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M4v file can be dragged/dropped on my laptop iTunes but not my desktop iTunes?

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Jan 22, 2013 3:06 PM

So I made a legal home movie and made it into an m4v in my desktop computer.  I followed a great preset in handbrake to make us my m4v file was 100% compatible with ipad2.  I know it works because it is now on my iPad and plays wonderfully.


However......I wasn't able to drag/drop it from the desktop with which I made the m4v movie.  Instead, I had to put it in a USB key and walk it over to my laptop.  After that, I opened iTunes there and was able to drag/drop no problem.


I even since tried to drag the movie back over to my desktop with the same USB key, but that iTunes will still not let me drag/drop.


Why is that? 

  • fromsouth Level 4 Level 4 (3,170 points)

    Is there version difference on your itunes?

  • fromsouth Level 4 Level 4 (3,170 points)

    Then I don't believe copy protection was a problem. Unfortunately, belief is all I got, never met anything like that before, sorry. Did have situation when 10.7 responded to copy protection differently, but that was on the Mac (brand new as well). Difference was in amount of copy protected movies, that itunes would allow to sync. 10.7 would allow 3. 11 increased that amount, don't know to what number yet.

    on the side note, took me half a day to find sidebar, so ticked I was...

  • turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (43,860 points)

    Thanks for filling us in. In "therory" QuickTime is no longer required for iTunes to work, but there may be some older file formats that rely on it. Sadly iTunes has a habit of silently ignoring some user actions without giving any clue as to what the problem might be.



  • fromsouth Level 4 Level 4 (3,170 points)

    Very happy for you. And very ashamed for apple guys who not only didn't fix your windows problem for you, but didn't even try to guess about QuickTime. Of course they going downhill. They always did, unlike windows and Linux. Unlike tablets that seem to be taking over the world in coupe with phones. BTW, I think I mentioned something about DRM not being a problem, didn't I? Now, not being "apple guy" proud of myself


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