Tuesday, 20 June 2006

iPod forum

On Saturday as part of the Melbourne Scarf Festival, we hosted a discussion about the iPod and its relationship to craft. Three speakers were invited, Associate Professor John Armstrong from the University of Melbourne Philosophy Department, Gary Barker Macwise columnist for The Age, and Abi Crompton, founder of Third Drawer Down. The discussion was prompted by an article in The Age featuring John Amstrong’s views on the way iPod reduced our appreciation of music by its sheer abundance.
‘Our actual need for interaction and support from other people would be damaged. We keep on thinking that if we get more pleasure, everything will work out. But imagine if you could watch television all the time with all the right programs sequenced one after another - you would do nothing else.
‘"Why is that bad? It's bad because when you get old you won't have anyone to love you."’
Unfortunately, Gary Barker was ill and unable to attend. But there was plenty of ideas to fill out the space. John Armstrong spoke intensely about an early childhood memory of a piece of blanket, and contrasted the singularity of this memory with the ever-increasing amount of material promised to fit into an iPod.
Abi Crompton argued that technologies such as the iPod can be empowering and she pointed to a number of young designers who were working within this kind of aesthetic. She spoke of:

In the end, John found hope that this new energy associated with the ‘knitting revolution’ would bring a sense of materiality to the world of the iPod.

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The article includes two parts.
Part 1: Rip DVD movie to iPod (Windows)
Part 2: Convert AVI, WMV, MPEG, RM, RMVB, ASF, MOV, DivX, XviD, MPG to iPod MP4 or H264 format (Windows)

[1]How to rip DVD to iPod (Windows)
1. Download the latest version DVD to iPod Converter + iPod Movie/Video Converter Suite at http://www.oursdownload.com/convert-DVD-video-to-iPod-video.html and install it. You can download about it by referrring here.
[IMG]http://www.oursdownload.com/ipod-guide-1.jpg[/IMG]
2. Run the DVD to iPod Converter, load your DVD by clicking 'Open DVD' button or choosing 'Open DVD' from 'File' drop down menu. One or several titles appear in the list after loading DVD.
[IMG]http://www.oursdownload.com/ipod-guide-2.jpg[/IMG]
3. As usual, the longest title is the main file of the movie. You can remove the title you don't like to convert by unchecking the title. Set 'Subtitle', 'Audio Languages' to what you like.

4. To 'Output Folder', Enter the full pathname or choose the path where you want to save your video files by clicking the related button.

5. Click 'Convert' button to start the iPod DVD conversion.

6. Find the .mp4 file that DVD to iPod converter created and drag it into your iTunes library, or select 'Add File to Library' from the 'File' menu and select the encoded movies. Now you can watch it with iTunes or Quicktime Player on your PC.
Tips: Download iTunes 7+quicktime Player package from [url=http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/win.html]Apple - QuickTime - Download[/url]
[IMG]http://www.oursdownload.com/ipod-guide-3.gif[/IMG]
7. Load the MP4 files to iPod by clicking 'File -> Update iPod'. Now, you can enjoy the movies on your fifth generation video iPod anywhere and anytime.

[2] How to convert iPod video, such as AVI to iPod, WMV to iPod, MPEG to iPod, RM to iPod, RMVB to iPod, ASF to iPod, MPG to iPod, DivX to iPod, XviD to iPod video using "cucusoft iPod Video Converter + DVD to iPod Suite". (Windows)

1. Download the latest version iPod Video Converter + DVD to iPod Converter Suite, and install it. For more features about it, visting http://www.oursdownload.com/convert-DVD-video-to-iPod-video.html

Related download
* To convert RM/RMVB real media files to iPod, Maybe need to install Realplayer:
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* To convert WMV, ASF to iPod, Maybe need to install Windows Media Player:
[url=http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/default.mspx]Microsoft Windows Media — Your Digital Entertainment Resource[/url]

2. Run iPod Video converter component. And load the video files you'd like to convert by clicking 'Open file' button.
[IMG]http://www.oursdownload.com/ipod-guide-4.jpg[/IMG]
Click 'Output' and choose the pathname where you want to save your video files. Click 'Convert' to start converting video to iPod MP4 or H264 files.

Tips: Before converting, you can click 'Advance -> Video settings' to set 'Video format', 'Resolution', 'Framerate', 'Output Quality'. If you'd like to convert video to H264 files, please set 'Video format' to 'H.264 FQ Variable Bitrate'. 'MPEG4(.mp4) FQ Variable Bitrate' is the default value. Certainly, you can also set 'Audio Bitrate', 'Channels', 'Sample Rate' and 'Volume' in 'Audio Settings' page.
[IMG]http://www.oursdownload.com/ipod-guide-5.jpg[/IMG]
As usual, we set "Resolution" as "320x240" (i.e. default settings), certainly you can also choose other video sizes you like.

3. After converting, you can open the output folder to check and play the iPod video files (.mp4 or .mov) using Quicktime Player (Freeware, Quicktime Player+iTunes downloading address [url=http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/win.html]Apple - QuickTime - Download[/url] ).

4. Transfer the iPod videos to iTunes by draging or clicking "File -> Add File to Library". Now, you can enjoy them on iTunes. Then hit "File -> Update iPod" to sync to your iPod.
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