AVIs in iTunes/Frontrow?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Munch, Aug 23, 2006.

  1. Munch macrumors member

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    I've got some AVI files which I want to appear in the "TV Show" front row menu. Is this possible? How would I go about doing it?
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Download and install the DivX QuickTime codec.
     
  3. Patch^ macrumors regular

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  4. Munch thread starter macrumors member

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    I already have divx and xvid working on the system, so that's not what I'm trying to do. What I want is for the movie file to appear under itunes under, for instance, the "TV Shows" category. So basically tag an AVI file as a TV show so that when I'm using Front Row I can see the name of the file from the GUI under TV Shows. I know how to put them under Movies (just put in movie directory) but there's no equivilent for TV Shows.

    On the same note, I have a lot of vid clips within iPhoto as part of my albums. How can I get them to appear under "Movies" in Frontrow without making a duplicate copy in the Movies folder? I tried making a smart folder that rounds up all the clips in the Movie folder, but that didn't work.
     
  5. kgarner macrumors 68000

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    THey have to be added to the iTunes library and then tagged as a TV Show. I think it is in the genre pull sown menu.
     
  6. Munch thread starter macrumors member

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    How do you add an AVI to iTunes? I tried import and "add to library" but they don't show up in the program.
     
  7. theman5725 macrumors 6502

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    I used a program called iSquint to convert my avi files to mp4.

    After I converted I used lostify to tag them as TV Shows.
     
  8. treblah macrumors 65816

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    Pretty much the only way to do it until Apple opens up FrontRow/iTunes some more.

    Link to Lostify.
     

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