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Old 15-10-2007, 01:25
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Ive never used an IPOD in my life so this will be the first time as I really like the look of the new Ipod touch and Im thinking about buying one.

Question 1, As I understand the Ipod touch dosen't have flash so a lot of web pages I like to use wont be usable. Will it have flash in a future firmware release or not?

Question 2, Never have used Itunes and I dont really want to install it on my pc but can I transfer my Mp3, wav files from my pc to the Ipod touch and listen to them?

Question 3, Does the Ipod touch support Mp4? If not what type of media files does it support.

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Old 15-10-2007, 01:56
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Ive never used an IPOD in my life so this will be the first time as I really like the look of the new Ipod touch and Im thinking about buying one.

Question 1, As I understand the Ipod touch dosen't have flash so a lot of web pages I like to use wont be usable. Will it have flash in a future firmware release or not?

Question 2, Never have used Itunes and I dont really want to install it on my pc but can I transfer my Mp3, wav files from my pc to the Ipod touch and listen to them?

Question 3, Does the Ipod touch support Mp4? If not what type of media files does it support.

thanks
1. There are rumours that Adobe is working on an iPhone optimised plugin for Safari, but they are just rumours. Flash on Mac OSX isn't that great performance wise hence a big reason to leave it out (as well as it being proprietary). What Flash sites do you use?

2. You can't just drop MP3s onto it. You have to use iTunes...which I thoroughly recommend as it acts as a conduit for syncing all of your content to the iPod (bookmarks, Outlook contacts, photos, movies etc)

3. Yep it supports MP4
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Old 15-10-2007, 04:05
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1. There are rumours that Adobe is working on an iPhone optimised plugin for Safari, but they are just rumours. Flash on Mac OSX isn't that great performance wise hence a big reason to leave it out (as well as it being proprietary). What Flash sites do you use?

2. You can't just drop MP3s onto it. You have to use iTunes...which I thoroughly recommend as it acts as a conduit for syncing all of your content to the iPod (bookmarks, Outlook contacts, photos, movies etc)

3. Yep it supports MP4
I enjoy playing flash games when I'm on my break at work or if I have to wait for my girlfriend at the local shopping centre it would be great just to wait and play games.
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Old 15-10-2007, 09:07
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www.playtouchgames.com lets you play some games on your touch.

Also http://www.apple.com/webapps/ has some games and other things.

All viewed through a web page using safari

Hope this helps
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Old 15-10-2007, 13:59
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the lack of flash plugin for the ipod is a bummer I just hope they bring out an update with the plugin, or some developer will do something for thoes who jail broken their ipods who knows
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Old 16-10-2007, 22:17
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While the lack of Flash is not ideal, the Touch is a superb device.

I wouldn't be surprised if it gets Flash in the future (and made available as a firmware upgrade) because of the number of Flash video sites out there (including the new BBC iPlayer).

But you shouldn't get one on the offchance that it gets Flash in the future. Just go get one because they're great video playback and web browsing devices.
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Old 17-10-2007, 09:11
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well I found this which was posted back in July, it states within the next couple months (of this being posted) that apple plan to rollout a flash plugin

http://www.macworld.co.uk/ipod-itune...pe=allchandate

well its now 3 months on wonder if there will be one soon
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