iTunes limit import formats?

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  1. umbilical macrumors 6502a

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    hi, is possible limit some formats to itunes, by example I DONT WANT ANY .mp4 in itunes (yes I dont want videos on itunes!!!) I have my media folder with music and videos, I just want import the music!

    by the way is shame that itunes dont read .flac

    any help? thanks
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I keep all my videos in a separate folder, and simply don't import that folder into iTunes. It's a very simple solution.
     
  3. umbilical thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thank you

    yes I know but!!!! I want ALL the stuff of X band in one folder! anything related with the band in one folder! if not you have 2 folders by band... one for videos and one for music... thinking is better say "OK I go to Beatles folder... I know that everything related with beatles is in that folder"

    see this example with this band on my media folder "FANG"
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/gifrm8953h6l8j5/Screen Shot 2014-02-04 at 1.41.30 PM.png
    see 2 normal folders of 2 albums and! one folder called _video that holds of videos of that band... of that way everything related with that band is in one folder...

    the problem is, when I import the whole media folder to itunes... he read the _video folder and boom! move to other places... so bad, so I want of some way limit .mp4 .mov etc... you know video, and just allow .mp3 .alac or .aiff etc... music files... for video I use VLC

    see other example of my HD... media, in this case the _video of this band is a VOB (a dvd rip, vob files) so itunes in that case dont read that! so that great itunes dont move anything https://www.dropbox.com/s/usdz4rrnje7fz0g/Screen Shot 2014-02-04 at 1.46.49 PM.png

    maybe you ask why I use _ underscore with video... is for keep the _Video folder in the top of all music albums.

    any suggestion is welcome but for me this is the way of keep all organizated.
     
  4. Consultant macrumors G5

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    iTunes > Preferences > Advanced

    Uncheck "Keep iTunes Media folder organized"
    To keep your manual folder structure.
     
  5. umbilical thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    good and I know too! but I like the itunes organization, is really great change a name in itunes and he change the folder name too! etc...

    I try using in finder searching trying to exclude .mp4 and drag the results to itunes... so of that way dont add .mp4 BUT I dont know how exclude files in finder search, any help?
     

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