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And here's another: QuickTime Media Links
Authored by: stevebr on Apr 04, '07 09:53:07AM

The authour writes "keeping a roughly 2MB reference file for each of your videos is not really a practical solution." I'll go out on a limb and suppose that this is because of the disk space involved.

Instead, one could use QuickTime Pro's export functionality (File > Export), and select "Movie to QuickTime Movie Link." I've found that they need a ".mov" extension for iTunes to recognize them. The files written are tiny and the export is nearly instantaneous. There's a droplet Movie2iTunes that can do a batch at once. It was mentioned here before. Also, I don't think it requires QuickTime Pro.

The main advantages of doing it this way are the size of the new file, the speed/low CPU use of processing. The only disadvantage is that the link "sources" can't be moved around on disk without editing and/or recreating the links.

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I don't think that's the reason...
Authored by: lullabud on Apr 04, '07 11:43:48AM

I really think the reason he says that's a bad idea is simply because you would have to manage twice as many files. An additional 100% of overhead is pretty hefty and indicates that you need a more elegant solution.

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