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My thoughts on the rumoured iPod Video

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To Adam (and the MacCast listeners),

 

I'm curious why there is so much apprehension and disbelief amongst

everyone about the rumoured iPod Video? I can't imagine anything less

than marvelous coming from it.

 

It totally makes sense too...and if you look closely, Apple is putting

things into place. iTunes is even beginning to sell albums with

videos (which you have mentioned) and digital booklets. I wouldn't be

surprised if Apple is working with Adobe to create a PDF reader for

the iPod Video. Even the current iPod controls would easily adapt for

Zoom In / Zoom Out and basic navigational features for PDFs. And

being able to hook it up to a television would be simple, all Apple

would have to do is sell a modified and expanded dock for the iPod

Video.

 

Apple's mission all along with iTunes is claiming that "the customer

wants ownership" to the music he/she is purchasing. To have your

favorite album along with the music videos from that album along with

the liner notes/photos from that same album accessible to you

ANYWHERE...I mean, that's the ultimate "ownership". That is how I

feel Apple is going to continue its success in the music industry.

That is how I feel Apple will maintain higher prices for music. While

other companies are trying to keep up with Apple by launching music

stores and creating their own digital players, Apple will again have a

revolutionary product that will just blow away everything out there.

 

Yeah, an increased screen size would be welcomed on this imaginary

product, but really...the gaming fans have been dealing with small

screens for years. I loved my GameBoy when I was younger. Even my

father loved it. Neither of us complained about the size of the

screen. Those old portable TV's in the late 80's were cheesy. They

didn't offer and aesthetic value and really, what could you really do

with one? This is a whole different story and a different

marketplace. I, for one, would love to be able to "watch" my iPod on

a plane. Think about sitting at work and having your iPod "music

video" playlist on shuffle. That would rock beyond belief.

 

One other topic real quick (promise). This whole hacking iTunes DRM

stuff....just burn a CD of the music you purchased, then rip that

burned CD, and presto, you have the album in unprotected format. I

can't hear any quality loss, but I haven't gotten anal about it and

checked out frequencies and all of that stuff. But it's a quick

bypass and I haven't heard anyone mention anything about it.

 

Adam, I love the show! When I first subscribed I didn't know what to

think about it. By the second show I was hooked. You have a unique,

natural talent for this podcast thing, keep it up.

 

Have a good weekend,

Aaron

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One other topic real quick (promise). This whole hacking iTunes DRM

stuff....just burn a CD of the music you purchased, then rip that

burned CD, and presto, you have the album in unprotected format. I

can't hear any quality loss, but I haven't gotten anal about it and

checked out frequencies and all of that stuff. But it's a quick

bypass and I haven't heard anyone mention anything about it.

 

You know, I've wondered for a long time whether this would work or not, and I never heard anyone mention it, and never tried it for myself. Thanks for the verification. Also, thank you for the opinion on the video iPod. You make some very good points, whether people agree with you or not.

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One other topic real quick (promise).  This whole hacking iTunes DRM

stuff....just burn a CD of the music you purchased, then rip that

burned CD, and presto, you have the album in unprotected format.  I

can't hear any quality loss, but I haven't gotten anal about it and

checked out frequencies and all of that stuff.  But it's a quick

bypass and I haven't heard anyone mention anything about it.

 

You know, I've wondered for a long time whether this would work or not, and I never heard anyone mention it, and never tried it for myself. Thanks for the verification. Also, thank you for the opinion on the video iPod. You make some very good points, whether people agree with you or not.

 

Thanks for your feedback on my feedback...erm... ;)

 

Yeah, DRM is a joke any way you look at it. There are ways around it even for someone who doesn't have any tech knowledge.

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