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  1. As the Touch is a different size from the video Nano, you’ll want to keep both for testing.
    Also, the video Nano is such a nice little artefact. I use mine to listen to Melvyn Bragg and Radiolab while cycling, but I have some videos on it to demo to people how watchable it is…

  2. The screens are different sizes, but in principle they both play H.264 at up to 640×480 pixels and similar bitrates – so my goal is to offer people just two ‘high quality’ video formats. WMV9 for Windows and H.264 for everything else, both at 640×480 and around 150Kb/sec. Neither of those will play on a PSP or mobile phone, so maybe maybe I’ll have to add another delivery format, but if I can keep it to a choice of two there’s a chance my users might pick one rather than none.
    Point taken about having all platforms for testing, though. I only wish we had a sane budget, heh – at the moment, this is all out of my pocked, hence the desire to have as few unwanted iPods as possible! Also because the video nano I found squat enough that I kept dropping it in the shop. Oops.

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