What is on the software CD that comes with the MP3 Kit. Is it really necessary?
basically whats on the cd is a driver for the usb->sd/mmc card, which really isn't needed for most windows systems. it also includes an application to convert pictures into the juicebox format. there are several OSS applications which can do this conversion under linux. looking at the code, it should be easy enough to write one for winblows. basically its worthless for most people. i have about 20 cd's that i was considering making a lamp out of similiar to AOL cd lamps.
Has anyone been able to convert videos into a format playable on Juicebox?
this question is a little vague....
if you are asking if someone can use the juicebox to play videos, then yes, i have loaded uclinux with a small video player and can play mpg movies.
if you are asking if someone has been able to use the video player program that is available with each of the Juiceware Cartridges, then no. the emplayer is proprietary software from emsoft and their codec appears to be some non-standard format. each juiceware cartridge contains a copy of the emplayer program.
Can the Juicebox support any size SD card? Or is the maximum really 512MB as stated by the manufacturer.
emsoft didn't implement VFAT for their sd/mmc card support, only FAT16, which has a maximum limit of 512MB per partition. there have been different reports of using a 1GB card, but from my personal tests and from looking at the code, 512MB is the max size using FAT16. i use EXT2 on my sd/mmc cards and can use the full 1GB