Movie storage tips for AppleTV/iTunes

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by BulkHedd, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. BulkHedd macrumors 6502

    BulkHedd

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    I just got an Apple TV and have purchase a couple of movies from the iTunes store. I also have a lot of Blu-rays that have the digital copy of the movie included.
    The problem is these movies take up a lot of space on my 500GB internal MacBook Pro drive.
    Is there any way that I can store the movie files on an external drive, preferably on that I can connect to my Airport Extreme, and be able to access them on my Apple TV? I don't want to move my entire iTunes library (music and all) off of my MacBook, just the huge movie files.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. BulkHedd thread starter macrumors 6502

    BulkHedd

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    Thanks for the reply. Were you suggesting The option of unchecking the boxes for iTunes to keep my library organized or the TuneSpan app you mentioned?
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    The former, since my statement about TuneSpan indicates I can't vouch for it.
     
  4. BulkHedd thread starter macrumors 6502

    BulkHedd

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    Ok, got it. I wasn't sure since your post on the other thread was a few months old.
    I'm in the process of moving the files to an external drive now.
    Just curious, what happens if I turn off the setting to copy files when added to the library but later I turn it back on? Will it leave the movies on the external drive or go ahead and move them to the internal one?
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, that setting only affects files being added to the library while that setting is in effect. It doesn't affect files already in the library.
     

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