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ITunes Library Problem

My iTunes library wont let me upload movies. Where everything is listed just goes black. When I go to upload, nothing happens.

[This is what my library looks like in the movies tab]

Does anyone else have this problem?
and Does anyone know how to fix this problem?

I have a 3rd Generation iPod nano so I know it can play movies.

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Re: iTunes Library Problem

Download a video converter
i downloaded one called Videora

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Re: iTunes Library Problem

Ok, if u look in the very bottom right corner, next to the eject button, press that and you will see wat videos u have. easy as dat.

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Re: iTunes Library Problem

Try reloading itunes again with out your virus cheaker or your fire wall this will a low you to load it back a gain compleatly

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How do hi upload my music

If you mean upload music from computer to iPod, I can help you. Open iTunes and plug in your iPod. On the left hand side there should be your iPod name, go to your iTunes playlist and drag the songs you want to your iPod. For all of the songs, go to your iPod music library, even if you don't have songs, and on the bottom there should be a blue-ish bar. There might be a box saying "Autofill from iTunes library" click that ONLY if you want ALL songs from your iTunes to your iPod. If you want to know how to put video or DVD movie onto iPod, I think this step by step guide would help you.
Hope it helps. Feel free to email me if you need further help.

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I have a CD that contains a number of MP3 files I would like to upload to my iPod via iTunes. How do I do that? I previously used iTunes to upload songs from Music CDs to my iPod. All I had to do was...

If you open iTunes with the CD in the drive and click File - Add folder to library/Add file to library you should be able to find the CD containing the MP3's from there. This will then add them to your iTunes library and you can put them on your iPod by dragging them to your iPod when it is connected in iTunes.

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Itunes wont let me put a movie on m ipod

Not all iTunes video can be transferred to iPod, please make sure your video is compatible with iPod. If the video resolution or video bitrate beyond iPod limitation, even though they are mp4 video, you can't upload them to iPod. For example, some iTunes purchased movie are High definition movie, the resolution is too high to play on iPod, you can't sync it to your iPod. For more information about iPod compatible video, you can visit apple official website.

Or you may take a look at this step by step direction, it's about how to convert and put video to iPod, it works pretty well for me.
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Downloading software

iTunes is free and is the best software available for use with iPods. Below I have included several intruction (guides) for you just in case you are a new user and need the information. If you have any difficulties past here please do let me know. I have a well of information on iTunes/iPods. :)
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Adding content on your computer to iTunes
iTunes lets you add digital audio and video files on your computer directly to your iTunes library. You can add audio files that are in AAC, MP3, WAV, AIFF, Apple Lossless, or (.aa) format. If you have unprotected WMA content, iTunes for Windows can convert these files to one of these formats. Video content in QuickTime or MPEG-4 format can also be added to iTunes. To learn how to add these files to iTunes follow the steps below.
Open iTunes From the File menu, choose one of the following choices: Mac Add to Library Windows Add File to Library Add Folder to Library Navigate to and select the file or folder that you want to add If iTunes is set to "Copy files to the iTunes Music folder when adding to library", iTunes will copy all content that is added to the iTunes library to the iTunes Music folder. Then adjust this setting or change the location of this folder, go to the Advanced tab in iTunes preferences.


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iTunes includes several options to automatically or manually sync videos to your iPod classic, iPod nano (3rd generation), or iPod (5th generation). Read this article to learn more about these two methods.
Products Affected iTunes, iPod nano (3rd generation), iPod classic, iPod (5th generation)
Syncing videos automatically Connect your iPod to your computer and open iTunes. Select your iPod in the DEVICES section of the iTunes Source list.

In the main iTunes browser window, select the Music tab. Select the checkbox labeled "Sync music" and verify that the "Include music videos" checkbox is also selected. You have the option to sync all songs and playlists or selected playlists.

Movies can be automatically synced to iPod. Select the Movies tab and select the option to sync all movies, selected movies, or a certain number recent unwatched movies.

TV Shows can be automatically synced to iPod. Select the TV Shows tab and select the option to sync all TV shows or selected ones. You can also determine which episodes are synced based on if they are recent or unwatched.

Video Podcasts can be automatically synced to iPod. Select the Podcasts tab select the option to sync all podcasts or selected ones. You can also determine which episodes are synced based on if they are recent, new or unplayed.

Click Apply and iTunes will begin syncing the content you've selected to your iPod. Tip: You can use the capacity bar at the bottom of the iPod settings window to determine how much free space is available. The size of a playlist can be determined by selecting it and looking at the bottom of the iTunes window.

The iTunes LCD will display the sync progress and notify you when the iPod sync is complete.

To disconnect your iPod, select it in the Source list and click the eject icon.
Syncing videos manually If your prefer not to automatically sync video content to your iPod, you can setup manual syncing.
Connect your iPod to your computer and open iTunes. Select your iPod in the DEVICES section of the iTunes Source list.

In the main iTunes browser window, select the Summary tab. Select the "Manually manage music and videos" option. This will deselect the automatic sync settings for the Music, Movies, and TV Shows tabs. Automatic syncing for Podcasts, Photos, Contacts, and Games can be individually disabled by selecting each of those tabs. Note: When manually managing iPod, disk use is enabled and iPod must always be manually ejected in iTunes before disconnecting.

Click Apply. To manually add music videos, movies or TV shows to your iPod, choose one of these categories under LIBRARY in the Source list. Select and drag items you want (to choose multiple items, Command-click items on a Mac or Control-click items in Windows), then drag them onto your iPod icon in the Source list. To add a playlist, select it in the Source list and drag it onto your iPod in the same ways as a video or song.

When you are ready disconnect your iPod, select it in the Source list and click the eject icon.

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download pod view first and then set a destination folder for it to store you i pod library. after this is done open itunes up and import the library. It should keep everything in order so you will not need to **** about sorting all your library back out

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I think you may have some how deleted you itunes library file. It's default location is:
C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\My Documents\My Music\iTunes\iTunes Library.itl
the file is called "iTunes Library.itl"
You can delete the whole itunes file but all of you music may be deleted.
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1. Make sure you have the most recent version of iTunes. The iTunes should let you know when a version has been released, with full assumption you have internet connection.
2. Use a different USB cable
3. Clean both male and female ends of the USB cable of particle such as dust
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If none of the above work/didn't work/didn't help at all, let me know.

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did you convert them to a appropriate file type .mp4. if not you can by uploading it into the media library in itunes then right click on it then click convert to ipod/iphone if this does not work try downloading a FREE media converter (well if you buy a converter it could cost allot of money for noting if it does not work) ohh and i like the add it is cool.

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Just go to the file menu in itunes. Use one of the import buttons. You can import your whole library, some files, or individual songs. Then upload them to the ipod by selecting songs and adding them to the ipod play list.

I know there is a way around using itunes, by setting the ipod to be used as data storage and then using it like any other mp3 player transfering directly from your library. I have never used it this way so I can't help any more then that. I had already been settled with using itunes before i found out about that, otherwise i likely would have.

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