2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 19, 2011 7:38 AM by vicky729
vicky729 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Here is my question. I have itunes on my mac mini - I just got a Buffalo Linkstation to set up as a shared drive on my network - I want to put movies on the shared drive to be able to then view on my Apple TV. I don't want my music on my shared drive, I want to keep it on my mini. Can I do this? If so how?

Mac Mini, LED Display, Mac OS X (10.6.6), iPhone 4, iPad, Apple TV
  • Jolly Giant Level 7 Level 7 (25,440 points)
    vicky729 wrote:
    Can I do this?

    try if you can use this script:

    [_*Re-Locate Selected v1.1*_|http://dougscripts.com/itunes/scripts/ss.php?sp=relocateselected]

    This script will re-locate the files of the selected iTunes tracks from their current location to a new user-chosen folder. iTunes will be updated with each track's new location and all of each track's meta-data will be preserved. Option to remove the files from their original location. (I don't advise using this on more than an album's worth of tracks or so at a time; re-locating dozens of tracks' files to a single folder doesn't seem to make much sense to me.)

    NOTE: If your "Keep iTunes Media folder organized" preference set, you will not be able to create new folders in or re-locate files within the iTunes Media folder; outside is OK.

    you can also move the movie files manually:

    (a) temporarily change +*iTunes media folder location+* (preferences > advanced) to point to the NAS. on the same tab, ensure +*copy files to ... when adding to library+* is check marked
    (b) highlight the movie files in iTunes, right-click (or ctrl-click) and select +consolidate files+ from the pop-up menu.
    (c) point +*iTunes media folder location+* back to the original spot and delete (or keep) the original movie files from your local iTunes media folder.


  • vicky729 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I will give this a try and let you know how it goes. Thanks!