Um, it plays 640 X 480 Mpeg4 on a brighter new screen. It IS a video ipod, and a damn good one too.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.
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.vega07 said:there is only longer battery life for the 80GB model.
the 30GB model is still 14 hours.
it was 480x480 (SVCD or DirecTV quality).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?
Dunno why they still call out the 320x240. Will this be supported on the 5G?!?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
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.balamw said:it was 480x480 (SVCD or DirecTV quality).
Dunno why they still call out the 320x240. Will this be supported on the 5G?!?
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.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.
no search.... but found brightness controlsvega07 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."