Movies not purchased in iTunes not show up on Apple TV

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by LAWandHOARDER, Nov 11, 2014.

  1. LAWandHOARDER macrumors newbie

    Feb 13, 2013
    Hopefully you guys can help me out here!

    If I download a movie outside of iTunes and add it to my iTunes library, how do I get it to show up on my Apple TV? It is only showing movies that have been purchased on iTunes.
  2. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
  3. kemperman macrumors regular


    Jul 15, 2009
    With movies downloaded outside of iTunes/ripped from DVD/BR normally you have to go into computers>movies and it'll show up there
  4. erinsarah macrumors regular

    Mar 17, 2011
    Look under home movies

    Yeah, I had this problem for a while and discovered that when you drag the .MP4 file into iTunes it categorizes it as "Home Video" instead of "Movie". Search for the file in itunes and, once you find it, hit Get Info. Go to the Options tab (I think...writing this from memory without a Mac in front of me) and there's a dropdown box for the type of video it is. Change from Home Video to Movie. That should solve the problem. And, as far as I know, there's no way to change the default to Movie.
  5. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

    Dec 17, 2009
    Run the movie thru something like Subler and it will properly tag it for iTunes usage. After ripping any of the movies I own, I run them thru Subler to update all Metadata (and add proper images) before loading it into iTunes.
  6. CelestialToys macrumors 6502

    Aug 4, 2013
    up above the streets and houses
    Plus one for Subler. Great bit of software and it's free.

    Great for getting metadata and artwork on both movies and TV shows as well as being able to add/remove subtitles, remove unwanted audio tracks etc etc

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