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I seem to have one problem and a minor issue here, hope someone can help.


It seems that my ipod can not read any of my categorized "TV Shows". When you have a video file in iTunes you can change the "Video Kind" under the options preference of the file. It then appears under the "TV Show" Category under videos, just as a Music Video or Movie does in their categories. What is not happening is on my 5th gen ipod, I can not read any of those files, they don't appear. All the music videos and movies appear, and all my playlists appear, but no TV Shows. Has this happened to anyone? I tried restoring my ipod settings, and that did not work. I went to my Apple Store, and the "genius" had no idea. Now, I haven't purchased any "TV Shows" from the Apple Store, just made some of mine, I doubt that would be a factor.

2nd issue:

Is there any way to make a video podcast a "Movie" "TV Show" or "Music VIdeo"? There are a few video podcasts that are really TV shows, but I can not categorize them as such. They only appear under podcasts, both in iTunes and my iPod. I know it's not a big deal, but I like to keep things organized. If it's a TV, it should go under "TV Shows".

I guess until I fix my first problem the 2nd is mute.

Any help would be much-appreciated.




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I too have noticed this and have posted it on Apple's Discussion forums with no responces yet. The reason these tracks do not appear is because in the "iTunes Music Library.xml" file the TV Shows have extra xml tags that describe the show and the episode. These tags are not generated for editing when you set a movie as a TV Show under the track information in iTunes and therefore the tracks do not show up as a "true" TV Show.


This problem is a PAIN and I would really like it fixed...

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you have to change the encryption on the actual movie i believe. i think there is a program called atomic parsley that will walk you through how to do this.

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