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4.0 out of 5 stars V V nice., 27 Oct 2005
By A Customer
This review is from: Apple iPod - 30GB - White [video playback] MA002FB/A (Electronics)
I received my white Ipod 30gig yesterday, after waiting about a week for it to come from abroad (china according to the TNT paperwork. I didn't get mine off amazon, but from the apple shop instead (same price but with free laser engraving). initial impressions were good. The box it comes in is very small and sleek. the Ipod well protected within a cut out, and with headphones and the usb data/charging cable. I was a little disapointed that for the money apple don't include an independent mains charger. (still I'm sure apple want to keep their accessories market riding high!). The ipod is very sleek indeed, and the front white perspex finish makes it look very high quality.not to mention the shiny metal backing. latest itunes installed no problem and was ripping my CDs in no time. To get the video working you need to be a little more clued up. First I ripped a dvd to my hard drive (use dvdshrink or dvddecrypter - both free). now, apple's website suggests you purchase apple quicktime pro to create videos (either their own .mov or .mp4), but in theory the ipod supports the mpeg-4 h.264 format, with aac audio -- so you should be able to use ANY program to create this 'standard'(.mp4) format. I used NERO RECODE. i initially had problems where itunes would happily play my recodes, but was refusing to upload them to the ipod, as they were an 'incompatible'format , so i recoded my rips in 320x240 resolution and they worked just fine, nice and smooth. have now got all office series 1 and 2 on there, at 93meg per half hour episode.. sweet. onto other things. the sound of MP3 196kbit sounds bright enough through the ipod head phones, the screen is nice and bright, though scratches easily (i have one already!) and i like the games (solitaire very similar to windows version) nice work apple. (though 4 stars for no mains charger)
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