10 Replies Latest reply: Dec 19, 2005 6:49 AM by Chris_Fon
D. Burris Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Our young daughter says that the nano should play videos, but for the life of me I can't make it happens. After reviewing the manual there is no mention of it playing videos. Can someone confirm that it is not possible to do, or tell me how?

Thank you.

IPod Nano   Windows XP  
  • 1. Re: Play Videos?
    MVictor Level 4 Level 4 (1,525 points)
    No, the iPod nano is not capable of playing video. If you want to play video, you must purchase the iPod with video.

    MV
  • 2. Re: Play Videos?
    megabenman Level 2 Level 2 (290 points)
    Probably but I wouldn't reccomend getting it. It would probably void your warranty.
  • 3. Re: Play Videos?
    Corey Arakaki Level 1 Level 1 (90 points)
    How could Apple know you installed iLinux and therefore ruin your warranty? All the iLinux documention I have read says that if anything goes wrong, just run the Apple's iPod updater utility and everything will be restored to factory defaults.
  • 4. Re: Play Videos?
    Austin Nunn Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
    Apple is smart that way...
    Believe me. They just will.
  • 5. Re: Play Videos?
    amsdc Level 1 Level 1 (125 points)
    I don't understand, if a program can do this, can't Apple make this a firmware?
  • 6. Re: Play Videos?
    btabz Level 7 Level 7 (26,635 points)
    The 5G has hardware in it that decodes video at higher rates and can actually show video with good quality and integration with iTunes for the whole "iPod+iTunes" experience. It would be more than a software update.

    Also, the iPod nano is designed with a flash drive and is not designed to be a video player as far as screen size and resolution.

    Apple is all about user experience, and viewing videos on an iPod nano would not be a good one.

    iPod Linux will void your apple warranty and they don't offer to much support (the iPod linux people). No one can help. They do not even support this software for iPod nanos You are even more at your own risk.

    btabz btabz
  • 7. Re: Play Videos?
    afw sfa1 Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
    iPod Linux will void your apple warranty


    Source? The Apple warranty is hardware-only; you can install any software you like and it wouldn't void it.

    they don't offer to much support (the iPod linux
    people).


    In my experience, they offer more support than Apple does. You can chat with the actual developers on IRC. When's the last time you saw an iPod engineer on this forum?
  • 8. Re: Play Videos?
    btabz Level 7 Level 7 (26,635 points)
    Source? The Apple warranty is hardware-only; you can
    install any software you like and it wouldn't void
    it.


    From the warranty...
    This warranty does not apply: (a) to damage caused by accident, abuse, misuse, misapplication, or non-Apple products; (b) to damage caused by service performed by anyone other than Apple; (c) to a product or a part that has been modified without the written permission of Apple; or (d) if any Apple serial number has been removed or defaced.

    (a) basically states what you need. If iPod linux is on your iPod and it breaks that would be a non-apple product and apple could argue that iPod linux caused it, becoming damage caused by a non-Apple product. It could also be misuse and that is not what the iPod was intended to do by apple.

    FYI, The apple warranty covers issues where the iPod's software isn't functioning properly, as this would mean the iPod is not functioning properly.

    The apple iPod warranty...
    http://www.apple.com/legal/warranty/ipodisight.html

    they don't offer to much support (the iPod linux
    people).

    In my experience, they offer more support than Apple
    does. You can chat with the actual developers on
    IRC. When's the last time you saw an iPod engineer on
    this forum?


    The iPod nano is not officialy supported by them. This is what I was getting at. Also, this is a user-to-user forum, why would apple engineers post?

    btabz btabz

    Message was edited by: btabz
  • 9. Re: Play Videos?
    afw sfa1 Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
    From a previous post by "um":

    the warranty excludes "...a product or a part that has been modified without the written permission of Apple...", but this can only be a product/part covered by the warranty (otherwise the definition extends without limit), which apple says doesn't include the software

    btw the law varies from country to country, trying to use the warranty to block use of non-apple software might be illegal in some places, i'm fairly sure this would be true in the uk
  • 10. Re: Play Videos?
    Chris_Fon Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Cheers all