Problems with MetaX on OS X 10.8.2

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by micheleireys, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    I recently found MetaX and it was the answer to my problems, tagging a large Video library so it looks nice with my Apple TV. At first it would work great, then it started to not work... I will add a movie file, any movie file, and it won't pull up any tagging choices in the left hand column.

    I downloaded the version for Leopard, I was told by the website it would work on Mountain Lion... and it did at first.

    I have read and reread their user guide/info. All my files are mp4 or m4v.

    Anyone out there think they can help me?

    My Mac is the 27" iMac purchased mid 2011.

    Thanks in advance! Michele
  2. macrumors 603

    I didn't have many tags to choose from using it recently. I'm assuming part of it has to do with the app not being updated in a few years and perhaps people moved on to another app. I found another one that adds HD tags, but that's all I use it for.
  3. macrumors 68000


    MetaX works for me, mostly. I cant use the barcode scanner, and its glitchy when looking for anything online, but it works well enough that I consider it convenient. Still, if anyone find s a better option, please post it here.
  4. macrumors 603

    Subler is the other tagging app I use. As I said I have only used it to tag some home movies with the little HD logo. Some things are baffling as to why Apple doesn't make it easier since every iPhone sold now records HD videos.
  5. macrumors 6502


  6. macrumors 6502

    MetaX is awful, all you need is Handbrake and iFlicks.
  7. macrumors newbie


    Thank you! I will try Meta Z.


    I do use Handbrake, but not for Tagging. Can you tag movies with Handbrake? And I've never heard of iFlicks, I'll check that out too. Thank you!!
  8. macrumors 68020

    Handbrake does not tag. He was suggesting using iFlicks for tagging instead of MetaZ.
  9. macrumors regular

    I use iDentify which is available from the App store.
  10. macrumors regular


    This may sound like a dumb question, but did you install MetaX or are you just running it in main memory? Once open the software in the pop-up box will have the icons, read me, and extra stuff. You have to drag the MetaX icon to your applications folder to make it install properly. Before you do this you have to change the security settings to allow you to install 3rd party software. If you don't change the security settings, ML will not allow you to install the software.

    If you do not install the software properly, MetaX will run in main memory. Sure, it will work fine for a while, but as soon as your memory is full, it will cause issues. Try this and see if it works.
  11. macrumors 6502

    Sorry I didn't clarify, I use iFlicks to tag. It works great, be sure to check it out.
  12. macrumors 603

    You are my hero for sharing that. MetaX was definitely the best at adding everything except the little HD logo. I don't know if X did it, but I was able to search for tagging info based on the episode name (ex: The Big Bang Theory 101) and get most everything I needed. If there was a "check all" box again, it would be PERFECT.
  13. macrumors 6502


    Hey your welcome.

    I had the same problem myself about a week ago. I am so glad this worked out for you. :)

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