The Core Pocket Media Player is an open-source media player for Palm OS-based and Windows CE / Windows Mobile-based devices.
Supported file containers:
- AVI (*.avi)
- Matroska (*.mkv, *.mka)
- MP4 (*.mp4, *.m4a)
- Ogg Media (*.ogg, *.ogm)
- ASF (*.asf)
Supported audio codecs:
- Mpeg 1 Layer III
- Ogg Vorbis
- Windows Media Audio (on Windows Mobile devices)
- Adpcm, uLaw
Supported video codecs:
- MPEG4-SP (plus B-frame support)
- Windows Media Video (on Windows Mobile devices)
For Smartphone users, please download this software here (796 KB).
- general equalizer (volume normalization optional).
- mpeg4 gmc and qpel asp features supported (except on mips/sh3).
- aiff uncompressed audio file support.
- asap plugin (http://asap.sourceforge.net).
- matroska seeking issue fix.
- WinCE: XScale driver resource allocation fix when XScale not used.
- WinCE: http listing of non-ascii filenames fix.
- WinCE: Treo700w keyboard backlight disabled in fullscreen (second try).
- yuv blitting fix (intel 2700g, sonyhhe effected).
- ogg icecast fix.
- avi opendl mode out of sync fix.
- Large jpeg file support.
- Song title updated with audio streaming fix.
- Portrait pre-rotate disabled for coverart and podcasts.
- WinCE: http async mode (connection loss should not freeze the player).
- WinCE: http avi playback fix.
- WinCE: http streaming emulate wmp10 identification (for ORB server).
- WinCE: http site parsing and listing fixes.
- WinCE: file association IE auto-download flag only for playlists.
- WinCE: options/audio menu disappearing fix .
- WinCE: raw framebuffer mode only for WM2003SE and later.
- PalmOS: screen blanking audio pause fix.
- PalmOS: pre-rotate portrait movies advanced option.
- Speex audio decoder support.
- Epson graphics controller mode (Nexio S150/S151/S155/S160/XP30).
- Nexio XP40 DirectDraw overlay support.
- mjpeg gray-scale support.
- minimal jpeg, tiff, png image file support.
- better support for enhanched podcasts (m4a with image slideshow).
- coverart support for music files.
- ffmpeg library updated.
- support for low resolution decoding (video quality).
- h263 elementary stream support.
- PalmOS: advanced opitons dialog.
- PalmOS: T|X LCD tweak options.
- WinCE: Axis Network Camera MJPEG streaming support.
- WinCE: RGB support for 2700G (example WMV playback on X50v).
- Win32: ascii console video mode :-).
- Win32: screen saver disabling during video playback.
- AAC removed from official binaries because of intellectual property considerations.
- Matroska codec info handling fix (h.264).
- MatroskaParser library updated to version 1.47.
- ID3v2 fix in rawaudio.
- OGG tags as UTF-8 coding.
- some third party libraries replaced.
- avi files with ogg vorbis stream fix.
- h263 decoding fix + fallback to ffmpeg when format not supported.
- s263 (with 3gp) fix and support for h263 extended width/height.
- safe string handling (overflow protection).
- mpeg4 decoder fixes.
- WinCE: codepage handling fixes.
- WinCE: ATI Imageon driver memory leak bug tweak.
- WinCE: backlight handling fix.
- WinCE: HTTP streaming fixes.
- WinCE: Raw Framebuffer usage with QVGA smartphones.
- WinCE: fix for MIPS VR41XX tweaks on WinCE 2.xx.
- WinCE: skip installing official gx.dll for new HPC devices with aygshell, but no GAPI support.
- WinCE: WMV9 advanced profile support via DMO interface (only with WMP10).
- WinCE: file associations fix.
- WinCE: stereo mode (swapped,join,left,right) fix.
- PalmOS: m3u/pls playlist absolute path fix.
- PalmOS: stack overflow fix with some vorbis files.
- PalmOS: adpcm and uLaw audio codecs moved to tcpmp.prc install.
- PalmOS: audio buffer fix (music head not lost anymore after open).
- PalmOS: Treo650/T5/LifeDrive program exit crash fix .
- PalmOS: sysAppLaunchCmdOpenDB launch fix.
- PalmOS: external launching fixed (auto fullscreen playback).
- PalmOS: T|T storage memory tweak fix.
- PalmOS: better low memory handling with mpeg1 files.
* [Jul 2, 2010] by mps1773 using Verizon xv6900 w/ wm6.1
This app does not work right on my phone. I install it and it tries to work for a while but the videos stall repeatedly, run VERY slow and app functions tend to be either slow or unresponsive. After a period of time the app will not even load, giving me an error to tell me that the .exe can not be run. I even did a factory (hard) reset of my phone, wiping everything (because, in part, other apps that ran well before would no longer work correctly or at all... including the phone & messaging apps), and reinstall tcpmp and the same series of symptoms happened all over again.
***** [May 22, 2010] by Sid using XDA Mini S
Very nice... Thanks mate!
**** [Mar 29, 2008] by Dan using o2 graphite wm5
Good, nice quality/sound stream but I do face a few problem when streaming for videos in youtube. 6 out of 10 videos might only work in the streaming, anybody face the same problem? Sometimes it written unkwown format, can't open url or mms protocol not supported. Can it be fixed? But still this is a nice firmware.
***** [Feb 25, 2008] by hierophant using Acer n310 / WM5 / ARM
Excellent! Much better than the PocketTV prog suppied with the Acer. On my 640x480 300Mhz machine it can only play full res. Xvid at about 15fps but this is much better than I expected and it copes with the frame dropping very well so the videos are still watchable and very sharp. Tips: for underpowered device, recompress your videos in VirtualDub at 50% framerate (use decimation), the result is much nicer than reducing the resolution or playback quality settings. Always enable "Dither" on a 16 bit display like the Acer or you'll get poor tonal rendering.
