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iTunes allows you to keep distinct collection of Music & Videos in different iTunes Libraries. All you need to do is press and hold the Option key (the SHIFT key for Windows) while you click on iTunes’ icon in the Dock (or in Windows’ START menu) to launch it (read Apple’s instructions). A window will pop up to ask you to select and load the Library (or create a new one) of your choice.

Having different libraries is good for seperating collections. I have a main library where all my songs and videos are kept. I also keep an alternate collection which has private materials in it. Yup, home-made videos starring yours truly. This way private materials are kept from prying eyes (unless the eyes know about the top-secret Option/SHIFT+Click-to-Launch command). The ability to create different iTunes Libraries is also great for different users who share the same computer but have different entertainment preferences.

It’s thus a shame that the iPod touch doesn’t have this capability build-in. I want to carry but hide my videos in my pocket!

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