1/17/2007

Are Those Dreamgirls or Black Ants?

I stayed up far too late last night watching American Idol trying to figure out how to put video files on my iPod.

When you haven’t purchased video content specifically from the Apple Core, there’s a trick to it. The trick is to pray to the internet gods scattered throughout the realm.

They did eventually smile on me with information and now, I'm primed to enjoy filmed entertainment with all the crispness and detail a 2.5” screen can bring. If only they had picture in picture. I think I’ll start my journey with old friends; Frodo, are you ready for your close up?

Disclaimer: Although video capability is very cute, I got the video iPod for the storage capacity.

16 comments:

Mob said...

I certianly hope it wasn't something you bought to replace your television.

and how about that iPhone?

PinkFluffySlippers said...

I guess maybe if you put the 2.5 inch screen 3 inches from your face when you watch, you'll get that big-screen experience. Except you'll go permanently cross-eyed. Which should be OK if all you want to do with your eyes is watch video on your iPod. Right?

chelene said...

I watch television shows during my commute and the screen isn't as tiny as it seems. I haven't tried movies yet -- let me know how the battery handles it.

Winter said...

Please tell me it was a gift..

Tanya Espanya said...

I'm going to get an iBigmac.

Allison said...

I used to have trouble getting the sound and video to sync on my ipod, soon found out it was because I had the file in the wrong format. After the whole hassle, I rarely even use the video function. Nothing good can ever come from a screen that size.

mellowlee said...

Geez, I can just imagine watching Lord of the Rings on that tiny tiny screen. Too funny :O) I bet the storage capacity is amazing

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Movies on teeny tiny screens is a plot to keep old farts from using the technology. We need huge screens!

Old Lady said...

Yeah, right!

Malnurtured Snay said...

I'll take a 42" plasma over an iPod any day of the week, but that's just me!

Bubs said...

Let me know how it works out for you Dale. I just got my eldest an iPod for her birthday.

Grant Miller said...

Are there multiple Internet Gods?

blog Portland said...

A friend of mine got a pair of "video glasses" for his iPod this Christmas. You just plug that bitch in, strap on the glasses, and it gives you the same perspective of a 100" screen. Booyah.

Dale said...

Haha, no Mob, my tv's a whole lot bigger. I haven't yet succumbed to the iPhone hoopla.

I'm not afraid to look stupid as I've proven many times PFS. I'm ready for my close up.

That seems like a much better use Chelene and something that might be a more likely thing for me to try. I loaded a couple of movies to squint at in case I have to fly to say, New York.

It may or may not have been a gift Winter. I need to know what's behind your mysterious statements.

Mmmm, I'm hungry now Tanya. I'm glad you're eating from the iHealthy Choice menu.

I found a drag and drop free conversion tool Allison by searching and it works fine, does the converting and you can just drag them into iTunes.

Storage is good Mel, 80 GB and just to put your mind to ease, I will not be watching the Rings on it.

We all have needs Barbara. Is it technology or vision issues?

:-) Old Lady.

I'll see your 42 and raise you 50 MalSnay!

Seems to be fine Bubs, the video thing is novel but maybe not something I'd use except for travel once in a while. Even then, I'm more likely to nod off.

Yes, even if it's just for porn Grant.

100 inches? Those are some big mofo glasses BP!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

It's encroaching blindness. I love getting old - it's so sexy.

Dale said...

And it smells nice too Barbara. We got the funk, sing it with me.