Deleting SD versions of TV Shows in iTunes

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by sulliweb, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. sulliweb macrumors regular

    sulliweb

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    Anyone have a good how-to on getting rid of the SD versions of TV shows within iTunes. I saw the trick that you can just delete the files, but this still leaves the HD/SD marker on the show in iTunes.

    Anyone figured this out?

    Thanks!
     
  2. roidy macrumors 6502a

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    Yep, delete the SD version from your hard drive, then delete the actual episode from iTunes, then re-add the HD version to iTune and it will just show as HD.
     
  3. NightStorm macrumors 68000

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    One potential negative of deleting the TV show out of the iTunes library is that you lose the play count/status information. Through Google, I stumbled on the post linked below that offers a way to do what you are asking but retain play information. I tried this a couple months ago when I wanted to delete a bunch of SD versions and it worked without issue.

    http://www.ign.com/boards/threads/t...sd-versions-of-videos-from-itunes….195306415/
     
  4. MarkG21 macrumors regular

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    I'd like to know if there is a way to tell iTunes not to download the SD purchases?
     
  5. khollister macrumors 6502a

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    As of 10.5, it no longer does download the SD version. I noticed this change just showed up recently. For me, iTunes is only downloading the HD version (yeah!)
     
  6. Icaras macrumors 603

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    Not on my iTunes? I'm running 10.6 and purchasing new movies and TV shows still bundles the SD version with it.

    It's only when I download new episodes from TV Season Passes or redownload movies from iCloud does it only download HD versions.

    By the way, Nightstorm brings up a good point with the play count/status info being deleted. Thanks for the link! Wish I stumbled upon it before I went ahead deleted all my SD content :eek:
     
  7. spacepower7 macrumors 68000

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    That status info of watched or unmatched is good but does anyone really want to see that they watched an episode of Jersey Shore 11 times ;)
     
  8. Ted13 macrumors 6502

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    The above is from 2010 -- does still work in 10.6.3?
     
  9. sonovale macrumors member

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    I would like to welcome you for your good question.
    You can ride a horse in the water but you can not make it drink water :)
     

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