Kindle Touch Does Streaming Video

The hacker who played a video on his Kindle Touch is back again and he has a new trick up his sleeve. His latest video shows a Kindle Touch playing a video stream from a webcam. There's little practical use to this hack, but it is a good indication of the capabilities of the Kindle Touch. It's fast enough to decode a video stream and play it at 800x600.  That's far better than the Nook Touch, which could (at best) show a video in 240p.

On a related note, the hacker has also posted a new demo video showing the Kindle Touch playing a movie. I updated my older post.

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: "I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

2 Comments on Kindle Touch Does Streaming Video

  1. Nook Touch has the better hardware, especially inside. I don’t think anyone has bothered with real video because it lacks a speaker and audio jack.

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