iTunes library - movies and music separated

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by TobbeT, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    Didn't found a solid placement for this, but I hope this is a good category.

    I have my music library stored on my Macbook Pro's internal hdd and it takes up a decent amount of space which is acceptable. But every time I drag a movie file into iTunes it starts copying it to my internal hard drive even if it's on an external hdd. Is there a way so that I can use my music as it is (iTunes copying it to my internal library) and my movie files not to be copied rather than just read from the external hard drive?

    Thanks in advance :)
     
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    GGJstudios

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  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, but that will not solve my problem completely. I want iTunes to still copy my music files so that I don't have to place them in a specific folder before I add them to iTunes whereas I want it to just locate my movies not copy them. Is it possible?
     
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    GGJstudios

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    iTunes can't do both, copying one media type but not another. It's either/or, not both. You could check/uncheck the option, based on what you're adding to the library, but there's no automated method.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Alright, thank you for taking your time :)
     
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    dnelms

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    Mine is on external, but iTunes is on internal HDD. I have made sure the option to copy file to iTunes is "unchecked" and then just use the add file or folder option and iTunes just uses the path.

    Sounds like you have not uncheck the option to make a copy when you add it.
     

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