By John Rivers
The iPod is a portable digital media player designed and
manufactured by Apple Computers. The standard iPod model
media on a built in hard drive while the smaller iPod Shuffle
and iPod nano uses flash memory. The iPod has became the
world's best selling digital audio player since its launch in
An IPod can play MP3, WAV, AAC/M4A, Protected AAC, AIFF,
Audible audio book and Apple Lossless audio file formats. The
fifth generation iPod can now play m4v and mp4 video files.
With this addition, the iPod has become a complete multimedia
Apple designed the iPod to work with the iTunes media library
software, which allows users to manage the music libraries on
their computer and on their iPod. To add up to the excitement
of its feature, users may also set a rating of up to five
on any song. This will allow them to remember which ones they
like or which ones have the best quality.
It also features some games for example the Parachute wherein
the player controls a turret and attempts to shoot down
paratroopers and the helicopters that released them. This game
is similar to Apple II version of the game Sabotage by Mark
Allen. Another is the solitaire, a simple card game that
resembles the Klondike solitaire card game. There is also the
Music Quiz, The game plays a portion of a random song and the
player must identify it form the list of five. The faster the
player had identified the song, the higher his score will be.
No record is kept of the score and there is no limit to the
amount of songs played. This is now possible because of the
capabilities of the fifth generation of iPod to play videos.
For the meantime, the iPod video could only support MP4 and
Mpeg4 video formats. So if you want to load videos to your
iPod, you need to convert the videos first if they are not in
the supported format yet. This is not a problem since there
many video converters and softwares available in the internet
for download to do the job.
But with Apple’s dedication to keep the number one spot in the
iPod’s segment in the market, it will be sure that the soon
enough more innovations will be produced to allow more file
formats to be played.
Now you will be able to share your videos and movies with many
people easier than ever. You can also transfer files and
from your office computer to your home computer and vice versa
or to any computer.
You can bring your favorite music videos of your favorite
artists anytime and anywhere. You can also load your favorite
movies or your home movies as well. Take it with you to family
reunions, parties and meeting up with long lost friends.
Need to have a bigger view? You can plug it into a television
and see it in a bigger screen. With the right accessories, you
can elevate the performance and capabilities of your iPod
video. Hook it up with a special AV cable to your TV for a
bigger view or you can hook it up in your car for battery
charging and using the stereo system of your car. To listen to
the audio of your movies better, you can plug them as well to
portable iPod speaker. Not only one person would be able to
listen to the audio of your videos. The iPod video, a new
evolution for Apples premiere product.
About The Author: John Rivers is the owner of Video Game
Freaks. Find out everything you need to know about
xbox, and ipod. www.videogamefreaks.info