Put Movies into Folders on iPod?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by jman995x, Feb 19, 2011.

  1. jman995x macrumors regular

    Sep 8, 2007
    I recently started putting my movies on an 120GB iPod because my 32GB iPhone couldn't handle them all.

    I've noticed, however, that the movies are all just sorted alphabetically.

    Is there a way to group them into folders (as we all do with our music), so that I can keep all of my school videos together, comedies together, tv shows together, etc.?

    Currently I have a lot of school/science videos on my iPod and they run the gamut of titles (alphabetically)....from "Acids and Bases" to "Solubility"...so, obviously, there are other (non-science) video titles that iTunes just puts in between those (making my seamless study of all things science a little more kludgy).

    Any advice would be great.


  2. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
    how about creating some playlists and putting them in there.
  3. jman995x thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 8, 2007
    I'm still new to iTunes, and I was under the impression that all movies had to go in the Movies folder in iTunes...is that not the case? Can I create playlists with movies in them?


  4. dXTC macrumors 68020


    Oct 30, 2006
    Up, up in my studio, studio
    Yes, Movie playlists are allowed.

    You can go even farther with changing the Media Kind property of a movie. Select a movie in your Library and open the Get Info window. Switch over to the Options Tab, and you'll see an option for Media Kind; it'll probably say Movie, but will allow you to change it to Podcast or TV Show.

    You can use this to put all the episodes of one TV show episodes apart from others. Go to the Video tab on those and, after setting the Media Kind to "TV Show", change the "Show" field to the name of the television show, and voila! Those movies are now episodes of that TV show, and now show up in the TV Shows portion of the Library, grouped automatically under the show's name. They will also show up in the TV Shows menu of any iPod you sync the shows to.

    Your school/science videos are best put under Podcast; you can group those by subject, using the technique above. Once done, those will show up in the Podcasts portion of the Library.

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