How to mark files as TV Shows in iTunes?

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  1. buttercup macrumors member

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    I have a bunch of files which are tv show files which were not purchased through itms but ripped from my tv card. After converting them to mp4 and importing then into iTunes they are all marked as Movies. Trying to change the format doesn't help as I only see the 'Music Video' or 'Movie' option.

    Does anyone know how itunes distinguises these types? And how to convert them yourself so that iTunes will recognise them correctly?
     
  2. snowmoon macrumors 6502a

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    IIRC, go to the library and do a "get info" of the files and then set the Genre to "TV Show"
     
  3. buttercup thread starter macrumors member

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    That is my point, there is no TV Show option in the drop down menu.

    Thanks though
     
  4. briangig macrumors regular

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    I noticed this too...I'm thinking it wasnt a mistake the developers over looked...I'm sure there must be a way...but I have no idea.
     
  5. buttercup thread starter macrumors member

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    lol, Glad to hear it after the last post I was starting to doubt myself...
     
  6. crazyjoeda macrumors member

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    I cant see a Video Podcast option either. I guess there will be an update soon.
     
  7. johnbro23 macrumors 6502a

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    I noticed the same thing, but I figured that Apple realizes that if you didn't get a TV show from the iTunes store and it's on your computer, it probably isn't legal. I'm sure purchased shows come up as "TV Show"
     
  8. m-dogg macrumors 65816

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    Can't you just type a new genre into that field?

    I've done that plenty of times with music files in iTunes. I haven't really played around with video yet though...
     
  9. dejo Moderator

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    Probably. But possibly might be completely legal. For example, say someone who has produced their own TV show for their local access cable channel and now wants to put it (and tag it correctly) in iTunes.
     
  10. dejo Moderator

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    It's not the Genre field that's the issue. It's the "Video Kind" field in the Options tab.
     
  11. wPod macrumors 68000

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    this practice is completely legal. its the same as recording a TV show using a VHS. (if you want to look through your history books you can find the big legal battle when VHS and Beta were battelling it out with the TV producers.)

    Its also the same as a TiVo or other DVR.

    but yes, i am surprised as well, im sure they will drop it into a future release. . . i mean iTunes 7 might come out next week!!!
     
  12. hEyyy XxMjF macrumors newbie

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    that's an easy one! just go to Get Info > Options > Media Kind
    they just moved the drop menu to the options tab :)
     
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