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I have downloaded a public domain film from archive.org, The Vanishing Shadow, a film serial in 12 episodes. I have added this to my iTunes movie library with each chapter as its own MP4 file.
The problem is that whether I enter all the common-for-the-film and the individual chapter info into the Info tab, or the film name and chapter name and number in the Video tab, I get 12 separate "films" in iTunes. I also tried this as a compilation to no avail.
I want the chapters to be in one movie name much like music tracks are under one album name. Any thoughts are welcomed.

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The best approach, I think, would be to combine the 12 chapters into a single movie with chapter markers. You can do this in iMovie (and might be able to do it in MPEG Streamclip as well, I haven't tried). Save the 12 chapters as a single MP4 film with the markers, then add it to iTunes.
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On the Info tab:

They need to have the identical same Album name and Artist name

For all of them - Disc Number - 1 of 1
Track number - 1,2,3,etc of you can leave this 2nd field blank

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bobtomay: I had tried what you suggested before my original question, although I can't swear I entered the Disc Number. Thanks anyway though.

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On the Info tab:

They need to have the identical same Album name and Artist name

For all of them - Disc Number - 1 of 1
Track number - 1,2,3,etc of you can leave this 2nd field blank

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chas_m:

I have iMovie, so I'll give that a try and post my success or lack thereof.

What does marking chapters actually do when playing the movie?

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Only downloaded a few movies - no serials - from archive.org. I'll download some and see if I can't figure some way to do it without the need for heading into iMovie and spending the time to re-encode them all. Have several TV shows in iTunes like that, so there's bound to be a way to get your own videos in a Season through the settings.

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bobtomay - You're right. I have some purchased tv shows and each season encorporates all episodes together. I did look at how they were set up in Info, but I couldn't get it to work fr me.

Actually I don't mind using chas_m's idea. I love that kind of work, so using iMovie or Wondershare is no trouble for me. (Brings to mind my programming/coding days.)

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Found the way to do it.

Need to change the 'Media Kind' to 'TV Show' under the Options tab in Get Info.
Didn't try it by moving to Movies.
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So I gather that iTunes treats TV Shows and Movies in different ways. Interesting.
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Found the way to do it.

Need to change the 'Media Kind' to 'TV Show' under the Options tab in Get Info.
Didn't try it by moving to Movies.

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Yep, iTunes auto imported them into Home Videos - none of the settings worked there - but as soon as I moved them to TV Shows they appeared correctly.

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