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Video iPod Available... Sort of

CmdrTaco posted more than 9 years ago | from the because-you-can dept.

It's funny.  Laugh. 297

Pirogoeth writes "The fine folks over at Engadget have figured out how to get your new iPod Photo to play movies. According to the article, you use Quicktime Pro to export the movie as thousands of individual frames which you export to the iPod, send the soundtrack to the iPod as well, then, if you haven't guessed by now, while playing the soundtrack, put the iPod into slideshow mode and use the scroll wheel to manually keep the frames in synch with the sound. Sound impossible? Here's a video (in mov or wmv) of the Episode III trailer in action..."

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Is Slashdot crawling Engadget? (0, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10791438)

Because it seems like all of their articles end up here.

Re:Is Slashdot crawling Engadget? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10791477)

Google should buy Slashdot guys out.. "Slashdot News"

They're both just aggregators anyway, it's rare news items on /. are "new"

Their Other Idea (2, Interesting)

FuzzzyLogik (592766) | more than 9 years ago | (#10791450)

In the Engadget Podcast the other day they discussed the idea of having Picture Podcasts. Where at certain points during a podcast they could have a way to display a picture on "picture" supported audio players (ipod, iriver, etc). I thought it was an very very cool idea, I don't have a photo ipod or any of the others, but it would be a neat feature if i had one.

Or... (3, Insightful)

Kenja (541830) | more than 9 years ago | (#10791452)

Or you could just buy somthing that can play both video and audio. Like a PDA or one of the many portable media centers on the market. This is like saying that your printer can play movies if you print out each frame and then flip through them.

Re:Or... (1)

lukewarmfusion (726141) | more than 9 years ago | (#10791500)

If my Dell Axim had 40GB storage, that's be a great solution... as it is, I can stream video down to my PDA from my wireless connection. Not a bad solution if you've got the infrastructure. If you're trying to watch a video on the subway, you're kind of SOL.

Re:Or... (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10791528)


If you're trying to watch a video on the subway, you're kind of SOL.


You go around flashing expensive toys on the subway you might find yourself SOL anyway.

Re:Or... (2)

Kenja (541830) | more than 9 years ago | (#10791550)

"If you're trying to watch a video on the subway, you're kind of SOL."

Other then the problem of telling everyone on the subway that you have too much free money, I dont find this to be a problem. You can fit a LOT of video in 512MB-4GB of storage (which can be gotten for cheap these days).

Re:Or... (2, Informative)

lukewarmfusion (726141) | more than 9 years ago | (#10791675)

My Axim has a CF slot (which I'm using for wireless right now) and a SD.

1 GB of either of these formats will run you about $100. Compared to a 40GB drive at the iPod price, that's terrible.

Of course, 1 GB of video is probably plenty when the screen is 320 x 240. The one I got came with something like 32 MB.

Re:Or... (3, Insightful)

Kenja (541830) | more than 9 years ago | (#10791734)

"1 GB of either of these formats will run you about $100."

No it will run you about 60$.

"Compared to a 40GB drive at the iPod price, that's terrible."

Yea, but see your Axim can play video while your iPod cant (despite what this FA claims). An iPod is also cheaper then a new car, but it works better for some things.

Re:Or... (1)

lukewarmfusion (726141) | more than 9 years ago | (#10791808)

I got my number from the first thing I could find in Pricewatch (which has a terrible new design).

I'll have to look around for a nice cheap storage card (at $60, that's not bad).

Re:Or... (1)

unixbob (523657) | more than 9 years ago | (#10791629)

you don't need 40G of storage though. Re-encode the movie to a bit-rate that's more acceptable for the PDA format and you can get a 700M divx down to ~ 150 / 160M. 1G of SD or CF is cheap as chips these days.

Printer hack (4, Funny)

TWX (665546) | more than 9 years ago | (#10791942)

"This is like saying that your printer can play movies if you print out each frame and then flip through them.

Get a Hewlett Packard Color LaserJet 4650DN (duplex for double-sided printing) and plug it into three-phase power and it'll print fast enough to do this...

Of course, you won't be able to hear the soundtrack over the whine of rollers and gears burning themselves up...

Ugh... (5, Funny)

Chagatai (524580) | more than 9 years ago | (#10791453)

That is one ugly, ugly brute force hack, if I have ever seen one. It's so ugly it hurt my feelings.

Re:Ugh... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10791538)

It's so ugly a dog ate it, barfed it up and ate it again.

