11 Replies Latest reply: Jan 24, 2013 11:26 PM by chopperchick
chopperchick Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I just purchased a movie through itunes.  I want to put the movie on an SD card that I have that fits into a USB accessory so we can use it on different computers.  How do I do that?  I tried to just drag it to the SD card but it didn't work

  • 1. Re: movie to SD Card
    King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10 (95,200 points)

    You've tried it dragging it from where from within iTunes or windows explorer/Mac finder ? You can't do it from directly within iTunes, if you right-click the film in your library and select 'show in explorer' / 'show in finder' you should then be able to copy it to an SD card and copy it into iTunes (File > Add To Library) on a different computer where your iTunes account is authorised

  • 2. Re: movie to SD Card
    chopperchick Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    yes I was trying to do it directly from itunes.  So, I right clicked on the movie, in itunes and "show in explorer" didn't even show up.  What now?

  • 3. Re: movie to SD Card
    King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10 (95,200 points)

    You are on a windows computer ? If you right-click on the film in your iTunes library do you get a pop-up ? I can't remember the exact wording, but one of the options on the popup should be something like 'show in windows explorer' or 'show in explorer'. Or selecting the film and film and doing 'get-info' (control-I) should give you a differnt popup with a series of tabs, and at the bottom of the General tab there should be a Where field showing the file's location.

  • 4. Re: movie to SD Card
    chopperchick Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    O.K.  I'm very sorry, I've been working like a madwoman these past few days and I just now am getting back to my computer.  I did the control I and did get a different box.  Says it's stored in icloud.  so now what?  I am on a windows computer, vista unfortunately, which I am changing this weekend as I have so much trouble with it, I hate it.  So should I go to icloud to try to download the movie onto the SD card?  I actually purchased it in SD form from Itunes so that it would fit and play properly on the card.

  • 5. Re: movie to SD Card
    chopperchick Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    well I just went into my cloud drive and don't see the movie anywhere.  So I'm not sure why it's saying it's stored in icloud.

  • 6. Re: movie to SD Card
    King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10 (95,200 points)

    You went to what cloud drive ? If it shows as being in the cloud in the Movies part of your library then you should be able to click on the cloud symbol next to it (or on its top corner if you are in cover, as opposed to list, view) and re-download it, or go to the Purchased link under Quick Links on the right-hand side of the iTunes store home page and re-download it : re-downloading.

  • 7. Re: movie to SD Card
    chopperchick Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    went to the cloud icon like you sugested.  It re downloads but doesn't give me a choice of where.  Just goes right back into my computer.  No option from what I can see to put it anywhere else

  • 8. Re: movie to SD Card
    King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10 (95,200 points)

    It will only download to your computer. When it has done so you can then either do control-I (get-info) on it in the Moves part of your iTunes library to see where it's been downloaded to (you can then copy it to an SD card), or right-clicking on it and selecting 'show in explorer' should take you to where it's been downloaded to.

     

    You can then add it to another computer's iTunes (File > Add To Library) where you've authorised your account

  • 9. Re: movie to SD Card
    chopperchick Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I did the get info and all it said next to where is icloud.   So that brings me to my original question of HOW to save it to an SD card.  I have the sd card in my computer now.  But I get no choice anywhere to save this movie to it.

  • 10. Re: movie to SD Card
    King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10 (95,200 points)

    If the film is now downloaded onto your computer then it should be in the Movies part of your iTunes library - does it not show in there or has it got the cloud symbol next to it (if it has a cloud symbol then that implies that it's not downloaded) ? If it has downloaded to your computer you should be able to right-click on it and go to where it is stored on your computer, and you can then copy it via windows explorer to your SD card

     

    By default your iTunes library should be under :

    • Mac OS X: /Users/username/Music
    • Windows XP: \Documents and Settings\username\My Documents\My Music\
    • Windows Vista: \Users\username\Music\iTunes
    • Windows 7 and Windows 8: \Users\username\My Music\iTunes
  • 11. Re: movie to SD Card
    chopperchick Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    you are amazing!  I swear I was just going to log on and tell you I give up.  I finally got the movie to an sd card via your last suggetion.  However, now when I put it in my android tablet, it says I cant play the movie.  Loaded itunes to androd app and still no luck but at least I got the stupid thing on the SD card now.  Thanks so much for all your help.