TV Shows tab? TV Shows anywhere?

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  1. HunterGather, Oct 27, 2011
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    HunterGather macrumors member

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    I'm not sure if this is an ios5 thing, or if it was in ios4, but my videos identified as a TV Show (in the GET INFO options) don't show up on my ipad 2 or iphone 4. There's no tab in the Videos app to display them!

    In iTunes they are there, though.
    The only way I can play them is changing them from TV SHOW to MOVIE.

    When I do a spotlight search on the iphone or ipad, said tv show(s) come up, but once I play them, the VIDEOS app crashes.

    Has anyone else had this problem?

    Just in case, I did a restore of my ipad to see if that would help, but nothing.

    Oh, and changing it to podcast or iTunes U does the same thing for that matter. The only thing I can play and see is if its classified as a MOVIE or MUSIC VIDEO (which shows up in the Music app).
     
  2. HazyCloud macrumors 68030

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    I'm not sure why you're having issues. I just download a random free show and it shows up just fine.
     

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  3. HunterGather thread starter macrumors member

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    I just tried that test out too, with a podcast.

    When I downloaded the podcast from itunes, it showed up fine on my VIDEOS app under a PODCAST tab.
    When i drug a file identified as a PODCAST (just to test, i changed a movie to that type) and dragged it to the ipad in iTunes.

    It doesn't show up in the VIDEO app. Under the summary tab in itunes, it says there are 2 videos on the ipad in total, but the only one it shows me is the iTunes downloaded podcast...

    This has never been a problem before hand.
     
  4. HazyCloud macrumors 68030

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    That's pretty weird. What happens if you don't change the types?
     
  5. HunterGather thread starter macrumors member

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    If the non-itunes downloaded videos stay as a MOVIE type, they show up and play fine in the VIDEOS app.
     
  6. HazyCloud macrumors 68030

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    Ahh, non-iTunes videos. This is why you're probably having weird issues. So they play if you change the info on them, otherwise they don't show up? This totally boggles me. Sorry, I can't help you very much.
     
  7. HunterGather thread starter macrumors member

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    It's never been a problem before...

    Also, I may have found a work around, however, here's another thing I found that get get tedious and annoying.

    If I change a videos info in the GET INFO box, it stays with the tag info forever.
    EXCEPT the video classification.

    Ie: I open the tv show in itunes, change the class to TV SHOW. Delete show from itunes list, then bring it back. Its then classified as a MOVIE again.

    Ugh...

    Thanks for trying though!
     
  8. musicaddictz macrumors newbie

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    Hey I have the same problem too. I want to convert some videos which of course are not available on iTunes store. OK, it's anime. There I said it.
    It used to work well with older iOS, I'm not sure why when I changed the tag info to TV Shows, the videos do not even show up on my iPad (not even the TV shows tab).
    So I tried downloading a random TV show from iTunes store and then the tab showed up yet the video was still not there. Anyone knows how to deal with this? :(
    Everything works fine with Music Videos/Movies, though.
     
  9. Flowergrower macrumors newbie

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    Tvshows not showing in video apps

    Hi, I Have exactly same problem is there any solution yet, thanks in advance.
     

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