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12th October 2005 20:33  #1

Je Ff Member Join Date: February 2005 Location: United States Posts: 438
iPod Video
Thought some of you would like to know that there is now an iPod that can hold 150 hours of video.  I was wondering if anyone knew what video formats.  I'd imagine it'd just be quicktime, but I can't find anything on the apple website.

12th October 2005 21:22  #2

floyd dylan Banned Join Date: April 2004 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 913
I wouldn't give Apple the sweat of my willy.

12th October 2005 21:25  #3

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
I already have a Dell DJ 20GB so I'm not thinking to get it for awhile.

Although an upgrade would be nice especially for a video I-Pod.

12th October 2005 22:27  #4

rob murray Member Join Date: November 2004 Location: United States Posts: 477
I have a PSP, thanks but no thanks apple

12th October 2005 22:49  #5

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
I don't get the cult popularity of apple in the slightest. Their overpriced computers are underpowered, ipod's are trumped in quality and price by several other music devices and there's been video players around for years.

Whoopie! :clown:

13th October 2005 0:34  #6

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Quote: Originally posted by Je Ff
Thought some of you would like to know that there is now an iPod that can hold 150 hours of video.  I was wondering if anyone knew what video formats.  I'd imagine it'd just be quicktime, but I can't find anything on the apple website.


.mov which is quicktime

13th October 2005 0:50  #7

Mal Webmaster Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,290
A Pocket PC with Beta Player be a better option to this, you get a much bigger screen and it has loads of potential to expand.

Also, DivX is an ideal format for players like these, Quicktime is a right hassle as you pretty much have to buy Apple's own software to convert to and from Quicktime.

13th October 2005 1:45  #8

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Quote: Originally posted by Malcolm Campbell
A Pocket PC with Beta Player be a better option to this, you get a much bigger screen and it has loads of potential to expand.

Also, DivX is an ideal format for players like these, Quicktime is a right hassle as you pretty much have to buy Apple's own software to convert to and from Quicktime.


You don't need to buy Apple's software for IPod video.  Works for both Mac and PC
DivX is better quality than Quicktime (even though, it does come with HD) because of the compress, but you still can use whatever format you can stick to the ITunes.

13th October 2005 2:11  #9

Mal Webmaster Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,290
When I had to convert a DivX file to Quicktime for DVDAnswers anti-leeching system, the only thing I could find to do that was Quicktime Pro. Normally I would get whatever free software that is recommended on videohelp.com, but after a day of searching I gave up and bought the player - up until then I didn't realise how closed and controlled the Quicktime format was.

13th October 2005 15:14  #10

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
I'm with Rob.

For the price the video player is likely to be, get a PSP and a big memory card. Then you'll be able to play top notch games, listen to music and surf the net too.

13th October 2005 17:47  #11

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Quote: Originally posted by Jonny "Me You"
I'm with Rob.

For the price the video player is likely to be, get a PSP and a big memory card. Then you'll be able to play top notch games, listen to music and surf the net too.


It depends what you are looking for.  Exemple, if you like to play games, between a gameboy advance or PSP, then get a PSP, but to listen to music, between a PSP or IPod, I would get a IPod.  I also feel the IPod is a great Ideal for transfering/carrying files.  The Sony's memory stick are so expansive.  But again, that is just my opinion and that's why we have different products that are being offered.

13th October 2005 18:35  #12

floyd dylan Banned Join Date: April 2004 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 913
I wonder how many millions of people will sue Apple with this one?

13th October 2005 19:40  #13

Je Ff Member Join Date: February 2005 Location: United States Posts: 438
Quote: Originally posted by floyd dylan
I wonder how many millions of people will sue Apple with this one?


Why would they sue?  Becuase they keep coming out with new versions rather than perfecting one great iPod?

13th October 2005 21:40  #14

rob murray Member Join Date: November 2004 Location: United States Posts: 477
Quote: Originally posted by Jonny "Me You"
I'm with Rob.

For the price the video player is likely to be, get a PSP and a big memory card. Then you'll be able to play top notch games, listen to music and surf the net too.


And the compression rate is great on the PSP, you can get a whole season of a show on a 512 meg memory card with real good quality. And the price of the memory cards is coming down quite a bit. I saw a SanDisk 2 gig stick online for just over 100 american after shipping last week.

14th October 2005 11:08  #15

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,706 Send a message via AIM to Worst Nightmare Send a message via ICQ to Worst Nightmare Send a message via MSN to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Yahoo to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Google to Worst Nightmare
Quote: Originally posted by Je Ff
Why would they sue?  Becuase they keep coming out with new versions rather than perfecting one great iPod?
their quality is crap and the products do not live up to their warranty

14th October 2005 13:25  #16

floyd dylan Banned Join Date: April 2004 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 913
1.4 million Americans sued Apple because of what WM said crap product and don't live up to their warrenty.

