Sunday, October 31, 2010

How to "move" instead of "copy" a file into your iTunes Library

iT.pngHandbrake users, rejoice! This seems to work:
  1. Make a "temp" folder inside your Music/iTunes/iTunes Music folder
  2. Whenever you get a new file you want iTunes to manage, e.g. from Handbrake, drag it to that temp folder
  3. Then drag it from there into iTunes
It should disappear from the temp folder almost immediately. Note, you need to have "Keep iTunes Media folder organized" in the Advanced Preferences pane.

If you do this a lot, try making an alias to that temp folder on your desktop.

If you *really* do this a lot, leave a comment and I can probably be persuaded to make a folder action script that will automatically send those files to iTunes when dropped there.

(Update, I wasn't the first to discover this.)

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