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Q: I have a fifth-generation iPod nano and am wondering what the best way is to copy videos I take with the video camera to my computer? What can I actually do with those videos? Can I put them on a DVD? I think there are some format issues that I don’t understand and some software I might be in need of. Thank you for your help.

- Laura

A: Videos recorded with the 5G iPod nano need to be transferred to your computer manually in Disk Mode rather than by using iTunes. To do this, you first need to enable Disk Mode on your iPod so that it will remain connected to your computer for long enough to access it with other software. You can enable Disk Mode on your iPod by connecting it to your computer and selecting it from the Devices listing in iTunes. A Summary screen should appear in the main panel: select the Enable Disk Use option and click the “Apply” button.

 

Once Disk Use has been enabled, you can access your iPod nano through Windows Explorer where it should appear as an external hard drive. Your videos can be found under the DCIM folder and you can either just copy them off directly to view them on your computer using QuickTime or import them into a tool such as Windows Movie Maker if you want to edit them, save them in a different format or burn them to DVD. You can find more information in Apple’s Knowledgebase article on How to copy your recorded videos to a PC.

 

 

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When i try to download the latest version of I-Tunes my computer tells me that there is an invalid drive e can you please help.

Posted by john on August 9, 2010 at 8:07 PM (CDT)

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I have a five year old I pod and have tried to get it to play through the docking device of my new Samsong disk player: nothing happens. Is this because the IPod I own is too old? Advice welecome at my e-mail address .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). before I lash out and buy a new Ipod. Thanks in advance.

Posted by Tony brenna on August 10, 2010 at 1:20 AM (CDT)

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I’ve found an iPod and want to get it to the right owner, can anyone assist? 
I contacted Apple and for obvious security reasons they can’t give me any info. and told me to give it to the police department, which is fine, but I’d prefer to just give it to the person and not cross my fingers that they’ll call the police department in my town.
Owner doesn’t have any contacts or notes so all I have is the serial number.  Anyone been successful in getting one of these back to there appropriate owner?  If so, how?

Posted by Kurt Gehring on August 10, 2010 at 2:14 PM (CDT)

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