Monitor folder and add new items to itunes?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by soluate, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. soluate macrumors newbie

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    I'd like my mac to monitor a specific folder, say 'TV Shows' and if a new file is added I'd like it to automatically put it into iTunes under TV shows, is this possible or is anyone aware of an application / script that will help me achieve this?
     
  2. soluate thread starter macrumors newbie

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  3. NicP macrumors 6502

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    This is very easy to do with automator or an applescript. In automator create a custom workflow, add the action "add songs to playlist". You can then "save as a plugin" of type "folder action", make sure you set the folder you want and enable folder actions!

    edit: on another note, remember that itunes does not support many common tv show formats eg .avi files. For video files that itunes refuses to import natively I use a program called VideoDrive
     
  4. ozcanfm macrumors newbie

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    Exactly what I want to do but with music. Will give it a go tonight. I also want the files to be purged after import in to iTunes.

    Can the action be automated so that as soon as there is a file in a folder it will call this workflow?
     
  5. NicP macrumors 6502

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    yes, that's what a folder action does
     
  6. netnothing macrumors 68040

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