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linux am ipod nano…

es ist mir mit hilfe von ipod linux und einem guten tutorial gelungen auf meinen nano ein linux zu spielen. der vorteil?
naja, jetzt kann ich mir auch videos anschauen. leider nur unkomprimierte varianten. d.h. eine halbe stunde kommt auf etwa 1,1 gigabyte.
spiele laufen auch recht gut.
musik abzuspielen geht leider nicht so fein wie unter der original firmware.
auch funktioniert die shell nicht wie sie soll.
alles in allem nett videos schaun zu können aber nur eine kleine spielerei 🙂

english version 😉
since there were a lot of downloads of my little video [ mirror 1]*
[ mirror 2]* , and not everybody does speak german, i decided to translate a bit.

i was curious about how linux on ipod would be. and ipodlinux is just supporting 1-3G ipods. so i first gave up the thought of installing linux on my nano which is apparently one of the 5thG.
i read that some guys did manage to do it anyhow. and then i just tried. thanks to this little how to. well that worked whit some twisting.
the next step was video. i encoded a video and then put it on my nano.
it worked great. although this half an hour shorty did take 1.1 gigabytes of memory since the nano doesn’t support compressed video (yet).
it seems that the big encoded video does have little problems with synchronous sound and video in the last part. you can see that in the video, when i wind the video forward.
sound does work. for video as well as for mp3 files (other formats not yet tested).

what does work:
-games. 🙂
-music playback (filebrowser)
-video playback (uncompressed only)

what does not work with the nano:
-doom does work, never the less there seems to be a little problem with the keylinking.
-the ‘music’ section does show the categories, but no content and whenever i try to enter the linux idles.
-the clock seems to reset everytime i reboot.

links zum thema:
ipodlinux – Video Player
Installationsanweisungen für den nano / how to install on the ipod nano

follow ups: 😉
MacPress (brasil)
and others i wasn’t even able to read, because of the charsets (since i don’t speak russian or thai)

*EDIT: it seems mirror servers are unlasting. although the video is just a ‘quotation’ youtube took it off. and i guess so did