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I JUST BOUGHT A COUPLE OF THESE MR CHILL TALKING, SINGING, ETC...SNOWMAN HEAD. THEY ARE MADE BY A COMPANY CALLED MINDSCOPE. THEY HAVE A MINI OVERHEAD PROJECTOR PREPROGRAMMED WITH ALL OF THE STUFF TO TALK, SING ALONG WITH A PROJECTION OF THE FACE WITH FACE MOVEMENTS AND LIPS THAT MATCH ALL OF THE TALKING AND SINGING. HAS ANYONE EVER HACKED ONE OF THESE. I HAVEN'T TAKEN IT APART YET. BUT NO SENSE IF SOMEONE HAS AND IT CAN'T BE DONE. I THINK I WILL TEAR IT APART TOMORROW AND TAKE PHOTOS AND TINKER WITH IT. EVEN THOUGH IT'S A,XMAS ITEM. I WANT IT FOR A SCARY SNOWMAN PROP FOR HALLOWEEN. THANKS IN ADVANCE

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Can't wait to see what you come up with. Disney does this with a lot of there animatronics with the projector in the neck. Cool to see it in a product.
 

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Got it open. Attaching photos. This looks like a sinch. If you look close enough there's an sd card in it. So if i put my own should work fine. Now to figure out if i want to use the mirror or not. May take this little projector out and run it on one of those busts. More later. Oh yeah, got this for $4.99. They have 2 more and may go get the others.
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Hi,

I JUST BOUGHT A COUPLE OF THESE MR CHILL TALKING, SINGING, ETC...SNOWMAN HEAD. THEY ARE MADE BY A COMPANY CALLED MINDSCOPE. THEY HAVE A MINI OVERHEAD PROJECTOR PREPROGRAMMED WITH ALL OF THE STUFF TO TALK, SING ALONG WITH A PROJECTION OF THE FACE WITH FACE MOVEMENTS AND LIPS THAT MATCH ALL OF THE TALKING AND SINGING. HAS ANYONE EVER HACKED ONE OF THESE. I HAVEN'T TAKEN IT APART YET. BUT NO SENSE IF SOMEONE HAS AND IT CAN'T BE DONE. I THINK I WILL TEAR IT APART TOMORROW AND TAKE PHOTOS AND TINKER WITH IT. EVEN THOUGH IT'S A,XMAS ITEM. I WANT IT FOR A SCARY SNOWMAN PROP FOR HALLOWEEN. THANKS IN ADVANCE

BILL WILL
Well after looking over it. These snowmen heads have a recorded micro sd card. You just slide the metal cover to open, flip it up and remove their card. Then you can install your own with whatever video you uploaded on it. Now just figuring out how to best use this.
 

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I wish it was that easy. I got the audio to work but cant get any video to show up. I tried matching the original files but haven't had any luck. Anyone find a way to get the video to work?
 

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I wish it was that easy. I got the audio to work but cant get any video to show up. I tried matching the original files but haven't had any luck. Anyone find a way to get the video to work?
What is the video encoding format? Extension? That can be what is the issue. Also, there may be a length requirement. Can you read the SD card in your computer?
 

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Well i uploaded a 15 second clip but with no sound. I will try one with sound but i think the video is to sark. Here are photos of the beginning and then during the video.
Where can we find the video? What size and format did you use to get the video to work?
 

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What is the video encoding format? Extension? That can be what is the issue. Also, there may be a length requirement. Can you read the SD card in your computer?
I can read it in my computer. mp4 format. 24.1mb 320x240 684kbps Data Rate 50 frames a second 4:34 minutes long. There all different lengths and sizes but there frame rate and video size are all the same. I tried matching the size and rate but didn't have any luck with it playing. Any sugestions would be helpful.
 

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I even changed the names on the original and it still played just find. Not sure what you have to do to get it to be able to read a new video. Something in the formatting.
 

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I think the error is in the frame rate. Somehow their encoding is showing up that way. 24 to 30 fps is standard. I had not heard of 50 fps but after doing some research I found that High Def video uses between 30 and 60 fps. I don’t think the video player in this prop is a high definition projector but maybe it is, I haven’t opened my prop up yet. Can you tell if the projector is a hi definition projector?

I would recode the frame rate to 30 fps and keep the 320x240 video size And see if that works.
 

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I think the error is in the frame rate. Somehow their encoding is showing up that way. 24 to 30 fps is standard. I had not heard of 50 fps but after doing some research I found that High Def video uses between 30 and 60 fps. I don’t think the video player in this prop is a high definition projector but maybe it is, I haven’t opened my prop up yet. Can you tell if the projector is a hi definition projector?

I would recode the frame rate to 30 fps and keep the 320x240 video size And see if that works.
If you look at the pictures above it is all "custom made". It has a screen inside I don't think it is hi def. If it was why would they be using 320x240. I have tried a few different settings. I got it to play the audio but not the video. I'll keep trying and see if I can crack it.
 

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If you look at the pictures above it is all "custom made". It has a screen inside I don't think it is hi def. If it was why would they be using 320x240. I have tried a few different settings. I got it to play the audio but not the video. I'll keep trying and see if I can crack it.
Sounds good, I’m going to crack mine open in a few days to check it out, the last thought I had is that some times it’s the header information that can trip up a player. Have you inspected that information? Can you recreate it in your new videos?
 
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