How do you watch videos on your iPod touch?

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

  1. crazycat macrumors 65816


    Dec 5, 2005
    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


    Jul 19, 2002
    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


    Apr 11, 2005
    Montreal, Canada
    I hit play... and look at the screen... :D

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

    Lord Sam

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


    Jul 19, 2002
    Maybe that is what the OP means.
  6. virus7 macrumors member

    Jun 6, 2005
    Denver, CO
    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


    Dec 12, 2006
    Peace in Plainfield
    Wi...with my eyes....?
    Did I answer it right??? :)
  8. mekopolis macrumors regular

    Feb 10, 2008
    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

    Feb 9, 2008
    Uh, tap on Videos, find the show or movie I want to watch and sit back/relax.
  10. rascal2u macrumors member

    Jan 10, 2008
    Portland, Maine
    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:


    "I will not be stamped...indexed...numbered...briefed...or debriefed. My life is my own."
  11. scotty96LSC macrumors 65816


    Oct 24, 2007
    Charlotte, NC
    Only difference my great Dane has moved mine and is laying on top of it on his twin bed.
  12. motulist macrumors 601


    Dec 2, 2003
    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

    Lord Sam

    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

    Feb 25, 2008
    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


    Oct 24, 2007
    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

    Dec 18, 2011
    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.
  17. Ivan P macrumors 68030

    Ivan P

    Jan 17, 2008

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