Re:Ugh... (5, Funny)

identity0 (77976) | more than 9 years ago | (#10791637)

Look at the bright side. Now instead of looking fashonable with their white earphones, we'll get to see ipod-people looking ridiculous as they scroll furiously to keep their video in sync with the sound while walking down the street.

It'll be beautiful, I tell you, especially if they walk into a lamp post while doing it.

Re:Ugh... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10791669)

Proves that Apple is either stupid or playing a very unspeakable game.

The truth is that their device can do much more (a lot more) than just show pictures and play MP3s. Doesn't Apple realize that? And if they do: why not implement movie playback in the first place?

Whenever I see a company neutering their own product, I feel I should stop buying from them.

Re:Ugh... (3, Insightful)

Orgazmus (761208) | more than 9 years ago | (#10791717)

And if they do: why not implement movie playback in the first place?

Because iPod Video will be avaiable in a couple a months with a $200 addon in price :)

Re:Ugh... (1)

calibanDNS (32250) | more than 9 years ago | (#10791849)

One of the nice things about the iPod is it's integration with iTunes. If apple can convince movie studios to let them sell movies through a similar service then we'll probably see a video-capable iPod. Until then, there's not a huge market of people who understand how to rip a DVD and convert it to a format that will fit on the Photo iPod's screen. If there's not a market, there aren't profits to be made. If there aren't profits to be made, Apple has no incentive to release the product.

If they release it now, /. geeks are about the only people that you'd see carrying around their Futurama libraries; the average Joe won't know how to do this.

Apple realizes all of the potential of their device and more; just give them time.

Re:Ugh... (1)

azav (469988) | more than 9 years ago | (#10791735)

Wow, that's news to me.

When did you start having feelings?

: D

Posting a .mov on ./ front page??? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10791455)


This has got to be a bandwidth test.

first post (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10791459)

first post... kind of...

mmm (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10791462)

mmm

Wow, like those old cameras you have to crank... (1)

infiniter (745494) | more than 9 years ago | (#10791473)

Why doesn't Apple just send out an update to do same? Seems obvious to me.

Re:Wow, like those old cameras you have to crank.. (1)

Collision891 (814593) | more than 9 years ago | (#10791944)

because then there would not be much of a reason to buy an video ipod if they ever came out with one in the future

Too much time? (-1, Troll)

Luscious868 (679143) | more than 9 years ago | (#10791474)

Is it just me or do some people have way to much time on their hands?

Re:Too much time? (1, Flamebait)

micromoog (206608) | more than 9 years ago | (#10791614)

What's worse, this, or someone with a fucking free iPod link in their .sig? Hasn't that horrible, horrible fad burned out yet?

Nope (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10791656)

And it won't until I get mine. ;)

Free iPod Photo [freephotoipods.com] | Free Flat Screens [freeflatscreens.com] | It really works! [wired.com]

Re:Too much time? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10791745)

Says you, who have the time to complain on slashdot about some people having too much time on their hands.

oops (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10791479)

Did we just slashdot his iPod?

In other news... (5, Funny)

Dominatus (796241) | more than 9 years ago | (#10791485)

Scientists built a car today that doesn't require any fuel at all!!

All you do is put the car in neutral, grab a buddy and stand behind the car. Then, placing your hands on the rear bumper...push. Scientists believe it's such a simple process we may all be getting around in these miracle cars any day now!

Great Idea! (4, Funny)

maeka (518272) | more than 9 years ago | (#10791488)

Not having enough cash for an Ipod - I'm going to use this idea with my 35mm slide projector.

Re:Great Idea! (1)

jessecurry (820286) | more than 9 years ago | (#10791551)

with the speed of your slide projector you can easily play anime :)

Re:Great Idea! (1)

Trigun (685027) | more than 9 years ago | (#10791621)

Why don't you take an image of a movie every ho I don't know 30'th of a second, convert them to slides, and proceed to spin them in the carousel. It might be even easier if you tied the slides end to end and just ran them really quickly in front of the lens.

You'll find it easier if you take the little borders off the slides and scotch tape them all together. Maybe put them on big round things to take up all the extra slack!

Then you can play the soundtrack while you run the multiple frames really fast in front of the light. And maybe write a short blurb about it and get a story on slashdot, as well as a huge bandwidth bill.

WTF? (-1, Offtopic)

LordBodak (561365) | more than 9 years ago | (#10791489)

Seriously, why is this news?

