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Inability to record any programme to my Ipod Nano 4GG

Equinux ID gfox49so... Some time ago , I managed to record a short episode from a BBC programme, using The Tube. Since then, no matter what I do, I have found it impossible to record anything at all. This is driving me nuts! Whenever I get to the "theoretical" end, this is what comes up on the screen
ACTIVITY
Storage not configured
No external configured for
media files and images. Please check....
I havn't got a clue what this means. Although I am 76 years old, I do not regard myself as being totally computer illiterate. Can you please help me with this problem? Ideally, I would really appreciate an email detailing exactly all the stages I need to go through. I am using an eMac computer using Mac OSX 10.4.11. I'm keeping my fingers and everything else crossed hoping you can help . Thanks a lot...Brian Woolard

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    Are you still able to view live programs on your mac?

    Have you checked how much free space you have available on your hard drive?


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Hello, Sorry to hear you are having problems,
So if I understand you correctly, you want to transfer videos to your iPod.
Well this is how you do it:
Everything goes through iTunes. Be sure you have the newest version of iTunes installed ( 8.1 )
Next step, be sure your iPod is synched with your Mac and your iTunes. you must not connect your iPod to any other mac as it might erase and sync to that mac.
Find the videos ( or programs ) you want and get them into your iTunes. you can do this by choosing ( Add to Library )
Then, once you have the videos in your iTunes, connect your iPod... you should see it appear in the iTunes window.
Now, click on the iTunes icon, you should be able to see all the options:
Here, you can see what my iPhone window looks like, it's the same as your iPod:
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So you see the tabs, click on the Video Tab.
You should see all the videos you have previously imported into iTunes..
Go ahead and click the Sync Videos or Sync Movies, then be sure to NOT click sync all videos, you're iPod probably doesn't have enough room for all of your videos, unless they are very short...
Then, click the Sync button on the bottom right hand side of the window et voila, they should sync to your iPod

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