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Re: iPod-racing
« Reply #180 on: January 11, 2007, 06:17 PM »
Typical Apple...make a great product, but limit it to a cell phone plan that few people use.

You'd think Verizon would've jumped at this one.
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Re: iPod-racing
« Reply #181 on: February 5, 2007, 01:11 PM »
Question for those with Video iPods:

Considering buying the 30GB Video iPod. The 30GB will hold 7,000 songs, but how do I add videos to the iPod? Specifically, similar to CDs, can I "upload" a my DVD movies (like Star Wars) to the video iPod so i can watch it on the video iPod? Or do I have to buy the movie again from iTunes to have an official iPod version?

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Re: iPod-racing
« Reply #182 on: February 5, 2007, 01:39 PM »
can I "upload" a my DVD movies (like Star Wars) to the video iPod so i can watch it on the video iPod?

Yes.  A friend of mine has several gigs' worth of movies and hardcore pornography on his video iPod--none of which is "officially" available at the iTunes store.

As usual, iLounge.com is your friend:

Video-to-iPod Conversion for Windows PCs, Part 1

Video-to-iPod Conversion for Windows PCs, Parts 2-3


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Re: iPod-racing
« Reply #183 on: February 5, 2007, 01:50 PM »
You don't need to go through all those steps...just google (or ebay) 'ipod converter.'  There are tons of cheap programs that will make your life a whole lot easier than the steps Matt linked to.


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Re: iPod-racing
« Reply #184 on: February 5, 2007, 01:57 PM »
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Re: iPod-racing
« Reply #185 on: February 5, 2007, 02:06 PM »
Just trying to save the brother some time (and work).

Have you personally converted DVD's to an ipod compatible format?


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Re: iPod-racing
« Reply #186 on: February 5, 2007, 02:35 PM »
Just trying to save the brother some time (and work).

Just funnin' with ya.  I did notice those articles were written over a year ago, and considered that they very well could have been out-of-date.  If there's an easier/quicker way to do it, then by all means, I agree--go for it.

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Have you personally converted DVD's to an ipod compatible format?

I have not, which is why I mentioned my friend with his hardcore pornography and what-nots.  My iPod is over two years old--an antique by today's standards--it's monochrome, and doesn't do photos, much less video.  Hopefully it'll last until this fall, when the new models come out.



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Re: iPod-racing
« Reply #187 on: February 5, 2007, 03:19 PM »

Just funnin' with ya. 

I can never tell.

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  Hopefully it'll last until this fall, when the new models come out.




Are you referring to the iphone or a new model to replace the current video line up?  I just bought my 80 gig....

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Re: iPod-racing
« Reply #188 on: February 5, 2007, 03:25 PM »
A friend of mine has several gigs' worth of movies and hardcore pornography on his video iPod

For when he wants to rub one out during the morning commute?
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Re: iPod-racing
« Reply #189 on: February 5, 2007, 03:41 PM »
Are you referring to the iphone or a new model to replace the current video line up?  I just bought my 80 gig....

Not referring to the iPhone [too small for me (twss)] - referring instead to the (presumable) 6G iPods which, if the past few years are any indication, should be announced and released in the late summer/early fall.

For when he wants to rub one out during the morning commute?

You know, come to think of it, he has always driven automatic-transmission cars. . .


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Re: iPod-racing
« Reply #190 on: February 5, 2007, 03:58 PM »
Are you referring to the iphone or a new model to replace the current video line up?  I just bought my 80 gig....

Not referring to the iPhone [too small for me (twss)] - referring instead to the (presumable) 6G iPods which, if the past few years are any indication, should be announced and released in the late summer/early fall.


What kind of 6 GB iPods?  Nanos?

How is it that a 30GB Video iPod costs $250 at Target, but a 4 GB Nano also costs $250??  The Video iPod holds 7,000 songs and is bigger than a Nano, but how can they both cost the same?

Here is a link I found for Videora, which claims to be Freeware and is a free program to convert the files into iPod files.  Apple sells refurbished video iPods with a 1-year warranty for $179 + free shipping.
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Re: iPod-racing
« Reply #191 on: February 5, 2007, 04:17 PM »
What kind of 6 GB iPods?  Nanos?

Not 6GB - 6G, as in sixth generation.  The current HD models are commonly-referred to as 5.5G.  I'm presuming that sometime around August, they'll announce the new models, which will feature bigger capacity at price comparable to the current models, and with new features. 

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How is it that a 30GB Video iPod costs $250 at Target, but a 4 GB Nano also costs $250??  The Video iPod holds 7,000 songs and is bigger than a Nano, but how can they both cost the same?

Someone else can probably answer this better than me, but the Nanos are Flash-memory-based, as opposed to the HD-based larger models, and Flash-memory is much-more expensive (but also much-less prone to failure).

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Re: iPod-racing
« Reply #192 on: February 5, 2007, 08:08 PM »
Yes.  A friend of mine has several gigs' worth of movies and hardcore pornography on his video iPod--none of which is "officially" available at the iTunes store.

Ever notice it's always a "Friend" that has a ton of hard core porn?
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Re: iPod-racing
« Reply #193 on: February 5, 2007, 10:57 PM »
Ever notice it's always a "Friend" that has a ton of hard core porn?

No, a "friend" is someone who has fantasy dreams involving himself, Richard Mulligan, and Robert Guillaume. 

I have no qualms admitting that I own (and frequently enjoy) the hardcore pornography.
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Re: iPod-racing
« Reply #194 on: February 12, 2007, 09:59 AM »
So, in regards to the 30 GB video iPod, could I hypothectically load all 6 SW films on the iPod and still have a decent amount of memory for music?
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