Moving a video folder to a separate partition

So I have a 500gb partition (don’t ask why) without anything on it and would like to move/mount my video folder there so that I have more room to rip dvd’s to it. Is there an easy way to do this? Also would doing this still make it visible to the file system so that apps like Emby and Plex can see them and play the content?

oh and I have Googled the daylights out of it…

I’m not using any of those apps, but a symlink from your video folder to a folder on the other partition could work.

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You could also mount it directly in /etc/fstab with something like
UUID=xxxxxxxxxxxx /home/username/video fstype defaults,uid=1000,gid=1000 0 1

you can get the UUID with sudo blkid /dev/sdXx where Xx is the drive and partition. Replace 1000 with yours.

This will generate the line for you

TUUID=$(sudo blkid /dev/sdXx | cut -d ' ' -f2)
TFSTYPE=$(sudo blkid /dev/sdXx | cut -d ' ' -f3 | sed s/TYPE=// | sed s/\"//g)
echo "$TUUID /home/$USER/video $TFSTYPE defaults,uid=$(id -u),gid=$(id -g) 0 1"

just replace the sdXx with the video drive and you can copy and past the line into you fstab then next time you reboot or mount it manually your all set.