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CraigDZ
May 16, 2012, 09:41 AM
I'm having problems moving movies into iTunes.

I rip the DVD using Handbrake(to Apple TV 2) settings. Then I use iDentify to tag the movies.

I store them on an external drive. The last batch that I attempted to option drag to iTunes never showed up in the library. It briefly shows the "getting artwork" notification then nothing happens.

It worked in the past...any ideas?



184550
May 16, 2012, 09:43 AM
Have you checked to make sure it didn't accidentally wind up under TV Shows or Music Videos?

Usually when that happens to me, it's in TV shows. If not, then I restart my machine and it's usually fixed.

CraigDZ
May 16, 2012, 10:42 AM
Not at home now, but I don't think that's the case..and I restarted.

iDentify tagged them as movies.

blueroom
May 16, 2012, 10:47 AM
Make sure the extension is .m4v not .mp4

CraigDZ
May 16, 2012, 10:48 AM
It was...used the same settings on handbrake.

Usually things go so swimmingly with my Mini, that's why it was so frustrating.

heisenberg123
May 16, 2012, 02:47 PM
not to change topics but what does iDentify do? does it it automatically add all the details about the movie instead of doing it manually within iTunes?

maturola
May 16, 2012, 03:12 PM
not to change topics but what does iDentify do? does it it automatically add all the details about the movie instead of doing it manually within iTunes?

From theirs website:

iDentify is an OS X application for tagging iTunes compatible MP4 video files. When you add your files to iDentify, iDentify looks at the file, and, based on common naming formats, determines wether the video is a movie or tv show, and determines the name of the movie, tv series name, season #, episode #, year, imdb code. iDentify can then automatically look on The TVDB, The Movie DB, and tagChimp to gather more information about the title, such as description, rating, and more!

CraigDZ
May 17, 2012, 08:23 AM
iDentify is great. Available in the Mac App store.

I usually just look everything up on IMDB ahead of time, and make a note of the codes in a word file, then just copy and paste them in. Very little time at all. I even hit a snafu with some files and their help desk was very responsive...

Also, the mini has repaired itself and the files are now magically where they're supposed to be. Thanks for all the help everyone!

heisenberg123
May 17, 2012, 08:35 AM
iDentify is great. Available in the Mac App store.

I usually just look everything up on IMDB ahead of time, and make a note of the codes in a word file, then just copy and paste them in. Very little time at all. I even hit a snafu with some files and their help desk was very responsive...

Also, the mini has repaired itself and the files are now magically where they're supposed to be. Thanks for all the help everyone!

im really glad i read your post, I originally manually added all the art work to my iTunes libarary but re-did them all with iDentify, wow it really was neat added all the descriptions and what not. Also gave me better artwork for most that i was able to find on my own when i just google imaged the covers.

although id say about 15-20 of my 200 movies would crash iDentify while it was trying to Scan the movie for info, have you incountered this?

also my eastbound and downs even if i maunally put in the IMDB code it still wouldnt populate the info

ljonesj
May 17, 2012, 09:29 AM
actually mp4 and m4v will not make a difference in itunes as i have a mix of that format in my itunes library it may be that if you in windows it requires quicktime to be installed for mp4 to be imported

heisenberg123
May 17, 2012, 09:33 AM
actually mp4 and m4v will not make a difference in itunes as i have a mix of that format in my itunes library it may be that if you in windows it requires quicktime to be installed for mp4 to be imported

agreed i also have a mix of both and my mbp sees them all in iTunes

CraigDZ
May 17, 2012, 09:46 AM
I had the same problem with some titles crashing it.

I provided the titles to the developer and am waiting to hear back. It was well worth the $10 though.

heisenberg123
May 17, 2012, 09:47 AM
I had the same problem with some titles crashing it.

I provided the titles to the developer and am waiting to hear back. It was well worth the $10 though.

found a fix well it might be a fix

this was posted May 16 on the developers site

"Iím getting a sudden influx of reports about crashes when doing chapter lookups. Until I can figure out whatís going on, I suggest disabling tagChimp lookups in the preferences."

CraigDZ
May 17, 2012, 09:59 AM
Awesome.

I e-mailed on May 15th...so I gues that will work.

I wonder what functionality you would lose.

heisenberg123
May 17, 2012, 10:12 AM
Awesome.

I e-mailed on May 15th...so I gues that will work.

I wonder what functionality you would lose.

it sounds like it skips the Chapter lookup so i assume the only function you lose its it doesnt add the chaprter info