Tricking iTunes

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by ArtHistoryMajor, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. ArtHistoryMajor macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I have a 120 gig iPod, but my Mac is an old Powerbook G4, with a 80 gig harddrive. Half of that is applications, and then there's a good chunk of other stuff as well, leaving about 15 gigs of actual music. This leaves me with 17 gigs of free space. Now, I want to take my DVDs and burn them to .mp4s and then put them on my iPod so I can have them on the go with me. Only, with the way iTunes and iPod syncs, I'd have to delete a ton of stuff on my harddrive so I can use that space for movies, which I really don't want to do.

    Is there a way of tricking iTunes into thinking the file itself is somewhere else (preferably deleted, but I can burn them to a hard media like CD) after syncing it to my iPod? And if so, how can I protect that file on the iPod to keep from being deleted accidently when I go to add more DVD episodes?
     
  2. 11800506 macrumors 65816

    11800506

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    It's pretty easy. All you have to do is add the movie to your library and then sync your iPod. Then, just delete the source file of your movie - not the movie in iTunes. By doing this iTunes will keep the movie on your iPod but you won't lose any disk space.
     
  3. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030

    Gray-Wolf

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    And get you an external hard drive for backups. They are way cheap these days.
     
  4. ArtHistoryMajor thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh man, you have no idea how much I want one XD But I'm trying to save up for a new Macbook.

    Thanks for the help 11800506. I'm gonna give it a shot tonight and see how it goes. :)
     

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