14th October 2005 13:33  #17

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FAQ:
  Apple has already sold more than 28 million iPods since their introduction in October 2001 and now has about 75 percent of the market for digital music players, representing a booming business that has helped the company's stock triple in the past year.

14th October 2005 14:24  #18

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
Quote: Originally posted by Danny Boy
FAQ:
  Apple has already sold more than 28 million iPods since their introduction in October 2001 and now has about 75 percent of the market for digital music players, representing a booming business that has helped the company's stock triple in the past year.


That doesn't make them any good. I co-incidently had a friend over last night with his and all he did was complain about the poor performance.

15th October 2005 12:28  #19

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,706 Send a message via AIM to Worst Nightmare Send a message via ICQ to Worst Nightmare Send a message via MSN to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Yahoo to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Google to Worst Nightmare
buy another brand that does pretty much the same thing for 1/4 the price

15th October 2005 16:26  #20

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IPod Video (60GB) plays music (15 000 songs), podcats (radio stations), photos (25 000), home movies (150 hours) , music video, audiobooks, movies, tv shows and many more features.  What else would it need to attract you guys? Wink

15th October 2005 16:49  #21

Je Ff Member Join Date: February 2005 Location: United States Posts: 438
I'm really surprised with all the iPod bashing.  I've had mine for about 2 years and have never had a problem with it.  I couldn't live without it now that I'm used to it.

16th October 2005 5:09  #22

E. Costigan Senior Member Join Date: January 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 1,026
Quote: Originally posted by Jonny "Me You"
I don't get the cult popularity of apple in the slightest. Their overpriced computers are underpowered, ipod's are trumped in quality and price by several other music devices and there's been video players around for years.

Whoopie! :clown:


As much as I love fooling around with different types of iPods, they're just too damn expensive. I already have a PSP, but you never know. Someway, somehow, I might end up with this new iPod.

They have a copy from me though, if there are few video restrictions (i.e you can empty your whole hard drive of clips and what-not on it and still have 50% storage left).

If not, just buy a large memory stick for your PSP. I'm sure a PSP bundle pack (I paid $315 CAN, taxes included on mine) plus a large memory stick somehow still would end up costing less than the newest kind of iPod.

16th October 2005 14:05  #23

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
I have a PSP and a Dell DJ 20GB. I only used the PSP to play games on.

16th October 2005 15:53  #24

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
Quote: Originally posted by Eliason A.
If not, just buy a large memory stick for your PSP. I'm sure a PSP bundle pack (I paid $315 CAN, taxes included on mine) plus a large memory stick somehow still would end up costing less than the newest kind of iPod.


Yeah. Plus you can get everything you need even cheaper online. 2 gig memory sticks are way cheaper from online retailers. Canada add's in a ridiculous hidden copyright tax, on top of the regular taxes.

17th October 2005 1:24  #25

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,706 Send a message via AIM to Worst Nightmare Send a message via ICQ to Worst Nightmare Send a message via MSN to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Yahoo to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Google to Worst Nightmare
I have a cassette walkman Wink

17th October 2005 3:09  #26

Je Ff Member Join Date: February 2005 Location: United States Posts: 438
Quote: Originally posted by Worst Nightmare
I have a cassette walkman Wink


What's that?Wink

18th October 2005 2:11  #27

rob murray Member Join Date: November 2004 Location: United States Posts: 477
Quote: Originally posted by Eliason A.
As much as I love fooling around with different types of iPods, they're just too damn expensive. I already have a PSP, but you never know. Someway, somehow, I might end up with this new iPod.

They have a copy from me though, if there are few video restrictions (i.e you can empty your whole hard drive of clips and what-not on it and still have 50% storage left).

If not, just buy a large memory stick for your PSP. I'm sure a PSP bundle pack (I paid $315 CAN, taxes included on mine) plus a large memory stick somehow still would end up costing less than the newest kind of iPod.


Like I said earlier, you could get a 2gig memory stick for 122 american, shipped last week.

And another thing about poor quality, ever since the Nano came out Apple has been flooded with waranty returns.

18th October 2005 9:41  #28

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,706 Send a message via AIM to Worst Nightmare Send a message via ICQ to Worst Nightmare Send a message via MSN to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Yahoo to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Google to Worst Nightmare
hmmm....playing a movie on a 100-inch screen with full surround sound and punch in the pants subwoofer compared to a 3-inch screen with stereo headphones?

No contest...

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