Ok, I am a complete enigma. I do not give a hoot about music files. I am a huge movie nut. I have over 300 DVD’s and 400 video tapes of movies. What I want to do is begin converting those to Mpeg4 so that I can take them with me and watch them while I am traveling.
With either of these products, I am guessing that I can store my movies to microSD and then watch them on the units.
First question is: Is that a correct assumption. After ripping my movies to MP4, can I, (just like with music MP3 files), just copy them over to a microSD and pop that microSD into either the FUZE or VIEW and watch my movies?
Second question is: Which would be BETTER for doing what I want to do?
Final question: Do either of these players have an output port so that I could connect them to a TV? (that would be nice to do if I am traveling.)
If you want to watch videos, the View would be the better choice of the two without a doubt. Easy choice there. It has a larger screen and the video out feed via the 30-pin connector. The View is larger and thus not as portable, but the tradeoff should be worth it to you if you’re mostly interested in watching video. Someone mentioned the PSP, which is not a bad idea. You might also want to consider some of the smaller portable DVD players on the market. It all comes down to the balance between portability and screen size, I think. Only you can decide where to draw the line.
Yeah, I have a portable DVD player. But it is a little bulky to watch on a plane, or just sitting around in a lobby. I also started looking at the Creative Zen Vision W. Which might be a good choice, (although I do not like the idea of this big PCMCIA-type adapter sticking out, just to load up a microSD card.)
Basically, it seems like there are not any GOOD options for someone like me, who wants to put movies on a microSD and then plug it into a very lightweight portable device with a decent screen and good battery life. Seems like all anyone wants to do is play music…which gets really old when you are traveling 5-8 hours.
Products like the iTouch iPOD have a very good display but a REALLY crappy interface and storage support, because it requires video conversion to a specific playable format, plus has no expansion or output slots/capability. Other options like the PSP are good, but are a bit bulky. The Creative Zen Vision W and the Fuze/View also seem to have some drawbacks.
Do people just not watch movies that they own? I BUY movies, and then watch them over and over again. Just like people listen to music that way. So, I am kind of surprised there are not any better options out there. It seems like the PSP and maybe the Creative Zen Vision-W are my best bets.
Message Edited by jdg766 on 07-29-2008 11:35 AM