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I have some media that I'd like to stream to my AppleTV that's quite transient. I don't need it in my iTunes Media Folder proper for more than one viewing of the media. Is it possible to have iTunes not copy specific media types to the iTunes Media Folder when I import it in to iTunes? In this case, I'd rather iTunes didn't copy and automatically organize video media when I import it. But I'm okay if it copies and automatically organizes audio media when I import it.

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Hold down option whilst dragging into the ITunes window to add to the library, without it also being copied into ITunes fodler

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