Resolved Play 1080p in iTunes but sync 720p to iPad?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by arvacker, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. arvacker, Mar 24, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2012

    arvacker macrumors member

    Oct 6, 2011
    In my iTunes I have three versions of every movie, one in 1080p, one in 720p, and one in 960x640.
    The reason I do this is file size. I have apple tv's hooked up to home cinema systems, so there I want the 1080p 5.1audio versions.
    On my iPads I want the 720p 2.0audio versions and on the iPhones and other mobiles, I want the 960x640 2.0audio versions.
    Now in iTunes I only seem to find a setting that can make me choose to prefer SD versions on my iPhone/iPad.
    For the iPhone this works fine, but not for the ipad, I have the preference that I want the 1080p to play on my computer and now it automatically picks the 1080p HD to sync with the iPad. If I change the setting to prefer 720p it will pick that version, but I am afraid that it will now also stream the 720p version to my apple tv. (I can't test it as I am away from home for another 2/3 weeks)
    But I was hoping you could help me figure this out before I spent pointless hours creating the 3 way combos in iTunes.


  2. arvacker thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 6, 2011
    In case anyone was wondering, when you have 3 versions of your movie in iTunes, apple tv 2 (720p version) plays the 720p video file, when you only have 1080p and SD it plays SD, the only way to get it I play the 1080p version is to delete the other versions!
    And it is impossible to play a video through home sharing on an iPad 2 or iPhone 4S (haven't tested others) when it's marked as 1080p content, change the tag to 720p and it will play just fine...
    As a result I now have 2 versions, 960x640 and 1080p marked respectively as SD and 720p.

    Hope it helps...

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