How to play movies and videos on your DS, DSi, DS Lite


  • If you want to watch movies or videos on your DS Phat or DS Lite you need a flashcart such as Cyclo DS, R4, Acekard, DSTT, or some flashcart that can run roms, and homebrew.
  • If you want to watch movies or videos on your DSi, however, you need a DSi compatible flashcart. For example, the Acekard2i, M3 Zero, R4i, iTouch DS, Super card DSOnei, DSTTi, etc.
  • Once you have a flashcart for your DS your need to get a homebrew application called Moonshell that will load the movies/videos off of your microSD. Moonshell 1.71 with DPG Tools has all the necessary files you will need to convert regular video files to .dpg format.
    Download: Moonshell 1.71

    NOTE (OPTIONAL): I have included a Windows Vista skin in the download and if you wish to change it you will need to google for more skins for Moonshell 1.71. I have also made a package with several Vista skins and other skins that you can download here: Link To change the skin, go into the moonshl folder and then into the skin folder and replace all the files with the files of whatever skin you want to install.

    Setting up Moonshell
    Once you have downloaded Moonshell 1.7 extract its contents (right-click, extract) and move the "moonshl" folder to the root of your microSD card (aka: E:/ or whatever drive your microSD uses). Once you have that on the root you can put the moonshell.nds file anywhere on your card.

    How to convert video files to .dpg
    Open up the dpgtools folder and double-click on: dpgenc.exe You will see something like this:

    If it is in japanese or you cant understand it, change the language like you see below:

    You can change where the dpg file will go to by clicking on the "change" button.

    You can change the options by clicking on the options button near the top. I wouldn't recommend changing these if you don't know what they are for though.

    To convert a video file to .dpg you must get the file and drag and drop it onto the blue rectangle.
    Once the .dpg file is generated you can put it on your microSD card anyplace you'd like. I personally have a folder called Media and in that folder I have subfolders called: Movies, Videos, Music, Pictures, and Text.

    Did you know you can get full movies already in .dpg format? Yep! After searching on YouTube for a bit I've discovered someone that actually does that. You can request a movie from him if he doesn't already have it up for download and he will convert it for you into .dpg. All you have to do is download it! Just look in the description box of the following videos for download links. They are mostly either 200mb-300mb so with fast internet you should be able to download a full movie in .dpg in less than 15 minutes.
    How to get movies on your R4/m3 Part 1
    How to get movies on your R4/m3 Part 2
    How to get Twilight on your R4/m3**
    **This only has the download link to the movie Twilight
    NOTE: Even if the title says "R4/m3", You can do this on any flashcart that runs on a DS.

    Well that is the end of the tutorial and I hope it helped you watch movies and videos on your DS! If you have any comments/questions about whatever you've read about or seen here e-mail me at
    Moonshell is developed by Moonlight and this tutorial is copyrighted by DsHacker14. You may not repost this on any other site withought DsHacker14's consent.

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