Re:WTF? (4, Funny)

Kenja (541830) | more than 9 years ago | (#10791510)

"Seriously, why is this news?"

Can't you read? It says iPod right there in the subject line.

Re:WTF? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10791948)

The lameness filter stops posting within 20 seconds, but it doesn't fucking stop dickheads posting 'why is this news?' on every fucking story. If you're not interested, why the fuck did you click 'reply'? Why don't you fuck off somewhere else? Go do something else that interests you.

Read this story - YOU'RE A DICK.

Time to upgrade? (4, Funny)

fembots (753724) | more than 9 years ago | (#10791493)

Are all these "innovations" a sign that iPod is in need of a breakthrough? There are more portable players out there with more functions, and I wonder how long will Apple fans stick to it?

For example, the new Creative's Zen Micro [creative.com] has FM, is someone going to pre-record some radio talk shows and put it into iPod pretending that it's doing radio too?

Re:Time to upgrade? (1)

OverlordQ (264228) | more than 9 years ago | (#10791804)

No, they'll use the microphone attachment and act like *they're* the radio station.

Well.. (5, Funny)

$0 31337 (225572) | more than 9 years ago | (#10791494)

Sound impossible?

No, Just stupid.

Re:Well.. (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10791527)

It highly depends. Can you hold the Ipod with one hand and scroll the wheel well? For, uhh.. never mind.

Re:Well.. (1)

mu_shadow (813428) | more than 9 years ago | (#10791957)

That would be like patting your head and rubbing your belly at the same time. Impossible? No, it would just take pratice...lots and lots and lots and ...

Re:Well.. (-1, Troll)

blixel (158224) | more than 9 years ago | (#10791747)

>> Sound impossible?

> No, Just stupid.


Hahahahahahahahahahaha.

Haha.

Ha.

Re:Well.. (1)

Octagon Most (522688) | more than 9 years ago | (#10791838)

I, for one, am glad that we do not let what's useful determine what we actually try to accomplish. Perhaps if we could harness all the wasted energy that goes into stuff like this we could solve that power production problem recently discussed here.

That's pretty retarded right there (4, Informative)

poot_rootbeer (188613) | more than 9 years ago | (#10791502)


Geesh. Why not just print all the frames out onto paper and make a flipbook?

If you want a video player in an iPod's form factor, either sit tight for 2 years until a honest-to-goodness Video iPod to come out, or buy a Gmini 200 [archos.com] (Flash page).

I chose the latter and haven't looked back.

Re:That's pretty retarded right there (1)

inertia@yahoo.com (156602) | more than 9 years ago | (#10791908)

...or until they port mplayer to the iPod.

TURN OFF THE CLICKER!!! (1)

Erect Horsecock (655858) | more than 9 years ago | (#10791505)

Why does apple even put it on there anymore?

its annoying as fuck, and as soon as i got my 3G pod it was muted.

Re:TURN OFF THE CLICKER!!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10791570)

Wow, the pictures on your site are so horrible.

Nasty fuck.

Re:TURN OFF THE CLICKER!!! (1)

ortcutt (711694) | more than 9 years ago | (#10791897)

I like the clicker.

Video in Action (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10791506)

Here's a video (in mov or wmv) of the Episode III trailer in action...

...which can be played on an iPod, which someone can make a movie of... which can be played on another iPod, which...

Re:Video in Action (2, Interesting)

morcheeba (260908) | more than 9 years ago | (#10791738)

Here's a video of an iRiver playing a movie of an iPod photo trying to play a movie [engadget.com]

Since engadget is slow now (wonder why!), here's the text from the above link:

We're the first to admit playing a "movie" on an iPod Photo by exporting the sound, and thousands of frames is as silly as it sounds, so ludicrous that we had to do a how-to on it. Now things are getting toally wacky, and already a video has turned up of someone watching a video on their iRiver H320 (an MP3 player which just recently acquired the ability to playback video clips) of us "watching" the new Star Wars trailer on our iPod Photo. It's getting mighty recursive in here.

Read [misticriver.net]

I used to have a paperback book that could... (5, Funny)

SkyMunky (249995) | more than 9 years ago | (#10791507)

play movies too.
I had to flip the pages and hum the soundtrack, but the hand-drawn stick figure animations were outstanding.

Is this another plug... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10791512)

...for Engadget, compliments of ptorrone [slashdot.org] ?

