Is it possible to keep files on iPod but not computer?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Gray Tragedy, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. Gray Tragedy macrumors newbie

    Aug 3, 2008
    I have large video files that I want to be able to watch on my iPod, but I do not want to keep them on my computer because they're so large. I would like to keep them on an external hard drive while at the same time keeping them on my iPod as well (i.e., not in iTunes or on my computer at all). Is there any way to do this?

  2. Matty-p macrumors regular

    Apr 3, 2010
    try putting the movie on external hd then dragging it into the movies section of itunes then sync but the hd will have to be plugged in every time you sync (unless you want the video removed from the ipod)

    btw just out of intrest how big are the files if you need you can just res them down in fcp or even imovie
  3. skate71290 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 14, 2009
    Yes there is: import these movies into iTunes, Sync them to your iPod, then delete them from your computer - C://Documents and Settings/User/My Documents/My Music/iTunes Media/Movies - but LEAVE THEM IN ITUNES, otherwise they will be removed from your iPod, as long as they are left in iTunes they will stay on your iPod, but not physically be on your computer
  4. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Open iTunes / preferences.

    Go to Advanced and uncheck:
    copy files to iTunes media folder.

    Then just drag your movies from external drives to iTunes.

    However you need to add your music manually to your itunes folder first before adding to your iTunes (so it's easier to migrate in the future).

    That's not a good way of doing it.

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