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  • JLG - HK Level 1 Level 1

    Totally agree with you, and was my expectation - that a video taken with my iPhone, placed in iPhoto, will sync with my iPad. What I offered was a way to get that video onto your iPad....

  • Peggy Guelle Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks for your explanation on how to get a video into the iPad! I am so grateful for your help.

  • mrbofus Level 1 Level 1

    Not that we were expecting much, but the iOS 5.1.1 update doesn't fix anything in regards to videos syncing properly.

  • bluishwaves Level 1 Level 1

    It also happens to me, finally i download a ipad video converter and directly convert my video in iPhoto to iPad supported video formats, then the problem is solved.

  • ShaneMac22 Level 1 Level 1

    That works, but I agree that if you are able to watch the video from your iPhoto library you should be able to sync it and have it show up in the appropriate event in the iPhoto library on your iPad.  If I'm going to go through all that, I should just handbrake it and be done with it.

  • mrbofus Level 1 Level 1



    I agree with you.  Unfortunately, as I've stated in my posts, even if you use Handbrake, it won't necessarily solve your problems.  At least for me, it didn't.  I know that iOS devices will only playback certain codecs, so just because they play back on my iMac (with Perian) doesn't mean it will playback on my iPad/iPhone.  So I used Handbrake to convert hundreds of home movies to iOS friendly h.264 videos, but 12 of them will still not sync over for some reason. 

  • JohnnyCanuck1 Level 1 Level 1

    The link you give is out of date.


    I did find a help page that was similar.


    When I try to drag video files into iTunes I receive and "unknown error file".  The files are fine in iPhoto.


    Some files will import and some files won't.  It's interesting that some videos from the same camera will import and some won't.


    What a farce!  All I want to do is put a few home videos on my iPad!

  • mrbofus Level 1 Level 1

    I converted about 200 videos in Handbrake (took forever!) to videos using the H.264 codec. The weird part is that 12 of the videos won't transfer to my iPhone 4S or my iPad (3rd generation).  iTunes just says it couldn't transfer them.


    I thought it might be the file size, but some of the videos that wouldn't transfer are far smaller than some of the ones that did transfer.  (and none of the videos are bigger than 100MB anyways)  All the videos play fine in Aperture, QuickTime, VLC, etc...


    Then I thought it might be the H.264 profile or level, but I don't think that's the case.  As an example, I have one 1920x1080 video that did transfer fine that is 18.2MB and 15 seconds long.  It's encoded at 8,978 Kbps, Main profile, at Level 4.0.  Plays back fine everywhere, including my iPhone 4S and iPad.  I have another file that is 33.1MB and 27 seconds long.  It's encoded at 9,541 Kbps, Main profile, at Level 4.0 and will NOT transfer over to my iPhone 4S or iPad.  I don't think the the bitrate difference of 563 Kbps would really make a difference since the iPhone 4S should be able to handle much higher.


    So I'm stumped as to why I have these 12 videos that won't transfer over.  Any new ideas?

  • Abstractart Level 1 Level 1

    I haven't been following this latest line of comments but I've found that the usual reason for not transfering to the iPad is the Audio Codec not the video. Check to see if the ones that won't tranfer have a different audio cedec than the rest.

  • mrbofus Level 1 Level 1

    At least for the example I gave above, both files are idential in terms of audio encoding.

  • mrbofus Level 1 Level 1

    Solved!!  (at least for my case)


    OK, so I had videos that would play in Aperture, QuickTime, iTunes, etc...but would not transfer to my iPad/iPhone.  In order to get the videos to transfer, here's what I ended up having to do:


    - Open the video in QuickTime Player

    - Select "Share -> iTunes..." and then the "Computer" option

    - In iTunes, go to the "Movies" section of my library, select the imported clip, right-click on it, select "Show in Finder"

    - Move that file to your desktop

    - I used the "A Better Finder Attributes 5" program to change the created/modified dates to match the original video clip.

    - Import the video into Aperture

    - Delete video from desktop

    - Sync iPad/iPhone

  • BobLondon Level 1 Level 1

    I had this problem. One solution is to create a slideshow from the Event content. Export the slideshow to iTunes and it will place it in Home movies (after latestiTunes upgrade). When you have iPad connected to iTunes for sync select 'automatically incude all movies or other dropdown options'

  • BobLondon Level 1 Level 1

    Just to add if the content comes from an iPhone into the event it does transfer the video content in the Event to the iPad

  • lenzib Level 1 Level 1


    My movie is not syncing to my iPad. Can someone find out what is wrong. The movie is in iTunes visible by the computer but it is not synicng. I tried connected the device to the computer and pressed apply but it is not working!

    Can someon find  out what is wrong.

  • Rosco P. Coltrane Level 1 Level 1

    Using Mountain Lion what you do is double-click on the video in iPhoto (I'm using iPhoto '09 (version 8.1.2). It will launch QuickTime Player. (I have verision 10.2)


    Select File -> Export to -> iTunes... 


    You'll get to select if you want it formatted for an iPhone or an iPad. Click Share button. Next time you open iTunes you'll see your movie in the Movies tab. Sync to your iPad and you're done.