3 Replies Latest reply: Aug 25, 2013 2:37 PM by jimhaynes
jimhaynes Level 1 (10 points)

I have an iPad I with iOS 5.1.1.  I am unable to sync a QuickTime ,mov to my iPad.  When I try to Sync I get and error message, "Can not be copied because [name of movie] can not be played on this iPad.


To export this slide show from iPhoto, I selected the Slideshow in the left column, clicked on the export button at the bottom, In the Export window I selected "Large" and "Automatically send slidshow to iTunes". It never appeared in iTunes,  So I dragged the mov file into the Movies folder in iTunes.


It now shows in the iTunes Movies folder and can be played in iTunes, but I can not copy/sync it to my iPad.  I have another video that I created and exported to my iPad and that videro, which I did not drag to iTunes,  plays fine on my iPad.

iPad, iOS 5.1.1
  • pvonk Level 6 (13,722 points)

    It depends what video codec the .mov files use. The video formats/codecs supported by the iPad are:

    H.264 video up to 720p, 30 frames per second, Main Profile level 3.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format



    There are many apps that can be used on a computer to convert a noncompatible format to one that is supported by iOS.

  • jimhaynes Level 1 (10 points)

    In iTunes I went to File>Creat new version>Create iPad or App;e TV version.  I now have 2 videos with the same name in ITunes and I still get the same error message.

  • jimhaynes Level 1 (10 points)

    I deleted both of the videos with the same name and started over by going back to iPhoto and again Exporting.  Nothing went to iTunes eventough I checked "Automatically send slidshow to iTunes".  I now have 2 copies of this movie in my iPhoto Slide Show folder that are .m4v files.  in the Export window that I get in iPhoto I have Export Movie to QuickTime movie checked.

    These are my selections for the Export:

    Screen Shot 2013-08-25 at 5.33.02 PM.png



    This the window I get after I check Large and export:

    Screen Shot 2013-08-25 at 5.28.56 PM.png