"_ was not copied to the ipod ___ because it cannot be played on this ipod"

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Cuz03, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. Cuz03 macrumors member

    Aug 8, 2010
    I download podcasts on itunes and put them on my ipod but three of about 90 give me a problem where they say (look at title) and then won't copy. I have right clicked and clicked get info and they are in the same format as all the other podcasts and i don't know why. Does anyone know a solution? I'd like to have these on my ipod. By the way it is a 4g 32gb ipod touch if that means anything and i have itunes 10
  2. Code.Red macrumors regular


    Apr 18, 2010
    I'm actually having a similar problem, but with photos. They are all wallpapers I saved from the same website, same format (JPG), same resolution (640x960), and 2 of them just won't sync, citing a similar error message: "Some of your photos, including the photo ___.jpg could not be copied to the iPod because they cannot be displayed on your iPod."

    It's very curious as there should be no difference in these files than the others. I've even resaved them to no avail.

    Anyway, I'll play around with it and let you know what fixes my problem, if I ever figure it out. Perhaps something similar could be done for you.
  3. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

    Mar 15, 2008
    For photos is could be that the ones that don't sync are progressive JPGs. Just a shot in the dark.

    For podcasts there may also be some slight codec difference in the file. If they are video podcasst then check both the audio and video codecs used. I've bumped into a few music videos I downloaded from YouTube that won't play, and the main difference is the audio codec inside them.
  4. Code.Red macrumors regular


    Apr 18, 2010
    Fixed my photos problem- had to delete the "iPod Photo Cache" folder iTunes made. It regenerated it once I resync'd it and it all came out fine.

    Anyway I don't think podcasts have a similar thing so not sure what you could do. Sorry!
  5. MsMerryMac macrumors regular

    Apr 4, 2010
    This has happened to me with podcasts! I have one podcast and random episodes will trigger that "cannot be played on this ipod" error. It's frustrating. I was actually going to post about it today because i was downloading podcasts directly from my Touch and it was happening.

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