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Topic: Ipod Video?

Posted By: wstsydr
Subject: Ipod Video?
Date Posted: December 29, 2005 at 2:22 PM

i dont know if the correct spot for this would be here or the headunit section so i will try here first, but anyways, on to my question... i was wondering if anyone has done an ipod video installation on a headunit with a lcd screen. i know that you can buy a/v hookups for the ipod video to watch what you have on a tv, or most lcd headunits, but i was wondering if anyone has ever done it with the ipod interface and been able to watch video on the screen, the main reason is that i assume you will get better picture and sound quality thru the port on the ipod than you would thru the a/v cables plus it will charge the ipod thru the port and finally i know a lot of headunits can at least control the music thru the screen. just asking those who will probably know before i go and spend all the $$ on something that wont work how i am figuring it will work... thanks for any info you guys can give me

ron



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Posted By: alpine0000
Date Posted: December 31, 2005 at 3:38 AM

I just did this two days ago. the alpine ipod adapter (420i) cannot play video from your ipod, at least i couldnt get it to. it will play the video file, but only audio comes through to the system and the video doesnt show up. i think alpine will make a new adapter to replace the 420i in the next year or so that will be able to do this.

what i did was buy https://www.monstercable.com/productPage.asp?pin=1394 this and plug it into the headphones jack on the ipod, then plug the other end into the aux 1 input on my alpine 310 head unit. i know can watch music videos. CAREFUL - ipod changed the wire colors when using this plug. they did this to claim that you can only buy their cable. if you use any other regular cable like the one i used, then red is video (not yellow). and yellow is right audio (what the red normally is). works like a charm!



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2015 4Runner TRD Pro

-Viper 5706V alarm/remote start
-Viper DBALL2 Bypass Module
-Valentine One radar detector




Posted By: infinkc
Date Posted: December 31, 2005 at 10:31 PM
i made my own cable, that plugs into the bottom of the ipod instead of the headphone jack. I bought a cable for video off ebay and modified it to output power to the ipod also so it wont kill the ipod battery. It has 12v input, right and left audio and video output, and it is not dependent on the audio control of the ipod, has a fixed volume level.

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Posted By: alpine0000
Date Posted: January 01, 2006 at 4:05 PM

infinkc wrote:

i made my own cable, that plugs into the bottom of the ipod instead of the headphone jack. I bought a cable for video off ebay and modified it to output power to the ipod also so it wont kill the ipod battery. It has 12v input, right and left audio and video output, and it is not dependent on the audio control of the ipod, has a fixed volume level.

wow, can you pleasae elaborate more? id like to do this with mine. im sick of the battery dying. if you dont want to post it publicly you can PM me. id greatly appreciate any detials you can give me.



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2015 4Runner TRD Pro

-Viper 5706V alarm/remote start
-Viper DBALL2 Bypass Module
-Valentine One radar detector




Posted By: infinkc
Date Posted: January 01, 2006 at 4:54 PM
ill take a pic of the cable, im without internet for a week at home so i will have to find a way to get it online.

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There are 10 types of people in the world, ones that understand binary and ones that dont.




Posted By: wstsydr
Date Posted: January 02, 2006 at 11:04 AM
awesome, thanks for the help guys, at least i have some idea of what i have going on, until they make a new adapter at least, but once again, thanks




Posted By: mabrown
Date Posted: January 03, 2006 at 3:43 PM
alpine0000 wrote:

I just did this two days ago. the alpine ipod adapter (420i) cannot play video from your ipod, at least i couldnt get it to. it will play the video file, but only audio comes through to the system and the video doesnt show up. i think alpine will make a new adapter to replace the 420i in the next year or so that will be able to do this.

what i did was buy https://www.monstercable.com/productPage.asp?pin=1394 this and plug it into the headphones jack on the ipod, then plug the other end into the aux 1 input on my alpine 310 head unit. i know can watch music videos. CAREFUL - ipod changed the wire colors when using this plug. they did this to claim that you can only buy their cable. if you use any other regular cable like the one i used, then red is video (not yellow). and yellow is right audio (what the red normally is). works like a charm!


Yeah I just did the same thing with my AVIC-N2 and it works great!





