In This Chapter
Playing movies and TV shows on your iPod or iPhone
Playing YouTube videos
Playing podcasts and audio books
Listening to the iPod nano's FM radio
The Buggles sang "Video Killed the Radio Star," but both coexist quite nicely on your iPod or iPhone, which is not only a fantastic music player (and the current iPod nano can even play FM radio), but also a terrific video player, with crisp, clear picture quality. Video appears horizontally on an iPod touch, iPod nano, or iPhone screen (in what's known as landscape mode), and if you rotate it 180 degrees to the opposite horizontal position, the video adjusts accordingly. All the controls you expect in a DVD player are right on the screen at the touch of a finger.
You can also play audio books and podcasts on this multimedia machine. The iTunes Store offers an amazing selection of TV shows, movies, audio books, and podcasts. (See Chapter 7.) This chapter shows you how to control video playback, skip forward or backward, and scale the picture to fit your screen. It also shows you how to watch YouTube videos on your iPod touch or iPhone.
Movies, TV shows, and music videos are easy to locate and play. Videos you purchase from the iTunes Store are ready to use, but videos you bring in from other sources may have to be converted first by iTunes for use on your iPod or iPhone. You can tell whether a video needs to be converted by selecting the video in iTunes ...