Ipod Modding

Discussion in 'Portable Devices & Gadgets' started by failurbydesign, May 31, 2006.

  1. failurbydesign

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    Head on over to Ipodwizard.net and download Ipod Wizard v1.2. With this tool you can change themes, fonts, and add menue icons for your directories.

    Im not real big on writting the the how to, but if you go here

    http://www.ipodwizard.net/wiki/index.php/Tutorials

    Is all you need to know about the basics in modding your ipod....step by step guides...

    Good Luck!!
     
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  2. howardtheduck

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    ipod mod

    I heard it might be possible to mod the software on an ipod 2gb so that it will enable it to play video. It is probably not even woth it, but is there any credability to this modding myth??

    Thanks for any help
     
  3. SPeedY_B

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    I think that might sit somewhere between "not likely" and "impossible".

    I've never heard of such a hack/mod, though the hardware spec behind the nano is probably capable of playing video (power wise), it does not contain the relevant chips/hardware for decoding and displaying video (I believe this to be the Broadcom BCM2722).
     
  4. Techno Child

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    Actually, I saw a site last week that showed how to play avi files on the nano... If I find it again I'll let you guys know.

    EDIT: Here... It looks like you have to instal ipodlinux -

    http://www.tuaw.com/2005/11/23/tuaw-reader-video-video-on-ipod-nano/

    I use ipodlinux to play gameboy games on my 4th gen - I never saw an option to play movies, but it could be that it works only on the nano..

    Hope this works for you.
     
  5. SPeedY_B

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    Via iPodLinux you can play games and video on almost all iPods (even older monochrome display iPods), however decoding is passed onto the CPU rather than a dedicated video chip.
     
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  6. Techno Child

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    yeah, it doesn't support compression... you have to use avi files.
     
  7. howardtheduck

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    I had no clue what I was getting into. That stuff is far more advanced than anything I have attempted.
    It looked like they started out writting programs (with what, Msdos?) and then you had to "find" the ipod through what looked like the same program, then upload it....
    All this is great. It leads me to a bigger question. How does someone learn to really utilize a computer??? Rather than own an expensive deck of cards????

    For example...how do you build an "avitar"?? What do you use to do it with, ext....
    ANyways, Im done pondering these life questions. Thanks for the feedback..
     
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  8. Techno Child

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    Np, Actually, I think they have a binary release for the pc as well as mac. This will have an installer that sets it up automatically. On the mac version, I just had to click install and the base os was installed in a few seconds. After that you have to manually install and configure additional modules, but it's doable.
     
  9. failurbydesign

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    http://ipodlinux.org/Main_Page

    try it out...you can always go back to normal ipod software..its 1.2 now with the new update from itunes and itunes 7
     
  10. failurbydesign

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    With the new ipod updated not bein a single file, they are now dll's. So when using ipodwizard load the firmware from t he ipod. Once there you can still change the theme, fonts, and menu icons.
     
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