iPod Video Economical Battery Use

Discussion in 'iPod' started by lil' brudder, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. lil' brudder macrumors 6502

    Jan 14, 2007
    Minneapolis, MN
    Hey all, quick question about the iPod Video (5th Gen) - Is there a specific format of video that would save me some battery life? I'm going on an 18-hour trip to San Antonio, and I'd really like to be able to watch movies and listen to music as long as possible. I bought the Duracell instant battery USB charger, but I don't know how much it will help. Basically, I need as much use out of this thing as is possible. Any ideas from past experience?
  2. Dino451 macrumors 6502

    Sep 12, 2006
    I can't really help you on the video format issue, but I have a few suggestions.

    1.Keep the brightness down, max 50%
    2.Turn off the equalizer if it's on

    I would have also bought a 12volt USB charger to charge the ipod or the Duracell Charger and/or alternate power sources to maximize the usage. Overall your looking at about 3 hours of video if fully charged. If you have the original 5G you will have about 2 to 2 1/2 hours.

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