How do you watch videos on your iPod touch?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by crazycat, Feb 22, 2008.

  1. crazycat macrumors 65816

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    I find it hard to watch movies on my touch, how do you watch movies or tv shows on your touch?
     
  2. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    I don't have one yet. Waiting on seeing what the iPhone plan looks like when it comes to Japan.

    So I will either have a Touch or iPhone this year.

    I plan on holding either device a comfortable distance away to watch movies.

    Guess I don't understand the problem.
     
  3. i.Feature macrumors 6502

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    I hit play... and look at the screen... :D

    DO you mean it's too small for you?
     
  4. Lord Sam macrumors regular

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    Same. There is also a little plastic thingy which acts as a stand. I find it quite useful.
     
  5. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Maybe that is what the OP means.
     
  6. virus7 macrumors member

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    i bought it mainly for airplane travel and so far i've watched a handful of movies without any issues. I watched 300 and it wasn't quite as enjoyable as it was on the IMAX, but it beat just sitting there (or reading :D)
     
  7. phillipjfry macrumors 6502a

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    Wi...with my eyes....?
    Did I answer it right??? :)
     
  8. mekopolis macrumors regular

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    after getting use to watching movies on the old 5.5g video ipod
    watching on an ipod touch is twice a big for a screen which is amazing...and when i dont feel like watching it on a small screen i have the a/v output cable so i can port it to a big screen...

    i'm satisfied
     
  9. CalmEnvy macrumors 6502a

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    Uh, tap on Videos, find the show or movie I want to watch and sit back/relax.
     
  10. rascal2u macrumors member

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    Well...I have a 46" plasma monitor that smacks down my electric bill, so to reduce expenses and reduce my carbon footprint, I prop my ipt on my chest at bed-time (approx. 14" away) and watch quality entertainment with noice cancelling headphones. The IPT is the green alternative to wasteful energy expenditure!

    ...When I wake up in the morning the ipt is on the floor several feet away.
    It's good to know that my cat also benefits from the exercise of having an ipt in the house to push around. Everybody wins!:cool:

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  11. scotty96LSC macrumors 65816

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    Only difference my great Dane has moved mine and is laying on top of it on his twin bed.
     
  12. motulist macrumors 601

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    Watching movies on my iPod Classic's screen is just as enjoyable as watching them on a full size TV in most cases. Unless it's a wild action movie that really cries for a big screen, then I find watching movies just as fun and immersive as watching them on my Classic, maybe even more so.

    I think in many ways watching iPod video can be even more enjoyable and immersive than watching on a big screen because you have the sound being piped directly into your ears through headphones, you have the screen filling exactly as much of your field of view as you like, and you're able to adjust your body position however you like and still have the screen right in front of your eyes instead of always having to face the direction of the TV set.

    Action movies are different, but for everything else I actually prefer watching movies on iPod instead of on TV.
     
  13. Lord Sam macrumors regular

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    Crazycat- what did you mean, how? Are they too small, are you having problems loading them, can you not find the video icon?
     
  14. arcadeforest macrumors member

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    I had to register just to reply to this thread. I couldn't agree with you more in reference to watching video on an Ipod. I currently have the 5th generation Ipod and constantly watch video on it. After a few seconds of watching I get sucked into the screen and it feels like a big screen to me. I have hundreds of movies converted to play on it as well as many TV series (rome, deadwood, dexter, stng, robin hood, battlestar, etc.). I usually watch it at work during lunch and when I'm on business trips. Plan on getting the 32gig touch in the next month or so. I actually find that I use my current Ipod for video 80% of the time while I listen to music on it about 20% of the time.
     
  15. JML42691 macrumors 68020

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    Unless if the OP is referring to holding it/ putting it in a stand, there aren't really any other options. In which case I would have to respond by saying that I hit play and rotate the iPod 90 degrees counter-clockwise.
     
  16. yossarian1000 macrumors newbie

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    Quality of viewing experience?

    I take the OP to mean he doesn't like the quality of the image when he's watching a movie.

    I have an older iPod Touch and pretty much the same problem. Someone suggested I buy a pair of 3X reading glasses, which I did, and that made a huge difference.

    At the Apple site, many of the images of the new iPod Touch are shown life size, and I would say the image quality is much improved. I'm thinking I could probably lose the reading glasses when I purchase a new iPod Touch, the screen is that much better than the older models.
     
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