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Q: Does the video out stuff work for the YouTube application, or, more importantly I think, with Safari, if the Safari QuickTime player is playing a movie? I’ve discovered I never need to sync any movies to my iPhone as I can watch movies on the iPhone through the Safari web browser from an Apache web server (so long as I have wifi connection).

- Anonymous

A: Actually, yes. This is one area in which the iPhone’s video-out capabilities exceed normal expectations, although the video accessories that will permit this are limited at this point. The only accessories presently available to enable video output on the iPhone are the Apple Component AV Cable (iLounge rating: C+) or the Apple Composite AV Cable (iLounge rating: C), although hopefully additional third-party accessories will begin showing up in the near future.

To make this work, simply connect a compatible video output accessory, and the iPhone will prompt you as to whether you want to send the output to TV whenever you start a video in the iPod, YouTube, or even the Safari browser:

The browser can be used to play any QuickTime compatible video format, including any DRM-protected content that the iPhone is already authorized to play (ie, from the same iTunes library).

Note as well that as an alternative to serving up your content via a plain Apache directory page, you can use a tool such as DOT.TUNES (http://www.dottunes.net, free for basic version, iPhone plug-in $20), which will read your iTunes library database and generate dynamic, iPhone browser-optimized web pages listing all of the content in your iTunes library, including both music and video content.

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Comments

1

Would that gift card trick work in allowing a US user to access a European iTunes store?

Posted by otaku on November 9, 2007 at 12:59 PM (PDT)

2

You can only join cd tracks before downloading them onto your computer.  It would be a nice feature to have that feature after you download the cd.  There have been numerous times that I have downloaded the cd, only to find that afterwards two - three songs needed to be together.  Case in point is the Beatles Abbey Road side 2 (You Never Give Me Your Money - Sun King - Mean Mr. Mustard - Polythene Pam - She Came In Through The Bathroom Window).

Is there a way to join cd tracks after the download is completed?

Posted by KurtGarland on November 9, 2007 at 2:57 PM (PDT)

3

The article states that the iPhone headset can’t control the music on the iPod touch, and I know from personal experience that the Apple Radio Remote doesn’t work on the iPhone, so does that there are no wired remotes that will control the iPod Touch?

What’s really interesting is that I can control the music playback on my iPhone using the Logitech mm50 (and its wireless remote), but Apple’s own product can’t control it.

Posted by Muero on November 9, 2007 at 9:39 PM (PDT)

4

If I use the Apple Universal Dock, will its line-out produce bettter audio when coupled via phono inputs to my hifi compared with the output from the Ipod’s own 3.5mm output?

Or, will the audio quality be the same?

Posted by merc15 on November 11, 2007 at 7:50 AM (PDT)

5

My ipod is currently synced to a mac.  I would like to change it to a pc.  Is this possible?

Posted by deacon on November 11, 2007 at 12:35 PM (PDT)

6

Hi
Is it possible to store images on an Ipod touch at a smaller size than 660KB. The screen resloution suggests a size of 100KB should be ample. I understand hat thumbnail and zoom pre processing info is stored too but its still a large file for even all that

Thanks

Posted by Stuart Gibson on November 26, 2008 at 10:52 AM (PDT)

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