After “upgrading” to iTunes 12 I thought I had tweaked the settings enough that I could use it. I much prefer iTunes 11 interface than iTunes 12; call me crazy. I recently added two movies and proceeded to sync them to an iPad. Then saw this on the iPad:
Notice all the cover art is missing. Also notice they are all filed under “Home Movies”. Tapping the “Movies” tab let me see the two new movies I added. The movie collection is now split. So I went back to iTunes and looked at the Movies. Sure enough there are two sections, “Movies” and “Home Movies”. “Movies” has the two new movies in it:
And “Home Movies” has the older movies in it:
Prior to iTunes 12 they were all under “Movies”. The “upgrade” re-categorized the movies for some reason. I looked around for a bit to see how to get them all under “Movies” and found the following worked.
For each movie in the “Home Movies” category:
- Right click the movie and choose “Get Info”.
- Select the “Options” tab.
- Under the “media kind” drop down, select “Movies” (it was “Home Movies”).
- Click “OK”.
You have to do this for each movie. I tried selecting them all and setting it, as you might do with music, but it complained that they were not the same type (even though they all are) with this error:
After setting them all to “Movies”, the “Home Movies” category disappeared and all of them showed up correctly under “Movies”. Subsequently the iPad sync resulted in the movies all being under “Movies” as well, with their artwork displayed:
I have no idea why Apple would re-categorize movies through a version upgrade. Hopefully this helps someone else.