1. Hi Guest: Welcome to TRIBE, Toronto's largest and longest running online community. If you'd like to post here, or reply to existing posts on TRIBE, you first have to register on the forum. You can register with your facebook ID or with an email address. Join us!

apple releases video ipod

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by TaCk OnE?, Oct 12, 2005.

  1. TaCk OnE?

    TaCk OnE? TRIBE Member

  2. ndrwrld

    ndrwrld TRIBE Member

    still too expensive.
  3. culture

    culture TRIBE Member

    but cheaper than the non-video 60gb was just a few hours ago
  4. OTIS

    OTIS TRIBE Member

    Anyone got specs or it it yet another iProduct that simply 'looks sick'.

    I can't seem to find a link to it on the apple site.
  5. culture

    culture TRIBE Member

  6. HouseHeadSacha

    HouseHeadSacha TRIBE Member

    Last edited: Oct 12, 2005
  7. OTIS

    OTIS TRIBE Member

    Ok, my proxy filter was preventing me from seeing it.
  8. TaCk OnE?

    TaCk OnE? TRIBE Member

    forgot about that forum.....ah well.
  9. SolChild

    SolChild TRIBE Promoter

    beat me to it!
  10. OTIS

    OTIS TRIBE Member

    Anyone know how it playback is governed? Does it just allow simple transfers of MPEG4 files to it or do you have to rip from commercial dvds?

    Here's the specs for it's video files..

    H.264 video: up to 768 Kbps, 320 x 240, 30 frames per sec., Baseline Profile up to Level 1.3 with AAC-LC up to 160 Kbps, 48 Khz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4 and .mov file formats
    MPEG-4 video: up to 2.5 mbps, 480 x 480, 30 frames per sec., Simple Profile with AAC-LC up to 160 Kbps, 48 Khz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4 and .mov file formats
  11. culture

    culture TRIBE Member

    im not sure exactly, but apple has inked a deal with disney and i believe abc to add music videos, short disney movies, and abc sitcoms for download off their site.
  12. HouseHeadSacha

    HouseHeadSacha TRIBE Member

    isnt apple the bestest company ever?
    well, maybe starbucks.
  13. OTIS

    OTIS TRIBE Member

    Meh.. snore.
  14. depraved

    depraved TRIBE Member

    On the tv news coverage I just saw, when it came to the spot on vid content available, up pops Madonna.
  15. Resolver

    Resolver TRIBE Member

    You think that's sick, check out these 2 hot momma's:

    The Commodore 64

    The Commodore Amiga

    Im drooling with anticipation......
  16. TaCk OnE?

    TaCk OnE? TRIBE Member

    my favorite thing is when people get all uppity about consumer products.

    "yah guy, this consumer appliance is gay, everybody who uses it is an idiot gaylord moron gay person...my particular brand of consumer product is so less gay...yours makes me mad, I hate it...."

  17. sheik rock

    sheik rock TRIBE Member

    Any idea if it supports Divx, real and all the usual formats.

    Or, are you going to have to change all your video over to quicktime?
  18. BayStreetBoi

    BayStreetBoi TRIBE Member

    Formats supported are H.264 video, .mp4 and .mov formats.

    Even if it did support the other typical formats, you'd likely have to convert them anyway. How many videos do you currently have that are set for display on a 320x240 pixel screen? They'd have to be scaled down.
  19. beaker

    beaker TRIBE Member

    what kind of stuff do you guys watch on these things? i can't really think of any time i would want to watch low-res super-compressed video except maybe on a plane.

    i think i need to watch more television.
  20. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

    you just know they will be showing ads on it by default
  21. Bass-Invader

    Bass-Invader TRIBE Member

    That or anyone with a long transit commute to work could sit and watch it. (and then get rolled for it when they get off)
  22. sheik rock

    sheik rock TRIBE Member

    Apparently the battery life when playing video is 2-3 hours.

    That almost makes the video function completely useless.

    Unless you take it from home to work and have a separate adaptor there, or don't use it to listen to music. No plane rides with this ipod.
  23. labRat

    labRat TRIBE Member

    as mentioned in the other thread, this is Apples entry point into the home entertainment / pvr / video-on-demand market. with the mac mini being the next focal point.
  24. skin deep

    skin deep TRIBE Member

    For once I actually like the look of the creative product more ...

  25. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

    You could watch National Geographic docmentaries on Ants or other really really small animals.

Share This Page