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                   |   Time of Update: 3:46 AM 4/27/2013   |
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                        Section Negative One: Donations         **NINTENDO_-1**
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                        Section Zero: Table of Contents          **NINTENDO_0**
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   4. Nintendo Video .......................................... **NINTENDO_4**


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                           Section One: Introduction             **NINTENDO_1**
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Welcome to another FAQ of mine. This one covers the Nintendo 3DS application,
Nintendo Video. Nintendo Video is perhaps one of my favorite applications for
the 3DS, as it provides a number of videos to you with little effort from you,
a number of which are actually quite good.

Crappy intro aside, let's get this FAQ on the road.


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                         Section Two: Version History            **NINTENDO_2**
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Final - First and likely only version of this FAQ completed.
        3:46 AM 4/27/2013


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                           Section Three: Legalities             **NINTENDO_3**
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All trademarks and copyrights contained in this document are owned by their
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Nintendo Video is an application that can be downloaded for free from the
Nintendo eShop. This obviously will require you to have a Wi-Fi internet
connection, preferably broadband, just to get to the eShop. You will also need
an SD card in the 3DS to be able to download and store the application.

Regarding file size, the application itself will take up about 39 blocks on 
your SD card, with the remainder varying depending on the various videos, but
2,500 blocks is a general high amount to keep open.

To give Nintendo Video functionality, you still need access to the internet -
not necessarily via that same connection - for SpotPass. That's how you get the
videos. SpotPass is activated when your 3DS is turned on, and can be going on
when the system is open or closed. (Usually closed.) Note that, to enable
SpotPass, you must go to the System Settings and configure the internet options
to agree with the Nintendo 3DS Service User Agreement. You also cannot download
videos if the Parental Controls have been restricted - can be 
Online Interaction and Viewing Distributed Videos being restricted, in addition
to the possibility of 3D being restricted.

(User Agreement   : System Settings -> Internet Settings - Other Information)
(Parental Controls: System Settings -> Parental Controls)

It may be some time until you get a video, often depending on when they're
distributed and general time - if you're viewing this several years from the
time of writing (2013), the servers may have closed down or something. At this
time, it may be a week or two to get new videos, assuming good internet
connections.

Once you download the videos, you'll be notified on the Home Menu with a blue
dot next to the Nintendo Video application, and possibly a SpotPass
Notification. At this point, you don't need the internet connection to watch
the videos, as they're stored on the SD card.

When you first start the application, you'll end up creating some extra data on
the SD card for the application while you read basic information and configure
SpotPass. Beyond that point, for the second activation and onward, you simply
arrive at the video menu. From there, you can tap the video thumbnail on the
Touch Screen to start the video.

Before the video, you'll get various information on the 3D screen - the video
will play there once started. All Nintendo Video videos are playable with 3D,
so long as this is enabled in the Parental Controls. At the bottom, during the
video, are sometimes minor advertisements for other games and such, sometimes
with links to the Nintendo eShop or Facebook or such. The latter will be in the
lower-right hand corner, with the link back to the video menu being in the
lower-left.

During the video, you can start and stop the video with the A Button, and back
out of it with the B Button. Sometimes, before a video can begin, you'll need
to fill in a date-of-birth for age-restricted content; this has nothing to do
with the Parental Controls. I suppose if you want to view a video, you can
always set your date-of-birth to 1/1/1985 or something long ago like that which
will bypass that restriction. This date is not checked via the Internet, and
not stored on the console, so "cheaters" don't have to remember that fake date
or configure it via System Settings.

As time goes on and more videos are distributed, some of those you have will
effectively disappear. The application will only allow you to have four videos
on your SD card - at that point, older videos get erased as new ones come in.
DON'T EVEN BOTHER TRYING TO MOVE SPECIFIC VIDEO CONTENT FROM YOUR SD CARD TO AN
EXTERNAL SOURCE - the SD card's data for the 3DS is a bit odd-looking, and it's
almost impossible to readily determine what's what, and don't forget most 
videos are in 3D, not your standard .avi or whatever video. 

LIKEWISE, DO NOT DIG THROUGH YOUR SD CARD TO REMOVE CONTENT FOR A CERTAIN
VIDEO. You're liable to delete something you actually need. If you don't want
a certain video, just don't watch it - they'll get deleted eventually. If you
want to remove the application from your 3DS entirely, go through the
System Settings -> Data Management.

That's really about it - most of the FAQable content for this application is
obviously more autonomous than most.





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