Difference between revisions of "Nintendo European Research and Development"
Revision as of 19:47, 28 January 2020
Mobiclip (formerly known as ActImagine) was a company that primarily focused on mobile products, but much more notable was their video codec. Their codec was used on the Wii, DS(i) and the 3DS, along with mobile phones, Pixter by Fisher-Price, and Brother sewing machines. They also made mobile apps designed for streaming select TV channels. The company was acquired by Nintendo and became NERD (Nintendo Europe Research and Development), which is "specialized in the field of highly optimised software technologies".
Mobiclip claimed that their video format was designed to not drain battery. The video codec was somewhat figured out by reverse engineering, but a lot of it remains unknown. The actual SDK used for Nintendo consoles requires a license to use and the videos use the .mo file extension for Wii, .vx for DS, and .moflex for 3DS. All games that used the video codec had to include their logo on the title screen (DS) or the manual (Wii).