***** [Feb 22, 2008] by dj using htc mogul
It won't open on my phone. A sprint htc mogul with WM6 ON IT. It says the file is not a acceptable Pocket PC app. Any help guys?
***** [Dec 4, 2007] by Nicholas using Ipaq 3835
AMAZING!! I had sompy media player before i had this, and didn't get how poor the quality on that software is and how high the quality on this software is. The framerate is amzing, and the Buffering only takes about 1/3 of a second!!
***** [Sep 20, 2007] by Superman using xdaII
It was so amazing! Great sound... great picture... great features. Its excellent! Thanks a lot. Good job.
***** [Aug 4, 2007] by CJ using HP ipaq 4150
I have tested 3 media programs on the PocketPC, and this is the best. The other two were Sompy Player and the Windows Media Player that came with WM 2003. I've tested it using .wav and .mp3 for music and it performs great. I've watched three feature films (Eurotrip, Jacka*s, and Borat) and they worked well (They were in the avi. format) I also tested shorter online clips im .mpeg, wmv, and .http extensions with good results.
***** [Aug 1, 2007] by PopeyePoole using FujitsuSeimens Loox N100
Many Thanks. Now I can view my videos. Loox N100 is so neat it cries out for apps like this. My only problem has been a warning 'Not enough Buffer memory'.I have tried but not much success. Anyone any ideas ?
***** [Jun 8, 2007] by Sadik using O2 xda mini
Amazing its output quality so powerfull.
***** [Jun 4, 2007] by Clare Leung using hp iPAQ rx1950
I changed to this software after feeling totally frustrated with the built-in windows media player. It is easy to use and can play most of the common video formats and the most important thing is that it's free!!
***** [Jun 1, 2007] by T.P. using Axim X30
I tried a few players for DIVX encoded video, this one was the best.
***** [Jan 26, 2007] by ss2k using 02 XDA II Mini
Fantastic all-in-one multi-codec player! Cut out the memory-hungry skins and other impractical frills. I have only one complaint: I have a playlist with both English-titled and Chinese titled songs filenames and the player plays only those English-titled ones. It's limited in the same way as Winamp. Windows Medial Player - for all its faults - has to be credited for being able to play that kind of playlists. Other than that, TCPMP rocks!
***** [Dec 18, 2006] by Paul S using iPAQ 4150
In trying to play one movie on my iPAQ 4150, I installed every SINGLE DivX play out there. First I installed the Mobile DivX Player from divx.com (http://mobile.divx.com/DivXMobileDownload.xhtml). It played fine, but it had VERY choppy sound. The movie would be completely unwatchable. Next I installed the Pocket DivX Player 0.8 (October 16, 2006) (from freewareppc). This one didn't even play my movie. It said it was an unsupported format. Third, I tried Sompy Media Player v1.0.0328 (March 29, 2006) (from freewareppc). Same scenario as the Mobile DivX player but reversed: sound was ok, but video was choppy as heck. It was basically a slideshow. FINALLY, I tried my last hope TCPMP v0.72RC1 (March 3, 2006). AND IT WORKED!!! WOOHOO!!!! I would STRONGLY recommend everyone first start out with TCPMP, and if it doesn't work as well for you as it did for me, go up the list!
**** [Oct 13, 2006] by Steven Welsby using hp ipaq hx2490
Very good, but the look 'n' feel does let it down. I prefere sompy but its still brilliant and way worth downloading!
***** [Oct 9, 2006] by helyzy using Dell Axim X5 Advanced
This is simply the best. It has never let me down, no faults, no fancy and useless skins, just a barebone power plant :))) És ráadásul magyar. Piszok jó munka! :D
***** [Sep 6, 2006] by SARGETECH using Toshiba E750 2gig CF card
Easy to install and works with almost every file I've thrown at it. It beats the pants off of PocketTV which I thought was the best but this program plays music as well as movies and windows media format video files runs 320x240 great and lots of video adjustment features X-Tra Cool!!!!!
***** [Jun 16, 2006] by Malik using O2 XDA Exec
Amazing! Media player does not strech 320x240 window to 640x480, this does and works great!
***** [Jun 7, 2006] by Janus using LOOX N560
Best. Player. Ever. Almost never failed to play anything for me. The only thing I'm missing is an option for switching subtitles in *.mkv files or any other formats, which support multiple audio/sub streams. Nevertheless the best player there is for Pocket PCs.
***** [May 31, 2006] by Nonenix using ASUS myPAL Xscale 520Mhrz + WM 200Mhrz phone
Great player works on Pocket PC 2003 and Windows Mobile 5 fine ;) Plays all the converted files and with somehuge buffer I managed to play an unconverted movie from an externam USB hard drive (hard stuf *g* all 10 min there were a small buffer reload but man it worked I was saved lookin the last 3 episodes of the 4400 S2 ^^) I only think its a bit sad that the aac suppport was removed due to licensing or fear of license stuff ARRGG OPENSOURCE 4 EVER.
***** [Apr 24, 2006] by downlala using XDA Exec
Tcpmp ran straight away and out-performed windows media when loading an oversized avi from SD card. Was still jumpy but much better. With all the extra functions, file formats and settings (not yet checked out) it should replace media player straight off.
***** [Apr 21, 2006] by IceDragon using HP iPAQ RX3715 / WM2003SE
This was the first media player to actually play my video files which pretty much made my day (or night ;). From the first impression, it's a lot more powerful than most of the players you'd see out there and will sure replace the built-in video players that I currently have. Great job, guys! Many thanks for the freeware product.
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