I have a firewire wall adapter and a firewire to ipod cable. It worked on the 2nd gen minis (they didn't ship with firewire cables). Even though that mini does support firewire data transfers, I would say that it would work. After all, the pins would be the same and the amount of power would be the same.
iPod video will charge over firewire. Oddly, someone brought one baqck to our shop thinking it was faulty. I plugged it in with USB, and it just flashed a battery logo at me. Restting made no difference, and it wouldn't show on the desktop/iTunes/ASP/Disk Util. I plugged it into a firewire cable and it booted straight up! Warned me it wouldn't work over firewire, but was absolutely fine after that. Very odd indeed....
strange indeed.. i was half expecting the firwire messege when i plugged the wife's ipod video into my FW wall jack. followed by Steve Job's voice through the clicker speaker saying "your ipod will self destruct in 5 seconds. Messege #27-SL."
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