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post #1 of 49
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I just got the iPod Video... 60GB... Woah. It is amazing. Totally owns the others :P ... $499 (CDN, pre-tax)... But totally worth it. Buy one if you can. They are -the- awesome.
post #2 of 49
like half my school has those things, and most of them used this as an excuse to get their parents to buy them one. "We need to be able to watch movies on the way to France!" I would love to have one, but their is no way on god's green earth that I could afford one. There's an ipod store, here...and I can spend hours in it. But, for God's sake, I can't even afford a nano, nonetheless a video!
post #3 of 49
i was gonna get one too, but decided to hold off a bit.
and plus i had this nagging feeling, "wow i could get 3 pair of jeans with that!"
i think i put everything in perspective of jeans
post #4 of 49
Yay I love mine too! Except I got $100 off since I exchanged my free ipod shuffle for it
post #5 of 49
What formats of video does it play?
post #6 of 49
i'd rather the ipod than the jeans... lol...

do you find the screen is big enough for video?
post #7 of 49
You can only play quicktime files (mov). That's lame, apple is still a year away from having a real video player, for now it aint great. Either spend a lot of time converting your files to mov or buy itunes. I would stick with the nano for now, if you don't mind the limited space.
post #8 of 49
wow only mov? that pretty useless then.
post #9 of 49
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Originally Posted by Tsukasa
wow only mov? that pretty useless then.
The 5G iPod is able to play video encoded in H.264, MPEG-4, M4V, and MOV up to 768Kbps, 320x240 pixels, and 30fps.

I'm not going to spend 6 hour to convert a one hour show or paying for itunes.
It doesn't play divx/divx enough said. It's still a mp3 player by my standards.
post #10 of 49
I'd rather have an ipod that doesn't play video for less $. I mean seriously, how much video usage would it really get? Probably not too much. And what kind of video are you going to watch on there? A movie?

I'd rather use a small laptop or buy one of those portable dvd players if i want to watch video. And those can play dvds which means the video doesnt take up all of your space on the device, unlike an ipod.

Furthermore, non-video ipods would get longer battery life.

Just another way to get people who don't think to pay more $$$.
post #11 of 49
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Originally Posted by Tsukasa
What formats of video does it play?
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MPEG4 and some new MPEG4 high-resolution type.
post #12 of 49
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Originally Posted by mit006
i'd rather the ipod than the jeans... lol...

do you find the screen is big enough for video?
It has a waaaaay bigger screen then the ones before it.
post #13 of 49
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Originally Posted by thund3rcat
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Originally Posted by Tsukasa
wow only mov? that pretty useless then.
The 5G iPod is able to play video encoded in H.264, MPEG-4, M4V, and MOV up to 768Kbps, 320x240 pixels, and 30fps.

I'm not going to spend 6 hour to convert a one hour show or paying for itunes.
It doesn't play divx/divx enough said. It's still a mp3 player by my standards.
Uhh... a one-hour show? Not even ten minutes to convert :P ...
post #14 of 49
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Originally Posted by mgras
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Originally Posted by thund3rcat
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Originally Posted by Tsukasa
wow only mov? that pretty useless then.
The 5G iPod is able to play video encoded in H.264, MPEG-4, M4V, and MOV up to 768Kbps, 320x240 pixels, and 30fps.

I'm not going to spend 6 hour to convert a one hour show or paying for itunes.
It doesn't play divx/divx enough said. It's still a mp3 player by my standards.
Uhh... a one-hour show? Not even ten minutes to convert :P ...
Also, the conversion programs are free, and iTunes is too. So... What's the big deal there?
post #15 of 49
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Originally Posted by themeowmixcat
I'd rather have an ipod that doesn't play video for less $. I mean seriously, how much video usage would it really get? Probably not too much. And what kind of video are you going to watch on there? A movie?

I'd rather use a small laptop or buy one of those portable dvd players if i want to watch video. And those can play dvds which means the video doesnt take up all of your space on the device, unlike an ipod.

Furthermore, non-video ipods would get longer battery life.

Just another way to get people who don't think to pay more $$$.
The video is superior to ones that don't play videos in more ways then it's video playback, just go check the specifications. While commuting, videos are great to watch.

iPods are so easy to carry around, other things are bulky.

20 Hour life is preeety good.

Don't accuse me of not thinking... Laptops aren't free either.
post #16 of 49
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Originally Posted by mgras
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Originally Posted by mgras
Uhh... a one-hour show? Not even ten minutes to convert :P ...
Also, the conversion programs are free, and iTunes is too. So... What's the big deal there?
Converting is annoying and having multiple files on your comp is lame. Itunes TV shows are not free. I would give them some props if Xvid/Divx was supported, for now it's just for marketing purpose.

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14.7 hours of audio-only battery life for the 30GB version. As for video on a 30GB model, we were pretty disappointed with the 2 hours, 31 minutes we got playing back an iTunes TV show.
Not 20 hours, for now it's only a cool factor, not exactly practical YET.
post #17 of 49
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Originally Posted by mgras
The video is superior to ones that don't play videos in more ways then it's video playback, just go check the specifications. While commuting, videos are great to watch.

iPods are so easy to carry around, other things are bulky.

