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Forums: iPhone deals & Divx, High-end car kits, Podcasts

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By Jeremy Horwitz

Editor-in-Chief, iLounge
Published: Friday, April 13, 2007
News Categories: Forums

This week in the iLounge Discussion Forums: Discussions of iPhones, Car Integration, and Podcasts.

In the increasingly popular iPhone forum, readers are questioning the accuracy of claims allegedly made by a Cingular/AT&T customer service representative who said that Apple and Cingular will sell the iPhone as an iPod first, with additional fees - no cellular discounts - only if you want to access the Cingular phone network. Other readers wonder whether Apple will expand video format support on iPhone to allow it to play Divx or other files rather than just H.264 and MPEG-4 videos. What do you think?

Our In-Car Solutions forum is packed with discussions of new high-end car kits. Two of the most popular discussions right now are for Alpine’s CDA-9856 and the Nissan Murano iPod interface, but there are lots of other discussions for various cars and types of iPod integration.

Finally, if you’re looking to become a podcaster, a nice thread on Getting Your Podcast on iTunes points the way to documents that will help you format your podcast and submit it to Apple’s official database. It’s only one of over 175,000 threads that might help you make more of iTunes this weekend - give the rest a look!

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1

What is everyone’s fascination with DivX and XviD? Just because the format plays on every generic cheap DVD player and bootleg illegal movies are readily available in the format doesn’t mean it’s any good.
h.264 MP4, Quicktime or even Matroska files are significantly smaller with comparable picture quality. MP4 and Quicktime files are compatible with iPods, AppleTVs, XBMC and XBox360’s.
It’s also relatively simple to repackage XviD/DivX to standard compliant MP4 files without transcoding the video, with the right software.

Posted by Daniel Woods on April 13, 2007 at 2:44 PM (PDT)

2

I agree. Why are people always banging on about DivX? The only videos you’ll find encoded with DivX are usually pirate movies.
Apple are pushing MPEG-4 H.264 because it is a standard format, and a great one at that.

Posted by stadidas on April 13, 2007 at 4:19 PM (PDT)

3

The only reason people want DivX is for pirated movies. The studios know this and Apple knows this. Neither Microsoft, Apple or any other company that wants studio support is ever going to offer DivX.

Posted by nosedive51 on April 13, 2007 at 4:42 PM (PDT)

4

Whew!  I was beginning to think I was the only one who felt that way.

Posted by Galley in Greenville, SC on April 13, 2007 at 5:14 PM (PDT)

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