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Old Nov 13, 2012, 10:59 AM   #1
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iTunes & Apple TV & Large Media Library

Okay, so, I just got an iPad Mini and I have an iMac, Apple TV2, Macbook Air (for now -- trying to sell it) and an iPhone 5.

I haven't felt the need to really keep all these devices synced until I got the iPad for some reason.

I currently have my ATV2 jailbroken and haven't updated it in ages. I would really like to no longer rely on the jailbreak to play movies from my external hard drive via my Apple TV.

Plus, with the iPad, i'd like the ability to sync a couple movies or TV shows here and there when I know i'll be in a position to watch them away from home.

So, with that said.. how would the move to storing my media (video, in particular, since music is already taken care of) in iTunes be? I have about 1.11 TB in video files. If I had to, I could trim this down significantly.

I have never done the video via iTunes thing. And I could be completely wrong about my idea of how all this works.

My very loose understanding of the process is that you put your file (I have mostly .avi video files) in to iTunes and it converts it to whatever video file it works with (.mp4?) and then the files are in my iTunes library just like my music. I can then play the song via iTunes on my iMac. Or use home sharing via my Macbook Air or any if my iOS devices as long as i'm connected to the same wifi. And I can view any of those videos via my ATV2.

Please correct me if i'm wrong.

I'd appreciate any input anyone can provide. I am extremely behind, I know..
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