“First it played songs. Then photos. Then podcasts. Now iPod plays video, changing the way you experience your music and more.” Source: apple.com
Some of the new features of the Video iPod include:
• Expanded 20 hours battery life
• Bigger color display (2.5 inches)
• Under 1/2 inch thin
• Dock works with new Apple remote
• Available in Black (now without U2 loaded…enough was enough)
This baby is sleeker and more nano-looking than previous iPods…The 30 GB is $299, and the 60 GB is $399.
You can watch MPEG-4 and H.264 video…MPEG-4 video is supported up to 480 x 480, 2.5 mbps – – H.264 video up to 768 kbps at 320 x 240 and Apple claims up to 150 hours of video can be held on the Video iPod. Physical size: it takes up 1/2 the space of the original iPod and 10% thinner than the previous model.
To use the new features of the Video iPod, you’ll need iTunes 6 which allows you to now preview, buy, and download over 2,000 videos on the iTunes Music Store. After purchasing music from the iTunes Music Store with iTunes 6, you will also need to upgrade your other computers that purchase music from the iTunes Music Store to iTunes 6.
Frank Wilson is a retired teacher with over 30 years of combined experience in the education, small business technology, and real estate business. He now blogs as a hobby and spends most days tinkering with old computers. Wilson is passionate about tech, enjoys fishing, and loves drinking beer.