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Can you play movies on iPOD touch?

1693 Views 14 Replies Latest reply: Jul 29, 2008 3:19 AM by curbs007 RSS
Deborah Meyer Level 2 Level 2 (225 points)
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Jul 15, 2008 7:28 PM
I thought you could.
iMAC G4, PowerBook G4, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • tangerine Calculating status...
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    Jul 15, 2008 7:35 PM (in response to Deborah Meyer)
    You can watch movies on the Touch. Are you having problems?
    MacBook Pro 2.4 ghz 17" 4GB, Mac OS X (10.4.11), iPod Touch 32, iPod Photo, iPod Shuffle
  • Emancipator Computator Calculating status...
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    Jul 15, 2008 9:08 PM (in response to Deborah Meyer)
    If you're trying to drag and drop video straight as-is onto the ipod touch - you can't. You have to convert them, and for best performance, compress them to match the iPod's resolution. Anything more is wasted data that just makes the file bigger than it needs to be.
    PowerBook G4 1.67, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • Scott P. Level 6 Level 6 (16,840 points)
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    Jul 16, 2008 5:05 AM (in response to Deborah Meyer)
    Aloha, Deborah.
    I see you are on OS X. I would highly recommend you take a look at iSquint. The name is a play on the fact that it makes your video the right format for the small screens of iPods.

    It's a free, limited to iPod only version of a much more powerful program called Visual hub. iSquint has been around for a while, and gets a pretty good review.

    disclaimer: The products I mention and I are in no way affiliated, nor do I recieve any form of compensation for suggesting them.
    iBook 1GHz G4, 1.25 GB RAM; 1.33 GHz G4 Mini: 1 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.5.2), iPods: 3G, 5G, Touch: Fuji S5000; Commodore 64; Coleco Adam
  • Jean-Guy Lebel Calculating status...
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    Jul 16, 2008 1:23 PM (in response to Scott P.)
    Thanks a lot Scott, I'm new to iPod Touch (bought it last Saturday) and I was trying unsuccessfully to transfer movie to my Touch.

    You spare me a lot of time.
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • Ramanda Calculating status...
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    Jul 16, 2008 11:08 PM (in response to Deborah Meyer)
    Ever since I upgraded to 2.0 I cannot sync my movies and tv shows back onto my ipod touch. itunes is up to date, quicktime is up to date. I reset my ipod, and I also tried restoring it. I tried authorizing my computer. I even de-authorized it and re-authorized it to try and get them on my ipod. My music went onto the ipod touch just fine. When I try to put the movies back I get a message saying such movie cannot be transferred to this ipod because it cannot be played on this ipod. There is also a message that says the format is not supported. I have played these on my ipod before. These were BOUGHT through itunes. Why aren't they working anymore? Anyone else having this problem? My mom also has an ipod touch but she hasn't plugged hers in yet because she doesn't want the same problem. She also has those movies/tv shows on her ipod and they play on hers.
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  • Ramanda Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 17, 2008 12:35 AM (in response to Ramanda)
    Nevermind, I found the answer in another thread
    MacBook, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • Scott P. Level 6 Level 6 (16,840 points)
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    Jul 17, 2008 5:15 PM (in response to Jean-Guy Lebel)
    Then my work here is done.
    iBook 1GHz G4, 1.25 GB RAM; 1.33 GHz G4 Mini: 1 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.5.2), iPods: 3G, 5G, Touch: Fuji S5000; Commodore 64; Coleco Adam
  • ipod4eva Calculating status...
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    Jul 19, 2008 4:55 PM (in response to Deborah Meyer)
    use nero recode they encode them perfectly and they sound like theyre dolby digital
    Athlonh 64 X2 5200+ x2, 4 GB, 16GB iPod touch, Windows Vista
  • Scott P. Level 6 Level 6 (16,840 points)
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    Jul 20, 2008 7:43 PM (in response to Deborah Meyer)
    Not at all. I thought you were having difficulty with that task. iSquint is pretty good for those files that are not of the right type for an iPod. I use it for items pulled off my DVR and the odd personal video friends or family might send that I (for some reason) might want to have around. Good example was a holiday celebration that someone edited together, but the format was not right for an iPod.
    iBook 1GHz G4, 1.25 GB RAM; 1.33 GHz G4 Mini: 1 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.5.2), iPods: 3G, 5G, Touch: Fuji S5000; Commodore 64; Coleco Adam
  • curbs007 Calculating status...
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    Jul 28, 2008 7:35 AM (in response to Deborah Meyer)
    Anyone have a converter like squint for those of us using windows OS plz?
    Windows XP Pro
  • imran_maq Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Jul 28, 2008 2:23 PM (in response to curbs007)
    Yes try Videora for iPod, just google it. It's free and easy to use, produces good results.
    MacbookPro 15inch, 2.33ghz, 3GB ram, Windows XP Pro, Leopard running Bootcamp.
  • curbs007 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 29, 2008 3:19 AM (in response to Deborah Meyer)
    thanks, will let you know how it went...
    Windows XP Pro

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