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iTunes movie won't transfer to Ipad

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Mgreen03 Calculating status...
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Feb 16, 2011 3:32 AM
Last year my son bought a movie on ITunes for his IPod touch. We recently bought an IPad and want to put the movie on it. The movie will not drag/transfer to the IPad. Is there a compatibility issue? If so, can the file be converted?

Gateway, Windows Vista
  • lllaass Level 10 Level 10 (134,975 points)
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    Feb 16, 2011 5:23 AM (in response to Mgreen03)
    Have you tried syncing the movie like the Users Guide says:
    " When iPad is connected to your computer, use the
    Movies, TV Shows, Podcasts, and iTunes U panes to select which videos to sync."

    Is the iPad signed into the same iTunes account that purchased the Video"
    Mac Mini Early 2010 OSX 10.6.6, G4 MD OSX 10.5.8 - iPad 3G & G4 Touch, iOS 4
  • GTF123 Calculating status...
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    Feb 17, 2011 8:15 PM (in response to lllaass)
    I experience a similar problem. NONE of the movies on my iTunes will show up on my iPad. In fact there is no "Movies" folder in the iPad Library.

    When I sync my iPhone 4.0 with the same iTunes, the movies get copied to the iPhone and there is a "Videos" choice at the bottom of the screen - from there one sees both "Podcasts" and "Movies". (My iPad shows "Podcasts" but not "Movies".
  • MUSIKERO Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 17, 2011 9:19 PM (in response to GTF123)
    I have somewhat similar problem; though I have the Movies folder on iPod player on my iPad... But the movies are not visible.

    Note, these movies are the same movies I used to have on my iPhone. Same accounts are used. What could have caused this? Anyone??
    iPad 64G WiFi+3G, 128G
  • mingsai Calculating status...
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    Feb 20, 2011 7:06 PM (in response to MUSIKERO)
    Hi all,

    Short Answer:

    What worked for me in recovering sync capability was simply opening Activity Monitor and stopping the iTunesHelper app, which seems to have unlocked the communication problem.

    Mac Mini / iPad, Mac OS X (10.6.6), Love the mac


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