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    How can I copy items to a flash drive?
    just bought a flash drive.8gig. i use a white macbook. i want to copy a movie to the flash drive so i can watch it on a work computer, panasonic toughbook.

    i have movies in itunes, and i have dvd's. what is the procedure to put these files on the flash drive? or a link to how to do this. i tried google but nothing mac specific came up.

    i tried drag and drop, didnt work. tried "send to E drive" didnt work

    sorry if this in the wrong forum, if it is, please move it.

    thanks in advance

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    drag the movie file from itunes to your desktop. then from there plug in your usb and open it on finder them just drag it into the the finder window

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    you are awesome. thanks alot

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    no problem. some files wont drag directly to the usb. so u have to drag to desktop then to usb.
    glad i could help :]

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    I tried plugging it in this morning, to the toughbook. Opened using windows media player. Says it cannot play file due to code c. Anyway around that?

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    Well, one of two things needs to happen. Either you need to install the correct codec for the movie file on the Toughbook, or you need to convert the file to a format that the Toughbook already has a valid codec to play.

    What format is the video in right now?
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

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    This is a little over me head.

    It's says the file is mp4.

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    Windows Media Player sucks - get VLC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kahlil88 View Post
    Windows Media Player sucks - get VLC.
    That's good advice. If you can install VLC Media Player, I believe it comes with a huge assortment of codecs. Unless the MP4 is DRM-protected, I believe that will do the trick.

    Of course, if you don't have rights to install new software on your work machine (which is common in corporate America), you might be out of luck.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwa107 View Post
    if you don't have rights to install new software on your work machine (which is common in corporate America), you might be out of luck.
    That won't be an issue if the OP runs portable VLC from his flash drive
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    Quote Originally Posted by kahlil88 View Post
    That won't be an issue if the OP runs portable VLC from his flash drive
    Please explain further on how I go about this?
    Work computers are on lockdown for installing new software

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    Quote Originally Posted by anthony k View Post
    Please explain further on how I go about this?
    Work computers are on lockdown for installing new software
    The instructions are right on the site. Basically the media player installs right on your USB flash drive and is run from that drive.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

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    thanks, i am going to try that right now

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    Worked perfect. Thanks

    I tried handbrake to get a movie on my iPhone. Took 3 hrs to do whatever handbrake does. Then I loaded it to iTunes. But it would not transfer to the iPhone. Can't remember the reason it gave. Works fine when played through iTunes though

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    Make sure that you have the option for syncing Movies checked. That way when you connect the iPhone it will always make sure the Movies are up to date.

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