Monitor folder and add new items to itunes?

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

  1. soluate macrumors newbie

    Jul 29, 2008
    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

    Jul 29, 2008
  3. NicP macrumors 6502

    Jun 14, 2005
    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

    Dec 15, 2009
    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

    Jun 14, 2005
    yes, that's what a folder action does
  6. netnothing macrumors 68040


    Mar 13, 2007

Share This Page