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MacBytes
Oct 19, 2006, 03:55 PM
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Link: Turn your iPod into a h.264 DVR with iRecord (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20061019165511)
Description:: At three hours per gigabyte, your iPod can become the storage center of your entertainment center.

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Jarbo
Oct 19, 2006, 04:21 PM
Looks like it only records at 320 x 240 and at the end of the day it's an analogue conversion.

For 200 bucks ... no thanks.

Analog Kid
Oct 19, 2006, 04:52 PM
Looks like it only records at 320 x 240 and at the end of the day it's an analogue conversion.

For 200 bucks ... no thanks.
If all you're planning to do is watch this stuff on the iPod screen, then that's plenty good. Not going to cut it for external presentation though. Shame they didn't go all the way and support the 640x480 formats.

Yvan256
Oct 20, 2006, 08:07 AM
If all you're planning to do is watch this stuff on the iPod screen, then that's plenty good. Not going to cut it for external presentation though. Shame they didn't go all the way and support the 640x480 formats.

Don't forget that they got cought off-guard since Apple announced the new iPod 5.5th gen, along with a firmware update for the iPod 5th gen, with 640x480 H.264 capabilities (used to be 640x480 for MPEG-4, 320x200 for H.264) just a few weeks ago.

nagromme
Oct 20, 2006, 03:08 PM
Also, 320x240 holds up pretty well next to VHS, which is still what most people use for casual recording/time-shifting.

I believe VHS is equivalent to something like 200x480. No real pixels, but horizontal detail is supposed to be similar to 200 IIRC. So, in theory, a bit more detail than 320x240 gives you, but biased to vertical instead of having nice square resolution. Plus VHS has all the other glitches and dropouts and smearing.