A few iPod questions?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by clarke123, Feb 20, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Feb 20, 2008
    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!!!!
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 30, 2007
    Austin, TX
    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.
  3. macrumors member

    Feb 19, 2008
    Toronto, Canada
    If you are comfortable hacking the firsmware on your iPod Video, then yes, there is the iPod Classic to Video hack. You will need iPod Wizard 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 UI hack.

    You need to re-format it in iTunes on the Mac.
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Jan 11, 2008
    [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) :)
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 20, 2008
    Thanks you all peoples for your valuable suggestions.Thanks a lot.

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