Homebrew Problems with USB device for homebrew

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I've been using my wii for a while now to play videos/movies on my TV, as my laptop doesn't have an external port to connect it to the TV, but i'm getting fed up of having to swap files on and off of a 1/2GB SD card.

I decided to try and use my Ipod Classic 120GB as an external hard drive, but so far having no luck.

I have the files i want on my ipod, and it is set to disk mode(use as an external hard drive).

I've tried using Mplayerwii, MplayerCE, and a couple of other builds of Mplayer.

I've even tried Installing the cIOS for USB2.0, but still no luck.

when i try to load files from USB on all the versions of Mplayer i have, it freezes for a couple of seconds, and then looks as if it should be displaying the files on the USB device, but with no file listing, or even listing of directories on the Ipod.

I know that my ipod is plugged in and connected properly, because it charges, and Isusb recognises it as well.

Anybody know where i'm going wrong, or how to fix this problem?
 

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in one of the distros of Wii Linux, you can play stuff off iPods, try that. can't remember which one, but i'll find out quickly

EDIT: It's XWhiite. Find it here: http://www.tehskeen.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9777. Dunno if it can play videos, but definetly music that's actually on iPod (i.e. transferred with iTunes or other program, not just stored on it as external drive)
 

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thanks.

still, do you have any idea why the things i've been trying haven't worked?

are only certain devices supported by the wii?

i've checked, and the Ipod is in FAT32, so the filesystem shouldn't be a problem.

haven't got a clue what it is
 

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Eddie_Brock said:
Give GeexBox a try as well. Its linux like XWhiite, and seems to be pretty compatible with most devices.

I've used it to watch .AVI off my USB HD and it works awesome.


Is GeexBox simple to install? just a matter of putting it in the /apps folder like anything else?
I looked at XWhite and it seemed really complicated and daunting to install.


madtamski said:
Did you re-install DVDx after installing the cIOS for USB2.0?

QUOTEYou must then then reinstall DVDx using advanced mode and selecting IOS202.
Source: http://code.google.com/p/mplayer-ce/wiki/USB20

...and I take it your IPOD's drive is formatted to FAT(32)?

Yes, after installing the cIOS, i uninstalled DVDx, and reinstalled it to IOS202
Yes, my IPOD is formatted to FAT32

i don't think the USB 2.0 is the problem though, as no version of Mplayer was recognising my Ipod at all, before i installed the usb2 cIOS
 

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Geexbox was a breeze to install. Given that I just downloaded it from the HomeBrew Browser, but there was no custom files/wads to install, just a basic HB app.

That being said, I don't know if it will help you with your iPod problem, but its worth a shot as its a simple program to get up and running.
 

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thanks for all the replies.

I installed geexbox, and it worked instantly.
recognised my ipod and could play videos from it.

i did have trouble getting geexbox to play dvds though.
just to double check, can it actually do this, cause it would be a real pain to have to use 2 separate programs to watch stuff from my Ipod, and from DVDs.

also, is there a way to check wether USB2 is working correctly on the wii, just to double check that i installed it properly?
 
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