Syncing ripped movies from ATV back to iTunes

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by tinydancer, Dec 21, 2008.

  1. macrumors regular

    Aug 31, 2004
    North Carolina
    I had ripped a bunch of movies and then put them into iTunes and subsequently ATV. However, recently I lost most of my movies in iTunes when I went to do a backup (long story). Anyway...

    All of my movies are still on the ATV. Is there a way to "reverse sync" whereby I import my movies from the ATV back into iTunes. If so, could you please inform me as to how this is accomplished?
  2. macrumors demi-god

    Jan 3, 2007
    My instincts say it isn't possible without some sort of hacking. From what I understand, under normal operations, if you sync it with another machine all content is erased before syncing commences.

    But I could be wrong.
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 25, 2008
    Im going to have to agree. Only thing I could think of is popping the hd out and hooking it into your computer. Seems like a lot of work.
  4. macrumors 6502

    Mar 15, 2006
    Hack it and FTP them back


    It's easy and harmless, and if in doubt, a quick search will quickly bring you detailed step-by-step instructions on both hacking the ATV and setting up ftp.

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