I like my current player (1)

Locdonan (804414) | more than 9 years ago | (#10791521)

My Etch-a-sketch plays doom3 the same way. And I ALWAYS win.

In other news... (5, Funny)

dr00g911 (531736) | more than 9 years ago | (#10791531)

I've determined a hack to make my original 20 gig iPod play holographic content in surround sound with no additional hardware needed!

Four hits of acid and stare really hard. Much more elegant (by orders of magnitude) and less of a brute force approach than TFA.

Re:In other news... (2, Funny)

JabberWokky (19442) | more than 9 years ago | (#10791739)

Four hits of acid and stare really hard.

Isn't that how BSD was coded?

--
Evan

Why no videa on the new iPod? (5, Insightful)

3770 (560838) | more than 9 years ago | (#10791537)


What is more likely?

1) The new color iPod does not have video because the hardware can't support it.
2) Apple does not have a way to sell movies and videos on iTunes.

hmmmmmmm (0, Offtopic)

kech (267002) | more than 9 years ago | (#10791540)

make my score low, no matter what i post i always get a low score. slashdot and all the admin boobs here suck. that being said, the video ipod is just a bad hack. wait till the real video ipod comes out.

Re:hmmmmmmm (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10791689)

-1 lame complainer. In the words of Tucker Carlson, "I thought you were going to be funny. Cmon, be funny!"

Or... (2, Insightful)

DaveCBio (659840) | more than 9 years ago | (#10791542)

You could just buy a portable video player that does everything the iPod does and more for about the same price.

slashdotted (1)

fembots (753724) | more than 9 years ago | (#10791549)

Another victim not reading the Do-Not-Slashdot ACT 1996 [interneh.com]

Coral [nyud.net] link here.

Re:slashdotted (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10791709)

Your coral-fu is weak. It does not work.

Apple losing direction (4, Insightful)

xThinkx (680615) | more than 9 years ago | (#10791566)

Mod me as a troll of you wish, but I'm not trolling.

I think the fact that so soon after the new ipod comes out people are brute forcing it to play movies is a demonstration that Apple may be losing its direction in innovation

I'm an avid digital photographer, and in almost all of the photo boards I hang out on, the opinion of the photo ipod was generally disappointing. How hard would it have been to put a freakin CF card reader in it? How hard would it have been to enable movie playback in at least ONE format?

The ipod was helped in its jump to the top by the fact that it was innovative, so much so that people were willing to ignore its high price tag. Apple missed two big opportunities on this one; movie playback AND easy storage transfer from camera media.

I'm not buying a photo ipod now, but I would've in a second if it had those two features. Apple, I hope this is an isolated incident.

Re:Apple losing direction (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10791626)

They have never just added more stuff because it was easy to add more stuff. If they feel it complicates things, they leave it off. The bigger question is how do you design use of the features you want into an easy intuitive interface? That design will cost much. Will enough people really want what you want to make it worth that expense?

Re:Apple losing direction (1)

telemonster (605238) | more than 9 years ago | (#10791649)

The ipod was helped in its jump to the top by the fact that it was innovative, so much so that people were willing to ignore its high price tag. Apple missed two big opportunities on this one; movie playback AND easy storage transfer from camera media.

No, the iPod was helped to jump to the top by marketing. There were other products that were similiar, first. Kind of how Tivo dwarfed ReplayTV, who had a better product (from what I've read). Replay is way more innovative, but Tivo won. The iPod case and controls were styled fairly well but honestly, a handheld Sony recordable minidisc player is ****WAY**** more of a marvel than an ipod. The drive inside the iPod is amazing, not the device itself.

Re:Apple losing direction (0, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10791792)

The ipod was helped in its jump to the top by the fact that it was innovative

Err... no. It was (and is) successful because it's easy to use. It does what most people want and not much more.

I'm an avid digital photographer,

You are not in the target market for the iPod Photo.

The iPod Photo is for people that want to show their holiday or family pictures around. Not for photographers as a storage medium.

No idea if there are enough people in that designated target market. But apparently Apple thought there would be.

Andreas

Re:Apple losing direction (5, Insightful)

nine-times (778537) | more than 9 years ago | (#10791879)

The ipod was helped in its jump to the top by the fact that it was innovative

Nope. The iPod made its way to the top by being *simple*. No useless features. No features that *sort-of* work. No features that make the thing a pain-in-the-butt to deal with. It did 1 thing and did that 1 thing well, simply, and trouble-free. Now it does a couple things well, simply, and trouble-free.

