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  • NeddySeagoon Level 1 (5 points)

    Limnos wrote:

     

    I saw an AppleTV across the room once in an Apple Store, about 2 years ago...

     

    The below is about my generation of Apple equipment.

     

    the was meant for this.

     

    the way it appeared may have caused unintentional insult 

  • Limnos Level 8 (47,265 points)

    So how do I go about keeping Movies and Music on seperate drives?

    There is no automatic way of doing this with iTunes.  You can put movies on an external, then option+drag to add to library and it will leave them there.

     

    Alternatively, why not just set up a separate library for movies and keep the whole library on the external?  I archive most of my media on external drives which don't get plugged in until I want the files.

  • NeddySeagoon Level 1 (5 points)

    Limnos wrote:

     


    So how do I go about keeping Movies and Music on seperate drives?

    There is no automatic way of doing this with iTunes.  You can put movies on an external, then option+drag to add to library and it will leave them there.

     

    Alternatively, why not just set up a separate library for movies and keep the whole library on the external?  I archive most of my media on external drives which don't get plugged in until I want the files.

     

     

    This is want I want to do - have my music and apps on the internal and my videos stay on the external.

     

    Can I do that without losing the data like date added?

  • Limnos Level 8 (47,265 points)

    If you let iTunes move the media then all data get retained.  If you add a file, delete the reference, move the file with Finder, then add it again, it gets added as a new file.  Much of the data are retained but not all.  Of course if you do this with any new files then they get the correct information from the start.  if you are moving old files then it depends upon how many you have.  For just one or two try:

     

    Dougscripts: Relocates selected files to a folder of your choice - http://dougscripts.com/itunes/scripts/ss.php?sp=relocateselected - replaces "Move Files To Folder"

     

    For a bunch of files, here are some concept pieces about consolidating selected, to which I alluded earlier.  They are not cookbook:

     

    Consolidate selected content: for notebook users - https://discussions.apple.com/thread/2589812

     

    "...selected the new tracks directly in iTunes, Control-clicked on the selection, and saw that now you can consolidate selected items." - http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20090919000326840

  • NeddySeagoon Level 1 (5 points)

    Thanks, Limnos.

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