View Full Version : installing codecs for iPods

09-11-2003, 11:46 PM
i downloaded the Shorten and Flac codecs to install on a 20 GB iPod so i can play those filetypes in the iPod. no clue what to do now, they are downloaded and sitting on my desktop, please help.


09-12-2003, 12:21 AM
the codecs are self installing. just double click to install to where you installed dbpoweramp. and the latest sveta to use with your ipod is in beta here: http://forum.dbpoweramp.com/showthread.php?t=2454

09-12-2003, 01:46 AM
thanks so much for the fast and helpful response.

09-12-2003, 03:36 AM
your welcome :D

09-12-2003, 05:24 PM
so i got the codec and sveta and it transfers the SHNs to the iPod and they show up on the iPod, but they don't play.

what am i missing? do i need to send something to the iPod first like some sort of codec?? ?

09-13-2003, 07:30 PM
Spoon might have to answer this one as i don't have an ipod.

as far as i know you upload the already converted file to your ipod. does it play any format currently?

09-15-2003, 05:27 PM
The main types of files an iPod can play are:

Mp3 & Mp4

It cannot play your Shorten or FLAC files, but all is not lost as Sveta knows about Shorten and FLACs and can convert them to the correct format just as they are being sent over. To do this, install the very latest Sveta from the link Razgo gave you, Run Sveta Explorer (Apple iPod icon on desktop) and click the 'Audio Button' in the top right side - next select the type of compression to use, I recommend mp4, you will have to install the mp4 codec from here:


If you have existing mp3 files, you can click on the 'Smart' button to set it up so these are not recompressed (no point), just sent.