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Old Nov 9, 2007, 03:13 PM   #1
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How Organized Are Your Movies? - Screenshots!

How organized are your movies in iTunes? Are they all tagged w/ artwork? Just thrown in? Do you even care? I know before AppleTV I didn't care that much, but now I like to have everything tagged right... Here is one of my screen shots... Now post yours....

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Old Nov 9, 2007, 03:45 PM   #2
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How can you add text to the description column? Or where all those movies bought so they already had it in there?

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Old Nov 9, 2007, 03:51 PM   #3
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Before my appletv I didnt have movie artwork but since I bought the appletv I did go out and find all the artwork. Only problem is I haven't watched a movie on my atv yet. I seem to use it mostly for podcasts!
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Old Nov 9, 2007, 03:55 PM   #4
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How can you add text to the description column? Or where all those movies bought so they already had it in there?

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Well iTunes doesn't sell HD stuff so no they weren't bought through iTunes... You can tag all your content with a tagging program. I use MetaX it's the best, gets you rating, synopsis, artwork, and more... Highly recommended...
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Old Nov 9, 2007, 04:29 PM   #5
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I do not have many movies on my aTV or even in iTunes. However I have all of my TV shows in there and they are spot on organized with episode IDs, individual show titles and artwork. The same is with my music. Im sure if I start to use it for movies they will be the same, but I think I have a total of 5 actual movies with a few small clips.
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Old Nov 9, 2007, 04:39 PM   #6
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Can you share what you mean by HD? I am confused because if you ripped from DVD the source content was not in HD, so did you "upconvert" or something? If so, do you see an improvement of the picture quality? Admittedly, I don't know much about ripping DVDs for use with the AppleTV since I don't have one (but I want one), and I only rip for the iPod with the Handbrake iPod preset.
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Old Nov 9, 2007, 04:42 PM   #7
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Can you share what you mean by HD? I am confused because if you ripped from DVD the source content was not in HD, so did you "upconvert" or something? If so, do you see an improvement of the picture quality? Admittedly, I don't know much about ripping DVDs for use with the AppleTV since I don't have one (but I want one), and I only rip for the iPod with the Handbrake iPod preset.
These aren't from DVD rips they are 720P HD from a Bluray or HD-DVD rip converted to AppleTV format with Visual Hub... The quality is amazing, better than HD channels on TV...
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Old Nov 9, 2007, 04:43 PM   #8
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Old Jan 28, 2009, 08:51 PM   #9
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Can I use this Along with Parental Control

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Well iTunes doesn't sell HD stuff so no they weren't bought through iTunes... You can tag all your content with a tagging program. I use MetaX it's the best, gets you rating, synopsis, artwork, and more... Highly recommended...

I'm looking for a way to tag my movies with a rating so that I can then control them with a parental control. For example, if I don't want my children watching anything rated PG-13 or above I want to be able to setup the Parental Control to manage this. Will a tool like this allow me to do it even though they are my own movies I ripped with Handbrake?
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Old Jan 28, 2009, 09:30 PM   #10
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I'm looking for a way to tag my movies with a rating so that I can then control them with a parental control. For example, if I don't want my children watching anything rated PG-13 or above I want to be able to setup the Parental Control to manage this. Will a tool like this allow me to do it even though they are my own movies I ripped with Handbrake?
Yes - the AppleTV honours the ratings that you add via MetaX. You may have to stick to US ratings though - I've had varied success when using different country ratings.

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Old Nov 10, 2007, 01:09 AM   #11
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Which Mac, Encoding times?

Just curious how long these take to encode and what hardware you have.
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Old Nov 10, 2007, 09:47 AM   #12
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Good post!

Good idea for a post. Until I saw the post all my movies has the first frame of the movie as the thumbnail. I just spent the last few hours updating my "dvd jackets"
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Old Aug 31, 2011, 07:19 AM   #13
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Just curious how long these take to encode and what hardware you have.
MacPro 2010 2.8 Quad 12G RAM

I use a two step process this is what I average for Bluray

1) MakeMKV removes the protection take about 20-30 minutes

2) iVi to take the .mkv file and make an AppleTV 720p video. This app gets all the tags, and artwork for the movie, then imports it into iTunes. ~ 2 Hours

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How do you get the artwork, Title, Cast, Year, and other information of the movie when you rip from an original DVD?

I rip my DVD's but then I have to search for the artwork, and enter in the details, Author, Director, Year , cast etc, it is a pain in the butt.
Look in the Mac app store for iVi it's like 4 dollars. I used to use handbrake to rip and Metax to tag... iVi does it all at once.

