6 Replies Latest reply: Jul 10, 2009 11:27 AM by the fiend
dodie1938 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
This Ipod 60gb classic (about 2004-05) is a refurb, and I can't figure out if it is intended to play video podcasts. In the summary, it has podcasts, photos, music and contacts. But, the video podcasts are never synced to the Ipod. I just wanted to know for sure. Thanks.

Vaio desktop, Windows XP
  • Niel Level 10 Level 10 (288,980 points)
    If it's a Fifth Generation or newer iPod, yes. Otherwise, no.

  • the fiend Level 5 Level 5 (7,990 points)
    There could be a couple of reasons why your video Podcasts are not synced with your iPod.

    First, have you selected the appropriate option on the Podcasts tab? That may sound like a silly question, but if you are selecting specific Podcasts to sync, instead of all Podcasts, you may be forgetting to chose the videos.

    Second, what are the video Podcasts that do not sync? Are they HD versions of a Podcast, because they will not sync.

    Also, have you tried selecting the video, then clicking on (top menu) *Advanced/create iPod or iPhone version* which will attempt to create a playable version from a video that is in a format the Ipod cannot play?

  • the fiend Level 5 Level 5 (7,990 points)
    Almost forgot, one last thing, if you *create an iPod version* the "new" version will appear in ordinary videos, not Podcasts. The conversion changes the *Media Kind* so it's no longer a Podcast. So look for the new version in the plain old boring videos section.

  • dodie1938 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks everyone. Since I didn't purchase it new, I'm guessing it just doesn't play video podcasts, because I have done all of those things mentioned, and there's no change. However, it does have a lot of room for regular music, podcasts, and pictures. I'm thankful for that. Thanks again.
  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9 (62,425 points)
    Two further thoughts. Not every video podcast is released in an iPod compatible format. Dependant on the original version the "Create an iPod compatible version" function may produce a version without sound so it's not a surefire workaround.

  • the fiend Level 5 Level 5 (7,990 points)
    I think the very first thing you need to do is identify which model of iPod you have, not just for this question but to help you in the future. You will then be able to post in the appropriate forum for your iPod. Check this page, http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1353 which will help.

    Since there is no 60GB Classic ipod, it seems likely that you do not have a Classic, but there is a 60GB fifth gen model, which as Niel says, will play video Podcasts. Follow his link in the above post and it will take you to the same page as my link, but to the fifth gen section. Look just above on that page to be able to differentiate between early and late models.


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