If you have viewed this before, WINFF has changed it's UI.
Now it's at version 0.41.
The program is now more streamlined and now has "rockbox" under the "convert to" list.
I will update this when i make a successful conversion. (making sure the new WinFF works good)
I've also updated the link to download winff (step 1)
Do have a 1st generation ipod nano (the square, black or white ones) and have rockbox on it?
and are trying to get videos on it but having trouble?
Then this instructable has all the info you need.
RockBox (rockbox.org) is an operating system developed for DMP's (Digital Media Players) that overwrites the original software on the device. The user interface is text based with jpg backgrounds.
RockBox allows you to customize MANY more aspects of your device than with the original software:
Audio: an extended graphic EQ with advanced audio tweaking.
Photos: the ability to view photos of ANY size and res. by zooming in and out.
Data: rockbox can allow our device to be used as a storage device (if it wasent already available)
and you're able to view and manipulate any file on your device by way of a file browser.
Plug-ins: Rockbox comes with a multitude of plug-ins ranging from color games (like a bejeweld knock-off) to nifty animated and graphical screensavers to diagnostic and testing apps.
Themes: Rockbox has the ability to change the ui by way of themes, (background, text font size and color) There are a couple of themes included with rockbox, but you can download many more from the site.
And there are many more features.
Go to Rockbox.org to find out how to download, and what devices are supported.
THIS INSTRUCTABLE is for the 1st gen ipod nano ONLY. Rockbox doesn't work on the 2nd gen (same size as the1st gen but
it's in colors and it has rounded sides) Or the 3rd gen (the new one thats smaller and wider, it plays videos out of the box)
This instructable is specifically for people that are firmilliar with rockbox and have a 1st gen and have rockbox on it, and are having trouble getting videos to work.
Step 1: Getting started - Requirements
The reason im writing this is all this info is broken up in little pieces around the rockbox forums.
I've compiled it all and am providing it here.
For starters, to encode the videos for mpegplayer, and to understand the following steps, you need a video conversion program. "WinFF" get it here: WinFF
This is the best app for this situation and is the one linked to by the rockbox site.
Once you install and run the program, you'll see the picture below.
First, choose a destination folder by clicking the button next to the "Output folder" box.
(see picture below)
Next, add one or more video files to be converted by clicking "Add".