OS X :: Purpose Of Individual Movies / Music Folders

Jul 28, 2009

With the ability to keep movies/tv shows in the folder where all the iTunes media is stored, what's the purpose of the individual music and movies folders in OS X? I'm trying to organize my media and would like to find out what the best way to do this is (right now I just have all my files in my iTunes media directory).

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OS X :: Can't Move Pictures, Music, Movies And Documents Folders To Other HDD

Jul 18, 2008

I want to move my pictures, movies, music and documents folders to another internal drive. I read in this post that it should be a simple manoeuvre to move the pictures folder to another location and replace the pictures folder in the old home folder with an alias pointing to the pictures folder in the new location. I thought perhaps I can follow that procedure also for the other folders.

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ITunes :: Create Folders For Movies Like Playlists For Music?

Jun 11, 2012

I have a lot of TV series that I have ripped into ipad compatible format.  I want to be able to put them into a folder like a playlist for movies so I don't have to scroll forever to find them.  If I need to use genre how do I tag the movies so they get sorted?

Powerbook G4, Mac OS X (10.4.9)

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IMac :: Which Model Suits For Recording (Music) Purpose

Mar 4, 2009

I've been looking at buying a Mac for some time now and recently decided the iMac was the way to go. Now I'm not sure whether the new model suits my needs better than the old, so I was wondering if somebody could give me some advice on this.

What I'm going to do with it:
- record audio with an external audio interface
- use Cubase or Logic
- use an external full-hd monitor (dvi and hdmi inputs)
- use an external FW800 harddisk
- playing or editing hd-video (editing is not important, but it would be nice)

Does DDR3 and higher memory bandwidth give me any advantage? I think recording audio isn't that hard on the memory, besides using samples (which I won't besides some drum-sampling instrument like ezdrummer or addictive drums). Does the shared video memory affect overall performance? Or is it just like having less RAM? I know the old model has an FW400 and a FW800 port, but are they on the same bus? I heard someone say something like that, which would mean that my external harddisk would run on 400 when I connect a FW400 interface to the 400 port. I tried my best to read as much as I could about Macs and specs over the past few months, but I feel like I know too little about above mentioned issues to decide on the new versus the old iMac.

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Applications :: Backing Up Individual Movies From ITunes

Apr 27, 2010

Is there a way to back up individual movies/tv series in iTunes? I've ripped a lot of my dvds to itunes to watch on my iphone. My macbook HD is really starting to get full. Can I just do a TM backup, and then just delete whole tv series? And then, can I individually restore them from the TM backup? If so, how? Does this make sense?

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Applications :: ITunes AirPlay For Movies Not Working / Music Works But Not Movies

Dec 13, 2010

I love AirPlay. I use it on my iPod Touch the moment I get home to play music to my speakers connected via AirPort Express. I use it on my iPad too when i'm watching a movie..

Even on my MBP when listening to music from iTunes. But Movies in iTunes don't work. The AirPlay icon in a movie playing in iTunes only shows "computer" and doesn't show any other options.

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OS X :: Finder - Finding Finder Setting To Show Folders On The Top Before Individual Files

Mar 22, 2010

Is there a setting in OSX that will set the Finder to show folders on the top before individual files - much in the same way Windows does?

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ITunes For Mac :: Organizing Movies In Folders

Sep 2, 2014

I have a problem with organizing my movies. At present a series of iTunes moves over the years has left me with a whole mess of duplicate and triplicate movies that are difficult to reference. So I popped the hood on iTunes and got to work. 

So far I have:

*Renamed the movies to relavent titles.
*Sorted them all into folders and organised the folder structure the way music is stored.
*Deleted duplicates and triplicates (and even more copies in some cases).
*I did this first in an old back up.
*Then in live iTunes
*Found multiple folders with the movies.
*One located Music>iTunes>Media>Movies
*The other located Music>iTunes>Movies (found lower down in the file structure) 

Doing this made no difference to the way the movies were being displayed in iTunes. This means iTunes is getting the info on what to show on the screen from something or somewhere else? 

How can I get iTunes to show the movies on screen as they are arranged in the folders or as iTunes organises the music?

Is it something to with the "iTunes Music Library.xml" or  "iTunes Library.itl" file? 

