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Getting Home Movies to Play on Your iPod

Videos you download from the iTunes Store are already in the right format to play on your iPod, but if you import other videos into iTunes (like home movies or free videos you’ve downloaded from the Web), chances are they’ll play within iTunes with no problem (iTunes supports most video formats), but not on your iPod (it doesn’t support nearly as many). So, if you sync your iPod and get an error message along the lines of “This video cannot be played on your iPod,” don’t sweat it—you can have iTunes convert that video to a video file format your iPod does support by first clicking on the video in question, then going under the Advanced menu and choosing Create iPod or iPhone Version. That’s it—it converts the video to a format your iPod supports, and now all you have to do is sync again, and the video is copied onto your iPod.

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