Thursday, October 13, 2005

New iPod with Video!

Apple Ceo, Steve Jobs, introduced the brand new iPods yesterday. And yes, they do video! Their big selling point for it was that you could purchase and download music videos and current episodes of 'Lost' and 'Desperate Housewives' through iTunes to your computer for $1.99, then sync it to your new video-capable iPod and watch them on the go. No commercials or anything.

I'm more excited about the possibilities for educators publishing MPEG-4 or H.264 movies and then video podcasting them to students.

Jobs didn't really play up the fact that regular everyday people can get their video podcasts out to so many people and that they can watch them on their iPods, but I guess he's got money to be made through big companies like Disney/ABC and the music videos.

You can watch Steve Jobs's always-flashy presentation through Quicktime here.

If any of you gets your hands on one of these new iPods, let me know how the MarioCast and NioCast videos come out on it.

I also wouldn't mind getting one of those bad boys for Christmas, in case you were interested in shopping for your favorite podcaster.
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