Can Tunespan detect when new content is added to iTunes, and then automatically 'span'?

Andrew Sebastian shared this question 5 years ago
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Hi,


I use a program called iVI Pro which converts my media, then adds to iTunes (TV, Movies etc).


I have 'spanned' all my movies to a new drive. Is it possible to set Tunespan to automatically span any new movies added to the Movies folder in iTunes?


Thanks in advance for any advice.

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Yep! It is possible :-)


Once you have the automation configured in TuneSpan, you'll just need to launch TuneSpan after you've added new media and it'll take care of the rest. To auto-launch TuneSpan, there would need to be another "watcher" app running all the time, which doesn't exist yet. Something like that may come at some point in the future though.


Anyway, to configure automation in TuneSpan...


Click the "S" shaped script icon on the left of the "Span" button at the bottom right of the TuneSpan window. Or, you can use the "Automation…" menu item in the File menu (with shortcut Command+Option+Return).


Now, in the Configure Automation sheet, click "Create a Span or Restore…" and you'll want to check the Movies checkbox and then select your Span Location from the "Select Span Location or Restore" from the bottom dropdown menu.


And that's it :-)


Right now, TuneSpan can only automate spanning/restoring whole media types and playlists. In your case, all you need it just the Movies media type selected. But, automation groups can get pretty sophisticated if you make some special playlist or smart playlist in iTunes and then choose that to auto span, but there's no sophisticated configuration like that directly in TuneSpan just yet.


The automation runs on launch, so it won't run right after you click Save in the Automation Configuration. But, you can click the "Perform Now" button in the Automation Configuration, or quit and re-launch TuneSpan.


Please let me know how that goes, I'll be here if you have any other questions.

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Yep! It is possible :-)


Once you have the automation configured in TuneSpan, you'll just need to launch TuneSpan after you've added new media and it'll take care of the rest. To auto-launch TuneSpan, there would need to be another "watcher" app running all the time, which doesn't exist yet. Something like that may come at some point in the future though.


Anyway, to configure automation in TuneSpan...


Click the "S" shaped script icon on the left of the "Span" button at the bottom right of the TuneSpan window. Or, you can use the "Automation…" menu item in the File menu (with shortcut Command+Option+Return).


Now, in the Configure Automation sheet, click "Create a Span or Restore…" and you'll want to check the Movies checkbox and then select your Span Location from the "Select Span Location or Restore" from the bottom dropdown menu.


And that's it :-)


Right now, TuneSpan can only automate spanning/restoring whole media types and playlists. In your case, all you need it just the Movies media type selected. But, automation groups can get pretty sophisticated if you make some special playlist or smart playlist in iTunes and then choose that to auto span, but there's no sophisticated configuration like that directly in TuneSpan just yet.


The automation runs on launch, so it won't run right after you click Save in the Automation Configuration. But, you can click the "Perform Now" button in the Automation Configuration, or quit and re-launch TuneSpan.


Please let me know how that goes, I'll be here if you have any other questions.

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Wow, thanks so much for your help! It's a very impressive piece of software, and the time you take to answer peoples queries is very impressive too.


You should be proud of yourself!


Thanks again.


Andrew