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Dec 13, 2007, 08:11 AM
I am about to buy the :apple:TV, but I am slightly puzzled by the following:
In order to view movies on my iMac (via Frontrow), the movies need to be filed in the folder 'movies'. However, in order to access them via :apple:TV, they need to be in iTunes.
1. Is that correct ?
2a. If so, do I need to file them twice ???
2b. If not, what is the workaround ?

Thanks for your help.

Dec 13, 2007, 08:20 AM
Frontrow will see any file that is referenced in your iTunes library. You only need to ensure that the file is located there (i.e. 1 copy).

Dec 13, 2007, 10:24 AM
Also, movies (or any other files) that are "in" iTunes don't necessarily have to be in your iTunes Music Folder. That's the default, but you can change that by de-selecting "Copy Files to iTunes Music folder when adding to library" in the iTunes preferences.

Cave Man
Dec 13, 2007, 10:46 AM
Also for Front Row, you can place an alias in your Movies folder that points to the actual location of your movies (e.g., other folder, other hard drive, network volume, etc.) and Front Row will find them.