Partial iTunes Library on external drive?

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

  1. Ram27 macrumors member

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    Feb 19, 2012
    #1
    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

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    Oct 26, 2007
    Location:
    Sydney, Australia.
    #2
    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

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    Sep 14, 2011
    Location:
    Victoria, Australia
    #3
    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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