Location of movies

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Sniwi, Dec 13, 2007.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi
    I am about to buy the :apple:TV, but I am slightly puzzled by the following:
    In order to view movies on my iMac (via Frontrow), the movies need to be filed in the folder 'movies'. However, in order to access them via :apple:TV, they need to be in iTunes.
    1. Is that correct ?
    2a. If so, do I need to file them twice ???
    2b. If not, what is the workaround ?

    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. macrumors 68000

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    #2
    Frontrow will see any file that is referenced in your iTunes library. You only need to ensure that the file is located there (i.e. 1 copy).
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

    sandman42

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    #3
    Also, movies (or any other files) that are "in" iTunes don't necessarily have to be in your iTunes Music Folder. That's the default, but you can change that by de-selecting "Copy Files to iTunes Music folder when adding to library" in the iTunes preferences.
     
  4. macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    #4
    Also for Front Row, you can place an alias in your Movies folder that points to the actual location of your movies (e.g., other folder, other hard drive, network volume, etc.) and Front Row will find them.
     

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