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Re: [videoblogging] no video iPod?

By Lucas Gonze | Lucas Gonze <lgonze@...> | lucas_gonze
October 29, 2004 | Post #1565 | Topic #1552

A nitpick: it is not illegal to rip a DVD to your hard drive or any of the other things claimed to be illegal. DVD manufacturers are constrained by contract from making it possible for you to do those things, software makers mabe constrained from shipping software that helps you to do those things. It is not illegal for you to do those things. On Thu, 28 Oct 2004, Joshua Kinberg wrote: > > Here's a good reason why no video iPod *yet*. Of course, as this > article points out, most products are intended for consumers. We are > creators, and that is a fundamental difference. > > From: > http://weblogs.jupiterresearch.com/analysts/gartenberg/archives/004021.html > > I saw some interesting theories why three's no video iPod. I won't get > into the argument about whether consumers want mobile video. There's > clearly a segment that does and I won't debate that side of the > argument. The argument I read today goes since Steve Jobs owns Pixar > he doesn't want illegal movies ripped. Perhaps. But that's not the > reason. It's because unlike music, it's illegal to rip a DVD to your > hard drive, Pixar or otherwise. Simple. No same company wants to get > into that legal issue with the studios and provide those tools. Not > Apple. Not Microsoft. In fact, the reason MediaCenter Extenders won't > stream DVDs from your MCE to the device is that in order to do so they > need to be decrypted to send the stream. That's illegal too. Should it > be? Of course not, but at the moment, it is. The only other source of > legal video content is recorded TV and Apple at the moment has no > interest in playing in that market. Should they? Perhaps, but that's > another story. Now there's always personal created video but the > market for that is tiny... really, really tiny. Call me and I'll show > you how small those numbers are. There's a reason we call them > consumers, as they consume content and not create it. There's no > market for the video iPod for Apple's customers at the moment. No evil > schemes. No Machiavellian thoughts behind it. It's just not a good > move for Apple without the sources of content they need. They will be > there and we will get a video iPod one day. Just not this one. > > > > > Yahoo! Groups Links > > > > > > >