how to turn off ipod screen?

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  1. sandyballs

    sandyballs New Member

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    Can I turn off the screen and keep background apps running?
    for ex. I'm downloading a movie If I put it to sleep it disconnects from wifi and movie download is cancelled
    I know the psp can do this by pressing the squere, can the ipod touch do this?
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    ipodaddict5 New Member

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    wifi dosent close if wifi closes then there must be something wrong because i can download while it is sleep mode! trie again
  3. Rayzilla

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    I second that. Download continues on when I put into sleep mode. If you are streaming or you-tubing, it might be a different story, but I'm not totally sure about that because it seems to not continue on when I 'sleep' it at that time.
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    There is a plugin on Cydia called Insomnia that does exactly that. It locks the iPod and turns the screen off, but the apps continue to run.
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    or keep awake for sbsettings, but only to keep the wifi running
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    but wouldent Insomnia take up your battery like a sh*tload?
  7. sandyballs

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    I start downloading a video
    but iPod to sleep
    when I turn it on it is in safari but it says download failed
    I'm using safari download plug in
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    Tthank you, insomia works
    fom sbsettings
  8. Rayzilla

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    Turn Off Screen But Keep Movie Playing.

    A similar question, but in this case, the app that I want to keep running is a movie. Well actually it is a 'movie' of a concert, so I would like to keep it playing but not watch it.

    Is there a way to do this?
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    If you have legal rights to the concert video, then go on your computer, record the sound only via audacity, and then add it to your ipod.
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    Yes, I bought the official DVD from a music CD/DVD retailer, so I assume that I would have the legal right to copy it into my Touch. Correct? I've been on quite a CD/DVD buying spree since I got the Touch.

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    I will look at the features on the converter programs that I use and see if I can do what you are saying. I just figured that since I already have it in MP4 format that I could save space by not having to duplicate it as a separate audio file as well.

    Thanks!

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