Article:
  Getting the Video out of Your New iPod--for Cheap!
Subject:   Battery Life with Video Out
Date:   2006-01-21 15:22:12
From:   pfhyper
Response to: Battery Life with Video Out

You can plug the iPod into the Mac and use the iPod while it's charging. Just make sure to unmount the disk from the desktop. (If the iPod says "Do not disconnect" you're not in the right mode and need to unmount.) Assume it will work on Windows too.