Why doesn't Apple offer auto movie trailer downloads into video iPod?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by irock, Dec 26, 2005.

  1. macrumors member

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    Hmm... this is weird... now that I realized. On my wishlist for the video ipod, I asked for auto movie trailer download into my Video folder. I kinda forgot all about these when video podcast came in. Now that I have done playing with video/audio podcast. I have about 30 now.

    Anyway, does anyone know if Apple will make all those QuickTime movie trailers available for auto download into video iPod? It seems sooo... easy... for Apple since they already have 480p... they just need to convert them into, uh, 240p. lol...

    The QT staff seemed to be lazy latey. They just complied a list of the zipped M4V into 'For Your iPod' column. That's the lame-Windows only of doing things. We Mac folks integrate everything nicely together. Auto movie trailer download should be on the VERY top of Steve's list when he debuted 5th iPod.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. macrumors 68020

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    Do you mean you want Apple to have trailer downloads avaliable in iPod video format? If you do mean that, Apple already is, they have for months now. Apple.com/trailers
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    Only on a few selected movies though :p
     
  4. macrumors 68020

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    as far as i know, all of the ones that can be viewed in HD also have iPod formatted video.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors member

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    But I have to import them manually into my iPod. Is there some Podcast available that can download the latest of every trailer into my video iPod?
     
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    The Tuck

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    What they need to do is put a section into iTunes and allow free iPod compatible movie trailers. Now, we have to either download the pre-made trailers and import them to iTunes, or encode our own using Quicktime Pro.

    Anything to sell more iPods, right?
     
  7. macrumors 68020

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    I agree
     
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    EricNau

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    They should build it into iTunes, but for now, they do have a section for iPod trailers. It's at http://www.apple.com/trailers/ in a big yellow box on the right.
     
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    EricNau

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    Not all of them (Ice Age 2 for example), but I think all of the HD trailers that have come out after the Video iPod are iPod compatible.
     
  10. macrumors newbie

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    Hey I was hoping someone here could help me

    I have downloaded a few movies trailers ipod versions...and now I want to view them on the ipod...I am having some problems extracting them and transfering them to the ipod

    can anyone tell me how to extract them correctly? maybe there is an easier way to view them

    thanks in advance
     
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    EricNau

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    Exactly what is your problem? If you downloaded the iPod version trailer, you should be able to click and drag that file onto your iTunes icon in your dock. This will import the trailer into your iTunes library.
    Next time you sync your iPod video it should be there.
     
  12. macrumors newbie

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    I tried that and it didnt work

    for example...I just download the MI3 ipod version trailer...the file name is mission_impossible_3-tlr1_p320-1.m4v

    I can not click and drag that into my itunes folders...
     
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    balamw

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    You wouldn't happen to be on Windows with file extensions turned off would you? The files I downloaded on my Dell were actually zip files i.e. mission_impossible_3-tlr1_p320-1.m4v.zip Once you unpack the zip file you get a nice M4V that loads into iTunes easy as pie. Try double clicking on the file.

    B
     
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    EricNau

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    Just Double Click that file and it should automatically import and play in iTunes.

    If that doesn't work...
    ...you can try clicking and dragging that file onto your iTunes icon in your dock. You should never even have to mess with iTunes folders.

    Are you using Apple or Windows?
     
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    Henri Gaudier

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    You want to be advertised at?

    Why doesn't Apple offer auto movie trailer downloads into video iPod?

    Am I the only one sick of marketing? Of marketing becoming ever more develped for me?

    Lift your head away from your iPod - it'll only take you 5 minutes to find your next mega hollywood turd of a movie ad.
     
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    caveman_uk

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    Personally I hate DVDs with half a dozen trailers on (I want to watch the film on the box not some other stuff you think I might be interested in). Why the hell would I want the same crap dumped onto my iPod without asking?

    If you want adverts...watch TV.
     

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