Rental movies don't sync like purchased movies. They transfer.
Look at this article: http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/articles/comments/the-complete-guide-to-itunes- movie-rentals-part-1
Scroll down to the section titled: Transferring Movies Between Devices
I ama totally new to all of this. We are taking a trip abroad so I went to Itunes, downloaded movies on to my new ipad from my computer, now I have no idea how to find them on my ipad. Sorry this is so elementary but I just can't figure it out. I have also heard of stories that once you have rented a movie they can't seem to get it to download once they are on the plane! HELP! I need the basics. Thank you very much.
Transfer rented movies from iTunes:
• Open the movies pane in iTunes, at the top you will see transfer rented movies. To transfer a rented movie you must have an Internet connection.
• With the "move" arrow you can transfer the movie, then click the apply button.
• Rented movies can not exist on more than one device at a time.
"View a rented movie: Choose Videos, tap the Movies category, then tap the movie you want to watch. Select a chapter, or just tap the play button."
iPad User Guide, page 59
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I have followed all the steps to transfer my rented movie (not in HD) to my iPad2. In itunes, I have "moved" the movie over to my iPad and the bar at the bottom of itunes moved to show a larger amount of space used for video. But I still cannot find the movie on my iPad!
This is the second time it has happened to me. The first time was a few months ago and I did an ichat with Apple help... they had no answer for me, but refunded the movie rental fee. I recently upgraded the operating system on my iMac to Snow Leopard, thinking that might be the problem. But here I am again.
I also tried rebooting my iPad and doing a search on my iPad for the movie... both did not help.
You mention above "choose Videos, tap the Movies category..." when I open Videos on my iPad I do not see a place to tap for the Movies category. Can you tell me where it is?
I just did this for the first time. Rented movie on iTunes, opened iTunes and found it under rentals, clicked on the video image and dragged it to my iPad 2 (it transfered via Synch), once completed I opened my iPad and clicked iPod. I could not find it. Then I clicked on Videos and my rental appeared. I don't have any other videos on my iPad but it was very easy. So, steps:
- Rent on iTunes on your computer
- Click Rentals in iTunes on your computer and see the movie you rented
- Click on cover art and drag to device
- Wait for synch to complete
- Once synch completes open iPad and go to Videos
- Rentals should show up and clicking on the cover art launches the movie description and a play button.
Worked great for me. Hope it works for you all.
I rented a movie on iTunes and it shows up on my laptop in rentals when I connect my iPad to sync and I look under movies in my iPad, there isn't any movies under "rental" to move over and sync. I watched a tutorial but I don't have the any rental movie on my iPad when connected to the laptop, yet I can see the movie under rentals on my laptop. I am confused.