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How to play ‘movies’ on an iPod Photo

Engadget has posted a step-by-step article on how to play a “movie” on an iPod Photo. The process involves exporting the frames and audio of a video, importing them to the iPod and playing them manually by “Click-Wheeling” through the thousands of images while the sound is playing.

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1

Oh please. Who would actually do that? What a horrible idea, it goes against everything apple stands for, hey I know… lets replace the click-wheel with a crank on the side of the iPod so you can have an authentic moving picture machine!

Posted by marski on November 9, 2004 at 1:52 PM (CST)

2

I don’t think I need to even read the article to determine how utterly ridiculous this sounds.

Posted by Derek in Chicago, IL on November 9, 2004 at 2:21 PM (CST)

3

is this a joke?

Posted by MBHockey on November 9, 2004 at 2:25 PM (CST)

4

It’s like a modern version of the flip book.

fishes,
narco.

Posted by narco in Burbank on November 9, 2004 at 2:29 PM (CST)

5

Cool! 8mm on an iPod. How retro. Maybe I can over-heat my laptop and turn it into a hot plate.

Posted by MirandaKali in D.C. on November 9, 2004 at 3:16 PM (CST)

6

Why?

Just for fun of course :)

One of the main purposes of the iPod, some might say :)

I won’t mess with the audio part but I can see myself having some fun little flipbook clips just for the heck of it. More fun if they could show on TV though :)

It’s a fun, silly hack, kind of in the same vein as Linux on iPod. “Because it’s there!”

BTW I tried cycling photos on an iPod at CompUSA, and it really IS that fast. I was surprised.

Posted by Nagromme on November 9, 2004 at 3:21 PM (CST)

7

Film is truth 24 times a second…

Seriously though, relying on hand-cranking and a long persistence of vision is just daft.

Until Apple sees sense and bundles a few motion video codecs on the iPod Photo it’s going to look pretty lame next to some of the other multimedia players available, as this article notes at the end.

I see they even have mobile phones now that can play, receive, and record video. It doesn’t seem to be very difficult…

Posted by Demosthenes on November 9, 2004 at 3:25 PM (CST)

8

AHAhahahaaha, ahhahahaa Just when you thought you’ve heard it all, then this comes along!  HA!  Now that is humor.  Actually, imagine the look on your family’s face while they watch you do that while its connected to a TV!  HAhahahahhaha.  They’d be like, “now i thought that iPod-thing was the ‘latest’ technology.”  Ahahahahaa…  ROFL

Posted by apple juice in USA on November 9, 2004 at 7:17 PM (CST)

9

Demosthenes.. the problem with most of the ones on that list is that they are all either ugly, clunky, or very big… none of which the ipod is known for… im not saying they should add video.. but if they, they would have to drastically redesign the ipod(which probably isnt a bad thing to do right now)

but the ipods screen is somewaht too smal for videos.. so they would have to make it bigger, they would also have to add speakers to it(i dont know if all the ones on that list have speakers.. but it looks like most of them do and almost all video players i have seen have speakers) they would also have to put the codecs on there.. and im not sure about this, but wouldnt that mean licensing the codecs? plus it would be less of an ipod because it would be bigger than the ipod

apple has to decide who they want to please more.. the people who want smaller flash-based ipods or the people who want larger ipods with video(i would still hate to watch a movie on the ipod photos screen)

Posted by Locke on November 9, 2004 at 9:17 PM (CST)

10

The Ipod isn’t a video player. Isn’t designed to be one. But it can still do it, after a fashion.
I think that just shows the versatility of it.
If Apple DID decide to make it a video player. Rest assured, they would do it “properly”.

Posted by spot1701 in UK on November 10, 2004 at 2:06 AM (CST)

11

hehehe… this video has been spoofed… check out http://www.misticriver.net/boards/showpost.php?p=59806&postcount=16

Posted by empee3 on November 10, 2004 at 5:03 AM (CST)

12

the problem with most of the ones on that list is that they are all either ugly, clunky, or very big

Some are big, and some are ugly (but none are as ugly, I feel, as the U2 iPod…) but some are only around 100g. That’s pretty svelte.

wouldnt that mean licensing the codecs?

Apple already owns a bunch of MPEG-4 codec collateral in various Quicktime codecs…

The Ipod isn’t a video player. Isn’t designed to be one. But it can still do it, after a fashion.
I think that just shows the versatility of it.

I think the main issue is that the iPod Photo was designed to *not* play back video. The fact that it can, after the fashion, shows the determination and persistence of some iPod owners. Surely if people have shown they are willing to jump through extraordinary hoops, basically reinventing the notion of motion pictures by hand, then there is a market there for a video iPod?

 

Posted by Demosthenes on November 10, 2004 at 5:33 AM (CST)

13

if there is such a market for it, then why arent the ones selling video selling better than the ipod?

i dont think a select small people makes a market for such a jump as video

personally i thought the ipod photo was a stupid idea as well.. they havent completely perfected playing music yet(gapless and full playlist creation/editing among others) and if they are going to be an ‘audio’ player, they should work on improving the ipods audio capabilities instead of adding stupid features such as ‘viewing photos’

and yes, most of those were uglier than the u2 ipod, and since more people say they would rather have smaller players than those who want bigger ipods, and with the big sales of the ipod minis.. i dont see how apple would be influenced to make the ipod bigger and add video

Posted by Locke on November 10, 2004 at 9:12 PM (CST)

14

i dont see how apple would be influenced to make the ipod bigger and add video

Why would you have to make the iPod bigger to add video? A colour screen, as opposed to a mono screen, adds maybe a few grams of weight and a mm of thickness. Both of these can be easily compensated for by some redesign and/or shaving some weight off the casing.

Again I say, don’t judge video players by the hulking great Microsoft-influenced portable media players. There are some tiny video players that are the same size and weight as the iPod Mini.

Posted by Demosthenes on November 11, 2004 at 9:01 AM (CST)

15

hey guys..
I am considering to buy an ipod but I wanted to know if you can store movies on the ipod and play them connecting to a TV. I understand there is an A/V output in the IPOD 40GB photo version, but just wanted to make sure what I have heard is true.

Posted by Parmeet Shah on July 2, 2005 at 1:38 PM (CDT)

16

so…locke and demosthenes…same person?

Posted by ender on July 2, 2005 at 2:56 PM (CDT)

17

Kokoti co je na tom take divne.Aj ja by som chcel vediet how to play movies on fucking ipod photo.A preco vy kokoti.Preteoze nemam nato aby som si kupil novy ktory u nas stojijeden mesacny plat.Ste vypatlany kokoti,co nato povedat.Sak kup si novy nato je ta jebnuta spolocnost, len na vas zarabaju lebo video do toho krapu daju az o rok neskor aby si najskor nakupili kokoti tento typ ved za rok budu chciet lepsi.Vsetko je o biznise.cau

Posted by Bounzee on January 25, 2006 at 11:16 AM (CST)

18

Can you give me instructions for downloading podzilla for my ipod

Posted by javon on February 21, 2007 at 4:29 PM (CST)

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