How To Change the Media Kind or Category for Movies in iTunes

A quick tip tonight as I just fixed something that’s been bugging me for a few days now. Basically, after upgrading to iTunes 11.1, all the movies I ripped from DVD’s (yes I own them) showed up in the wrong movies category. Instead of showing up under Movies, they showed up as Home Videos. Not a huge deal however, if you’re a bit… anal like me, this must get fixed.

Anyway things have been so nuts around the house I’ve not had even three minutes to fix the problem until now. Here’s what I did.

Start by launching iTunes and jumping over to your Movies Library.

in itunes, select the movies library to update your movies category

Move to the Home Videos sub-section and Right Click the movie you want to re-categorize. In my example I’ll select Horton Hears A Who! Once the context menu pops, click Get Info.

click get info to update video in itunes

Under the Options Tab, select the Media Kind you want and Click OK.

click options - media kind - movie

Jumping back over to Movie, there ya go. Simple as that.

select movies

Keep in mind this tip works for both single or multiple selected movies. Handy if you have a few movies you need to re-categorize.

Do you have a groovy iTunes tip? Would love to hear about it!



  1. Erica28

    December 8, 2013 at 6:09 am

    No comments yet could be that we were expecting to get to the photo-shop tutorial – at least that is what I clicked

  2. Erica28

    December 8, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    You are so right Steve
    While I’m on-line so to speak can I say thank you for all you do getting us to all this lastest stuff! Not that I’m able to keep up – just nice to think I might!

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