Problem with adding .mov files in iPod shuffle

Discussion in 'iPod' started by edrifkin, Mar 29, 2008.

  1. edrifkin macrumors member

    Feb 7, 2006

    I noticed that some of my music files in iTunes cannot be added to my iPod shuffle. They were original wma format so I had to convert this to .mov using quicktime in order to add them to iTunes. Is there a way to add this to iPod as well? Thanks in advance.
  2. iTeen macrumors 65816


    Aug 13, 2007
    I am confused, so you went from .wma format to .mov(movie) format? Well there is certainly no way to add movie files to the shuffle, you must find a way to convert the files to .mp3 or some accepted music format.:rolleyes:
  3. iBookG4 FTW macrumors member

    iBookG4 FTW

    Dec 23, 2007
    Obviously, your shuffle cannot play the movie files, so iTunes will not copy them.

    Howvere, I do think you are maybe trying to use your shuffle as a flash drive (which is perfectly possible) to transport those .mov files. In that case if you have a Mac, you're going to have to find those files manually (Probably in your iTunes folder, in the "Music" section of your hard drive) and drag and drop them onto the the shuffle icon on your desktop.

    If you have Windows, you should probably find out what it recognizes the shuffle as. (Mine says "Removable Disk E") and then find those files you want to put on there (can't help you with finding them, don't know Windows too well) and then either choose to send them there (from the right click menu) or manually drag and drop them.
  4. edrifkin thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 7, 2006
    I had to change .wma to .mov in order to add the music file into iTunes. The .mov file that I created is not a movie file.. it only contains audio.. I just had to do it so that I can play the file with iTunes. Should I have to convert .wma into some other format??
  5. xlosltove777 macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2006
    Long Island, NY
    .mov files are movie files, Apple's preferred audio format is .aac. I think I know what may have happened. Did you change it from .wma to .mov in another program, meaning you know for sure that it is .mov? If you did then that wasn't the right thing to do. You should be able to File-->Import then pick your .wma's and iTunes will convert it into an iPod/iTunes compatible format.
  6. aethelbert macrumors 601

    Jun 1, 2007
    Chicago, IL, USA
    There are some audio variants of .mov files that are only sound. If iTunes let's you import it, can you right click and convert it for iPod? Or you could open the file in quicktime and export it to another format.

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