Whereas in the past, iPods were just for listening to music, you can now do many things with your iPod. One of my favorite things to do with my iPod is watch movies. In this article, I will tell you the different ways that you can watch movies on your iPod.
I was on a long airplane flight just yesterday and decided that I would kill the time watching some of the latest movies. To do this, I pulled out my iPod Nano and began watching one of the top ten movies rentals.
I was receiving curious looks from the women next to me when she finally tapped me on the shoulder and asked, “Are you watching a movie on that iPod?”
“I sure am,” I responded.
She then said, “I had no idea that you could watch movies on an iPod Nano. I have one in my pocket here and all that I use it for is music.”
This woman was in the same situation as many others having no idea that you can even watch movies on an iPod, much less an iPod Nano.
The reality is that you can do this on most iPods that are put out today except for the iPod shuffle. Today, the best MP3 players do much more than play MP3s; they play movies too.
There are many ways to watch movies on your portable players and I will discuss with you the two ways that I do this.
First, I find out what movies that I want to watch. Obviously, you do not just want to watch any old movies. You want to watch movies that you love! I find all of the information that I want at the Apple iPod store. I then simply rent the movie online which I can do at a great price and this allows me to watch it for a limited amount of time. After this time, the movie will not play.
After renting the movie, I then have it in my iTunes and I simply synchronize my iTunes with my iPod Nano and I now can watch the movie on my Nano.
Another thing that I like to do is copy DVDs to my iPod Nano. I have a huge collection of DVD movies at home that I like to take on the road with me. Using freely available tools on the Internet, I can copy these DVD movies to my computer in the iPod MP4 format and then transfer them into iTunes and then onto my Nano. The process is fairly quick.
While these technologies were not available just a few years ago, they are now and I take full advantage of them. It is very easy to watch movies on your iPod now and, frankly, I love it so much I do not know what I would do without it.