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iTunes Rental Movies not moveable to iPod?

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ninzan Calculating status...
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Jan 19, 2008 7:14 PM
I can not find how move a rental movie from iTunes to my 5th gen. iPod...is it only the new iPods and iPhone that support transferring rental movies? Someone help please. I don't want to sit in front of my iMac for the entire movie but rather chill in my bed before I go to sleep and use my iPod. Help!

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iMac 20" 2.4gHz Intel 4gb ram, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • yotech Calculating status...
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    Jan 19, 2008 8:08 PM (in response to ninzan)
    i have the same issue...i cant believe apple team not responding on this issue
    Windows XP Pro
  • Gary Dartmore Howell Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Jan 19, 2008 8:43 PM (in response to yotech)
    Looks like the 5Gs were left out in the dark. Wow, my iPods not even that old!
    IPod 5th Gen
  • Adam Jossem Calculating status...
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    Jan 19, 2008 9:42 PM (in response to ninzan)
    I have the same problem. Rented movie and wanted to transfer it to my ipod so I could watch it on my tv. I looked at the directions:
    "After the movie downloads to your computer, to transfer the rental to an iPod, iPhone, or Apple TV, connect the device, select it in iTunes, click the Movies tab, select the movie, and then click Move."

    But there is no "Move"! In fact when I click on the movies tab under the ipod there is no movie. It shows up on my computer. Am I blind? How do I transfer it to my ipod? This *****.
    MacBook, Mac OS X (10.4.11), ipod 5g
  • jamiesadler Calculating status...
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    Jan 19, 2008 10:56 PM (in response to ninzan)
    I am having the same problem. I have tried evrything. I cant beleive they woudl leave teh video out its not that old?
    Windows XP
  • Albert Yang Calculating status...
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    Jan 20, 2008 12:39 AM (in response to Adam Jossem)
    Unfortunately, you can't transfer it to a 5G iPod.
    2.0 GHz black C2D MacBook, Mac OS X (10.4.9)
  • Jeff Bryan Level 9 Level 9 (61,785 points)
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    Jan 20, 2008 3:26 AM (in response to ninzan)
    iTunes movie rentals are only compatible with the newer iPods (the Classic, the 3rd generation nano and the iPod Touch).

    They cannot be played on the 5th generation iPod.
    iMac 20" 2GHz Intel Core Duo; 2GB ram;, Mac OS X (10.5.1), 750GB ext hd iPods:Touch/Classic/Video/Nanos.Older iPods©
  • TAS Calculating status...
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    Jan 20, 2008 7:24 AM (in response to ninzan)
    It is obvious that Apple did not do their homework on this new rental feature. Basically they are saying if you don't go buy a new iPhone or new iPod, forget watching it on your "old" fifth generation, video iPod. Nice try, Apple. You are not giving us anything that we can't get through Blockbuster or Netflix. If you can't move it on a video iPod what's the point?
    Imac, Mac OS X (10.4.5)
  • Robin Reed1 Calculating status...
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    Jan 20, 2008 10:08 AM (in response to TAS)
    I came here to look this up. Steve kept saying "current iPod models" in the keynote, so I was pretty sure he was leaving out older ones. Well, my 5th gen is still working fine for music, and Steve will lose my movie rental business until I have a compelling reason to replace it.
    iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.7)
  • Jeff Barlow Calculating status...
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    Jan 20, 2008 11:18 AM (in response to Robin Reed1)
    So I've got an iPod that's less than two years old, which I connect to my standard-definition TV via an A/V cable, and it's useless for rentals?

    The solutions offered are:

    1) Purchase a new iPod and a new A/V cable.

    2) Purchase an Apple TV and a new TV.

    3) Carry my laptop and the external drive my library is stored on into the other room, and connect it to the TV with still more cables I don't have.

    The excuse I've been given is:

    Someone, somewhere, might set the iPod clock back (and never re-sync with their library), which will enable them to watch a rental for more than one day. Because of this scenario, all but the newest iPods are locked out of this deal.

    There is absolutely no reason that Apple can't enable rentals on 5G iPods. I've been an Apple customer for fifteen years now, and I'm starting to believe that those that talk about constant upgrades were right.

    We're not all made of money, Mr. Jobs, and we want to expect that the hardware we purchased will be useable for a reasonable amount of time.
    PowerBook G4, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • M Marcinik Calculating status...
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    Jan 20, 2008 5:58 PM (in response to ninzan)
    I hope you guys are demanding your rental fee refunded. I was all up on apple rental now that I find out that I have been locked out i feel like a moronic apple groupie. My 5 g Ipod video is apparently too old and my new itouch did notcome with video outpit..i'm screwed.
    imac 17 powewr mac g4 cube g4 grey, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
  • pmd35 Calculating status...
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    Jan 20, 2008 7:22 PM (in response to ninzan)
    OK!! I'm glad I'm not the only one this is happening to. I'm a little p---ed off I already paid for these rentals and I can't get them on the ipod. Let me know if any comes up with a solution.
    hp, Windows XP
  • Jeff Barlow Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Jan 20, 2008 8:20 PM (in response to pmd35)
    The only solution seems to be to complain to Apple and hope to get a refund.

    Whether or not they're listening to the complaints and enabling rentals on 5G iPods is another matter ...

    For now, the only "solution" they're offering is for us to pay for a new iPod.

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    PowerBook G4, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • Garrovick Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 20, 2008 8:31 PM (in response to ninzan)
    I've ended my days of purchasing any thing from iTunes.

    Apple won't support or upgrade the OS on my iPod, I won't put any iTunes purchases on my old obsolete, not worth Apple's time 5th Gen iPod

    Good thing I came here before sending any money to Apple to rent a movie.
    Gateway, Windows XP, Not a $1100 dollar MAC.
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