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Channel 9 Videos on an iPod?

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    Macaruchi

    I know it sounds like a sacrilege Tongue Out but wouldn't it be cool to have an iPod video format feed so we could subscribe to the shows on Channel 9 on iTunes and watch them on an iPod?.

    Personally I use my iPod as my primary media device simply because of storage, I only have 2GB on my Dell Axim and that's not enough.  I'm also lazy and prefer to have iTunes download all my stuff Smiley

    So, any onther lazy person like me think this is a good idea?
      I mean it could be possible, currently the on10.net show is available for iTunes, but lately I have been having problems playing those videos on the iPod (but that's another thread...).

    So.. who's with me?

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    die-Sel

    Would be nice to have them for ipod but i only have the nano so i cant play videos, am waiting on the new ipod video to come berfore i upgrade again.

    But if C9 vids were in an ipod format, then i will still take them, put linux on to my nano and watch away. A few podcasts would be cool also.

    BillGates PodCast, coming striaght outta Redmond Wink

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    W3bbo

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't the video iPod have a 4:3 screen... and the C9 videos are in 4:3 ratio anyway. So it's simply a matter of converting them from WMV to MPEG, something that can be easily accomplished.

    Just watch out for the dodgy converter apps out there, I personally recommend the converter built-in to Quicktime Pro or Autodesk's Cleaner XL.

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    Macaruchi

    W3bbo wrote:
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't the video iPod have a 4:3 screen... and the C9 videos are in 4:3 ratio anyway. So it's simply a matter of converting them from WMV to MPEG, something that can be easily accomplished.


    Yeah... so it would be very easy for Channel 9 to convert these videos before posting them and adding the iPod format video link to a different feed...  Wink

    So Channel 9.... are you listening? Smiley

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    alwaysmc2

    First, it's okay to have an iPod! Tongue Out

    Second, I don't have an iPod anymore (Zen Vision, baby!Cool), but I think since so many people have iPods it just makes sense.

    A wma or mp3 RSS fead for the videos would be nice too, because for most of them you don't even need to see what's going on.

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    scobleizer

    Macaruchi wrote:
    W3bbo wrote: Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't the video iPod have a 4:3 screen... and the C9 videos are in 4:3 ratio anyway. So it's simply a matter of converting them from WMV to MPEG, something that can be easily accomplished.


    Yeah... so it would be very easy for Channel 9 to convert these videos before posting them and adding the iPod format video link to a different feed... 

    So Channel 9.... are you listening?


    It's not that easy. First of all, now I'd need to do two formats, and upload them twice. Our uploading tool sucks. It takes quite a bit of time to upload videos. Plus, I just don't have the time to do extra stuff right now. They are working on it for us, though. On10.net is doing both formats and learning how to do it.

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    alwaysmc2

    Oh, question.  Is it possible to convert WMA to MOV?  If it is, then that annoys me, because there are a few MOV files that I want to put on my personal media player, but "OH NO! You can't convert mov files!!! Why would you ever want to do that!  It's the format that is infallable!" *chough* yeah... it sorta erks me, just a little. Tongue Out

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    Rossj

    scobleizer wrote:
    It's not that easy. First of all, now I'd need to do two formats, and upload them twice.


    You don't do that manually do you? You guys must have automated the process by now ...

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    brichpmr

    alwaysmc2 wrote:
    Oh, question.  Is it possible to convert WMA to MOV?  If it is, then that annoys me, because there are a few MOV files that I want to put on my personal media player, but "OH NO! You can't convert mov files!!! Why would you ever want to do that!  It's the format that is infallable!" *chough* yeah... it sorta erks me, just a little.


    Well....I watch video and audio podcasts via iTune's podcast directory downloads every day, both in XP Pro and OSX systems...it can't be that difficult. Perhaps, someone at channel 9 should ping Leo LaPorte or another cross-platform savvy podcast producer to minimize the effort.

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    alwaysmc2

    brichpmr wrote:
    alwaysmc2 wrote: Oh, question.  Is it possible to convert WMA to MOV?  If it is, then that annoys me, because there are a few MOV files that I want to put on my personal media player, but "OH NO! You can't convert mov files!!! Why would you ever want to do that!  It's the format that is infallable!" *chough* yeah... it sorta erks me, just a little.


    Well....I watch video and audio podcasts via iTune's podcast directory downloads every day, both in XP Pro and OSX systems...it can't be that difficult. Perhaps, someone at channel 9 should ping Leo LaPorte or another cross-platform savvy podcast producer to minimize the effort.

    I'm talking about is it possible to convert WMA to MOV?

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    Rossj

    alwaysmc2 wrote:
    I'm talking about is it possible to convert WMA to MOV?


    Yes it is.

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    alwaysmc2

    Rossj wrote:
    alwaysmc2 wrote: I'm talking about is it possible to convert WMA to MOV?


    Yes it is.

    Then is it possible to convert a MOV to WMV (Oops, I said WMA earlier)

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    brichpmr

    alwaysmc2 wrote:
    Rossj wrote:
    alwaysmc2 wrote: I'm talking about is it possible to convert WMA to MOV?


    Yes it is.

    Then is it possible to convert a MOV to WMV (Oops, I said WMA earlier)


    Try this:

    http://www.filetrial.com/convert/mediaconverter.html

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