I actually don't have a trick or mod to tell yall, but I am in need of one!!!
I have the garmin 260w and want to put a media player on it. Does anyone know how to get a movie player on there so I can watch my vids on the go? I have not seen this done yet but I don't want to spend 300$ for a new system!
Joined: 05 Jun 2008 Posts: 12415 Location: New Jersey
Thu Mar 26, 2009 1:28 pm
If you can figure out how to do this, then you'll be the first one - congratulations. There's a thread on another site discussing the "movie" that runs on the Nuvi's in store displays. Nobody has revealed how that works. But I suspect, regardless of how it works, it would not be suited to watching "real" movies.
There is no way to install third party software on a Nuvi. Period. It's a closed system. If you really want a GPS which can do this, consider selling the Nuvi and getting a unit based on Windows CE. These include Navigon, Mio, Magellan, HP and others. These can all be "unlocked", allowing you to install Windows Mobile and Windows CE applications such as movie players. You can generally download complete packages (skins) which users have put together just for this sort of thing.
One poster mentions that the "movie" playing on demo devices is an animated GIF, so until somebody takes the time for a linux-hack on the new models that use it, don't look for any Garmins to double as a movie player.
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