Can't import to iTunes

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by CraigDZ, May 16, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    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?
     
  2. Guest

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    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.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Not at home now, but I don't think that's the case..and I restarted.

    iDentify tagged them as movies.
     
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    blueroom

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    Make sure the extension is .m4v not .mp4
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It was...used the same settings on handbrake.

    Usually things go so swimmingly with my Mini, that's why it was so frustrating.
     
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    heisenberg123

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    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?
     
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    maturola

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    From theirs website:

     
  8. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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!
     
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    heisenberg123

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    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
     
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    ljonesj

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    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
     
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    heisenberg123

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    agreed i also have a mix of both and my mbp sees them all in iTunes
     
  12. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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.
     
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    heisenberg123

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    found a fix well it might be a fix

    this was posted May 16 on the developers site

    "I’m getting a sudden influx of reports about crashes when doing chapter lookups. Until I can figure out what’s going on, I suggest disabling tagChimp lookups in the preferences."
     
  14. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Awesome.

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

    I wonder what functionality you would lose.
     
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    heisenberg123

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

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