This question is about the "iTunes -> Preferences -> Advanced -> Copy files to iTunes Music folder when adding to library". Normally, I like to keep this setting checked for songs, but recently I wrote an applescript that adds video files stored on a network folder to my iTunes library. Because I don't want to actually download these files to my mac, I had to change the preference to be unchecked anytime the script runs. Desired Solution: Some way I can keep the copy to libary setting checked most of the time, except when I'm copying video files. Idea 1: Keep the button copy to libary setting checked but have the script tell iTunes to ignore the copy. Something like "add x to Library without copying" Idea 2: Have the script turn the copy to library setting off before it begins and back on after it completes. Would need syntax for an applescript to modify this preference. Anyone know the commands to make either of these ideas work?