Help! Can't Delete Movie from iTunes!

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  1. tommyhonda92 macrumors newbie

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    I downloaded The Dark Knight off of Limewire, and it plays fine with Quicktime. I dragged it into iTunes and it transferred there just fine. I didn't try to play it at all at first. I went to Amazon to get the movie artwork for The Dark Knight and tried to copy that into the Artwork section for this movie. As I was doing this, iTunes closed and shut down. When I relaunched iTunes, the new artwork was not there for The Dark Knight. And now I can't uncheck it, I can't play the movie, I can't even go into the Get Info for The Dark Knight, and worst of all, I can't even delete it from iTunes. Whatever I do to this movie in iTunes, iTunes shuts down and closes! Any and all other movies and audio files in my iTunes works just fine.

    Any advice on what I can do? Any tricks out there? I had a similar problem with other movies in iTunes at one time, but that was only when I tried to play the movie, iTunes would shut down....I could still go into the Get Info screens and what-not.

    Please help ASAP. Thanks.

    And before you flame me about using Limewire, I have decided to boycott all use of this program as I've had difficulty in the past with certain movies and audio files not being what they actually are.....slightly embarrising at times. Don't know if it's the result of the download I got from Limewire, but it seems strange that it would play fine in Quicktime, and transfer fine into iTunes, but not have any control of it in iTunes.
     
  2. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    Go to Home/Music/iTunes/Movies and delete it from there.

    My advice is stop downloading from shady places, not to mention it being illegal. Is one movie worth destroying your entire Library?
     
  3. drichards macrumors 6502a

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    You can't see a get info because the file is broken. Quicktime would report "This is not a movie file" errors. iTunes isn't so nice, it just refuses to do a thing. Delete the file and forget about it. Go buy TDK, it comes with an iTunes copy free.
     
  4. tommyhonda92 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks MacBoobsPro, I was trying to go about doing this but the direction you pointed out was not quite that simple for me, I had to go through the backdoor as this move(along with all my other movies) do not show up in Home/Music/iTunes/Movies. But I was able to find the right file and delete it by deviating slightly from your direction. So thank you!

    And yeah, just as you said, I'm gonna stop using Limewire for my downloads....more problems than it's worth, not to mention the legality part. I have bought numorous songs and movies from iTunes legitamatly, and will continue to do so....i just wanted a simple copy of low quality to transfer to my iPhone for the trip I am going on...I already own the actual The Dark Knight on DVD, so I suppose I could just bring that DVD along instead.
     
  5. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    Or rip it using Handbrake. ;)
     
  6. Sonicjay macrumors 6502a

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    No it doesn't. It includes a code to PURCHASE a copy for 2 dollars. And when you try to download it, the site says it requires Windows Media DRM and is "NOT compatible with any Apple product". What a crock.

    Note: This was the regular widescreen DVD, not the BlueRay version in my case
     

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