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clarke123
Feb 20, 2008, 11:13 PM
i have a couple of iPod questions.
1) my friend has an ipod classic, and next to videos, it shows the album artwork. i have an ipod video, is there a way i can make so it does that on mine?
2)when i first got my ipod, i had a windows computer, but now i have a mac. when i tried to update it, it said only apple formatted ipods can be updated. how do i make it apple formatted and not windows formattedthanks!!!!



BrownManUPS
Feb 20, 2008, 11:36 PM
i have a couple of iPod questions.
1) my friend has an ipod classic, and next to videos, it shows the album artwork. i have an ipod video, is there a way i can make so it does that on mine?
2)when i first got my ipod, i had a windows computer, but now i have a mac. when i tried to update it, it said only apple formatted ipods can be updated. how do i make it apple formatted and not windows formattedthanks!!!!

This is an iPod touch forum, but for the record, for number 2, you need to reformat it for a mac machine, which means restoring the iPod...and you will need to move all your songs/videos to your macintosh.

By the way, I recommend when you add all those songs and videos that you let iTunes do the arranging for you (not manually manage songs/videos), so that you can keep a solid library.

TP-Eric
Feb 20, 2008, 11:42 PM
i have a couple of iPod questions.
1) my friend has an ipod classic, and next to videos, it shows the album artwork. i have an ipod video, is there a way i can make so it does that on mine?
If you are comfortable hacking the firsmware on your iPod Video, then yes, there is the iPod Classic to Video hack (http://www.ipodwizard.net/showthread.php?t=30444). You will need iPod Wizard (http://www.ipodwizard.net/cmps_index.php) to perform any firmware hacks. Read the documentation very carefully, because you can brick your iPod if you screw it up.

You can also get the iPod Touch to iPod Video (http://ipodhacking.com/forum/showthread.php?t=10) UI hack.

2)when i first got my ipod, i had a windows computer, but now i have a mac. when i tried to update it, it said only apple formatted ipods can be updated. how do i make it apple formatted and not windows formattedthanks!!!!
You need to re-format it in iTunes on the Mac.

7even
Feb 21, 2008, 01:23 AM
If you are comfortable hacking the firsmware on your iPod Video, then yes, there is the iPod Classic to Video hack (http://www.ipodwizard.net/showthread.php?t=30444). You will need iPod Wizard (http://www.ipodwizard.net/cmps_index.php) to perform any firmware hacks. Read the documentation very carefully, because you can brick your iPod if you screw it up.

You can also get the iPod Touch to iPod Video (http://ipodhacking.com/forum/showthread.php?t=10) UI hack.



[Basing my post on youtube videos of the hacks..]

That would not work for showing "album artwork" next to the videos. The iPod Video does not support it at all ... In short, no, it's not possible to do what the clarke123 wanted. The hack just changes the way of presenting the same information on the screen, but does not add anything like the thumbnails next to the videos.

But it does make the interface look better (or worse, depending on you) :)

clarke123
Feb 24, 2008, 11:25 PM
Thanks you all peoples for your valuable suggestions.Thanks a lot.