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Jurry
Feb 25, 2008, 04:25 AM
Maybe it's a trivial question, but I have both an Apple TV, an iPod Classic, and an iPhone. I have several movies for these devices in my iTunes Library. How do I prevent that movies for my iPhone and / or iPod are being displayed in the library of my Apple TV?



Scarpad
Feb 25, 2008, 11:23 AM
I'm not sure If you can, I would be nice if you could uncheck them and have them not show, but I don't think so.

spice weasel
Feb 25, 2008, 11:54 AM
I don't think you can. But why not just set up each of your devices to sync manually? That way you can choose what content gets sent to each of them. I'm not at my home computer now, but I think there is a check box in iTunes under the AppleTV device to show only synced content.

roland.g
Feb 25, 2008, 12:09 PM
I have my Apple TV set tp custom, not auto sync and the box below is not checked. This way I don't sync any movies, tv shows, or music, just photos. Then I can go in to the my _____ whatever section of movies, tv, music on my Apple TV and stream any movie, tv show, or music as long as iTunes is running on my computer.

I too have iPhone versions of some of my movies but just a few. If you uncheck the box next to the movie, tv show, or music name in iTunes, it does not appear in the list when streaming. I simply choose then to sync the iPhone movies I want to to my phone but not have them checked and they don't appear on my TV/Apple TV menus. Also, I right click on the movie titles in iTunes and go to the sorting tab and put under sorting name the name of the iPhone version of the movie with 999 in front of it + a space, as in 999 Fight Club i. I name all my iPhone rips with i at the end telling me it is the iPhone version. Also by putting the 999 or you can use a letter z in front of the title for sorting, all my iPhone versions end up at the end of the list grouped together. The reason I use 999 and not z is that I have 50 first dates in my regular movies and for some reason it puts #s at the end, so using the z method put all the iPhone movies before it. Using 999 put them after.

bacaramac
Feb 25, 2008, 12:22 PM
What I was doing when I was keeping a seperate copy for iPhone and ATV was labeled the iPhone movies as TV shows. This worked for me since I don't have any tv shows in iTunes. Doesn't work for most since a lot of people are big on TV shows in iTunes.

See this thread, maybe you can do everything as one encode. Worked for me.

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=437954

Scarpad
Feb 26, 2008, 06:59 AM
I have my Apple TV set tp custom, not auto sync and the box below is not checked. This way I don't sync any movies, tv shows, or music, just photos. Then I can go in to the my _____ whatever section of movies, tv, music on my Apple TV and stream any movie, tv show, or music as long as iTunes is running on my computer.

I too have iPhone versions of some of my movies but just a few. If you uncheck the box next to the movie, tv show, or music name in iTunes, it does not appear in the list when streaming. I simply choose then to sync the iPhone movies I want to to my phone but not have them checked and they don't appear on my TV/Apple TV menus. Also, I right click on the movie titles in iTunes and go to the sorting tab and put under sorting name the name of the iPhone version of the movie with 999 in front of it + a space, as in 999 Fight Club i. I name all my iPhone rips with i at the end telling me it is the iPhone version. Also by putting the 999 or you can use a letter z in front of the title for sorting, all my iPhone versions end up at the end of the list grouped together. The reason I use 999 and not z is that I have 50 first dates in my regular movies and for some reason it puts #s at the end, so using the z method put all the iPhone movies before it. Using 999 put them after.


I've unchecked the Ipod Touch version of the movies in Itunes, but I still see them along with the Apple TV versions on the ATV.