21845 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Dec 3, 2008 3:30 AM by John Lockwood
Dean Lehwalder wrote:
I would like to be able to organize movie like you can with TV shows.
So the menu would read like it does for TV shows
James Bond -> (and have all the James bond movies)
Star Trek ->
Star Wars ->
Anyone know how to do this or if its even possible?
P.S. I know I can do this by telling iTunes there all TV shows but I want them to stay listed under movies.
If they are stored in iTunes then the only possible solution to try would be to create playlists e.g. a Star Wars playlist.
If the movies are not stored in iTunes but are simply files accessed via your Movies folder in the finder (and this could include VIDEO_TS copies of DVDs) then you can create sub-folders in the Movies folder to organise them however you wish. Movies accessed this way do not have any iTunes provided meta-data, the most you can do is to put a file called 'preview.jpg' in each folder as illustrated below.
~/Movies/Star Wars/Episode IV - A New Hope/starwars4.mpg
~/Movies/Star Wars/Episode IV - A New Hope/preview.jpg
~/Movies/Star Wars/Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back/starwars5.mpg
~/Movies/Star Wars/Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back/preview.jpg
~/Movies/Star Trek/The Wrath of Khan/VIDEO_TS/
~/Movies/Star Trek/The Wrath of Khan/preview.jpg
Note: If you have your movies in iTunes, you could also try putting an alias of it in the Movies folder. This would allow it to be organised the way I described but still be available for iTunes to sync to an iPod or AppleTV.
I have tried this in the latest iTunes and it does not work. Suggestions please
As I indicated, and Dean confirmed, using sub-folders in the Movies folder does not work from an iTunes point of view, only for Front Row. The only way to organise movies in iTunes is via iTunes and not folders. The nearest you could get in iTunes would be to create multiple playlists.
I have switched to using Plex a Mac version of XBMC, see http://www.plexapp.com