where do you put files for Mplayer?

Discussion in 'iPod touch Hacks' started by brightshadow360, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. brightshadow360 macrumors member

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    today, mplayer came out on cidia. it said to put files in private/var/media, however, this does not exist. I tried to put it in private/var/mobile/media, but it didn't detect my files. tried creating the file in var, but no go. what is wrong?
     
  2. Lin macrumors member

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    >tried creating the file in var

    You first have to CREATE the media folder ;)
    Then put the video files in there. It does work, then.
     
  3. andybno1 macrumors 68040

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    ^^^ what he said, I was in same position as you thinkin ok wheres the folder? maybe its the wrong location but eventually I thought hmmm maybe create the folder so I did and uploaded a movie file and tada it showed up.

    sometimes it really is the simplest thing that can fox the brain lol
     
  4. brightshadow360 thread starter macrumors member

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    I DID make a folder, but no worries. I found the problem. Aparently, apple software is case sensitive.:rolleyes:
     
  5. dumbnameiknow macrumors newbie

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    Help?

    How do you create the private/var/media folder?

    please help, guys.

    thanks a lot.
     
  6. andybno1 macrumors 68040

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    you need to ssh into the ipod's file system and go to that folder and create folder there
     
  7. brightshadow360 thread starter macrumors member

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    use mobilefinder. You can find it on cidia. It's quicker and easier than using ssh.
     
  8. andybno1 macrumors 68040

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    that maybe but if they ssh in make the folder they can then just simply copy files over without having to use finder then SSH into the device anyway to upload the files.
     
  9. Konstanty macrumors member

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    Trouble is, on my 16G Touch, /private/var/media is in the system partition, and only has 79M free space.

    Now, if we could put the media files in the user partition, where there's plenty of space...
     
  10. boast macrumors 65816

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    did you try creating a symbolic link from /private/var/media to a folder in the user partition?
     

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