is it possible to play video on an iPod color?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by wmmk, Jun 22, 2006.

  1. wmmk macrumors 68020

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    as the title says. i've heard about hacks, but i believe some may require that linuxforipod thing, which doesn't support color iPods. has anyone on MR done this? did it work well?
     
  2. wmmk thread starter macrumors 68020

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    eh, nevermind. i can get a refurb iPod video for $225 after i trade in my old blue 4GB mini at my local apple store:)

    now i just gotta choose a color:)
     
  3. Vidd macrumors 6502a

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    The iPod that you mentioned isn't officially supported but it still works.
    I've used mine for videos and it works surprisingly well.
     
  4. RoxStrongo macrumors regular

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    what exactly is required to enable such functionality?
     
  5. jimmychoi macrumors newbie

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    Yes, can someone elaborate on this for us? Thanks.
     
  6. Vidd macrumors 6502a

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    It requires a quick installation of the iPodlinux firmware which, as far as I know, modifies the original Apple firmware to allow dual-booting of the two.
    Videos are converted to decompressed .avi files as the previous iPods can't decode compressed video files with their processors.

    The quality is quite surprising but the battery life suffers as it is used and it can go out of sync. Also, the last time I used it, a single video file could only play for around 15 minutes but they were working on it at that time and may have it fixed.
     

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