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Watch video podcasts with iTunes Apps
iTunes 4.9 includes support for video podcasts, simply by having the RSS feed point to a .mov rather than an .mp3.

For an example, subscribe to the "Tiki Bar TV" podcast in the store. The downloaded file will have the video camera icon next to it in the iTunes browser. It plays just like a music video in the iTMS.
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Watch video podcasts with iTunes
Authored by: dirkje on Jul 12, '05 10:14:01AM

It's actually called VODcasting (VOD=Video On Demand). A Dutch guy (what is it with the Dutch, first Curry, now VanderZiel) demoed VOD streams in iTunes RSS last week, and it's already going mainstream. Yesterday Public Broadcaster VPRO announced their VODcast feed. It's all on www.vodcast.nl

We could use their How-To pages to create a new Hint? Wikipedia has some stuff too: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vodcast



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Watch video podcasts with iTunes
Authored by: betatester on Jul 12, '05 11:57:10AM
funny, from the community I came from, it's called videoblogs, or vlogs. whatever. Anyway, check rocketboom (on itunes podcast directory), a must have.

A good creation tutorial can be seen at freevlog.org

and I discussed itunes vlog capabilities at my blog.

If anyone wanna try it... it's nice to watch TV outside mainstream media.

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Watch video podcasts with iTunes
Authored by: jiclark on Jul 13, '05 12:00:40AM

???

I subscribed to Rocketboom, but when I play it, I don't get any video! It does indeed have the little camera icon next to it, but all I get is audio... What gives?



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Watch video podcasts with iTunes
Authored by: betatester on Jul 13, '05 12:15:57AM

you have to change your itunes preferences... the default is to show the video in the album art area (lame), but you can change it to separate window, or fullscreen (that's not that good as it seems, because you lose the timebar).



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Watch video podcasts with iTunes
Authored by: jiclark on Jul 13, '05 12:42:13AM

Cool. Thanks for the tip!



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Watch video podcasts with iTunes
Authored by: Verdi on Jul 12, '05 06:40:33PM
Watch video podcasts with iTunes
Authored by: NedScott on Jul 12, '05 11:46:53PM

they're not vpodcasts or vod casts or video pods or whatever. they're just streaming media files on the internet, something that has been around for years, and we do not need a new word for it.



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Watch video podcasts with iTunes
Authored by: betatester on Jul 13, '05 12:18:45AM

too bad, nedscott, but there /was/ a videoblogging community before itunes 4.9... and even if the term podcast, or video podcast will in the end wins over, it's still important to people to know what to refer to, when they google to new shows.



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Watch video podcasts with iTunes
Authored by: NedScott on Jul 13, '05 01:52:12AM

but what about all the other shows that already exist that don't have the word pod attached to them? ooooh, didn't think about that one, did ya.



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Watch video podcasts with iTunes
Authored by: wangman25 on Jul 12, '05 12:30:54PM

Yes it also support PDF files. Try the ehMac.ca podcast to see what I mean.



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Watch video podcasts with iTunes
Authored by: slacker on Jul 12, '05 01:31:39PM

Which brings the question of when ipod will start doing video playback. With PSP and cell phones starting to do mobile video there should be no technical reason why Apple couldn't build a video ipod.



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Watch video podcasts with iTunes
Authored by: wangman25 on Jul 12, '05 04:19:28PM
Apple most certainly can, even the third generation iPod has been hacked and now has the ability to play black & white videos specially encoded in AVI format, no sound as of yet though.

Anyone with a third-generation or older ipod should definitely try it out, a simple installer is here:
http://ipodlinuxinstl.sourceforge.net/download.html

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Authored by: KenaiTheMacFan on Jul 12, '05 07:34:10PM

Can the new iPods play these movie files??

Steve Jobs said there wouldn't be a video iPod just yet because of lack of content, but now there is somewhere to get videos.

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Ian



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Authored by: jsuter on Jul 13, '05 01:09:30AM

Ah, you ask the million dollar question my friend.



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