Location of movies

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Sniwi, Dec 13, 2007.

  1. Sniwi macrumors newbie

    Dec 13, 2007
    Brussels, Belgium
    I am about to buy the :apple:TV, but I am slightly puzzled by the following:
    In order to view movies on my iMac (via Frontrow), the movies need to be filed in the folder 'movies'. However, in order to access them via :apple:TV, they need to be in iTunes.
    1. Is that correct ?
    2a. If so, do I need to file them twice ???
    2b. If not, what is the workaround ?

    Thanks for your help.
  2. NightStorm macrumors 68000

    Jan 26, 2006
    Whitehouse, OH
    Frontrow will see any file that is referenced in your iTunes library. You only need to ensure that the file is located there (i.e. 1 copy).
  3. sandman42 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 23, 2003
    Also, movies (or any other files) that are "in" iTunes don't necessarily have to be in your iTunes Music Folder. That's the default, but you can change that by de-selecting "Copy Files to iTunes Music folder when adding to library" in the iTunes preferences.
  4. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    Also for Front Row, you can place an alias in your Movies folder that points to the actual location of your movies (e.g., other folder, other hard drive, network volume, etc.) and Front Row will find them.

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