It's working out quite well, so far. CLEARLY gen1 software hacks tacked onto the existing code. The video playback behaviour is irritating in a lot of ways. But I'm sure it'll get better in the future. My biggest complaint so far is iTunes podcast behaviour. The settings on what to keep and what to delete are global, not overridable on individual podcasts. So now, since there are things I want to keep always (see below), I have to either dig their files out of the filesystem, delete them as podcasts, and readd them to the library (what a pain in the ass!) or I have to manually manage deletion of things I've listened to and don't want anymore (what a pain in the ass!). I REALLY want per-cast settings. CNN news? I just want ONE item kept, always. Just the latest, no matter what. Frederator (see below)? Keep everything, forever. Maybe stop listing it under podcasts after I've watched it, just list it as part of the regular library, whatever.
So, frustration, but nothing I can't work around reasonably. I've converted several videos I had into ipod format (yay registered quicktime), but trying to convert an episode of SeaQuest was taking FOREVER, so I aborted that and am now ripping a DVD (Andromeda, season 3), which is going much faster. We'll see how well it works.
Meanwhile, I must discuss some other things:
First, and less exciting, is the Washington Post's video podcast: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/mmedia/vipod.xml
So far, boring crap about several things, cute video of a baby panda, and a long story about Azerbaijan. With a burning hill which is very cool and worth watching the thing just to see, I think.
About Frederator Studios We're the folks who originally gave you tons of cartoons including The Fairly OddParents, ChalkZone, My Life as a Teenage Robot, Johnny Bravo, Dexter's Laboratory, Courage the Cowardly Dog, Cow and Chicken, The PowerPuff Girls, and many, many more. And now we're giving you even more shorts that we're hoping are just as cool and just as funny.
Four episodes so far, the first has a VERY well-rendered and cute story involving a caveman and his rock. Episode two has Bill Cosby (sorry, Cosbee) in a run-in with Sauron. It's got Adult Swim-style bumps between episodes, which I don't yet find as tedious as I do AS's (AS can get repetitive and/or just plain boring at times).
So far it's really entertaining stuff. I recommend it.