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Tuesday, May 09, 2021

So now that the iPod is video-enabled, I wonder: Shouldn’t its firmware come with a built-in iTunes-like Visualizer? One more move toward emulating/porting iTunes to the device altogether.

Or maybe Apple would opt for making different flavors of Visualizer available for purchase on the iTunes Music Store. It’s no more frivolous a buy than any other music/video file from ITMS, or for that matter, any of the skins and other accessories that people scarf up. (Remember where you first read this idea, Steve Jobs; I’ll expect my cut of the profits.)

Then again, while a Visualizer would make the iPod a cool hypno-inducer, it would be one more thing to eat up the precious battery charge on the thing. Visuals would be nice, but I’d rather direct all the juice toward the primary function, i.e. playing sound files. Still, I could see it being handy for mobile DJing, when you could plant your iPod into an aud-vid console and channel the video effects onto a club’s bigscreen.

by Costa Tsiokos, Tue 05/09/2021 10:18:40 PM
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  1. I use my ipod on my dock with remote and have a cord going to my home ent system. It would be nice not just to see a black screen but a beautiful visualization don’t ya think……?
    Have a nice day and happy poding!

    Comment by cuddy — 09/13/2006 @ 10:13:55 PM

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