Moving iTunes video to a new machine?

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  1. Maury macrumors 6502

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    My GF's old Toshiba laptop is on it's last legs and we've both agreed to move to a MacBook. We're a bit worried about the screen size though, because we use it as a TV for iTunes material. So I have a loaner machine to try out.

    We have a season of a TV show on the old machine, and I'd like to try playing it side-by-side with the new one. Any suggestions on how to do this? I've never had to try this before.

    Maury
     
  2. Maury thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Genius Mixes vs. Genius

    On my iPhone I click the Genius icon (which is too large IMHO) and it makes a playlist. Are Genius Mixes any different?

    Maury
     
  3. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Copy the files from one computer to the other. Is this a trick question?
     
  4. Maury thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Aren't they DRMed?
     
  5. spice weasel macrumors 65816

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    Yes, but when you first try to play them on the new computer it will ask you for your iTunes password. Enter it (or enter it in iTunes before you start playing movies) and it will authorize that computer to play that content. You can authorize up to 5 computers with one account.

    You'll want to de-authorize the old computer, especially if it's dying.
     
  6. Maury thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Oh geez, it is that easy?! Sheesh, I'm glad I'm doing Teh Switch.

    Maury
     

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