This isn't because Apple can't figure out how to do these things-- you just won't see it in a commercially available product until Apple feels it has it all worked out into a simple interface. And when I say simple, I mean like the scroll-wheel design for the interface, or the fact that there's only 1 in/out port (the dock connector). Apple likes their designs to be fool-proof.

PS- You can transfer images from a digital camera, but you need an accessory.

That's great but.. (0, Redundant)

DeepFried (644194) | more than 9 years ago | (#10791571)

I have another great solution. This one is time tested and will not drain your batteries.

Step 1.Print all the individual frames to paper
Step 2.Animate! [animationfactory.com]

Mirrors (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10791589)

Mirrordot mirrors of the movies: Quicktime [mirrordot.org] and WMV [mirrordot.org]

ack (5, Funny)

krunchyfrog (786414) | more than 9 years ago | (#10791592)

How the hell can you scroll a porn movie, hold a kleenex and rub the lamp at the same time?

A way to do this without the ipod (0, Redundant)

raider_red (156642) | more than 9 years ago | (#10791604)

You could take the individual frames and print them onto paper. Then you could use it as a flip book and play the soundtrack on your computer. The only problem is that we'll pretty much wipe out a whole forest just to run one movie.

What's the point of being able to play video? (4, Insightful)

arhar (773548) | more than 9 years ago | (#10791625)

Am I the only one who does not need this feature? I listen to my iPod when I'm on the train, when I'm walking somewhere, or when I'm working out.. all of these activities require using your eyes, so watching video is out of the question. Am in the minority here?

Re:What's the point of being able to play video? (1)

SilentChris (452960) | more than 9 years ago | (#10791650)

I commute quite a bit (about 2 hours on trains each day) and a gMini is perfect. I watch MST3K episodes when I'm stationary, and when I'm moving (for example, walking from train to train) I leave the earbuds in and switch to music mode. Exactly like an iPod at that point.

Re:What's the point of being able to play video? (1)

OblongPlatypus (233746) | more than 9 years ago | (#10791905)

Do you happen to be a train driver?

Re:What's the point of being able to play video? (1)

geoffspear (692508) | more than 9 years ago | (#10791933)

Umm, are you driving the train? What exactly are you using your eyes for?

As for working out, please explain why gyms put TVs in front of the exercise equipment. It sure seems like people are able to watch them and exercise at the same time.

Re:What's the point of being able to play video? (1)

calibanDNS (32250) | more than 9 years ago | (#10791935)

Exactly why do you need to use your eyes while you're on the train? While you're on any kind of transport system would be a great time to use something like this (unless you're the driver, pilot, conducter, etc).

Re:What's the point of being able to play video? (1)

diqmay (773248) | more than 9 years ago | (#10791946)

being on the train requires using your eyes? I usually don't pay much attention unless the conductor has a heart attack and I, in a fit of supreme heroism guide the train to a safe stop at the nearest station.

Otherwise I read a book which, if I'm not mistaken uses my eyes.

Diq

joke of the day (2, Insightful)

l3v1 (787564) | more than 9 years ago | (#10791633)

This sounded so really ridiculous, I had to read it again. Then, it seemed even more so :) I laughed so loud I hope the neighbors didn't think I went nuts :D

So really, this is something a regular sane fellas would do with their iPods :D Oh, come on :)

You even can grab a dead cat and pull it with a piece of rope, but it won't run, even if you mew in the process :D

Geek Cool, or just lack of patience (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10791639)

Sorry for the AC, but I hate registering even for good things like /.

As far as this goes "ipod and video" goes, didn't Jobs already specifically say that the iPod isn't already supporting video because of battery life?

Look, this hack is neat just for being geek cool, but seriously. Wait two years, you will have a video iPod and apple will have a "video streamed directly to your home theatre" device. In the mean time, just copy the dang avis and mpegs to the ipod HD and plug it into your HTPC!!!

Or maybe I missed the point of mobile, inconvenient video. Silly me with my "laptop".

And yes. It is 2:45 PM. My Systems are working great, I went home early, and started drinking scotch. There I said it. Yeah. I'm drunk.

Oh, too cool for crank operated video now? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10791664)

OK, what's with the snobbery?

1. Look at the catchphrase for ./
2. Hang your heads in shame.
3. Go maintain your useless GameCube Beowulf cluster, or whatever other geeky hobby you've chosen, and stop attacking people for doing their useless fun stuff.

