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    Movie transfers
    How can i transfer a movie downloaded from the internet and now sitting in my downloads file on my imac, to itunes so that i can watch it through airplay on my tv? Can someone please help.

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    Assuming the movie is in a format that iTunes understands try the following:

    1. Launch iTunes
    2. From the File menu choose Add to Library
    3 Select the file in the dialog that appears and click Ok

    If you have iTunes preferences set to copy files to the iTunes media folder you're done. If you don't have it set that way copy the movie file somewhere else before adding it to the Library.
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    Where was the movie downloaded from? What format is it in?

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    If it was downloaded from the internet, it's most likely a .mp4 file which is supported by Apple TV. You can check the file format by right clicking (or ctrl click) on the file and select "get info". Next to "kind", it should say "MPEG-4 movie".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adric View Post
    If it was downloaded from the internet, it's most likely a .mp4 file which is supported by Apple TV.
    If it's downloaded from iTunes or YouTube/Vimeo/et al, it's in MP4 format. Movies from other sites are mostly in AVI format for no reason I can figure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chas_m View Post
    Where was the movie downloaded from? What format is it in?
    Downloaded from internet. MKV and AVI formats

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