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Mix: Record execs, Hitchhiker’s Guide, DC thefts, Australia

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By LC Angell

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Published: Monday, April 18, 2005
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The dominance of the iTunes Music Store and the iPod has record executives questioning their relationship with Apple.
 
The international website for “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” movie offers a trailer created specifically to be downloaded and watched on your iPod photo using the previously documented manual scrolling trick.

Victims of Washington DC-area iPod thefts said they felt the thieves got “an illicit glimpse at their musical tastes and even their souls.”

General manager of the Apple division at reseller Renaissance, Steve Ford, said that “not having an iTunes Music Store in Australia has had no impact on sales.”

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1

Really looking forward to seeing that film, I love the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. I’ve Read the five-part “trilogy” several times and i’ve got the first three radio series on my iPod. Looking good…

Posted by iPodNod in London, UK on April 18, 2005 at 10:43 AM (PDT)

2

This bad news for all of us and Apple…

The Labels obviously want to charge more and will get their way soon enough.  I, and others have said forever that the price of the singles was too low for a hot new song.  I think the price will jump up to at least $2.49 soon.  In the past a CD single was about $5.00 and the entire album was about $15.00, so I expect the price of a download single to go up.

Apple better see the writing on the wall.  The Labels are the ones who own the content…they’ll eventually get their way.

Posted by Talking Madness in Los Angeles on April 18, 2005 at 11:02 AM (PDT)

3

The more of “their way” they get, the less of my money they’ll get smile

I like iTMS a lot, but Just like with protected CDs, I’m willing to change my buying habits on principle.

Posted by Nagromme on April 18, 2005 at 2:18 PM (PDT)

4

Is there anyway of making a firmware addition to the ipod photo that would automatically scroll as fast as you would need it, so you wouldn’t have to use your finger? If so I would try myself, because I got that trailer, and watching a “video” on an ipod is just amusingly cool.

Posted by M Bargo in Chicago, IL on April 18, 2005 at 6:10 PM (PDT)

5

The Hitchhiker’s Guide recomends having a backup of your pics and then changing the source of photos to it’s folder…..no way! It took forever to get them all on my iPod. Not sure about PCs but on a mac I just imported the photos into iPhoto and made a little Album for it.

Posted by Snowflake in San Jose on April 19, 2005 at 5:55 PM (PDT)

6

On the PC, just add the folder as sub-directory of the folder you’re already synching (if you;re not uding adobe).

Posted by bluejacket in London on April 20, 2005 at 12:36 AM (PDT)

7

why not an mp3 playlist for us to download and set in the slideshow settings?

and inform us of the suitable time per slide to play the pictures.

wouldn’t that make a ‘video’ trailer?

Posted by sweelin on April 20, 2005 at 6:39 AM (PDT)

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