RSS is coming to your living room, and TV viewing will never be the same again.
Snap was added to this blog by default by WordPress. There’s been an outcry (not here, though) over its use. I’ve dug around in the bowels of the machinery here and turned off Snap.
Well, folks, here they are – the long overdue P1610 unboxing pics. Please note that this is the XP version, not the Vista version that will start shipping soon. Vista benchmarks haven’t been very encouraging so far, and I wanted to keep my options open.
AsfTools is a free windows 98/ME/2000/XP program to process ASF,WMV and WMA files.
-Join & Split
-Many different Repairing Tools
-Most operations are done without re-compressing so the quality will not degrade
-Converting ASF/WMV format to AVI
-Extracting audio stream and saving it as WAV
-Converting WMV1/WMV2 format to MP43
-Making the stream files “Seekable”
-Creating ASX file
-And more …
My wide-screen iPod is my Palm TX. Its 320x 480 display rivals the iPhone’s screen and its screen is 3-3/4 inches wide on the diagonal compared to 3-1/2 for the iPhone and presumably a wide-screen iPod. With it I can play all my music and listen to audio books and podcasts using the pocket tunes application which comes loaded for free on the Palm TX. I have 2-2GB SD cards and a 4GB flash drive. This gives me the equivalent of the high end Nano and the just announced iPhone. I store all the music I value or need on my SD cards. I rip my owned CDs using iTunes, but that is the only thing I do with iTunes.
And this entry’s title inspiration:
Why doesn’t Palm spend some of its advertising budget promoting the Palm TX as a good alternative to an iPod? It runs circles around the iPod and even will when and if a wide-screen version is released!
Yeah, well, that last sentence is really over the top. Go carry around 60-120GB of SDs!
He’s a very clever one!
OK, I finally have a solution for converting iPod centric podcasts into a format that my LifeDrive can digest … it’s a bit of a software engineers solution though.
The reason you need to do this is because video podcasts downloaded in iTunes tend to some MPEG4 format that the lifedrive doesn’t understand.
It’s a solution that lends itself to automation, which is what you want when you’re converting podcasts on a daily/weekly basis.
I can now let you download and view your Flickr photostream using a Palm TX (or is it Palm T|X) or Palm Lifedrive.