Disable Video in iTunes

In a post high school religious seminary, we have a machine where the students can backup their iPods. We need to set it up so that they can not play movies on it, but still use a recent version of iTunes (or something else) which is compatible with their iPod 2GB nanos. The machine is currently running XP Pro and iTunes 8.0 and is not connected to a network.
NetivAryehAsked:
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NetivAryehConnect With a Mentor Author Commented:
Maybe, but it looks like we'll be using Yamipod (www.yamipod.com) instead, which doesn't play videos, and is free. Thanks anyways...
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dherringCommented:
I did some digging for you over the weekend, and it looks like iTunes is limited on its ability to completely restrict viewing movies, that is, other than its built-in Parental Controls capabilities.  Here is an overview of how to set up Parental Controls:  http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1904.  If you set them on the most restrictive setting possible, it might foil movie-viewing efforts enough to reduce the problem, if not eliminate it completely.  You can also set the General Preferences to not show Movies, TV Shows, etc. in the Library pane, but these are not secured by Parental Controls, so they can be overridden by the student.

Also, if students do in fact change iTunes preferences that aren't protected by Parental Controls, though you can't prevent them from doing so, you can at least prevent those settings from "sticking" for the next user by making the iTunesPrefs.xml file Read-Only.  This file can be found in
C:\Documents and Settings\User\Application Data\Apple Computer\iTunes on XP and C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\iTunes on Vista.  As the Administrator, just right click on this file and change the setting to Read Only.

I hope this helps!
-Dave
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NetivAryehAuthor Commented:
It gets worse... removing iTunes (which I would have to do so movies can't be played) disables iTunes completely.
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dherringCommented:
Do you mean "removing QuickTime...disables iTunes completely"?
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NetivAryehAuthor Commented:
Yes, dherring, it does - iTunes uses QuickTime like a codec...
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dherringCommented:
How about having a developer write a program that runs natively in the background on each computer that deletes any movie files as soon as they are scanned & located, per your school policy?
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