Alright, so I have 2 questions for anyone who can help me, first, I want to know if I can move movies to my video ipod, i still have 27 gbs free, and wanted to put behind enemy lines on it..
second, i need a new video card for call of duty 2 for pc, nothing too fancy, nothing expensive either, what would you suggest?:)
I can't help you on the iPod thing, because i don't have one and don't know what to do.
For the video card...How much are you willing to spend??
A 6600GT should be the minimum i would say.
I dont have an Ipod but i do know that typical movies are way under 27gb so it should fit
as for the video card, you are going to have to give us you system specs before any one can really help you on that one
Well, as for your iPod question, I've got a question for you.
Do you actually want to watch the movies on your iPod? or do you just want to use the iPod as a device to transfer the movies to another computer?
If you want to just transfer them, then you'll be fine. But, if you want to watch the movies on your iPod, then they need to be in MPEG format (they can also be in the strange format that Apple uses in the videos they sell on iTunes, but that format is very rare to come by). If you want to convert you movies into MPEG format, you'll need to buy Quicktime 7 Pro. Also, consider the fact that the battery on the video iPod dosen't last very long when watching video files.
As to your second question, I too recomend the 6600, but you could get by with the 6200.
I don't know anything about iPods, but I know about video cards. :D A lot of bad bad experiences can be very useful in times like this. Anyway, if you are looking buy a card with no frills but it would allow you to play all games with medium settings, then 6200 does a decent job. Having said that, my advice is buy a 6600 with 256MB RAM. It will last you for a while, maybe for the next 2 years. DO NOT BUY any FX series cards. Thats the best advice I can give you.
A 6200 is barely sufficient enough to run all the latest games on medium in my opnion.
Agreed. I'd put my money into either the 6600, or the ATI 9800 series of cards. Not too expensive, and will play your games alright.
yellowhampsterA 6200 is barely sufficient enough to run all the latest games on medium in my opnion.
Ok, I shall rephrase, just about all the game until Quake 4. Even quake 4 works well with High Settings @ 800*600 with No FSAA and Anisotropic Filtering. But like I said, if you are hard on cash and looking for something that will last you a while, and mostly help you play older games like Thief 3 at 1024, then 6200 is the best option. But you can safely forget using FSAA on this one. Even GTA 3 wouldnt run properly with 2x FSAA. But works fine on 16x Anisotropic filtering.
(they can also be in the strange format that Apple uses in the videos they sell on iTunes, but that format is very rare to come by).
It really isn't all that hard to come by. Quicktime Pro 7 can convert to it, it is called h.264. From what I have read on the internet (so no clue on the accuracy) h.264 is the standard file format that will be used by both Blu-ray and HD-DVD for storage of high definition video.
In order to transfer a video to your iPod, you first need to convert it into either the iPod MPEG-2 standard (check the apple website for the exact specs for the iPod format, but I think it is 480x480 pixels at 30fps) or the iPod h.264 with either QUicktime Pro or some other video converter, and then import the videos into iTunes in the same way you would import music (file=>add file to library) and then it should autosynch with the rest of your music when you plug in your iPod. I have never used Quicktime pro, I use Total Video Converter for my video conversions, but I believe Quicktime Pro allows you to simply select import to iPod and it will automatically format it to the iPod format (not sure if it uses MPEG or h.264) and add it to iTunes. If you have a video iPod, Quicktime Pro might be a good investment at $29.99.
Be warned though that movies and TV shows will start to take up space faster than you would expect. I have 69 items in my video playlist, 67 20 minute TV show episodes, a 6 minute music video, and an hour and a half movie, and they take up 6.5gb of space in the iPod MPEG format.
Stay away from a 6200. I'm shocked you guys brought that up. Don't count on playing any new games on a 6200. Its throwing your money away. Get a 6600GT or a 6800GT if your on a budget. But if your not get a 7800GT.
As for the iPod just make sure its Mpeg and it should be able to go onto the iPod Video.