Way back when the video iPod’s were released I looked at them and thought… WTF? this is dumb.
Mighty fricking cool, but dumb. No way, nobody is going to pay $1.99 for television shows, not for postage stamp video. We’re past that now. We past that point a long time ago. When Quicktime first came out, postage stamp sized video novelty came and went. Surely nobody is really going to waste their hard earned money on shows that they could Tivo or record with their DVR for free just to watch them on their iPod right?
OK, write this down, the Poohbah was wrong. I thought I was wrong once before but I was mistaken.
I have had a couple other iPods in the past, a 10gig, and a 30gig. My 30 gig crapped out about 6 months ago. Out of warranty I had simply not replaced it. I didn’t use it that much anymore anyway. I still had all my tunes, and after all I have XM now on my Motorcycle so why lug around yet another device?
I scored an IPod Video for Xmas (the 30 gig flavor) and thusly needed to resurrect my collection of music and make it portable again. I also got to see what it’s like to use this product on the Windows platform vs. the Mac.
I used to be a dual platform person. I still use a Mac when I have to, but I work in a Windows world and thusly live on a Windows Box. My primary laptop is a Windows laptop, my primary development machine at home is a Windows PC. My former primary laptop (where all my tunes are) is an Apple TiBook of the G4 877mhz Variety upgraded with a SuperDrive, running 10.3.9, Nope, never put Tiger on it. I have a 1.25ghz 15″er at work that has Tiger on it.
I’ve spent the last two day’s getting my tunes from the laptop to the PC and getting my new Video iPod going.