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    iTunes movie question HD vs SD
    If I purchase a HD movie for my Mac am I limited to watching it on my iPad as a HD movie? The I would prefer using SD on my iPad for memory reasons but I obviously don't want to purchase both versions of the same movie

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    Nov 16, 2009
    North Louisiana, USA
    2.8 GHz MacBook Pro 10.11, 8 GB mem, iPhone 6+
    With your iPad connected open iTunes and select the iPad as the device. If the Summary tab is not already selected then select it. Near the bottom of the screen select the box that says "Prefer standard definition video".

    I have not used this option personally but the hints I've read suggest that this works. Be warned that conversion from HD to standard definition can take some time.
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    Nov 29, 2010
    Warrington, UK
    PPC Mini, 10.4.11. Intel Mini, 10.6.8. MacBook Pro, 10.10.5. iPhone 3GS.
    When I bought an HD movie from iTunes, an SD version was included in the download as well.

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