Itunes- Copy music to library but not video option?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by gianthobbit, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. gianthobbit macrumors 6502

    Apr 20, 2010
    So I love keeping all my music in Itunes, well organized and on my local machine, so I have this checked in preferences. I however never want iTunes to save videos in the libary.

    I have a large external hardrive that I am using to backup my entire DVD collection in friendly .m4v format. Playing them on my Mac however opens iTunes and copies a file that is nearly 1GB to my local hard drive.

    Any way around this?
  2. Caleb531 macrumors 6502


    Oct 17, 2009
    Select the video in the Finder, choose Open With from the File menu, and pick another application (QuickTime should work).

    To apply to all video files, choose Get Info from the file menu, and under the Open with section, you can choose a default application for that file type (via the Change All... button).

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  3. gianthobbit thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 20, 2010
    Awesome, thanks so much!

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