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Watch videos on your iPad, iPod, iPhone or Computer

  1. Open iTunes

    Start by launching the iTunes application on your Mac or PC. If you don’t have iTunes installed, you can
    find the Mac and PC versions at: http://www.apple.com/itunes/how-to/. Follow Apple’s instructions for installing the program.

  2. Connect your iPad/iPod/iPhone to your computer

    Using the USB cable that came with your video-capable iPod or iPhone, connect it to your computer. It should then show up in the DEVICES list in the left panel of iTunes.

  3. Add your Cathe Downloads to iTunes

    Click on Movies located at the top left of iTunes under LIBRARY. Once you do this, you should see a list of movies currently in your iTunes Library in the main panel. Drag all of the CatheDownloads you have purchased from their download location into the main Movie window. This will add them to your library.

  4. Sync the Cathe Download videos to your iPad/iPod/iPhone

    If you have your iPad, iPod or iPhone set to automatically sync movies, add the Cathe Download videos to the appropriate playlist or check the Cathe Download vidoes you’d like to sync in the MOVIES tab (after clicking on your device’s name in the left column).

    If you have your iPad, iPod or iPhone set to manually sync, simply drag the movie from the list in your LIBRARY, Movies panel on the name of your device in the left panel of iTunes.

  5. View with iTunes on your computer’s screen

    To watch your Cathe Download videos in iTunes, double click the video in your LIBRARY, Movies panel and it will play within the iTunes window. You can access the chapter points within the video by clicking on the “Chapter Guide” icon in the controls window (the second icon from the right). A list of chapter points will pop up from which you can choose the chapter you’d like to view.

  6. View on your video-capable iPod nano or classic

    To view your Cathe Download videos on your iPod, at the main menu select Videos > then Movies >, and scroll to the CatheDownload video you’d like to view. Select the video to play it instantly. You cannot see the names of chapter points on iPod nanos or classics, but if you press the center button while the video is playing to see the progress bar, you will be able to see divisions within the bar indicating where chapter points are located. You can then tap the skip forward or backward buttons to move through the chapter points.

    Note: If video is not playing on your iPod’s screen, but instead a still image of the video cover appears, press MENU twice, scroll down to Video Settings >, and make sure that TV Out is set to Off. If it is set to On, press the center button in the scroll wheel until it is set to Off. You should then be able to go back to your video and have it play on your iPod’s screen.

  7. View on your iPad, iPod touch or iPhone

    To watch your Cathe Download videos on your iPad or iPod touch, tap on the Videos app. On the iPhone, tap on the iPod app, then click on the Videos tab at the bottom. Scroll to the video you’d like to view and tap on its name to play. To access chapter points, click on the “chapter guide” icon (the far right icon in the controls window that pops up if you tap on the playing video). The screen will change to a complete chapter listing. Just tap on the chapter you’d like to watch.

    Important Note for Vista users using iTunes or Quicktime to play your Cathe downloads on your computer’s screen

    When using iTunes or Quicktime within Microsoft Windows Vista to view CatheDownload videos, you may experience a noticeable synchronization issue between the audio and video (the audio may get ahead of the video or vice-versa). This is a known and widespread problem with m4v video files (the format CatheDownloads employs) in Vista, but has no solution. Your videos will still play correctly on your iPad/iPod/iPhone, but if you view them on your computer screen you might experience the problem. Mac OS X and PCs running Windows XP or Windows 7 do not have the issue. Our only suggestions to solve this problem are to either install Microsoft’s Zune software for viewing, available at http://www.zune.net/en-US/products/software/download/default.htm (see our tutorial sheet for detailed instructions on using Zune software) or to upgrade your computer to Microsoft Windows 7, which does not use QuickTime for native M4V video playback. We’re sorry there is not a more elegant solution to this synchronization problem. However if one is developed, we will post information on the CatheDownload site.