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Videos not displaying on iPod

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By Jerrod H.

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Published: Thursday, May 4, 2006
Articles Categories: Ask iLounge, Video

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Q: I had put video onto my 5G iPod a few days ago using your tutorials, but when I went to play any of them, all it did was show a small, static picture in the corner of the screen, showed the title, and played the sound!

- Edward

A: This one’s easy to fix - you’ve done everything correctly to get to this point, but there’s one setting you need to change on your iPod. Currently, your iPod is set to use its TV-Out feature, enabling it to display the movie clips on a TV using either a video-capable dock or an A/V cable. Since the iPod can only display a video using one screen at a time, the iPod’s screen is forced to show a music-like display.

To enable on-iPod video playback, navigate to “Videos → Video Settings” and toggle the “TV-Out” setting to “Off.”

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