Watch jkOnTheRun Audio Edition #23 here (WMV format, 640 x 480, 60.6 MB, 11:02 minutes)
With the new Apple announcements today, it became apparent to me that the new iTunes Movies would be a nice marriage of Microsoft Windows based hardware and Apple software. I decided to download both iTunes 7 as well as a movie. Initial thoughts:
- 640 x 480 resolution is pretty solid on a UMPC device
- The new iTunes interface is very slick and usable
- Audio quality of the movies is very good
- People have to realize we’re taking evolutionary steps towards downloadable high-def content; this was the next evolutionary step due to bandwidth and infancy of the high-def display market which is just now coming of age.
- I’d prefer to watch a downloaded VGA movie on a UMPC as opposed to carrying an optical drive and packaged content.
Please note: This video is in WMV format so it will not show up nor play in iTunes. You will have to use another podcatcher or download the show direct to view.