How Organized Are Your Movies? - Screenshots!

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by billabong, Nov 9, 2007.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    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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    How can you add text to the description column? Or where all those movies bought so they already had it in there?

    Thanks
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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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!
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

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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...
     
  5. macrumors 65816

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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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    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.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    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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  9. macrumors 6502

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    Whoa. didnt' even notice all the HD movies you have. I have a Xbox HDdvd drive which I love EXCEPT for the noise. So how are you ripping the hddvd's with a mac?
     
  10. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have the HD DVD for the XBOX360 too and love it, it's not too load. The quality from a disc will always be better than content on the appleTV unless they up it to 1080p and better sound. But there HD movies still look amazing, it's my way of getting through the format war. I buy HD DVD movies, but I don't support bluray.

    As for ripping... I'm not, I get them from various sources.. :cool:
     
  12. macrumors 6502

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    Howsa bout pm'ing me those "sources" so you can share the appletv love? I thought about hooking up my xbox drive to my vista pc and find someway to rip it and then transfer it to my mac but that seems like alot of work when you can just pop the disc in, i just hate all the fan noise.
     
  13. macrumors 65816

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    out of curiosity. How large would say a 2 hour hd movie take up in aTV friendly format?
     
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    mine's pretty similar to yours. I'm a nut when it comes to organization on my computer.
     

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  16. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    They can vary but average about 3.75-4GB per movie (3750-3900kbps). Some are really low 1.5-2gb(1900-2500kbps) but it depends on the bitrate of the original file. If you want to be able to tag them it must be no larger than 4GB...
     
  17. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Nice...

    What do you use for tagging?
     
  18. macrumors 6502

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    May I ask what's in your playlist "old people dancing" ? LOL
     
  19. macrumors 6502

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    Where do you get your box art from? and how do you fill in the Description? I am using regular iTunes not AppleTV
     
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    Which Mac, Encoding times?

    Just curious how long these take to encode and what hardware you have.
     
  22. macrumors regular

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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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  24. macrumors 6502a

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    I don't use anything really. I get my posters from google and the description from a movie rental website and use doug's scripts to input them. I would use metax but everytime I try and tag a movie it just deletes it. I have lost about 5 movies through metax.

    haha, that was for my parents. They needed some music for a party. I thought the name suited quite nicely.
     
  25. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Weird, I haven't had any issues with MetaX...
     

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