iPod Video Downloads Tips

iPod video downloads have been popularized since iPod fitted their new generation gadgets with capabilities to play video. The older iPods are phasing out as they make way to the latest models that play iPod video downloads. More iPod users now own an iPod Video that plays not only music but movies and videos as well. While the small LCD screen pales in comparison to the huge TV screens we are used to, it is still the perfect companion for us when we are on the move in a train or bus, or while working out on the thread mill in the gym.

Nowadays, our iPods are equipped with 30 GB to 80 GB of disk capacity. This can hold up to 100 hours of video. So unless you are traveling around the world for 4 full days without eating, sleeping and going for washroom breaks, it is definitely sufficient to entertain you for hours with quality MPEG 4 iPod video downloads. However, one thing you need to be mindful of is its battery life. It probably would last long enough for you to finish one or two one-hour TV show episode before it needs recharging.

Folks are always on the look-out for a good place to access iPod video downloads. iTunes is one popular place to download iPod music videos. People like the loads of iPod TV show downloads, iPod video downloads, iPod movie downloads and iPod music downloads they can find there. Try searching for latest TV shows and download them to your iPod. You may purchase the entire season or just one episode you missed for $1.99.

If you are looking for interesting and entertaining iPod video downloads, you may be able to find them at the video search engines etc. Some of these videos are home-made videos made by amateurs. You will even find music videos uploaded by idol hopefuls. But you really would not know if they will become the stars of tomorrow.

Read more about iPod video downloads and where you can find unlimited DVD quality iPod video downloads for your iPod at my blog.

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Why Are Audio and Video Such an Integral Element of a Successful Marketing Schematic?

When communicating with a market, companies should utilize many different mediums. This helps to extend the reach of marketing efforts as well is appealing to prospects on different levels. Audio and video are an integral part of successful marketing efforts because they add a level of professionalism, enrichment, and engagement to any campaign.

Music is powerful. Have you ever heard a song that made you cry, laugh, or inspired you? I’m sure that you have noticed that television news stations create the music for any event they deem to be important. There are movies and television shows that are famous because of the music that is included in the show.

Companies don’t often take advantage of the power of music in their marketing strategies. By using talent for voiceovers, you can increase the depth of a specific campaign. There are certain famous actors, such as Morgan Freeman, who have such a powerful voice that it seems they can sell anything. While a small business can’t afford to hire Morgan Freeman for their radio ads, you can and should utilize professional voice talent to help enhance the quality of your marketing communication efforts.

There are many different ways that companies can use videos to create consistency, engagement, and enrichment in their marketing efforts. Creating a video channel with scheduled content will help increase brand recognition while making your market aware of your company’s solutions. Video is also a great way to pull back the curtain on your business and allow customers to see the people who make up your company. Consumers are more comfortable buying from people, not businesses. Small businesses and home-based businesses have the advantage over large corporations in this area because they have such a small staff they can make more personalized marketing efforts and help prospects see how the owner’s personality infuses the company and its mission.

Webinars are also a powerful tool when trying to reach and educate an audience. If you record the webinar, then you can offer this recording as downloadable content to your market. It can also become part of a package for training or additional content that you are looking to sell to your customers.

Visual content can be inspirational and engaging to many people in your market. This is one reason why image-based social media sites such as Pinterest and Vine became popular in such a short period of time. By creating short videos that explain to your audience about your services or more about your organization, you are helping to appeal to your audience on more than one level. If you use videos to create case studies, you are also helping to appeal to the general public instead of just informing authorities in your field about the results of specific solutions you have found for market problems.

Consumers are becoming more sophisticated in the methods they use to research potential companies. There has been an in increase in the interest of case studies, whitepapers, and e-books as a way of gaining information about a specific organization and the expertise of its personnel. By using video case studies instead of traditional formats, your company can take advantage of this new trend in consumer research and increase conversions for your organization.

The White Man’s Education

I don’t quite remember when I first heard the phrase or the young black kid who I last heard utter it, but I do remember the shudder that went through my body each time. The kids were questioning why they had to go to school to get the “white man’s education.” In both cases I never got to give an answer, as they weren’t talking to me, though I desperately wanted to. Afterwards I remember thinking that this attitude was probably a growing one among young African Americans. From my own experiences I could see how such nonsense can be attractive, particularly among youngsters mesmerized by street lifestyles and looking for a slick sounding reason to grow up illiterate and parasitical.