Posted By: customcutlass92
Date Posted: January 05, 2006 at 8:28 PM
Would that monstercable adapter work with a RCA mp3 player?




Posted By: cs015271
Date Posted: January 10, 2006 at 3:06 PM
does anyone have the wiring info for the ipod harness?
based upon infinkc's post; a video cable through the ipod harness can be created to use for powering the ipod and also getting a video signal... this would be beneficial because using the video portion of the ipod drains the battery severly




Posted By: infinkc
Date Posted: January 10, 2006 at 4:31 PM
will post up some pics and description of the cable i made tomorrow night when my internet is re-hooked up at home.

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Posted By: infinkc
Date Posted: January 12, 2006 at 12:19 AM
Here are the pictures of the cable i made
What i did was buy a audio video cable that connects to the bottom of the iPod and a cigatette lighter adapter fot the iPod and took them apart to make one cable. I streched out the coil from the one cable so both cables are about 3 feet lond and took off the cigatette lighter adapter and hardwired it into my car. The black adapter on the rca ends is a s-video to rca adapter because the only iPod cable i could find had an s-video plug.
PIC 1 connected to iPod

Plug end of adapter

Cable before being hardwired

tried to post the pics but this website took the .Jpg extensions off




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Posted By: infinkc
Date Posted: January 12, 2006 at 2:36 PM
it plays both audio normally and video with audio

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There are 10 types of people in the world, ones that understand binary and ones that dont.




Posted By: chulo80
Date Posted: January 15, 2006 at 10:48 AM
I am assuming that this was done without having to buy the adapter that the sell for the in-dashes. I had my system (pioneer n2) installed like two days ago but didn't know there was an ipod adapter. Then i checked it out and didn't really want to buy it if all i have to do is buy the monster cable and modify it you know.




Posted By: othater
Date Posted: January 15, 2006 at 1:22 PM

Infinkc,

Can you post the pin outs and color code for you IPOD adapter mod.

also where you purchased your cables.

Thanks





Posted By: free_refil
Date Posted: January 28, 2006 at 8:55 AM
I've searched all over ebay and the only audio/video cables I can find are the ones that plug into the headphone jack. I would love to know what 2 pins you need to tap to get video out of the car charger accessory. I'm using the Belkin car charger and it works great as it has the audio out at the car charger plug, which is tucked under the dash   within a secondary 12volt accessory socket. If I could tap into the plug that goes to the iPod and get the video out there and run it along the same cable, this would be the ideal setup!




Posted By: infinkc
Date Posted: January 28, 2006 at 12:11 PM
i just came across this, i will probably getting one of these for the car now, they can display the onscreen menus also! Probably wait for the one with remote, so i can stick the ipod in the arm rest and use a remote ir eye to control it.

https://www.griffintechnology.com/products/tunecenter/

https://www.dlo.com/products/homedoc_dx_Prod.tpl?command=showpage&cart=11370115381891693

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There are 10 types of people in the world, ones that understand binary and ones that dont.




Posted By: free_refil
Date Posted: January 29, 2006 at 4:53 PM
Now THOSE are badass. Remove the IR reciever to remote mount it near the headunit and put the rest of the unit away in an armrest or similar location and you've got yourself a great alternative!




Posted By: snowboarderandy
Date Posted: January 29, 2006 at 11:28 PM
hey everyone, I just found this on ebay. It plugs into the bottom of the ipod and allows you to display video on your tv . its kinda expensive though https://cgi.ebay.com/dll?ViewItem&item=5860101636&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&rd=1

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Posted By: cs015271
Date Posted: January 29, 2006 at 11:43 PM
this is exactly what we need, from the pictures it looks like he hiding his creation... that pric is high but i need that bad!!!




Posted By: infinkc
Date Posted: January 30, 2006 at 2:31 PM
doesnt look like he is selling it as one cable, but as the video cable and the car charger seperate. if you buy them seperate like i did and put them together it will only run you about $30-40 max. the plugs are really easy to take apart and figure out what wires go where. you only need to move the 2 power wires to the video cable.

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There are 10 types of people in the world, ones that understand binary and ones that dont.




