April 10, 2006

Do you own a video iPod (or similar?)

I see a lot of iPods and other players around campus. As producer of Warwick Podcasts I would be interested to know how many people have video versions of these. We could quite easily start producing video content as well, but is the effort worth it?

So the question is – do you own a Video iPod (or psp, or other mobile video device)?


Are you likely to buy one in the next 6 months/year?

BTW - There is no prize attached to this question!

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  1. And the answer is no, but I don't count because I'm not a student any more.

    10 Apr 2006, 10:36

  2. Mathew Mannion

    I think it's fairly irrelevant how many people have a Video iPod – it's more who wants to sit and watch a video? Video podcasts are far more attention-intensive than audio ones, whereas someone can sit at work and still listen to an audio podcast, they would find it considerably more difficult to divert attention to a video one.

    I never saw the point of video podcasts on an iPod, really, and since Warwick Podcasts should surely be accessible to all (like the Mp3 audio versions are) I think it should be more a case of how many people want to watch these things :)

    10 Apr 2006, 10:41

  3. Luke – of course you count!

    Matt – that is true of course, but I am not just thinking in the Warwick Podcast context. There are lots of things that we could make available and you are right to point out the question as to whether anyone would choose to watch something. However, the fact of having or not having the tool in question also impacts on that decision.

    For example, we could easily make our Research-TV videos into iPod friendly videos, but is it worth the time and effort to do so? As Apple are very cagey with sales figures for these things I was just interested in a straw poll to see how many people had opted for a video iPod (or other device) over an audio only one.

    Having said all that, it's probably a good thing to do anyway – it's not exactly difficult.

    10 Apr 2006, 10:47

  4. Mine's audio-only. If I was to get a video iPod, I'd use it for watching TV programmes, and probably not University content. Reason being that I'd probably save myself the effort of uploading the video and just watch it on my PC if at all.

    10 Apr 2006, 10:55

  5. Mathew Mannion

    I have an audio only one, for the record :)

    11 Apr 2006, 12:04

  6. for the record, so is mine!

    11 Apr 2006, 12:08

  7. kula

    why not use PQ DVD to iPod Video Converter ? it can convert dd to ipod just 1 click.


    16 May 2006, 02:31

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