Why? Because the screen is just large enough to watch movies on. This morning for instance, I watched Burial ground on the way to work. Thats a nice way to start the day, maggotencrusted corpses and hysterical dubbing.
But, There is a slight glitch. I'm using a small program called 3gpconverter to convert avi files to mp4 format for my iphone. The conversionprocess takes about two-three hours but results in the fact that if I pause a film the sound becomes slightly out of sync. Now, is this a fault of the converter or the iphone itself? I had the same problem on my Ipod touch.
On recommendation from Fred, I tried Handbrake(not handshake) which seems like a nice program but has about a million settings (the best thing about 3gp converter is that is has none, you just choose the Ipod template. the downside is: no subtitles.) and takes forever to convert. I tried it last night and a normal movie took more than six hours... am I doing it wrong? Should I muck about with the settings even more? And the subtitles didnt work even though I chose them. I think I want to use Handshake more since it has the possibility to rip straight from my own dvds.
Any other ideas? What more programs are there out there?
I just realized that I am doing what I never thought I would be doing. Praising an Apple product.