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4Flix.net offers new plan, notes ‘6th generation Video iPod’

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By LC Angell

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Published: Friday, September 8, 2006
News Categories: Digital Media

4Flix.Net has announced its Free*Pass monthly subscription plan, which allows unrestricted access to the site’s collection of iPod-ready videos for $9.99 a month. The service allows members to download any of 4Flix.Net’s DRM-free feature-length movies, classic TV shows, and independent films. Strangely, in 4Flix.Net’s press release for the new service, sent to iLounge, the company lists “Apple’s 6th Generation 16x9 widescreen Video iPod” as a supported device. Apple has obviously yet to introduce such a device and is unlikely to provide product details to a company such as 4Flix.Net in advance of such an announcement.

Update: As noted in the comments below, 4Flix.Net has updated its press release on its website, which now lists “Apple’s 5th Generation video-capable iPod” as a supported device.

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Comments

1

Looks like it’s been changed:
http://4flix.net/news/press/index.html

“Apple’s 5th Generation video-capable iPod”

Posted by Kevin on September 8, 2006 at 7:42 AM (PDT)

2

On their Widescreen page it still says its for the new Widescreen Video iPod

Here is the page and comment.
http://www.4flix.net/movies/index.php?cPath=65

Widescreen
The movies available below are some of the first EVER available for Apple’‘s new Video iPod in the new Widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio!

Posted by Mundo on September 8, 2006 at 8:28 AM (PDT)

3

They’re just looking for traffic. They don’t actually know anything, why would they?

Posted by Weeble on September 8, 2006 at 8:50 AM (PDT)

4

Hmmmmm.

HMMmmmmm.

HMMMMMMM.

Interesting.  Personally, I’m still hoping that with the Nvidia chip inside the new iPods, that we’ll have a better MPEG-4/h.264 decoder so we can get near-HD experience.  Then I can rip my DVD’s, plug the iPod into the TV and leave my little silver disks pristine in their cases.

Posted by John Hummel on September 8, 2006 at 9:24 AM (PDT)

5

Looking for traffic or even preparing for “possibilities” perhaps they are betting on such a release and want to be able to provide content very quickly and just accidently let on that they were planning.

They likely don’t know anything more than anyone else.

Posted by Stuart on September 8, 2006 at 9:26 AM (PDT)

6

They’ve just done some guesswork for extra publicity.  And it worked.

Posted by _Ethan on September 8, 2006 at 12:42 PM (PDT)

7

look at the movies they are selling…meh

Posted by jegero on September 9, 2006 at 8:45 PM (PDT)

8

check out

http://www.apple.com/movies

compare response to
http://www.apple.com/ayoldurl

Posted by david on September 11, 2006 at 6:43 AM (PDT)

9

“check out

http://www.apple.com/movies

compare response to
http://www.apple.com/ayoldurl”

That’s been around for years, though. I remember it being bandied about as evidence of an imminent movie store since at least the birth of the iPod mini. It’s just where Apple stores its QuickTime Movies for the trailers, etc, I believe. Nothing to see here, citizens, move along.

Posted by Hawthorne on September 11, 2006 at 11:04 AM (PDT)

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