Partial iTunes Library on external drive?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Ram27, Apr 28, 2013.

  1. Ram27 macrumors member

    Feb 19, 2012
    I want my music to be on the computer, but Movies+TV Shows on an external drive.

    Is that possible?

    Is it even advisable to manage videos with iTunes?
  2. quasinormal macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2007
    Sydney, Australia.
    Add the movie files to iTunes after unchecking the

    "Copy files to iTunes Media Folder when adding to library"

    option in;

    iTunes > Preferences > Advanced

    You'll need to turn this on again when you import music.
  3. gooch3265 macrumors member

    Sep 14, 2011
    Victoria, Australia
    I did a lot if googling on this topic and reached the conclusion that for all the hassle and uncertainty it was just as simple to buy Tunespan for this task. I have transferred my entire collection of movies and TV shows onto my NAS and left my music on my MBP.

    Everything works well, and I can move files around from NAS to MBP whenever I want, so long as the NAS and the MBP are on the same network.

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