Below is an screenshot example of what I still see in iTunes 

iPhone 4, iOS 7

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ITunes :: How To Get Old Music And Movies Back

May 1, 2012

How do I get my old music and movies and tv shows back

iPod touch, iOS 5

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ITunes :: Why Are All Movies And Music Greyed Out

Jul 5, 2012

This seems to be an ongoing problem and you can see from my other posts that it is still not resolved: I have a restored previous Itunes library now appearing in my Itunes application, but when I click on any music within it, a box comes up saying: "The song can not be used because the original file could not be found, would you like to locate it?" When I click on this, it just takes me to the 'Music' file which is completley empty. I am scared to connect my Ipod in case I lose all that is on there as well and can not find the 'manually manage music' in preferences. I also have a brand new Ipad that I need to sync with ITUnes. I am also concerned about connecting my external hard drive for the same reason as I can not find anywhere in Time machine preferences that will turn off the automatic download once the external hard drive is connected. I am running Mac OSX 10.5.8 & Itunes 10?

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Applications :: Backing Up ITunes Movies / Music?

Apr 30, 2009

I've never bought iTunes music/movies before so I never bothered to know this stuff. I only buy iPhone games, and as you know it's no problem to just re-download them after a erase-and-install or whatever. But with movies+music, you can't do this. I know they are riddled with DRM (the movies, anyway), so I'm wondering how I'd preserve them between reinstalls. I know I can burn a DVD or CD and do it that way. But to be environmentally friendly (and more hassle-free ) can I just, say, transfer the movies to a folder on my iDisk, then after the reinstall, transfer it back into iTunes? Will it retain all the information, play back fine, and everything despite the DRM?

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Applications :: Itunes 9 - Moving Music & Movies From PC To MAC?

Dec 16, 2009

Just wondering what were the steps to move my movies and music from PC to MAC. I have Itunes 9 on both systems.I have read the guide and threads and done some research but there seems to be different types of methods from just copying the folder to more complex. Alot of the instructions aren't for Itunes 9 specifically so I don't want to screw this up.

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OS X :: Movies Play As Music From Itunes Library?

Apr 13, 2010

When I try to play some episodes that previously worked (I havent played them for a year or so) they fail to open in Quicktime X (with perian 1.2 installed)

When I open the files in VLC they play as an mp3 would and I can hear tracks from my library that I recognise...

PS: my music and video libraries are on different physical disks and the videos are not in iTunes.

The one i would use is an episode of Robot Chicken, but I have at least 100 episodes doing this thing, although not all of my collection.

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ITunes :: Can't Access Movies Or Music On Store

May 31, 2012

I have a macbook pro with OS 10.7 Lion, only 6 months old but cant acces movies or itunes on the store to buy. All other features on itunes store seem ok ie Apps, books, podcast etc i have tried updating s/w and all other first line suggestions in the manual with no success.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4), I have apple care protection plan.

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ITunes :: Cannot Synced Up Movies, Podcasts And Music Files?

Jan 2, 2010

I have a new 5 gen Ipod Nano that I have synced up movies and podcasts as well as music files.I tried to purchase the trivial pursuit game and itunes debited the $. The info says that it is compatible with the nano 5g but I cannot get it to show up. It does show on Itunes though [ v 9 ]. I have plenty of memory available. Any ideas?HP a 6660 t core 2 quad running Vista64 Ultimate. PC is on a Wireless connection. Browser is Sea Monkey ( I tried IE8 - no diff.)

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OS X :: Lost Everything On Media Drive - Music - Photos - Movies

Aug 30, 2009

in prepartation for snow leopard I decided i better do a backup of my drive. I turned to trusty old super duper. i did a backup using "smart update" which in the past has left all my files on my external drive intact and copied over my main drive. however today it decided to simply erase the drive and then do a backup. It's NEVER done this before in the past, and i've now lost everything on my media drive: music, photos, movies, everything. can i recover what was lost? or am i completed effed in the a? the irony: doing a backup and in the process losing everything that counted.

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OS X :: ITunes Make A Copy Of All My Music And Movies Into A New Folder?

Dec 16, 2009

When i transferred all my Music and Movies from my PC, i put them into the specified Music and Movie folders, but when i used itunes to open all of them, iTunes makes a copy of all of them and put then into it's own folder.

doesn't this take up 2x the space then?

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IMac :: How Do I Transfer Movies, Music And Contacts From Macbook Pro

May 26, 2010

im new to Apple products. I bought a macbook pro in dec 2009 and today i decided to buy a imac for many reasons. How do i transfer my music, movies, contacts and other things from my macbook pro to my new imac ? I should have asked in the store but i forgot.

