Setting Media Kind

In this lesson for iTunes on the Mac, we look on how to change the media kind. This will come in handy when you import your different media files and iTunes places them in the wrong category.

As an example, let’s say you’re importing MP3s for an audiobook when you import that to iTunes, iTunes doesn’t know that’s an audiobook, so it files them in music. So how do you tell iTunes that it’s actually an audiobook and not music? By changing the Media Kind.

Changing Media Kind
To change the media kind of a file, as an example an MPS3 imported into the Music category, you click on the three dots next to your selection or album/book. From there you’ll see a menu pop up, select Edit Items. A window will open. Now you need to select Album info. You’ll see an option for Media Kind. Just select the media kind you want the file(s) to be. This also works for videos. If you import a movie and it is a TV show, you can change the media kind to a TV show and even add episodes.

See this Lesson in Action
If you want to see this lesson in action, take a look at the video above.

Lesson tags: Mac Tutorials
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