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Movies Not Showing Up in iTunes

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poleary2000 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Feb 1, 2012 6:11 PM

I am on an iMac with the lastest everything.  Including 10.7.3.  The problem was happening before 10.7.3 also. 

 

I add m4v files to my iTunes library, they copy in, but I can't find them.  If I go to my iTunes Media folder, I can find them in there.  But, I just can't see them in iTunes. 

 

I allow iTunes to manage my library.  Not sure why things aren't showing?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.7)
  • enosjben Calculating status...
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    Feb 2, 2012 11:06 AM (in response to poleary2000)

    The same thing is happening for me.  The strange part is that my AppleTV sees them, but iTunes just doesn't show them. Some show up in the "Recently Added" folder, but others don't.

  • xTT Calculating status...
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    Feb 3, 2012 11:09 PM (in response to poleary2000)

    Hey, do you use iTunes Match? I was having this same problem. I tried importing a video using Add to Library. Nothing showed up in iTunes, but the Media appeared in the iTunes folder. Tried twice more, nothing. Tried a CD, same problem. Turned off iTunes Match, and suddenly the CD and THREE copies of the video appeared in my Library.  :-)

     

    I hope that works for you, too.

     

     

    And PS -- afterwards I turned Match back on and everything is still showing up. Of course it had to go through its scan & verify process again, but that only took a minute and everything is good now.

     

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  • msawyer91 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 22, 2012 4:32 PM (in response to poleary2000)

    This problem affects Windows users too.  Has anyone found a fix other than recreating the library?  I went to my home server and restored a backed up ITL file but the corruption looks like it must go at least a couple weeks back and I can't resolve it.

     

    I tried creating a new library from scratch.  This allowed me to re-import everything just fine, but since this is the machine that syncs my iPhone and iPad, iTunes said that they were synced with a different library and it wanted to replace all of the apps and data on both devices.  That's unacceptable.

     

    Interestingly the movies I added show up as being available to put on the iPad and iPhone.  It's just that they don't appear in the main Movies view.  So it's more like the Movies view is corrupted.  I tried removing all of the movies and re-importing them, but now the view just shows the "Feature films and home movies you add to iTunes..." splash page, so it appears there are no movies.

     

    If I can just get them into a playlist then I can live with that.

  • karja Calculating status...
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    Mar 23, 2012 9:25 PM (in response to poleary2000)

    I'm having the exact same (frustrating) problem.  Turning off itunes match did not fix it for me.  Has anyone figures out a solution?

  • gavcur Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 30, 2012 12:08 PM (in response to xTT)

    This worked for me. It was driving me crazy.

     

    Turn itunes match off then on.

  • HedgeWartHog Calculating status...
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    Jul 4, 2012 9:35 AM (in response to poleary2000)

    The iTunes Match works for me and it fixed a problem that plagued me for months.  Thanks!!!

  • scottsta Calculating status...
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    Aug 10, 2012 4:33 AM (in response to xTT)

    Turned off iTunes match and they showed up.  Thanks.

  • MPLimas Calculating status...
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    Aug 18, 2012 12:06 PM (in response to xTT)

    The iTunes match fixed for me.  This has happened twice a few months apart.  Same fix both times for me.

  • XianZhuXuande Calculating status...
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    Aug 24, 2012 7:20 AM (in response to poleary2000)

    I also wanted to share that disabling/enabling iTunes Match resolved this issue. To go into a little more detail, they didn't show up until iTunes Match had been both re-enabled *and* had completed its own setup process.

  • obe1k Calculating status...
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    Oct 11, 2012 10:42 PM (in response to karja)

    Go To iTunes Preferences, General, then check the box for Show: Movies.

  • littleb12 Calculating status...
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    Feb 6, 2014 5:51 AM (in response to poleary2000)

    Hi All-

    I was having the same problem and I contacted iTunes support for help.  Turns out some of my moives and music were hidden.  Here is the link to walk you through checking to see if it is hidden.

     

    iTunes Store: Hiding and unhiding purchases

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4919

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