This past Sunday my 30GB iPod photo finally died. It lasted just over three years and it was a true veteran. It was dropped, kicked, washed (accidentally), and chewed on by Tonks. Sunday afternoon after returning from the build site of the new house, I went back out to the car and dropped the iPod three times in 60 seconds. Low and behind it finally died. I took it apart, reseated everything but when the iPod started, I heard the click click of a dead hard drive. After an hour of trying to coax it back to life, my wife offered to buy a new 30GB Video iPod for my birthday.
I loaded it up with podcasts, music and video. What I’ve noticed is that when I go iPod -> Music -> Podcasts -> The Chris Pirillo Show, I saw a normal podcast and no video. After a few seconds of thinking I messed something up, I didn’t, I tried iPod -> Video Podcasts -> The Chris Pirillo Show and video was found 🙂 I would have thought that it wouldn’t make any difference if I played the video podcast from “Podcasts” or “Video Podcasts”, but apparently it does.