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Apple prepping video download service

updated 08:40 am EST, Mon February 27, 2006

Video download service

Apple is preparing to launch a film download service that could launch as early as this week, according to a new report. Following the sale of its billionth song last week, the company will push its strategy to "network computing and entertainment products around the home so music and video can be wirelessly streamed from one device to another. Films downloaded on to an Apple computer from iTunes could be transferred through an Apple Airport wireless connection to a digital television or stored on a video iPod," according to The Business. "There is also talk that Apple is planning the launch of an Apple-branded hi-fi that will enable iPod users to dock their iPod music player into a device that will then turn the compact digital music player into a fully-fledged hi-fi that will enable them to share their music collection in the living room, the kitchen or at the beach."

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  1. Gorloth

    Joined: Dec 1969


    I hope it's...

    I hope it's HD H.264 and can be burned to a DVD. Standard NTSC DVD...I hope NOT. Give me something I can send to my Sammy DLP.

  1. ZinkDifferent

    Joined: Dec 1969


    a fully fledged hi-fi...

    It's nice when 'professionals' do not know the difference between a designation (hi-fi) and a noun. Properly, it should be '...a fully fledged hi-fi component...' or '...hifi system...'

    Then again, I'm sure that whatever Apple will release will quickly be dissed by these same guys as (alternatively) 'a flop' or the cause of the 'end of Apple'.

  1. SiliconAddict

    Joined: Dec 1969



    The quality better be better then what we've seen to date. I've NOT in any way shape or form been impressed with iTMS video content on anything other then the iPod with Video. Content played back on SDTV and computers with res above 800x600 looks like complete and total ***. Not something that screams Apple quality.

  1. LouZer

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Re: quality

    I agree. I read so much about videos and the quality. Then I played one full screen on my mac (20" monitor) and it just looked like c***. It looked OK in a quicktime window, at about half the screen size.

    Oh, and iTunes really, really sucks as a video player. I mean, you hit play, and it shows up in some dinky picture in the bottom corner. No clear way how to make it bigger, finally having to discern that one of the unlabeled buttons below it is to make it full screen (although no button to make it any other size?)

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