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Some HD Video won't play on Ipod Touch 2G

1244 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Nov 18, 2012 7:01 AM by ntillm01 RSS
ntillm01 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Nov 16, 2012 3:53 PM

iPod touch 2G: MC086LL

Family Guy (It's a Trap) HD dowloaded directly to the iPod = plays fine in widescreen HD.

Family Guy (Something, Something...) HD dowloaded directly to the iPod = message says "cannot be played."

Family Guy (Something, Something...) HD dowloaded to a laptop and attempted to transfer to iPod= message says "cannot be played on this device."


*note: Something, Something had been downloads in SD prior, playedfine, then deleted to make room for the HD version.


I don't understand how I can get one HD episode to download and play fine, yet a very simliar one will not.


Thanks for any ideas.

iPod touch, iOS 4.2
  • lllaass Level 10 Level 10 (135,905 points)
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    Nov 16, 2012 3:57 PM (in response to ntillm01)

    Only the 4G and later support HD. When you purchased irectly verom iTunes on the iPod all you can get is SD. When you purchase on computer you frequenlty get HD. SOmetimes yo will also get SD download automatically.

    - Try redownoading the SD version and then syncing:

    Downloading past purchases from the App Store, iBookstore, and iTunes Store

    Also see:

    iTunes: May be unable to transfer videos to iPhone, iPad, or iPod

    iTunes: Frequently asked questions about viewing and syncing videos


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