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OS X :: How To Merge Music Folders

Feb 23, 2009

I finally ripped my music into digital format. It is a very large library so I performed the rips in four segments creating four folders of music. The highest level folders are Music1, Music2, Music3, Music4. The next layer folder is the artists name, then album name, then the actual MP3S. How do I merge the folders? If I perform a copy the first artist name is sees that already is exists, the finder wants me to skip the copy or replace the folder that is there. I simply want to add the folder or merge it. Is there a "merge" function in OSX? I tried Carbon Copy but it will not copy or sync fils on the same disk.

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Applications :: ITunes Store - Some Categories Missing (Music / Movies)

Aug 22, 2010

I just recently started my Itunes account, I noticed that some of the categories are missing like Music, TV shows, Movies, Audiobooks. The only categories present are AppStore, Podcasts and Itunes U. How to add the missing categories?

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OS X V10.5 Leopard :: Backup Photos From IPhoto And Music / Movies From ITunes?

Mar 27, 2012

Im running out of space on my Macbook Pro. I need to backup my photos from Iphoto and Itunes but not sure what folder to look from.

iPhoto '08, Mac OS X (10.5.1)

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ITunes :: Purchased Items Such As Music/ Movies Is Not Updated In IMac

Apr 19, 2012

Just got an iMac. iTunes purchased items such as music/ movies are not updated after iTunes installation - despite using same Apple Store ID and registering the iMac in the Apps Store account.

iMac (27-inch Mid 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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ITunes :: External Hard Drive - Movies / Music Transfer

Jun 7, 2012

I have an Intel iMac and wish to move the movies and music I have in ITunes to a WD 2TB MyBook Studio External Hard Drive, free up my hard drive and still use iTunes. What is the easiest way to move movies to the external drive and then wipe them off my computer to free up space.

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ITunes :: Moving Music And Movies From MBA To External Hard Drive

Jul 2, 2012

I need to move the music and movies from my MacBook Air (original) to an external hard drive, after I do this, do I create a new music folder and media folder on my computer to load music/movies in via the dedicatd external drive and then would I be able to move the newly imported to the external drive which would be my main site of storage?

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.4), Moving music/media

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Stop ITunes Movies From Playing Menu Music / When Movie Is Paused?

Feb 22, 2012

Anyone know how to stop iTunes movies from playing menu music when the movie has been paused?

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ITunes :: Possible To Arrange Music Library Into Folders

Apr 17, 2010

I am just learning about Itunes. Is it possible to arrange the music library into folders to make it easier to find songs to put on playlists.

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OS X :: ITunes Keeps Making Separate Music Folders

Dec 4, 2010

My iTunes folder is in /Louis/Music/iTunes, but for some reason iTunes keeps creating a separate folder /Macintosh HD/Music and dumping a few songs by a few different artists there. I've tried 'consolidating' the library twice, deleting the songs from iTunes and re-adding them. I have the 'keep iTunes music folder organized' option as well as the 'copy files into iTunes folder' options checked. Nothing works. What is wrong? It makes absolutely no sense why it would create it's own random folder and dump the songs there.

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OS X :: Easiest Way To Delete Music Folders On External HD

May 6, 2009

I am currently trying to delete a load of stuff off an external hard drive. I have a folder full of music (laid out like an iTunes Music folder, all the artist folders) on the external, and I only want to delete the music that I already have on my computer. Is there a way to select just those folders that I already have, or will I have to do the tedious job of going through each folder? It's like, 50GB worth of music here.

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OS X :: All Of Bookmarks And Music And Folders In ITunes Have Been Deleted

Oct 3, 2009

i downloaded a virus scanner for mac and found 18 trojans. so i deleted them and now all of my bookmarks and all of my music and folders in itunes have been deleted.

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Applications :: ITunes Music Folders Empty?

Nov 9, 2009

When I go into my iTunes folder (on windows ) all of my music folders are empty. There is an artist folder and an album folder for all my music but each one appears empty.

When I right click on the main iTunes folder it tells me that I have 26gB of stuff so it must be there somewhere (and I haven't set them to be hidden files). When I am using iTunes and go onto 'Get Info' for a song, it tells me that it is in the iTunes folder. Also, when I search for a specific song title in Windows, the file is shown.

Was wondering if anyone else was having this problem or knows of how to rectify it.

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