Posted By: infinkc
Date Posted: January 30, 2006 at 2:37 PM
wow i keep finding things on the net! here is a cable like my homemade one. not a bad price either
https://www.xtrememac.com/audio/cables/roadshow.php

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Posted By: ohlarikd
Date Posted: January 31, 2006 at 10:33 AM
That Griffin unit is $99, the other one is $149. The Griffin also has WiFi and Ethernet connections included for less money. Need some more screen shots though.

If there was a car charger adapter, it would be great. Of course, you could get a AC converter, then plug in the AC adapter, but thats a lot of adapters taking a lot of space.

My only question is, when using the Pioneer Adapter, the iPOD will continue to play when you go to other menus and use the NAV system. If you plug this unit in, will you continue to hear Audio when you go to NAV? I guess you need to use the Aux input, which is for XBOX's or portable DVD players. Gotta try this experiment.

For $99, its almost the same as the Pioneer adapter, although it is not pure digital. (Is the bottom port of the iPOD pure digital?)

Derek




Posted By: alpine0000
Date Posted: February 02, 2006 at 1:04 AM
thanks for that link. i just ordered that cable ;) im sick of my ipod battery dying really quickly when using my regular cable

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2015 4Runner TRD Pro

-Viper 5706V alarm/remote start
-Viper DBALL2 Bypass Module
-Valentine One radar detector




Posted By: tacalin
Date Posted: February 02, 2006 at 5:39 AM
try this link and take a look to ILINK and you can:
Listen to audio from an iPod
View photos from an iPod on any composite video input monitor
Watch movies stored on your iPod
Control the iPod with a wireless IR remote control for total hands free operation
Display on screen menus on any video display
Work with ANY brand of car or home audio/video product
https://www.valormultimedia.com/




Posted By: jsmithsole
Date Posted: February 08, 2006 at 11:18 AM

ohlarikd wrote:



My only question is, when using the Pioneer Adapter, the iPOD will continue to play when you go to other menus and use the NAV system. If you plug this unit in, will you continue to hear Audio when you go to NAV? I guess you need to use the Aux input, which is for XBOX's or portable DVD players. Gotta try this experiment.

For $99, its almost the same as the Pioneer adapter, although it is not pure digital. (Is the bottom port of the iPOD pure digital?)

Derek

That's my question, I like being able to still listen to the IPOD when you have the NAV up or even a dvd displaying. Although the N2 doesn't even recognize it as "IPOD" so maybe it doesn't matter and will still work the same way with this setup...

Good progress though guys!!



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2004 Maxima
Pioneer Avic-N2
JL Subs/Amp
Rear View Cam
60gb IPOD Video




Posted By: jsmithsole
Date Posted: February 08, 2006 at 11:38 AM
I guess my other question would be for infinkc, what HU are you running, if it is the Pioneer can you let us know how the functions work running it how you have it set up? (see my last post) I have the IPOD adaptor and am just about over it, it sucks. That griffin one looks like it mght be the end all be all for us!!!

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2004 Maxima
Pioneer Avic-N2
JL Subs/Amp
Rear View Cam
60gb IPOD Video




Posted By: infinkc
Date Posted: February 08, 2006 at 4:27 PM
I have it hooked up to a Pioneer D1, i also have the poineer ipod adpater hooked on the deck also. I have the cable i made hooked up to the aux input on the deck so when you press the AV button that is the function. you can press the map button and the nav shows up, the audio still plays no problem, if you have it on the av function you can setup the nav to have the small arrows in the bottom right screen, or just the audio interruption if you have a route. The pioneer ipod adaper is just sitting in the car, i do not use it anymore, have to pull it out and sell it. I plan on getting the griffen one or one with the menus and putting that in the car as soon as they are released.

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There are 10 types of people in the world, ones that understand binary and ones that dont.




Posted By: jsmithsole
Date Posted: February 08, 2006 at 5:42 PM

Got it, so I'd assume that hooking up the griffin setup the audio would work the same way, just you would have a video feed as well? Yeah it seems like the IPOD adaptor is pretty useless. I have an external screen in my car (check cardomain link in sig) that I would run the IPOD output to directly, or I could run it through the HU and it will work like an external video game or DVD player correct? I think I'm sold on the griffin...

So many options...



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2004 Maxima
Pioneer Avic-N2
JL Subs/Amp
Rear View Cam
60gb IPOD Video





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