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#1 Thorsten

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Posted 31 December 2007 - 03:03 AM

Hi

I have an iPod Touch but I assume this also applies to the iPhone.

How do you play Music Videos on the iPhone / Touch?

When I sync the videos as movies, they play fine.
Well almost there seems to be some bug where they crash the first time I play them but then its fine.

In iTunes they are also shown as Video in a purple colour code.

But when I sync them as Music Videos, they are dark blue at least I assume those are the Music Videos as Dark Blue has no description in iTunes.

But I don't know how to play these Music Videos on the Touch.
They don't show up under videos like when synced as movies. and under music they only play the Music not the video, and I see no button on the screen to activate the video.

Hope somebody knows a tip.

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Posted 31 December 2007 - 09:57 AM

I get a Music Videos section under Videos on my iPhone. Will they play on any other video capable iPod? iTunes will play stuff that the iPod / iPhone won't touch.

[Edit] One thing I just thought of: Do you have Include Music Videos checked in the Music tab for your iPod?

Edited by Graham, 31 December 2007 - 09:59 AM.


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Posted 31 December 2007 - 05:22 PM

Yes I have Include Music Videos checked in the Music Tab.
And yes those videos do play on the ipod, when I tell iTunes they are movies, as I said.

Interesting that the videos show up on the iPod.
Anybdoy have an iPod touch which also has a Music Video tab on the iPod or has the same problem as me?

Thanks

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Posted 31 December 2007 - 08:17 PM

My confusion seems to be the description of "tell iTunes they're movies".

Like Graham, my Music Videos play fine on my iPhone and sync as such into the Music Videos section of Videos.

So, basically, I don't understand the definition of the problem.

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Posted 02 January 2008 - 02:03 AM

My confusion seems to be the description of "tell iTunes they're movies".

Like Graham, my Music Videos play fine on my iPhone and sync as such into the Music Videos section of Videos.

So, basically, I don't understand the definition of the problem.


With tell iTunes I mean changing the Video Kind in the Get Info Tab to Music Video or Movies.

If its Movies the videos are shown in the Video tab on the Touch, but I don'tknow how to watch the Music Videos when the Kind is Music Video.
So it works for the same video when its described in iTuensas Movie but not when described as Music Video.

But as it works for you I am beginning to assume its a Touch Problem and not an iPhone problem.

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Posted 02 January 2008 - 03:48 AM

That's interesting, too.

When I look at my Movie and Music Video files in iTunes, they are all .m4v but the Kind is different and grayed out so I can't change them.

They are located in different folders, though (Movies and Music, respectively). You may be able to affect a change by moving the files to the Movies folder but that's just a guess.

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Posted 02 January 2008 - 08:46 AM

I found the solution.

Its really stupid, the Music Videos do not show up in iTunes, if only a title is given and nothing else.
I edited the Artist field and now the video file shows up on the iPod.

Edited by Thorsten, 02 January 2008 - 08:50 AM.





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