20 Hour life is preeety good.

Don't accuse me of not thinking... Laptops aren't free either.
In what ways is the video version superior to non video versions? Tell us about the specifications. I'm not convinced.

Also, you aren't going to get anywhere near 20 hours while watching video. (not to mention how much of your ipod's space that would take up and how long it would require to convert that much video and then transfer it)

I never said laptops are free. I said that if you want a device to watch videos on, you can use a laptop (which is free to do if you already have one, even though I never said it was free), or get one of those small portable dvd players. Either is far better than an ipod for watching movies or porn or whatever it is youre going to be watching on your ipod.

Anyway, I'm sure that your ipod video is fun to show off to the other high school kids who oooh and ahhh, so I can see how you have a reason to want to purchase it, but as far as purchasing an electronic device, I don't think it is a very good purchase compared to the normal ipod or a portable dvd player or a laptop.
post #18 of 49
I have this one (video iPod 60Gb)...But I didnt start with videos yet...Do you have to buy them from iTunes or you can just transfer whatever you have...My BF is working long hours so he cant help me out and Im a such a retard with all this stuff Only thing I did its installation and transfer all my songs...Cant figure out the video...(I mean how to transfer existing videos, not buying them from iTunes)
Anyone...help?
post #19 of 49
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Originally Posted by themeowmixcat
In what ways is the video version superior to non video versions? Tell us about the specifications. I'm not convinced.
1. it has a stopwatch that includes lap time that can be saved to record progress
2. it has a screen lock, so you need to enter a code before acessing the ipods contents such as contacts
3. it can hold times and clock for cities around the world and can view them at the same time as your own so you can see what time is it where you are on vacation, what time it is where a loved one is etc.
4. it has a bigger screen
5. it is thinner and lighter weight
6. you get 10 more gigs than you used to for the SAME PRICE

theyre not raising the price and trying to rip people off here ITS THE SAME PRICE AS BEFORE and as someone on some tech site... it is an iPod that can play videos, not a Video iPod... they are very different, it is for the mostpart a music player but hte video and photos are an extra perk... if theyre not raising the price and you get all these new features whats the big deal no one is getting ripped off, if someone wants a new gadget good for them its not your money
post #20 of 49
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Originally Posted by ForAllTrueCitizens
5. it is thinner and lighter weight
6. you get 10 more gigs than you used to for the SAME PRICE
these are good points that i was not aware of
post #21 of 49
i will so have one of these before my next trip to thailand.

ill download both full seasons of lost via itunes, and it will be the best 16 hour flight ever.
post #22 of 49
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Originally Posted by themeowmixcat
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Originally Posted by ForAllTrueCitizens
5. it is thinner and lighter weight
6. you get 10 more gigs than you used to for the SAME PRICE
these are good points that i was not aware of
ok maybe i will buy one.

has anyone here ordered from apple and now has a code for $30 off $300+?

I you could help me out and pm me if you have one, that would make me happy
post #23 of 49
Glad to see some people in this forum are Tech Junkies too!! I was also thinking about getting a video capable ipod, but since I already have a pda, a laptop, and a large capacity mp3 player... I couldn't really justify it... so instead, I bought a brand new digital camera instead!!! check it out, tell me what you guys think...

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/casioz750/

...my favorite thing about it is how it takes video in Mpeg4 format at 30 fps!!!! To give you an idea of the quality, it's like Cable TV or Direct TV quality (but maybe just a bit sharper)

tell me what you guys think!
post #24 of 49
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Originally Posted by denimjunkie
I have this one (video iPod 60Gb)...But I didnt start with videos yet...Do you have to buy them from iTunes or you can just transfer whatever you have...My BF is working long hours so he cant help me out and Im a such a retard with all this stuff Only thing I did its installation and transfer all my songs...Cant figure out the video...(I mean how to transfer existing videos, not buying them from iTunes)
Anyone...help?
If you look up Videora... They have a program and guide to converting videos to iPod format. It's pretty good.
post #25 of 49
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Originally Posted by themeowmixcat
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Originally Posted by mgras
The video is superior to ones that don't play videos in more ways then it's video playback, just go check the specifications. While commuting, videos are great to watch.

iPods are so easy to carry around, other things are bulky.

20 Hour life is preeety good.

Don't accuse me of not thinking... Laptops aren't free either.
In what ways is the video version superior to non video versions? Tell us about the specifications. I'm not convinced.

Also, you aren't going to get anywhere near 20 hours while watching video. (not to mention how much of your ipod's space that would take up and how long it would require to convert that much video and then transfer it)

I never said laptops are free. I said that if you want a device to watch videos on, you can use a laptop (which is free to do if you already have one, even though I never said it was free), or get one of those small portable dvd players. Either is far better than an ipod for watching movies or porn or whatever it is youre going to be watching on your ipod.

Anyway, I'm sure that your ipod video is fun to show off to the other high school kids who oooh and ahhh, so I can see how you have a reason to want to purchase it, but as far as purchasing an electronic device, I don't think it is a very good purchase compared to the normal ipod or a portable dvd player or a laptop.
The normal iPod is discontinued... haha. The iPod is tiny... Pocket sized... smaller than my wallet... and it plays music, video, holds photos, contacts, calendar... loads of stuff. Kicks the shit out of any portable DVD player.
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