3 Replies Latest reply: Apr 16, 2012 8:23 AM by Amritpal Singh
rc137 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Just purchased an iPad wi-fi 3G 64G on eBay. Synced with iTunes. I have a bunch of music videos (MP4) which got sent to the Music section of iTunes by Realplayer which had done the conversion. When I synced, it sent the videos to the Movie section on my iPad. I wanted to make some playlists like I have on my iPhone. I haven't figured out how to get my videos into the "Music Videos" section on my iPad. I created some playlists in iTunes which got synced to my iPad.

Problem 1: When I go to iPod and select a playlist and then select one of the videos it plays just fine. But only that video. When I play from a music album, it'll play all the songs. The problem is ... when I select SHUTTLE, it'll only play audio (on my iPhone, it'll play the audio and video). What do I need to do to create a playlist that will play video in shuttle mode?

Problem 2: I have my auto-lock set to 2 minutes (the screen is supposed to lock after 2 minutes of inactivity). On my iPhone, when playing a video in shuttle mode, the auto-lock will be disabled. But on my iPad, when playing a video in shuttle mode, it'll play the audio and auto-lock after 2 minutes and shut down the video (when playing music, the screen will go dark but the music will continue playing). Where do I find the "setting" to disable auto-lock when playing a video in shuttle mode?

iPad wi-fi 3G 64G, iOS 4
  • 1. Re: How to create music video playlist and disable auto-lock when playing in sh
    rc137 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I went to the Apple Store and the tech guy said:

    1) the iPad thinks things played from iPod are music files so it will only play the movie files in the playlist as audio files when in shuffle mode. If you select a single file to play, it will play as a movie.

    2) only videos purchased on iTunes store are classified as Music Videos. Videos downloaded from Youtube are classified as movies.

    3) set auto-lock to "never" when playing files from iPod playlists.

    Not exactly what I wanted but I'll adjust.
  • 2. Re: How to create music video playlist and disable auto-lock when playing in sh
    Amritpal Singh Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    What you have to do is:

    1. Put the Video on the films sectoin of ITunes

    2. Then right click on the video and click on "Get Info"

    3. Click on the options tab of the dialog box

    4. Then on the drop down menu title "Media Kind", select "Music Video"

    5. Deselect the tick box below that says "Skip when shuffling"

    6. Click OK

     

    The video wil now be in the music section, and also listed as a musci video on the video dection of your ipod. You can create a playlist titled "Musci Videos" and then put the music videos in that.

     

    Hope this helps...

  • 3. Re: How to create music video playlist and disable auto-lock when playing in sh
    Amritpal Singh Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    To listen to music videos, whilst the idevice is locked...

     

    Also, go on the music video via the ipod music section, and then pause it. Then, click the home button to get to the home screen. After this, double click the home button to get the small multitasking bar up at the bottom. Keep swiping right, so that you get to the furthest left. There should be a music play 'menu'. Click play, and then you can listen to the music shilst the ipad is sleeping. When you unlock it, the lock screen will show the beginning of the video as artwork.