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120gb ipod video jensen

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Jul 9, 2012 4:01 PM

I have an older classic ipod (120gb) and have it hooked up to a car radio (jensen brand) using the ipod cable it will not play video. Using a friends 160gb classic WILL play video. After talking to Jensen support they stated something was changed in Apples ipods and there wasnt a work around for these 120gb models.


Is there any fix (other than using the low quality a/v jack instead of the data/charge jack) ?

iPod classic
  • Kenichi Watanabe Level 7 Level 7 (30,005 points)
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    Jul 9, 2012 6:15 PM (in response to xwing777)

    Have you run a Restore on the iPod yet, from the iPod's Summary tab in iTunes.  This will erase the iPod's hard driive and install the latest version of software set to default settings.


    FYI - 120GB is one of the more recent iPod classic models. 

  • Kenichi Watanabe Level 7 Level 7 (30,005 points)
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    Jul 9, 2012 8:02 PM (in response to xwing777)

    This is for playing videos, not music?  Does the iPod actually "play" the video and send video output to the Jenson system, or is it just acting as file storage with the Jensen system accessing the video file from iPod and playing the video? 


    If it's the latter, can it access the video file from something else, like a USB flash drive, and play the video?


    If the iPod just acts as file storage, which is often the case with audio-only systems that have "iPod integration," it always seems like a waste (because "it spends 99% of its time in the dash").  I'd rather use an iPod as an iPod, and get one or more cheap 32GB USB flash drives to use with the car audio system.


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