VPDs are intended for computer playback using QuickTime. The computer provides the best viewing expereince to take advantage of the file specification and settings. VPDs can be viewed on other devices such as an iPod or television (via AppleTV) by using an easy conversion utility in iTunes.
Yes, although the native 640 X 480 resolution and high bit-rate may not provided optimal performance level. We recommend a conversion into an iPod compatible specification by using the iTunes conversion utilitiy.
Right click your movie and select "Convert Selection for iPod"
The conversion process will begin automatically. Depending on your computer hardware and open applications, this conversion could take anywhere from 20 to 60 minutes.
Once the conversion is complete, you will notice in your Library the same video appears twice. The original VPD will be larger (up to 200MB). The new conversion will be smaller (up to 160MB). To view the file size, right click the VPD and select "Get Info". This will provide you an index of your file specifications. We recommended renaming the newly converted file for distinction (2005 The Cadets - iPod).
After you purchase a download you will see a list of all your purchased downloads. You may also view your downloads in the "View Past Orders" section of your account. Currently we only offer downloading files individually.
Windows Users: Downloading Individual Files:
You may download files individually by clicking on the year and corps name or the download icon to the right of the corps name.
An alert box should appear prompting you to save the file.
Select a folder to save the file into and click the SAVE button. Please make sure you have enough free hard drive space to save the entire group of files.
Repeat for each file.
MAC Users: Downloading Individual Files (Safari only):
Hold down the CTRL key on your keyboard and click on a file title.
Highlight and Click "Download Linked File"
The file will download automatically to your selected default location. Please make sure you have enough free drive space for the entire group of files.
Drum Corps International strives to provide our fans the latest available technology. DCI will endeavor to convert existing products as well as new offerings in this format as future resources become available.
No. In fact, using a download accelerator such as MSN, EarthLink or Propel Accelerators may actually interfere with your download. Please turn off your download accelerator before downloading your purchased products.
No. Dial-up accelerators such as MSN Dial-up Accelerator, EarthLink Accelerator, AOL TopSpeed, NetZero HiSpeed or Propel Accelerators only improve the loading speed of Web pages, and not the downloading of media files. Dial-up accelerators may actually interfere with DCI.org downloads, and we recommend disabling your dial-up accelerator before downloading your purchased products.