No 'TV Shows' on iPod menu

Discussion in 'iPod' started by timmyb, Jul 7, 2006.

  1. timmyb macrumors 6502

    Feb 2, 2005
    United Kingdom
    On my iPod the video section is split in to Video Playlists, Movies, Music Videos, Video Podcasts and Video Settings but nothing for TV Shows. If I set the video kind of one of my videos to be TV Show then it doesn't appear on the iPod. What could the problem be?
  2. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

    Scarlet Fever

    Jul 22, 2005
    i had this same issue. I loaded all of my South Park epps onto my iPod, went out that night, and i couldn't find it!

    You have to make a playlist with all the episodes in it. Its probably not a bad idea to make a Smart Playlist so that if you get more episodes, they are automatically added. That playlist will show up on your iPod as a Video Playlist.

  3. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus


    Oct 8, 2002
    The Bamboo Forest
    That's really odd. I have a 30g Video iPod and I have a TV Shows menu.

    You might try using Lostify to add the TV Show tag to the video file unless it's one you downloaded from the iTunes Music Store.
  4. lu0s3r322 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 28, 2005
    i had the exact same problem before with my family guy and 24 seasons, but somehow i got it working. i think i looked at the forums, check there

    Scarlet Fever has the right idea, you should make a video playlist
  5. Electro Funk macrumors 65816

    Electro Funk

    Dec 8, 2005
    The Opium Garden
    i had the same problem and then downloaded a free episonde of Monk from iTunes... and it magically appeared...

    i think you have to first DL an "authorized" TV show from iTunes to allow this menu item to pop up on the iPod....

    Try it out... after my first TV DL... i was able to use Lostify and set any videos to a TV show...
  6. timmyb thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 2, 2005
    United Kingdom
    Unfortunately I can't as there are no TV shows on the UK iTunes.:(

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