External HD question

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Pedgie06, Feb 15, 2008.

  1. macrumors member

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    This might sound like a weird question, but I figured someone here might know the answer. I have a macbook pro g4 with a 80gig hd. I want to keep all my music on my laptop, but I want to have all my movies and tv shows on my 300gb external hardrive.

    So my question is: is there any way to have itunes run off both hard drives? Last time I that I tried to add movies from my external drive, iTunes copied them into my music folder as well. Can I stop iTunes from doing that and just run the movies from my external hd?
     
  2. macrumors 68000

    FreeState

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    There are at least two ways of doing this.

    One is to change your preferences every time you add a movie so it wont copy it (see attached screen capture for proper settings). Or the easiest is when you import a move into iTunes via drag and drop of the file hold down the option key at the same time.
     

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  3. macrumors newbie

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    move your media where you want it, then hold down option and drag. It's good to do that with video media, and have your audio media go to a 'home' spot on iTunes.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors member

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    I turned off the copy to itunes folder, is it really necessary to keep that on anyways?

    Whenever I download music from itunes or buy a tv show, doesn't it go into my itunes folder anyways?

    Is that option just for music that is added from elsewhere?
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    It's easier to keep the checkbox UNchecked. Off.

    Yes.

    Yes, as well as movies you've ripped...
     

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