Video out on a 3g

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  1. havenhamilton macrumors 6502

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    Pretty much what i want to know is can i play video off my 3g ipod onto a tv? I dont want to play any video on my ipod (viewing wise) i just want the option of video out like they have on the 5g. thanks
     
  2. deanwaterman macrumors regular

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    No

    There is no capability for video on the 3G iPod. Only the 5G has that capability to the best of my knowledge. MAYBE you can tweak a 4G iPod to do it, but I don't think so.
     
  3. havenhamilton thread starter macrumors 6502

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    the reason i want it on my 3g is because i love the touch wheel and think overall its much nicer aesthetically so doing it to a 4g wouldnt help. thanks though
     
  4. dollystereo macrumors 6502a

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    Neither the 3G or the 4G ipods are capable of playing video in any way, not even theu a video out that they dont have.
    get a 5G ipod (The new Ipod VIDEO)
    =P
     
  5. darwen macrumors 6502a

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    That is incorrect. http://ipodlinux.org/index.php/Main_Page

    You can't do video out but you can play videos on the iPod.
     
  6. Scruge macrumors member

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    i didnt see any pics or videos of the photo playing videos
     
  7. Josh396 macrumors 65816

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    It's capable of playing video. I installed it for a while just to see how it worked.
     
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  9. havenhamilton thread starter macrumors 6502

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    so ive seen the linux ipod playing video but is it possible to have that as video out insted of playing it on the screen?
     
  10. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    Question...

    If the 4G iPods can display slideshows on a TV, what stops them from displaying video?

    I would guess an entirely new chipset...but I could be wrong. Any ideas?
     
  11. chaos86 macrumors 65816

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    the 4g ipod (the version with photo ability), may be able to do it because it has the capability to output a video channel, but the 3g version just doesn't have any circuitry designed to output video. that headphone jack in the 3G has 3 pins (L+, R+, and LR-) for audio, not four pins (L+, R+, Video+, and LRV-) like the photo and video 'pods, so it can only carry 2 tracks of audio, no video.
     
  12. chaos86 macrumors 65816

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    they can display video on screen using ipod linux (I assume not as well or as high bitrate as 5G), and they have the capability of sending a TV signal out through it's headphone jack to a TV, so I can't see why it wouldn't be able to simply mirror it's screen to TV out, so I can't see why the iPod Linux people couldn't do their thing and make it possible.

    ipods from 1G to 4G (photo included) used the same processor, the photo added a tv out daughterboard. the 5G ipod needed a new chipset to let it display good resolution h264 at a good framerate and bitrate, and display something different on each screen
     
  13. havenhamilton thread starter macrumors 6502

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