and enjoy the vast collection of homebrew applications for NDS.

CycloDS Evolutionn is the world’s most advanced Media Enhancer for NDS Lite and NDS. Boasting superior functionality, European design and quality components, CycloDS Evolution is unparalleled in its field.

The unique enhanced mode offers powerful, unique features during game play which are activated through an in-game menu. These features include in-game LCD brightness adjustment, SlowMotion mode and in-game reset. The cheat code engine is directly compatible with Action Replay codes and CycloDS Evolution comes bundled with cheat codes for over 300 games so you can get started right away without any fuss.

CycloDS Evolution’s inbuilt OS can run homebrew software without the need for any patching on the users part. ROM loading is fast and trouble free, simply browse to the game you want to play and tap to execute. You don’t even need to apply DLDI patches to your homebrew software; CycloDS Evolution takes care of this for you with its automatic DLDI patching feature.

Evolution loads media from MicroSD cards, which means you’re free to buy more memory at any time, never constrained by the boundaries of onboard flash memory. Transferring games and homebrew software is simple using the supplied MicroSD USB reader. Simply connect to your PC and drag & drop the desired files onto your MicroSD card.

Listen to MP3’s, watch videos or even read e-books via Moonshell. The Moonshell multimedia application will maximize the versatility of your handheld console.

The CycloDS Evolution GUI was designed with user friendliness in mind and can be operated exclusively with the stylus if desired. Skinning is supported which means you’ll always have a fresh view of our product at your fingertips. The user interface is multi-lingual, currently supporting the following languages: English, French, German, Italian, Korean, Spanish, Latin American Spanish and Portuguese.

What is a Portable Media Player?

A portable media player (PMP) is a consumer electronics device that is capable of storing and playing digital media. The data is typically stored on a hard drive, microdrive, or flash memory (as used by the CycloDS Evolution that inserts into your Nintendo DS).

Portable Media Player’s are capable of playing digital audio, images, and video. Some players have the option of including the ability to record video. Some players include readers for memory cards, which are advertised to accessorize players with extra storage or transferring media. In some players, features of a personal organizer are emulated, or support for games like the Nintendo DS, or the PlayStation Portable, is included.

Audio playback
Nearly all players are compatible with the MP3 audio format, and many others support Windows Media Audio (WMA), Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) and WAV. Some players are compatible with open-source formats like Ogg Vorbis and the Free Lossless Audio Codec (FLAC). Nintendo DS plays back MP3 via Moonshell

Image viewing
The JPEG format is compatible on all players that are capable of displaying images. Nintendo DS allows you to view images via Moonshell.

Video playback
Most newer players support the MPEG-4 video format, and many other players are compatible with Windows Media Video (WMV) and AVI, now mostly used as a container format. Recently, more and more players are enabling compatibility to the DivX video format and its open-source parallel, Xvid. Software included with the players may be able to convert video files into a compatible format. Nintendo DS allows you to watch videos by converting video into the DPG format via SUPER © and watching it on the Nintendo DS via Moonshell.




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