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    iPad iTunes won't play tv shows from Library

    I have an iPad 2, running 5.1.1, and my iTunes app is up to date.

    I have purchased and downloaded a tv series from iTunes on my iPad. When I open my iTunes Library, it does not show the tv series. It only shows an empty page showing "No music" (which is fine, I have no music) - but why doesn't it list my tv shows to play? Any tips?

    This is all I see
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    Use the Videos app for TV series and Movies synced from iTunes. Music app for music, podcasts, etc. The one called iTunes is the iTunes store.
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    Thank you. That solved my problem (and made me feel like an idiot - d'oh).

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    Quote Originally Posted by melatwig
    Thank you. That solved my problem (and made me feel like an idiot - d'oh).
    That's my pleasure. Don't feel too bad, it used to be all one app in earlier iOS versions.
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    what is the name of this app? Same problem. Searched for video app and nothing came up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by walter51
    what is the name of this app? Same problem. Searched for video app and nothing came up.
    The app is part of iOS 5. The icon is a clapper board and labelled Video. Will already be on your iPad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dhewson777 View Post
    Use the Videos app for TV series and Movies synced from iTunes. Music app for music, podcasts, etc. The one called iTunes is the iTunes store.
    Okay, I had a ton of videos in .MOV format and converted all of them to .MP4 format so that they'd play on my iPad.
    Then I came across a post saying that if I changed the media type from "Movie" to "TV Show" that I could put them into playlists. So, I did change all of the formats to "TV Show". iTunes converted them to TV Show and moved them out of my Movies folder and into my TV Shows folder. I then created playlists and categorized the videos in question. Then I synced my TV Shows (which took a really long time, oddly enough). Now that the sync is done, my iTunes usage meter on my computer shows all of the videos taking up space on my iPad, but my iPad doesn't have a single video or "TV Show" on it. What am I missing?

    Thanks,

    Justin

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    So, nothing showing up in the Video app?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dhewson777 View Post
    So, nothing showing up in the Video app?
    Not one video.

    Just a dark grey screen that says:
    "No Videos"
    "You can download videos from iTunes ->"

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    Quote Originally Posted by jman995x

    Not one video.

    Just a dark grey screen that says:
    "No Videos"
    "You can download videos from iTunes ->"
    Wow, that is odd. Just to be thorough, try looking in Music (I don't think they will be there, but check anyway), and also look in your Camera Roll/Photos in case it has created an album somehow.

    Does the playlist show up in Music?
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