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tallygator Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
When trying to load a video from itunes librarty to the ipod, we get this message: "..." was not copied to ipod because it cannot be played on this ipod." What does this mean and how do I fix it? The video plays on itunes, it just won't load. Thanks.

dell, Windows XP
  • MacbookProBono Level 4 Level 4 (1,355 points)
    iTunes can play a variety of video formats but the iPod only plays MPEG-4 video and H.264 video. You can use MPEG streamclip to convert the videos you want to play to the iPod format. http://www.squared5.com/svideo/mpeg-streamclip-win.html
  • tallygator Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I am such a novice at this...I have downloaded the file but what do I do not? I don't really understand how to move the video from itunes library to the new file to convert it. Thanks for the help.
  • MacbookProBono Level 4 Level 4 (1,355 points)
    Click the video you want to convert and drag it to your desktop. Open MPEG streamclip and go to File>Open Files then select the video which should be on your desktop and select ok.

    Once the video has loaded go to File> Export to MPEG 4. Where it says Compression click to the far right where there should be an iPod button then click Make MP4. After it's done converting drag the file onto iTunes and then update your iPod.
  • dbaiPod Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I've been having the same problem, not only don't I have audio, but I see the video screen, but it never changes, nothing actually plays. In iTunes, itself, the video plays without sound.

    So, I go and download the MPEG Streamer that has been suggested. Quite easy to operate, although it took a VERY long time to convert a 4 minute music video and even longer to convert a 12 min. movie clip. I figured THANK GOODNESS, my son can finally watch his music videos/movies.

    Well, I imported them (the new ones) to iTunes, dragged them to my son's iPod and voila, the same thing happened!! I'm so upset with this. So many sales people touted this as "so easy" to just load videos and play them. I disagree. Could it be that only the ones you actually purchase from iTunes will play on the iPod?? I hope not.

    I must admit, I like my little cheap mp3 player much better. Of course I don't watch videos.

    Anyway, any other suggestions that someone may have would be SO greatly appreciated. It's frustrating to spend so much money on something and it doesn't work. Thanks!!

    PC   Windows XP  
  • MacbookProBono Level 4 Level 4 (1,355 points)
    Video>Video Settings> TV Out: OFF
  • dbaiPod Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thank you, SO much! TV off = video playing w/sound. Do you think I'll still need to used MPEG Streamer to convert or should I try the right-click convert and see if it plays the video w/sound? Maybe the TV on was the problem all along? What do you think?
  • lizabler Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    When trying to load a video from itunes librarty to
    the ipod, we get this message: "..." was not copied
    to ipod because it cannot be played on this ipod."
    What does this mean and how do I fix it? The video
    plays on itunes, it just won't load. Thanks.


    Hi ,
    The reason the video won't play on your iPod is it has to be in mp4 format . I use a free program I got off the internet called Jodix Free Video Ipod Converter. the web site is www.jodix.com. The video's are converted to mp4 format for you in one step.

    I hope this helps,

    lizabler



    Fifth Generation iPod Windows XP

       
  • tallygator Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I downloaded the jodix converter...but how do I get the video from itunes to the converter?
  • lizabler Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    I downloaded the jodix converter...but how do I get
    the video from itunes to the converter?



    When you open the vido converter click on the tab that says "Add Files". Then a new window will open and you click on the video file that is saved on your computer. Then you cick on a tab called "convert" and the viedo file should automatically be converted into mp4 format.

    I hope this helps,

    lizabler

    Fifth Generation iPod   Windows XP  
  • tallygator Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I can't seem to save the video anywhere that will even allow me to convert. When I click on the name of the file, I get the message: "cannot be converted, no video stream" - what does this mean? I have downloaded the codecs as specified by jodix...still cannot convert the video. Help!!
  • lex713 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hey I'm Lexi- I just got a new iPod, and I bought am ovie from the iTunes store. I loaded the movie to my ipod, but only the audio plays, it doesn't show the movie... All that shows is the movie cover while the audio goes on... What do I do?
  • lizabler Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Hey I'm Lexi- I just got a new iPod, and I bought am
    ovie from the iTunes store. I loaded the movie to my
    ipod, but only the audio plays, it doesn't show the
    movie... All that shows is the movie cover while the
    audio goes on... What do I do?


    Hi Lexi,

    When you are playing a movie on your ipod. select video's from the ipod menu and then press play and then you the movie should play normally.

    I hope this helps ,

    lizabler


      Windows XP  
  • lizabler Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    I can't seem to save the video anywhere that will
    even allow me to convert. When I click on the name
    of the file, I get the message: "cannot be
    converted, no video stream" - what does this mean? I
    have downloaded the codecs as specified by
    jodix...still cannot convert the video. Help!!




    Hi ,

    The only thing I can suggest is try cotacting Jodix Technical support.

    I am not sure how else to help,

    lizabler

    Windows XP
  • Will2Morrow Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    The linkl you gave does not work or the website is not there anymore
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