iPod is there a difference in the new ipod?

vega07

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I'm speaking specifically about the 30GB model. Besides brighter screen and cheaper, what else is new?
 

vega07

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well, the software can be used for old ipods also.

and the old ipods have dropped in price also accordingly.

so from what I can see, the only change is the brighter screen.
 

Selax77

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this sucks i am so dissapointed that they did not come out with the real video ipod especially since their competitors like with the zen have one.
 

vega07

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reubs said:
It appears that there is also a longer battery life.
there is only longer battery life for the 80GB model.

the 30GB model is still 14 hours.
 

MacBoySeattle

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Selax77 said:
this sucks i am so dissapointed that they did not come out with the real video ipod especially since their competitors like with the zen have one.
Um, it plays 640 X 480 Mpeg4 on a brighter new screen. It IS a video ipod, and a damn good one too.
 

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MacBoySeattle said:
Um, it plays 640 X 480 Mpeg4 on a brighter new screen. It IS a video ipod, and a damn good one too.
so the old one can't play 640 x 480 mpeg4?
 

sanford

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vega07 said:
there is only longer battery life for the 80GB model.

the 30GB model is still 14 hours.
Well, sort of. The total battery life is still 14 hours -- for music. The video life is 3.5, up from 2. And I think the photo slideshow is up maybe an hour from the original 5G 30GB. It's probably a more power efficient although still brighter backlight for the display; it's likely the same battery.
 

mrgreen4242

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vega07 said:
so the old one can't play 640 x 480 mpeg4?
I'm 90% sure they could play 640x480 MPEG4, but only 320x240 H.264... I have a nano, though, so what do I know?
 

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mrgreen4242 said:
I'm 90% sure they could play 640x480 MPEG4, but only 320x240 H.264... I have a nano, though, so what do I know?
it was 480x480 (SVCD or DirecTV quality).

Now it's

Video formats supported:
H.264 video, up to 1.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per sec., Baseline Low-Complexity Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48 kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats;
H.264 video, up to 768 Kbps, 320 by 240 pixels, 30 frames per sec., Baseline Profile up to Level 1.3 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48 kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats;
MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per sec., Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48 kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
Dunno why they still call out the 320x240. Will this be supported on the 5G?!?

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sanford

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If internal hardware is the same they will probably just make the firmware for original 5G and new 5G the same, supporting all the new features. Apple is still calling them the same generation.
 

mrgreen4242

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balamw said:
it was 480x480 (SVCD or DirecTV quality).

Now it's


Dunno why they still call out the 320x240. Will this be supported on the 5G?!?

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Ah, yes, that's right... was it 480*480 for h264 or MPEG4? I remember that you should do higher quality on the MPEG4 files, but don't recall the specifics.
 

vega07

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has the new firmware been released yet? I wanna try the spotlight feature.
 

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sanford said:
If internal hardware is the same they will probably just make the firmware for original 5G and new 5G the same, supporting all the new features. Apple is still calling them the same generation.
I hope the firmware update will take care of this. Otherwise it'll be a mess when the 5G iPods can no longer play iTMS TV Shows.

Only MPEG-4 was 480x480 2.5 Mbps, H.264 was 320x240, just like the middle case now.

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TheNightPhoenix

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no idea about video playback as i don't have any video in that format. got the update through iTunes. Gapless appears to work on a few albums but not on others... weird.... and dissapointing.
 

vega07

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so no search function?

I'm pretty sure it will be updated soon enough. the new ipods are still 5G and still called "iPod."
 

TheNightPhoenix

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vega07 said:
so no search function?

I'm pretty sure it will be updated soon enough. the new ipods are still 5G and still called "iPod."
no search.... but found brightness controls

seems you have to let the ipod be indexed by itunes to get gapless playback to work... only noticed this on the second ipod
 

vega07

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is there a chance that the search function is exclusive to the new ipods?