SharePod…..The only tool you need to maintain your Ipod

iPod, iPodTouch, Windows
I came across sharepod the other day while looking for a Ipod offload tool for OSX. My Ipod was full with music I wanted to keep, but I was leaving on a long trip so I wanted to have some movies and tv-shows with me aswell. To make a long story short, as much as like to stick to OSX when it comes to daily computing, after using sharepod I'm wishing for a similar app for OSX :-). Sharepod is a free application that runs under windows and lets you do just about anything with your ipod content. Here is a quick feature list:Add & remove music and videos from your iPodAdd, remove and edit playlistsAdd & remove album artCopy music, videos and playlists from your iPod to PCImport music/videos…
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FFmpeg commands for ipod video encoding…

CLI, ffmpeg, iPod, iPodTouch, Opensource
So I found out the hard way that the new ipod's (with video out) can actually play 640x480 video and also figured out how to get iTunes to accept the encoded files (so that I could sync them with the device).......here is the run down:"TV-Out" mode - 1.5Mbit/s 640×480 H.264 videosBIT_RATE <= 1500 kbps640×480Up to 30 fps“Low-Complexity” H.264 Baseline Profile1 reference frameUp to H.264 level 3640 pixels maximum frame widthSample Aspect Ratio (SAR) must be 1:1UUID atom must exist containing the following hex data: 6B 68 40 F2 5F 24 4F C5 BA 39 A5 1B CF 03 23 F3....This allows you to add the video into iTunes. You need AtomicParsley for this which can be checked out from their subversion repository . See below for usage.For 1-pass encoding use:ffmpeg -i INPUT…
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More aka.iPhone and Quartz Composer Experiments…..

Apple, iPhone, iPodTouch, Macintosh, OSX, Quartz Composer
So now that I have a basic OSC receiver for aka.iPhone's XY controller, I've been going through Apple's Demo Compositions -- under /Developer/Examples/Quartz Composer/Compositions -- and adding my portion of the OSC receiver to them. Here is the latest one, akaRemote-Caterpillar, which is a adaptation of "Caterpillar.qtz" under /Developer/Examples/Quartz Composer/Compositions/Interactive. Again I need to remind you to read the first Article to get started and that these QC compositions are for Leopard/QC3.0 only and require a jailbroken Ipod Touch or iPhone.
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aka.iPhone and Quartz Composer Experiments…..

Apple, iPhone, iPodTouch, Macintosh, OSX, Quartz Composer
I assume you know what aka.iPhone is and what it does. If you don't please see this article over at Create Digital Motion. I've got aka.iPhone 2.1 installed on my ipod touch and while I enjoyed playing around with the accompanying MAX/MSP patch -- via the free runtime -- I wanted to see if I could get it working with Quartz Composer.Well here are my two (akaRemote, akaRemote-Particle) attempts at QC compositions that work really well with the XY controller of aka.iPhone. The XY Controller surface is the only thing I've been able to get working with QC, since  Masayuki Akamatsu (the author of aka.iPhone) tends to use the same basic "/event" OSC message with a custom number of arguments. The limitations is actually in QC in that you can…
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