iPod Video format?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by pilotkid, Sep 27, 2006.

  1. pilotkid macrumors 6502a

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    I have a dvd/video system in my car and also have my ipod connected to it and can play all my songs and everything. What I have done in the past is download music vidoes off of limewire and burn them to a dvd and play/watch them in my car. My question is, is there anyway i can get my videos that i buy via the iTunes music store to play in my car so that i can watch and hear them? One thing i've noticed is that on the videos that i buy show up in my car but only as a normal song, theres no way to get the video part to show as well...is there some wierd format that iTunes video's use that wont allow them to play in my car?
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    The format itself is not weird (MPEG-4), but DRM prevents you from playing videos on any device other than an authorized computer or iPod (or burning to a video DVD).

    I'm not sure how you are playing them currently, but if your car A/V system has RCA inputs, you could use a iPod AV Cable & Dock to connect your iPod to your car system (although it might not be worth it).
     
  3. pilotkid thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ya its not really worth it since the inputs are behind the dash,lol...Thanks anyways though
     

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