How to delete the Standard Definition Version from a Show?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by SethRogen, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. SethRogen macrumors 6502

    Jun 8, 2009
    Since the iPhone takes HD quality, I don't see a point to the standard definition version. It just takes up more space on my Macbook. How do I delete it?
  2. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    iTunes will only play the HD version on screens it knows has copy-protection built in.

    So it works on your Macbook and your iPhone, but if you ever put it on a Mac Mini with a DVI monitor, or use an analog converter from your iPhone to an older TV, you'll be out of luck if you'd trashed the SD version.

    I THINK you can right-click the video in iTunes and say 'show file' and see both versions and just erase one. (Not positive.) But my point is that even if that works, I kind of suggest you don't do it.
  3. saving107 macrumors 603


    Oct 14, 2007
    San Jose, Ca
    I agree with Small White Car, I suggest you don't delete it, but if you must;


  4. Interstella5555 macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008
    Unless I'm missing something, just select it and delete from iTunes.
  5. Icaras, Feb 27, 2012
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2012

    Icaras macrumors 603


    Mar 18, 2008
    California, United States
    Sorry to bring up an old thread, but I was wondering the same thing, and assuming you don't foresee yourself ever using a DVI monitor or an analog converter (like ever), wouldn't it not matter anyways? Furthermore, since TV shows are in the cloud already, the SD copy could always be redownloaded at any time if needed.

    Edit: I also noticed that on my season pass of Walking Dead 2, when a new show is available and I click "Check available downloads" from the Store menu in iTunes, it only downloads the HD version and not the SD version. I have to actually navigate to the SD version of the TV show in the iTunes store and it shows me an available "download" button, so it seems like Apple is only pushing for HD only in it's TV shows. I also really don't understand how deleting the SD copy affects the DRM and playback at all.

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