Video Ipod Issues So Far

Discussion in 'iPod' started by oldmanmax, Nov 9, 2005.

  1. oldmanmax macrumors member

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    1. Battery life seems short, even when just doing audio. Brought to apple store and was told I would have to leave it at the store for a couple of days so they can discharge it and recharge it to see how long the battery really last, guess I am lieing?
    2. Screen not fully transfering from Playlist to music, got half the playlist screen and half of the music screen. Called store and was told it was probably something I loaded on ipod, told to "reformat harddrive and put everything back on, was told its a hard drive, you know things happen". Hope that was not the genuis bar I got.
    3. System shut down while listening to audio, and system would not unlock. Had to reset the system.
    4. Called apple care, now there was a joke, they close 6pm Pacific time, not any help for us folks, guess no one is suppose to have any issues after 6pm. Think jobs has made enough $$$ we could have 24/7 support.

    Tomorrow it goes back to the apple store to be replaced, lets see if they do it.
    :(
     
  2. crazyjoeda macrumors member

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    Sounds like you have a defective iPod.

    I think the battery life is to short on mine although its a bit longer for audio than my mini ever was, but the video kills it in a couple hours. I plan to get a battery pack for a long plane trip. All and all im quite happy with it.
     
  3. EricBrian macrumors 6502a

    EricBrian

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    I've had to reset my video ipod once. But that is the only technically 'thing' that has gone wrong with mine.

    Aside from the easy scratching, I am happy with my video ipod and glad I bought it. :) Glad I bought those screen protectors for the screen, too. I can live with the scratching on the other part of the ipod.
     
  4. dunnomuch macrumors newbie

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    Hey Guys

    This will probably sound like a really dumb questions for you. You know how the video iPod plays MPEG4 files. This means that I can play all my downloaded mpg files right? mpg is pretty much the same as MPEG4 right? Thanks in advance.
     
  5. killuminati macrumors 68020

    killuminati

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    No, videos have to be converted to a specific MPEG4 or H264 file. The iPods seem to be pretty picky as to what they will accept.
     
  6. asherman13 macrumors 6502a

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    regarding the battery, my actual battery seems great, it plays a full 2.5 hour video and i can still listen to music for at least 15 minutes...it's just the battery meter that i have issues with. ah well, i'll just have to keep running it until it dies instead of relying on that PoS meter...maybe they'll fix it in a firmware update...:rolleyes:
     

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