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4G iPod Video Playback [Re: Sogyattaify] #468608 09/15/06 12:51 AM
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I want to find out what makes the 5G iPod play video. Is it software or hardware? If it's the former, would I be able to hack the Apple firmware to run on a 20GB colour screened iPod


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Re: 4G iPod Video Playback [Re: Sogyattaify] #468609 09/15/06 06:49 AM
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Have a look at iPod Linux.

Re: 4G iPod Video Playback [Re: Sogyattaify] #468610 09/15/06 11:58 AM
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I have tried it before but it didn't really suit me. It didn't play audio or video and it just didn't work. I might try out RockBox tonight and see if it's any better but otherwise I want to know if I can put 5G iPod firmware on the iPod


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Re: 4G iPod Video Playback [Re: Sogyattaify] #468611 09/15/06 02:05 PM
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I doubt that the cpu in the 4G ipod is powerful enough to play video well.  I know for a fact that apple started using a much faster cpu in the 5G so that it could decode mpeg4 and h.264.

I would imagine that even if you got it to play video that it would be jerky and not very enjoyable. 


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Re: 4G iPod Video Playback [Re: Sogyattaify] #468612 09/15/06 07:43 PM
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There's no way a 4G iPod will run 5G firmware. Its too different. Sorry.

Re: 4G iPod Video Playback [Re: Sogyattaify] #468613 09/16/06 04:15 AM
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I have a 20 gb ipod photo 4g and sucessfully got videos running on it. I installed linux and simply browsed to the video and played it. The problem with this you need a PC to convert the video the right format and size. This video also needs to be uncompressed which means it is a huge file. It is a novelty but not practical. Good Luck!


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Re: 4G iPod Video Playback [Re: Sogyattaify] #468614 09/23/06 06:16 AM
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Nup, I tried RockBox and although it is louder, it doesn't play video.


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