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Hi,

Is there a setting in RipIt to only rip the 'Main Feature'?
When I tried it over the weekend it ripped the whole disc, about 6GB?! And would only open in 'DVDPlayer'.

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Run the ripit file through handbrake to extract the main feature... Ripit only removes the copy protection for the disc copy.
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Old Aug 31, 2011, 07:32 AM   #14
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Whoah. My new Mac mini that I just got can encode a 720p movie almost as fast.
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Old Nov 2, 2011, 01:15 PM   #15
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Kind of ashamed to post this as there is like 8 films in total I have been re-doing my library as I lost most of it from the PC, with iCloud I am hoping that I can get my films back when they allow Films to be downloaded like they have with TV

Anyway used HandBrake to encode, Subler to tag and iTunes to organise (obviously ).

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Old Nov 2, 2011, 04:31 PM   #16
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Kind of ashamed to post this as there is like 8 films in total I have been re-doing my library as I lost most of it from the PC, with iCloud I am hoping that I can get my films back when they allow Films to be downloaded like they have with TV

Anyway used HandBrake to encode, Subler to tag and iTunes to organise (obviously ).

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I also use Handbrake and the subler to tag (after first having ripped my DVD with ripit).

But the main reason I wanted to respond to you post is to say that you need not be ashamed of it only being 8 movies. Not when one of them is Groundhog Day!

That is one great movie!
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Old Nov 20, 2007, 10:01 PM   #17
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What an incredible "labor of love" catalogs you guys have!

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Old Jan 24, 2008, 12:42 PM   #18
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Library getting larger

Should have about 700 DVD's by the end of the week. Breaking 1000 is going to take forever I use http://www.impawards.com/ to get my artwork and http://www.imdb.com/ to get the rest of the info.
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Old Jan 24, 2008, 02:22 PM   #19
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Wow.

How many terabyte drives have you got for all those DVDs? :P

edit: Speaking of which, what are people using for external libraries? I'm just starting to rip my collection, which is around 60 movies. My iMac has the 350 gig drive so I'll likely be moving everything to external storage.
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Old Jan 24, 2008, 02:43 PM   #20
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I recently purchased a Netgear ReadyNAS NV+ and 4 500GB hard drives (1.4TB usable space). My iTunes library lives on it, and I haven't had any problems with the setup yet.
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Old Jan 24, 2008, 04:30 PM   #21
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Wow.

How many terabyte drives have you got for all those DVDs? :P

edit: Speaking of which, what are people using for external libraries? I'm just starting to rip my collection, which is around 60 movies. My iMac has the 350 gig drive so I'll likely be moving everything to external storage.
I'm an old Seagate fan, so I have been sticking with FreeAgent Desktop 500 GB externals.
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Old Jan 24, 2008, 10:09 PM   #22
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Wow.

How many terabyte drives have you got for all those DVDs? :P

edit: Speaking of which, what are people using for external libraries? I'm just starting to rip my collection, which is around 60 movies. My iMac has the 350 gig drive so I'll likely be moving everything to external storage.
For my library I started off with a Western Digital 500 gig then that filled up so I bought another one. The 2nd WD 500 filled up so I bought a 1TB WD drive (from costco... price was right) and transferred all the videos from the 2 500's to the 1TB. Then started using the 500 again for movies then with the release of Leopard I bought another 1TB drive for movies and use my 2 500 GB's for time machine and video projects. So to make a story that didn't need to be long short I have 2 TB for movies. I can fit about 450 +/- movies per TB.
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Old Jan 24, 2008, 05:26 PM   #23
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Should have about 700 DVD's by the end of the week. Breaking 1000 is going to take forever I use http://www.impawards.com/ to get my artwork and http://www.imdb.com/ to get the rest of the info.
700 Man you have alot LoL.

I'm currently converting mine right now will have a screen shot in 10 mins not big but getting there.
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Old Jan 28, 2008, 08:27 AM   #24
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700 Man you have alot LoL.

I'm currently converting mine right now will have a screen shot in 10 mins not big but getting there.
I have approx. 2,000. Consumes 2.1 tb of space. I'm moving to a NAS solution soon.
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Old Feb 7, 2008, 04:49 AM   #25
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I organize all my videos in iTunes with a tool called iTunes Drive-In. It automatically downloads metadata (including descriptions) and covers from IMDB and Amazon. TV Shows get season and episode numbers. And: it gives the option to put videos entirely in your library, or keep them on separate drives.
Overall, it saves me a lot of time.
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