Re:Oh, too cool for crank operated video now? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10791714)

OK, what's with the snobbery? 1. Look at the catchphrase for ./ 2. Hang your heads in shame. 3. Go maintain your useless GameCube Beowulf cluster, or whatever other geeky hobby you've chosen, and stop attacking people for doing their useless fun stuff.

...and now, my work done, I'm off to polish my red and blue Snaggletooth dolls, erm, Action Figures!

Apples New Service (1)

Ionizer7 (814098) | more than 9 years ago | (#10791668)

I can see it already, for just 10$ you pay someone to scroll through the slideshow for you. It would be just like watching a movie, but without the work. A human as an iPod accessory? I wouldn't doubt it.

Worst ... Hack ... Ever (1)

stinkyfingers (588428) | more than 9 years ago | (#10791682)

Might as well drive around in a "car" with no floorboards so you can accelerate and brake with your bare feet.

GBA (3, Informative)

KillaKen187 (794540) | more than 9 years ago | (#10791687)

The Gameboy Advance SP can play movies too. [movieadvance.com] No need to convert the files either. Just put on CF and go. :) My brother has one and it was pretty cool until he updated the firmware and broke it... bummer.

Disturbance (1)

finkployd (12902) | more than 9 years ago | (#10791690)

It suddenly felt as if a million server threads cried out in pain and were suddenly silenced.

link does not work (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10791716)

I get rejected when I try to go there, could some one post the text here.

Synchronising sound with video... (1)

mikael (484) | more than 9 years ago | (#10791749)

Surely it would be possible to use a few bytes of the image to save the offset within the sound file that should be played?

how many free plugs is engadnet going to get on /. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10791752)

christ!

Alt links (5, Informative)

BostonRob (779771) | more than 9 years ago | (#10791754)

Google Cache w/o photos: Google Link [64.233.167.104]

Mirrordot.org also has a copy available:Mirrordot.org [mirrordot.org]

great.... (1, Redundant)

.silG.00 (683700) | more than 9 years ago | (#10791771)

if sites with images die... why put a direct link to a VIDEO file on /. ???
bittorrent ppl...

So let me get this straight.... (1)

Jtheletter (686279) | more than 9 years ago | (#10791783)

The video links show a compressed video of an iPod playing a manually iterated frame-sequence of a compressed video?

Now there's some resolution the industry can really get behind. Kwality with a K, baby!

The next hack... (2, Insightful)

JediTrainer (314273) | more than 9 years ago | (#10791798)

Now I'm waiting for someone to visit Radio Shack, buy one of those little motors and hook that up to the scroll. Play with resistors to get it to the right speed.

Bonus points if you can pull juice right from the iPod's battery...

OUCH! (3, Funny)

bennomatic (691188) | more than 9 years ago | (#10791805)

Can someone say "Carpal Tunnel Syndrom"? That's begging for a repetetive stress injury, if you ask me!

Re:OUCH! (1)

bennomatic (691188) | more than 9 years ago | (#10791839)

s/rom/rome/
my bad.

Strangely masturbational (1)

vudufixit (581911) | more than 9 years ago | (#10791862)

About the way the person using the ipod worked that jog shuttle - I didn't know Lucas' final chapter in the trilogy could elicit such erotic feelings...

Flick through static pictures, why of all the... (4, Insightful)

Trogre (513942) | more than 9 years ago | (#10791864)

I think I'll stick with my zaurus, thanks.

Memories of Diablo (1)

DavidLeblond (267211) | more than 9 years ago | (#10791903)

THIS is something I can get into. I like my movies with a side of RMS.

This is one of the stupidest things I have heard (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10791907)

I really am just so speechless I hate to post something. If you are looking for an mp3 player that actually has half assed video then look at the new iriver, as they came out with a firmware capable of playing low res xvid files or something. Yeah it sucks but it's more news than this is.

Seems like (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10791927)

more trouble than it's worth.

sort of like... (1)

jxyama (821091) | more than 9 years ago | (#10791931)

you can use the original iPod to have conversation by putting thousands of mp3's of voice recorded words and scrolling quickly one from another to piece a coherent sentence?

This just in! (2, Funny)

1019 (262204) | more than 9 years ago | (#10791956)

Fantastic new invention found!
Still images placed on a reel and handcranked through light and synched with a nearby phonograph result in what is being called a "motion picture".

For this breaking story and more, stay tuned to our radio broadcast!
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