Inasmuch as Forty Million And A Tool’s primary thrust is to secure our birthright of wealth, it is equally necessary to confront the many other obstacles standing in the way of our comprehensive advancement; one of which is this obvious psychologically crippling notion that the basic literacy public schools offer our children is somehow harmful, evil or irrelevant. Clearly, this misguided rebellion has its roots in the legitimate protest against long-standing bias in educational testing and the virtual absence of African and African American brilliance in textbooks, to say the least. Yet, somehow our children have taken it to a level of lunacy that points our future toward nothing more than defiant self-destruction. Many of them truly believe that they must rebel against the “white man’s education.”

When I attended elementary school for most of the 1960′s the only blacks I remember learning about were Crispus Attucks, Benjamin Banneker, George Washington Carver and Constance Baker Motley. At home I knew about other famous blacks like Willie Mays, Nat King Cole and Lena Horne, but didn’t quite get the sense that what they did was very important. It was only the three dead ones and Ms. Motley that the teachers seemed to hold in any esteem. Crispus died for freedom; George did many things with peanuts; Benjamin drew plans for constructing the nation’s capitol and made a clock, while Ms. Motley became a federal judge. That was it! Anybody else who did anything great or important was white.

As for reading, writing, arithmetic and regular school subjects it was taught that the Greeks started it all, and that’s the way it stood for me until the mid-seventies. It was then that I learned that the Greeks started very little of anything; certainly not reading, writing, mathematics, biology, literature, history, philosophy or mythology. In fact, I learned there was no such thing as the “white man’s education.” While this is common knowledge now, imagine the mix of emotions I experienced when I learned that the Greeks were educated, among others, by Africans; that Plato, Aristotle and others attested to Greece’s indebtedness to Egypt; that Greece’s greatest historian, Herodotus, described these Egyptians as people with “burnt skin and woolly hair.” It was the most freeing and astonishing feeling I’d ever experienced. It was also the angriest I’d ever felt; the same anger, I suspect, our young people feel as they encounter the debilitating effects of an educational system that assigns to them inferior status, both historically and now.

During my research I came across a passage that sheds light on perhaps why black people in general seem not to know these things. It felt to me both like a back-handed slap in the face and also a sad commentary. The passage goes like this: “If you want to hide something from black people just put it in a book.” Finally after digesting hundreds of books and articles I understood that Western Civilization was simply the result of Europe’s formal education, primarily by Africans of antiquity. Europeans, having later embarked successfully upon a quest of global domination, re-wrote much of history in their image and after their likeness. This is how we got on the road to what our young people call the “white man’s education.”

Today, many of our young people are so angry, particularly after learning these things and others, that they’ve fallen into the trap of self-imposed illiteracy and criminality – all the while reveling in the belief that they have somehow escaped the clutches of the white man’s education. The fervor and intensity of the rebellion is such that it has no expressed aim or purpose, yet the understanding seems to be that “anything whites in power promote – don’t buy into it, and whatever they condemn – embrace.” So when the president and other powerful white politicians extol the virtues of getting a quality education, that message gets translated down to many of our youth as worthless trickery. Not even the multitude of college educated black leaders who preach “get an education” produce the desired results, which begs the question: how can a people re-discover or re-claim their heritage only to have its most precious segment turn their backs on it and believe that it belongs to someone else? I’ll tell you how: knowledge not translated into power might as well be a fairy tale story, while fairy tales backed by power becomes believed knowledge.

To counter the negative and debilitating aspects of the Euro-American educational system we need to teach our children how not to throw the baby (fundamental literacy) out with the bath water (lies and mis-education) to avoid being brainwashed and psychologically crippled. Several Afrocentric and urban movements are teaching generations of black youth about the hypocrisy of the American educational system. This cuts like a double-edged sword, causing many to abandon the process altogether, while others negotiate the process with a solid sense of self. However, until we can implement structures that ensure the healthy education of our babies from the cradle to college, we must continue to fill in the gaps where the public schools do not. Whatever approach we eventually endorse the greatest falsehood we absolutely must defeat is this notion of a “white man’s education,” for it concedes to others what is rightfully and equally ours.

I don’t have to tell you where the bulk of young black drop-outs end up. While hundreds may find their way into a movie or music video ten times as many don’t, yet they crave the lifestyle and the trinkets. So where talent or a solid business background eludes them, crime and parasitic living welcomes and envelopes them. It is at just such a cross-road where proper education and the attainment of our birthright of wealth will save our youth and prevent them from choosing illiteracy, imprisonment and a squandered life.