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Mix: Q3 earnings, iPod hoodie, H.264 codec

Apple tomorrow reports its third-quarter financial earnings. Analysts expect the company to have earnings of 31 cents per share on $3.33bn in revenue and report iPod shipments of 5.4m-5.5m units.

Mary Burr Design is offering a $2.95 pattern for knitting your own iPod Hoodie.

In an article entitled “Movies seem ready to roll on iPod,” Robert Padbury of The Age speculates that Apple will take advantage of its H.264 video codec in an upcoming iPod movie player.

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What I could wish Apple does, is just release a firmware update that allows you to play movies on the current Color/Photo iPods, because seeing and using ipolinux first hand, there is no doubt that the iPod Color could play movies.

Posted by Mike Bargo on July 12, 2005 at 11:00 PM (CDT)


yeah, Mike Bargo. but it would drastically affect the battery of the ipod photo, its not meant for videos. just with slideshows, the battery lasts 5hrs, think what will happen with videos.

Posted by Nitin on July 12, 2005 at 11:37 PM (CDT)


But when you think about it, a slide show is realistically the same thing as a video, except more simple. All video is, is a series of pictures that go through frame by frame, while music is played behind it, simple enough. I would think that since both are basically music, and photos, then you’d probably get around 4 or 5 hours worth of movies, which is just enough for me.

Posted by Mike Bargo on July 13, 2005 at 1:00 AM (CDT)


I doubt you would get 4 or 5 hours of movies actually. While it’s true it’s frames and sound, the number of frames being displayed is far greater, and the software needed to run the video would be more complex. At the very least the drive would be called in to use a lot more often which is the main drain on battery power.

Additionally, it doesn’t make much sense from a market perspective for Apple to add this feature to existing color iPods, as this would be a major upgrade incentive for many people, so it doesn’t make sense to give it away for “free”.

Posted by punxking on July 13, 2005 at 2:06 PM (CDT)

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