2 Replies Latest reply: Apr 11, 2010 1:11 PM by Ronald Gazaway
Ronald Gazaway Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
The TV show Castle was purchased via iTunes and originally watched on an Apple TV. Synced it to the iPad and it gives a "This movie could not be played." message.

Attempted to play it on the Mac Pro and I get the message:

"This movie cannot be played because a display that is not authorized to play protected movies is connected.

Try disconnecting any displays that are not HDCP authorized."

OK, fair enough. I'm only using Apple's 30 and 24 inch monitors on the Mac Pro. Guess I need better monitors.

However, why is it that the iPad's physically embedded display is not HDCP compliant?
(Note: No, the VGA adapter was not connected to the iPad.)
  • OrangeMarlin Level 5 Level 5 (5,140 points)
    Ronald Gazaway wrote:
    The TV show Castle was purchased via iTunes and originally watched on an Apple TV. Synced it to the iPad and it gives a "This movie could not be played." message.

    Attempted to play it on the Mac Pro and I get the message:

    "This movie cannot be played because a display that is not authorized to play protected movies is connected.

    Try disconnecting any displays that are not HDCP authorized."

    OK, fair enough. I'm only using Apple's 30 and 24 inch monitors on the Mac Pro. Guess I need better monitors.

    However, why is it that the iPad's physically embedded display is not HDCP compliant?
    (Note: No, the VGA adapter was not connected to the iPad.)


    I've run across this issue. It's not really iTunes fault, it is some sort of protection scheme from the content providers.

    You need to contact iTunes for a refund. Also, I don't think it's the monitors that are at issue, but the video driver. Some of the older video cards on MBP, iMac and other Macs (and frankly Windows computers too) are noncompliant with HDCP apparently.

    If you search HDCP here, you'll find a lot of complex discussions about it.
  • Ronald Gazaway Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    The forum is titled "Using iPad > Applications".
    The message is titled "iPad not an HDCP compliant display device?".

    The problem being reported is playing a video on the iPad with the HDCP lock flag set.

    I'm posting this to keep the thread on subject and not let it get side-tracked into an irrelevant discussion of video cards and/or drivers.