WatchFolder for iTunes

Posted: November 10, 2011 in Uncategorized

Ok, so the new updates and utilities and changes will start to roll out , hopefully every day next week with a number of changes.

Here is a new utility: Watch folder for iTunes.

What it does – sits and runs in system tray. When a new file is added to any of the two watch folders , it will auto add those files to iTunes. You can set it to watch for video, audio or both.

Installer adds a start up entry so it will start on any reboot etc.

This is a precursor to adding this facility into all of the encoding tools, and any feedback is appreciated.

Note: this shouldn’t be used with any of the batch or other watch programs yet, in that this will add files if they are in the same directory as soon as the encode starts, which is before metadata is added. Currently the best way to use this : run your batch encoder, watch folder and either have them set to move the files at the end of encode, or move them to the final destination yourself. watch for itunes will find them and add them. hence this app will be useful for some and not others depending on how you work.

Note 2: Obv is only adds stuff when it is running. It doesn;t go back and check if stuff was added when it was not running!

Download: Watchfoldersetup.exe

  1. Todd R. Vander Galien says:

    I loaded ITUNESWATCHFOLDER, then I took a movie from one directory and put it in the watched directory. I figured I would then look in Itunes and see the movie in my library. No go.. am i doing something wrong?

  2. Greene says:

    I am dying to get something like this for my Mac, any plans on doing a mac version? This and the watchfolder for handbrake would be a dream.

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