"Unable to play video on this iPad" error

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    I have recently tried to download a few video podcasts from iTunes. Most work, but a few of them I get a "This video cannot be played in this iPad" error.

    Why? Shouldn't I be able to play anything in iTunes on my iPad? I have plenty of memory available and no restrictions set.

    Has anyone else gotten this error?

    Thanks,

    Todd
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    It might have something to do with needing flash to run those particular videos. And you know ~ please tell me you know ~ that the iPad does not support flash, right?
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    Yes, I know that. :)
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    I am glad you know that. :)

    I will see what I can find out!
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    itunes uses quicktime on you pc/mac which has far more codecs available for it. i believe the only native codec the ipad can handle is h.264 and, i think no, ac3.
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    I have the same issue with some TV shows that I downloaded onto my MacBook Pro, but cannot watch on my iPad. It may have to do with DRMs that do not allow transfers. I would go into Apple's web site and query it in support.
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    That sounds very suspect, on Apples part. You know all iPad owners going to buy something on iTunes needs it to be compatible with iPad. Why even sell a different format/codec when they know it won't play? A 3rd party media app should be able to play but still, if it's from iTunes store itself, they should know better. I'd try to get a refund or send a complaint on it. No reason u should have to go by a 3rd party app to play something from the 1st party(apple iTunes) themselves.
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    In my case they were free podcasts.
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    Same problem :(

    I have the same problem. Unable to view any of the podcasts. I am new to this forum. Need help.
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