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Old Jul 12, 2012, 06:15 AM   #1251
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Why can't iTunes just let you edit the file type list and create your own types (movies, tv shows, wrestling, documentaries, porn). Plex does - I just don't particularly care for the interface of Plex ...
I'm not sure I understand but you can change the file type from movies to TV shows and just use genres to catagorize from documentaries and Porn and Action and Comedy
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Old Jul 12, 2012, 09:06 AM   #1252
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I love the idea of listing each Wrestlemania as a different season with each match being an episode (as per the iTunes store). However, all of my files are .avi (or equivalent) that I'll be converting to .m4v using iVI (as I'm doing this with all my tv shows, movies and documentaries). Can I split single files to categorise the matches differently?

Why can't iTunes just let you edit the file type list and create your own types (movies, tv shows, wrestling, documentaries, porn). Plex does - I just don't particularly care for the interface of Plex ...
Subler will do this for you quickly and easily. I've done it on movies and TV shows.
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 05:40 PM   #1253
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Here's mine. It has taken about 5 years to build it this big. Not as large as some on here, but still good sized I think. Everything is tagged, except maybe a couple new TV show episodes I haven't gotten to yet.
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 06:54 AM   #1254
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Does anybody know of an Automator/script that will refresh the id3 tags metadata in iTunes. Usually when u edit the itunes tags in an external application, in order to get it to show on iTunes you have to click the get info option on the media in order for it to refresh. You can also play the media in order to force iTunes to recheck the metadata.

I've searched and searched and can't find anything that enables you to force iTunes's to recheck tags on mass. Sorry I have found one script but it's only available on windows

Has anybody else found a solution to this
i'd like to know that as well actually. i got tv shows and movies spread over 3 external hdds and every time i turn off the hdds and back on later. all the covers are missing unless i do "get info" one after another which can take quiet a while
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 07:02 AM   #1255
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i'd like to know that as well actually. i got tv shows and movies spread over 3 external hdds and every time i turn off the hdds and back on later. all the covers are missing unless i do "get info" one after another which can take quiet a while
Here's a script. I haven't tried it myself and it's from 2006, so I can't vouch for its effectiveness.

This might be an alternate method, something I found over at iLounge:

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No really easy way, but this works:
- select all the songs that were updated (or just select all)
- Change a field in iTunes that you don't use yet, like maybe Grouping, Comment or Disk X of X, and change them all to a "A" or whatever.
- Click Ok. After the update, go back and change the field to "" and update again.

Not pretty but it beats doing all the songs one at a time.
Again, I haven't used this myself, so can't say whether or not it will work.
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 08:21 AM   #1256
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iFlicks give you the option to edit metatags on existing itunes files. Mark the files you want to edit and acces the "Service" menu. There should be something like "Open in iFlicks" or "edit in iFlicks" where you can edit any way you like, manually or automatic and then just send them back to itunes. In this case the files are not resent but the metadata is...

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i'd like to know that as well actually. i got tv shows and movies spread over 3 external hdds and every time i turn off the hdds and back on later. all the covers are missing unless i do "get info" one after another which can take quiet a while
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 09:11 AM   #1257
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iFlicks give you the option to edit metatags on existing itunes files. Mark the files you want to edit and acces the "Service" menu. There should be something like "Open in iFlicks" or "edit in iFlicks" where you can edit any way you like, manually or automatic and then just send them back to itunes. In this case the files are not resent but the metadata is...
i actually used iFlicks to muxe those files for iTunes in the first place and i got movie covers and everything tagged but as soon as i turn off the external hdd and turn it back on later, the cover doesnt appear by itself unless i "refresh" each and every file again, so frustrating with a huge library.
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 08:37 AM   #1258
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Some of you have awesome movie/tv series collections. Great thread.
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 09:07 AM   #1259
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Here's my slowly growing mac-mini (HTPC) collection.
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 12:35 PM   #1260
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It's a work in progress. A slow going one as I mux my DVD collection and some blu-rays remuxed



Building from scratch for an Apple TV 3. It's a mixed collection of Blu-Ray remuxes using subler and reencoding using handbrake. iDentify was used for tagging with some IDMB tags having to be manually entered for the correct tags to come up.

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Old Oct 14, 2012, 12:53 AM   #1261
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I just started ripping my movie/blu-ray collection this morning, this is what I've got so far in Movies!!


I'll update my collection every day or so, because I am planning on ripping a TON within the next couple of weeks. I also purchased the Simpson's Treehouse of Horrors today
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 07:39 PM   #1262
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I just started ripping my movie/blu-ray collection this morning, this is what I've got so far in Movies!!

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I'll update my collection every day or so, because I am planning on ripping a TON within the next couple of weeks. I also purchased the Simpson's Treehouse of Horrors today
Looks like your well on your way. It's a time consuming task, but very rewarding in the end when u have an instant HD digital library
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 11:07 PM   #1263
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Looks like your well on your way. It's a time consuming task, but very rewarding in the end when u have an instant HD digital library
Yes; I had quite the iTunes Movie library some time ago and then had to wipe my HDD clean! Anywho, I've update several more movies, this is where I'm at now!:



I'm still building up the TV Shows a bit before I get a screenshot up
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 11:20 PM   #1264
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Done for now...

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Old Oct 16, 2012, 12:38 AM   #1265
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Done for now...
You stopped at a very chill # of movies.. 69 MLIB
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Old Oct 16, 2012, 03:45 AM   #1266
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Seeing this thread brought back memories of when I had 60 or so films in iTunes, all DVD rips at awful quality just for my iPod. My iPhoto library grew so something had to go .
Be nice to your films. Lord knows I wasn't.
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Old Oct 16, 2012, 05:16 AM   #1267
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Most of my films are from my DVD collection, movies that go on sale after Blockbuster has done with them in the used movie bin so a lot of them are 480p. I figure the detail doesn't matter to much unless its something like Tron Legacy, Prometheus, The Matrix, or Lord of The Rings where they are really shot well and deserve the HD experience. I've started buying 1 or 2 HD movies on iTunes recently since I bought my ATV3.
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Old Oct 17, 2012, 09:33 AM   #1268
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Lots of information here about tagging but how do you make that information available to AppleTV? Seems I recall you can only sort by genre, date or all. There is lots of detail available in iTunes but how do I use it in AppleTV? e.g. Rating, description, artist etc...
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Old Oct 18, 2012, 06:47 AM   #1270
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Movies

Pretty much all blu ray rips, though some are DVD rips




TV Shows

Some missing as split between home and work. Home is more up to date, but I am at work at the moment

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Old Oct 18, 2012, 08:46 AM   #1271
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I just found MetaX and have added a few cover art pictures to my library. I have to say that I like it. Handbrake and MetaX play very nice together. I like how I can take any File ripped from Handbrake and embed any metadata I want. There is an option to edit metadata after the file is entered into ITunes, but I have not used that feature yet.
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Old Oct 18, 2012, 08:52 AM   #1272
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aghhh just noticed the Cleveland show is square, and everything else is rectangular.

Best go sort that out
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Old Oct 18, 2012, 01:12 PM   #1273
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I use iDentify to tag them and add artwork automatically. Works great.
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 05:47 AM   #1274
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Lots of information here about tagging but how do you make that information available to AppleTV? Seems I recall you can only sort by genre, date or all. There is lots of detail available in iTunes but how do I use it in AppleTV? e.g. Rating, description, artist etc...
That is true, the only way to really get around this is to use smart playlists. I mostly use them for sorting by some of my favorite directors, but you can set them up for almost anything. It can be a bit time consuming to set them up, though.
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