Wouldn't it be great if there was an imovie ipod..?!

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Fredstar, Nov 28, 2004.

  1. Fredstar macrumors 6502a


    Nov 3, 2004
    Near London
    Sorry if this has been discussed before but wouldn't it be great if they brought out an imovie ipod where you could watch all your video clips/photos and store all your music on.
    Now that Apple have gone down the photo route and have discarded the movie playback route are we not going to see a development of an imovie ipod anytime soon?
    Again sorry if this has been discussed before but just wondering your views
  2. Macmaniac macrumors 68040


    I would love to have an iMovie iPod, however Steve seems very much against this idea, of course Steve has been known to change his mind. Look what happened with iPod and iTunes, hell froze over.
  3. asif786 macrumors 65816


    Jun 17, 2004
    London, UK.
    In a typical steve jobs type response:

  4. Koodauw macrumors 68040


    Nov 17, 2003
    Steve tells us we dont wont movies on our iPods. So we agree.
  5. BornAgainMac macrumors 603


    Feb 4, 2004
    Florida Resident
    Coming from a movie exec, I can see why he doesn't want movies. He has the same fears as the record companies. I really wanted an iPod that can play movies. At least ones that I create with iMovie.
  6. AmigoMac macrumors 68020


    Aug 5, 2003
    ohh you mean the vPod ;) , a very known topic around MR, of course it would be great but it would kill apple as the movie companies will be after them because of piracy and will forget their hardware and software... it will be a long time before they can find a safe way to let you put video in your pod, that's why I got the *photoPod*, for my photos will be ok, I don't think that someone here has a real hope about the vPod coming soon.
  7. JeDiBoYTJ macrumors 6502a


    Jun 22, 2004
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL
    It would be a cool novelty item, but it will fade quickly when people realize that they dont need/want to watch movies on a small 3in screen.
  8. dongmin macrumors 68000


    Jan 3, 2002
    It will happen. Apple's just waiting until there is a critical mass of interest in portable video.

    For Apple, I reckon, the issue is more with content management than with hardware. If video is as easy to buy and transfer to a portable device as it is with music, Apple WILL make the hardware to play it. And we're not talking about the crappy 320x240 resolution players out there; expect nothing but the highest quality from Apple--something like a 640x480 or 720x480 (DVD quality).

    People love to watch video on the plane and on long road trips. Add to this the capability to do more advanced photo storage/display and possibilities for running keynote/powerpoint slide shows. And Apple is really pushing video conferencing these days. Why not make a device to take video conferencing portable?

    I'd like to see Apple create a new video content management software in the itunes vein. This video app will let you download movies and shows from a video store (for rental and for purhcase) and let you record TV like Tivo.
  9. zim macrumors 65816


    Jan 5, 2002
    I think that eventually we will have a video iPod but first we need to see the evolution of the color iPod to flow through the entire line, which I think will eventually see. My guess is depending on the success of the color iPod will depend on any video options.

    If they do implement a video iPod, I bet they start with some sort of downloading music videos on to the iPod for payback. I also think that once implemented, it will remain the iPod, no name change.
  10. FelixDerKater macrumors 68000


    Apr 12, 2002
    Why would you want to view movies on such a small screen? I could understand it if you were plugging it into a TV.
  11. Maxicek macrumors regular

    Apr 23, 2004
  12. gekko513 macrumors 603


    Oct 16, 2003
    vPod with TV out sounds nice, but I see little use for video on the device itself.

    If Apple could negotiate an online Video Store similar to iTunes Music Store I think it could be a success, vPod or no vPod. Movies in the upcoming AVC format should have devent quality with files sizes less than 650MB.

    I think the movie companies are warming up to the idea. They have become increasingly aware of the problem of online sharing and they see the success of iTMS. What's the next logical step? I think we'll see Steve Jobs announce something in January on this.

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