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Old Dec 10, 2012, 08:01 AM   #1
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iTunes 11, Meta X, & Handbrake = black screen w/ audio

When Handbraking movies, using Meta X for taggin, & then importing into iTunes 11, the files get dumped into the HOME VIDEO section. Everything works normal, just not in the MOVIE section of iTunes. Once I cmd-I to Get Info & change the file to a iTunes MOVIE, it gets moved but only the audio will play, the video is black.

Tried moving the file out of the Movies folder to the desktop; didn't work, same issue. Tried retagging in Meta X; same issue. All software used is up-to-date.

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Old Dec 10, 2012, 08:30 AM   #2
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just done one this morning, but in slightly different steps (not sure if it makes a difference

Rip DVD with Handbrake using Apple TV2 preset
Add Movie to iTunes
Run MetaX on the movie thats in iTunes
Get Info and change type to Movie

Does the Movie before you used MetaX play ok, should be in the trash as MetaX moves it there and creates a copy?
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 08:47 AM   #3
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As Meta X is no longer being developed, you would probably be better to use something like Identify. I have not used Meta X for a while, but when I did, I found that the results weren't always reliable.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 03:37 PM   #4
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just done one this morning, but in slightly different steps (not sure if it makes a difference

Rip DVD with Handbrake using Apple TV2 preset
Add Movie to iTunes
Run MetaX on the movie thats in iTunes
Get Info and change type to Movie

Does the Movie before you used MetaX play ok, should be in the trash as MetaX moves it there and creates a copy?
Before importing into iTunes everythings fine. Once iTunes imports it, a .mV4 (Handbrake's High Profile setting creates this kind of a file) becomes a HOME MOVIE, but it still plays ok. It's after switch the media in iTunes from HOME MOVIE to MOVIE that the files goes to the black screen w/ audio.

I'll try the AppleTV preset & report back.

BTW I've never had luck adding meta data in any program to a iTunes file; I always do that first then import into iTunes.

Thanks for your help.

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As Meta X is no longer being developed, you would probably be better to use something like Identify. I have not used Meta X for a while, but when I did, I found that the results weren't always reliable.
Following Identity link now. I've used Handbrake for 3 years & not had any problems.

Thanks for your help. & my God man, you have a Cube?!?!?
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 07:21 AM   #5
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Thanks for everyone's help. Meta X is left behind; I could add artwork, rename the file & everything's fine. But once I tagged the rating or add director/actors = black screen & audio only.

iDentify is the way to go. Everything tested & works great.

W/o your help, my boys couldn't watch ParaNorman on any phone or tablet & that, my friends, would be a bad, bad thing.

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Glad you got your problem sorted

Never had any issues with Metax, but as it in no longer being developed I am thinking of trying identify also

quick question on it, when you use ratings, does it allow you to use UK ratings for films?, I don't mind if this is not automatic aslong as I don't have to use the US ratings
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 10:11 AM   #7
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Try Meta Z

If you have a Mac and you are still using Meta X, download Meta Z. It's exactly the same as Meta X but is still being developed and updated. I like it better than Identify. I have not had any issues using Handbrake or adding metadata with Meta Z and adding to iTunes.
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Old Dec 24, 2012, 07:50 AM   #8
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I had troubles with MetaX too. I've been using Subler with no problems. It's free too. http://code.google.com/p/subler/
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