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aj350z
Jul 10, 2010, 08:31 AM
Are there really that many people still having problems with metax?

I have been using it a lot lately for the Mac OS. Both for new movies and old tv shows. It keeps using TagChimp to even find all the data. It even let's me upload to TagChimps site again.

I'm just wondering because I keep seeing post that people are having troubles with MetaX.



CWallace
Jul 10, 2010, 01:43 PM
I did a couple hundred DVD's worth of movies and TV episodes and it worked for me.

a2applegirl
Jul 10, 2010, 02:31 PM
MetaX works fine. You just have to make sure that your titles do not have stuff appended to them. Ripit and handbrake will often add numbers to the end of the title, especially if you tried ripping and encoding the title several times. You need to make sure your title is correct before you use metaX.

toolbox
Jul 11, 2010, 02:16 AM
Does it let you to album art like itunes?

GermanSuplex
Jul 11, 2010, 04:33 AM
I've used both the most recent versions for Windows and Mac and have not had any issues yet (I got a Mac Mini not too long ago and was testing converting/tagging videos on both systems).

CWallace
Jul 11, 2010, 01:25 PM
Does it let you to album art like itunes?

Yes, you can add artwork.

nwcs
Jul 11, 2010, 01:49 PM
I tried it and did a big batch of files. In the end, it corrupted about 10% of my files that played just fine before going through MetaX. In some of the corrupted files the audio was stripped out and in the others the audio was present but the video was replaced with black. This was earlier this year with the latest version available at the time.

aj350z
Jul 11, 2010, 08:03 PM
I tried it and did a big batch of files. In the end, it corrupted about 10% of my files that played just fine before going through MetaX. In some of the corrupted files the audio was stripped out and in the others the audio was present but the video was replaced with black. This was earlier this year with the latest version available at the time.

Did you use MakeMKV and included some of the subtitles? I find if I keep those subtitles MetaX will have a problem with the .m4v's from handbrake. I did have that problem last year but haven't since I stopped the subtitles.

Chiisu
Jul 11, 2010, 08:41 PM
I tried it and did a big batch of files. In the end, it corrupted about 10% of my files that played just fine before going through MetaX. In some of the corrupted files the audio was stripped out and in the others the audio was present but the video was replaced with black. This was earlier this year with the latest version available at the time.

I got tired of the hit and miss nature of MetaX. I haven't had any issues since I switched to Subler.

The Mad Kiwi
Jul 12, 2010, 02:15 AM
I got tired of the hit and miss nature of MetaX. I haven't had any issues since I switched to Subler.

I agree Subler is a much better program, heaps quicker than MetaX.

nwcs
Jul 12, 2010, 09:26 AM
Did you use MakeMKV and included some of the subtitles? I find if I keep those subtitles MetaX will have a problem with the .m4v's from handbrake. I did have that problem last year but haven't since I stopped the subtitles.

Nope. Mine were straight rips from Handbrake with (at the time) default Apple TV settings.