Enabling the iPod Screen Saver
by Erica Sadun
Found a great tip on Digg. I can't quite tell if the author of this is Franc Isreal or Francis Real or Franc Is Real--and since his or her .mac account has currently exploded due to the Digg effect, I can't really find out from his/her other pages. Here's a summary of the tip which shows how to enable the iPod Screen Saver.
- Set your iPod options to Enable disk use. This option appears on the iPod Summary tab in iTunes 7. (Here's a neat, completely unreleated hack on how to do this manually on your iPod.)
- In the Finder, double-click on your iPod icon to open its file browser.
- In the top-level iPod folder (the one with your Notes and Calendar and Contacts), create a new folder (File->New Folder, Command-Shift-N). Name it Demo Mode.
- In iTunes 7, select any Movie file and rename it to Demo.
- Dismount your iPod, but leave it in the charger. After a minute or two, the video named Demo automatically plays and then repeats.
|Sounds like Franky did some digging around in an Apple Store display iPod. Or something.|
|That would be my guess too. Works great. Now, I'm trying to decide whether I really like having a video play over and over again as my iPod charges or whether it's going to drive me crazy long-term.|
|Very cool. I downloaded the latest iPod commercial (the one with the light trails), and converted it for the iPod. Works great!|
|Does it work with the iPod nano?|
|I have no idea. I know it works with the iPod Video...|
|It will not work with Ipod Nano. Nano doesn't support video.|
|does it work on ipod minis?|
|I'm pretty sure it is 5G and up video only|
i know a better way that you can even make slideshows with your photos!
go to http://applegossip.freeforums.org/iphoto-slideshow-on-your-ipod-t34.html