.mov files in itunes wont play on ipod????

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  1. dudeofblokes macrumors regular

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    hi im sorry if this has been asked alot but does anyone know why apples .mov files cant be copied to a 5th gen ipod video, i have them in itunes but they wont copy over which i think is odd seeing as it is apples format.

    does anyone know a work around or what file type they need to be to play

    thank you in advance for any help
     
  2. Cinematographer macrumors 6502a

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    This site shows the supported video formats. Does your video file match the specs?
     
  3. dudeofblokes thread starter macrumors regular

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    hi there....

    it was converted from avi to .mov using quicktime itself, but none that have been saved via quicktime works tho they do in itunes
     
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    Which format did you use when exporting to mov? If you took an AVI and just did a Save As to mov then it'll still be in the same format (eg. DivX). You need to go to Export and choose an iPod-compatible format.
     
  5. dudeofblokes thread starter macrumors regular

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    thank you

    i didnt know that i thought when i choose say as .mov that was it, thank you man
     

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