7 Replies Latest reply: Jun 12, 2012 7:50 AM by Tomeranaray
adanmh Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi all,

 

I just bought an iMac and a WD My Book Live. The first cause my old laptop when to the great binary cloud in the sky, the second cause I want to be able to consolidate my media. Over the years I have ripped by CDs and DVDs so when the time came I could stream all my media through out my house and devices.

 

Because I will be using the Mac primarily for the forseeable future, I have  moved my music and movies into their respective iTunes folders. I have started to move my TV shows. But when you add the folder in iTunes I am still only getting the lovely iStore Advert telling me to start looking.

 

Is it because my store is the Irish iTunes Store?

 

So does anyone have some advice as the best way to store my TV Shows and get them to show in iTunes.

 

Cheers,

 

Adanmh


iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4), iTunes Library
  • 1. Re: best way to store tv shows when in Ireland
    emeraldthree Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Not an expert, but once you put your tv show folders in the itunes folder, then you have to select "add to library..." from the file drop down menu, select the tv shows, and then they're added to your library.

     

    That's all there is to it, from what I understand, but I assume you already know that if you've managed to get your music into iTunes.  Other than that, I don't know what the issue could be.

  • 2. Re: best way to store tv shows when in Ireland
    Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (74,885 points)

    adanmh wrote:

     

    Because I will be using the Mac primarily for the forseeable future, I have  moved my music and movies into their respective iTunes folders. I have started to move my TV shows. But when you add the folder in iTunes I am still only getting the lovely iStore Advert telling me to start looking.

    What does this mean, "iStore Advert telling me to start looking"?

    Looking for what?

    Where does this "advert" pop up?

    You don't need to connect to the internet or iTunes store to view items in your library.

     

    The media in your library has nothing to do with which iTunes store you use.

  • 3. Re: best way to store tv shows when in Ireland
    adanmh Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for your help.

     

    emeraldthree - I have tried adding the folders by two ways to no avail:

    1. Dragging the folders from Finder to my Library
    2. By clicking File > Add to Library

    Nothing Happens either way.

     

    Chris CA -  By the "lovely advert" I mean the screen shown when I have added my TV show files and I click on the TV Shows  Link in my iTunes Library I get

     

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    The videos also don't show in my Movies area either. But are there in my TV Shows Folder on the Media Drive.

     

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    Is this the best way to store my TV Shows to get them to show in iTune?

     

    Thanks

  • 4. Re: best way to store tv shows when in Ireland
    Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (74,885 points)

    Chris CA -  By the "lovely advert" I mean the screen shown when I have added my TV show files and I click on the TV Shows  Link in my iTunes Library I ge

    Did you add them to iTunes itself (File > Add to library) or simply move them into the iTunes folder (as shown above)? If you copied them into the TV Show folder, that does not add them to iTunes.

     

    Do not put files into the iTunes folder yourself. Don't do anything in the iTunes folder yourself. Let iTunes handle it.

    To add files to iTunes, the easiest way is to put them into /Music/iTunes/iTunes media/Automatically add to iTunes folder.

    This will add them to the library and move them where they need to be.

    I keep an alias of this folder on the desktop. Then simly drag items there and iTunes will take care of them

  • 5. Re: best way to store tv shows when in Ireland
    adanmh Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    That's the answer I was looking for! Cheers!

  • 6. Re: best way to store tv shows when in Ireland
    Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (74,885 points)

    Glad you got it sorted!

  • 7. Re: best way to store tv shows when in Ireland
    Tomeranaray Level 1 Level 1 (80 points)

    There are also tools & scripts available that will do everything automatically for you: convert files if necessary, download artwork, add metadata and put videos in the appropriate Movies or TV shows section. If you plan on importing a lot of videos, that will save you a lot of time. I use VideoDrive for this purpose, but there are other solutions available as well. But clearly, if you only import a few videos, they are of limited use.