Currently Being ModeratedJun 21, 2012 8:49 AM (in response to Winston Churchill)
I was wanting to know if I am doing it right or if there was a setting I may have missed.
It is annoying that when I buy a movie on the AppleTV that it has to be deleted when I sync with iTunes and have to transfer it back again.
The solution to that is of course to only buy on my iMac and then sync, but then I have to wait for the movie to download on the computer and then copy it to the AppleTV - whereas I can start watching within minutes when u buy it on AppleTV.
The current sync has been going for over an hour and a half. It is trying to transfer 15 movies from AppleTV to my library despite the fact that there is no room on the drive.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 21, 2012 9:04 AM (in response to NeddySeagoon)
Winston, I'm going to move things around on the external drive to get more room.
I'll have to move video files to another drive first, but I need to figure out how to keep some of the data like Date Added and such.
Thanks for the input. ;)
Currently Being ModeratedJun 21, 2012 9:07 AM (in response to NeddySeagoon)
You shouldn't lose any data or tagged info, if you move your files correctly.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 21, 2012 9:15 AM (in response to Winston Churchill)
Thanks, Mr. Churchill.
I had just read that, but will that also keep my Date Added?
Once I move the files and folders, and partition the drive and then put them back on it, won't that be considered a new import to the library?
Currently Being ModeratedJun 21, 2012 9:58 AM (in response to NeddySeagoon)
I'm not exactly sure where you are trying to move things from or to. However, let's assume your iTunes library is is currently in location A, and for what ever reason you wish to reformat the drive where location A is located.
You are going to temporarily need to move your library to location B, which lets say is on an external drive. On the external drive locate where you wish to place the temporary library, create a folder, call it what you wish, maybe something like "my temporary library".
Now go to iTunes and open the preferences and navigate to the advanced tab. Under the section that is called "iTunes media folder location", click on the change button and locate your "my temporary library" folder. Also check the checkbox "keep iTunes media folder organised".
Close the preference window and navigate to the iTunes file menu, and from the library option select the organise option, when the window opens check the box that says consolidate and click OK.
Depending on how large your library is, this may take some time, once it is complete, play a few tunes etc, to make sure it works properly, after which you can then erase location A. After all this is done you can do the whole process over again, to put your iTunes library back where it was.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 23, 2012 1:50 PM (in response to Winston Churchill)
There is just one minor thing.
I remember that a year or so ago my movies used ti appear as files in the Movie subfolder, but not each movie has it's own folder.
Is there anyway to refert to having them list as just the files again?
Currently Being ModeratedJun 23, 2012 2:02 PM (in response to Winston Churchill)
It didn't though.
And I was tried again a few times and accidently selected "Reorganise files ion the folder...".
Now that is greyed out and can't be undone, I think!!!
However, that didn't impot them either.