Step 1: Getting the Custom Firmware
NOTE: this does not work on any other ipod than the ipod video. [That means shuffle, touch, nano [all], classic, chromatic and mini!]
To find this out, go to music [the menu with playlists, artists, etc.] and scroll to the very bottom.
IF YOUR IPOD HAS "Search" CLICK HERE http://dl.fdefault.com/ebsy-5g-classic-neue29.zip
IF YOUR IPOD DOES NOT HAVE "Search" CLICK HERE http://dl.fdefault.com/ebsy-55g-classic-neue29.zip
After this file has downloaded, extract the files and then download this program: http://www.getipodwizard.com/download.php?action=download&file_id=1
When that finishes downloading, extract the contents of that .zip
After extraction, navigate to the folder you extracted them to and run ipodwizard.
When ipodwizard starts, change the edit mode to firmware file and then click open firmware. navigate to where you extracted the first zip and select the .bin file. after you did this, click write to ipod. click ok on the next box, wait for it to write the firmware. when it's done, eject your ipod. it will restart itself. leave it plugged in and wait for it to finish booting. when it reconnects with the computer, eject it again and then unplug it. enjoy your new firmware!
IMPORTANT: If your iPod is missing songs and videos after you write the new firmware, put a new song in itunes and sync your ipod.