Ripped Movies Anyway to add Movie Info

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by hauntvictim, Nov 28, 2012.

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    hauntvictim

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    Looking for a way to add iTunes info & artwork to my Handbrake ripped movies, new to this purchased a 2 TB Hard drive for this purpose, any ideas?
     
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    I add it in through iTunes. Once I add the movie to iTunes I just right click the title of the movie ,then "Get Info" and fill all the info out I want. I am sure there is an easier way and hopefully someone on the forums can give a better suggestion as I would like it to be easier than how I am doing it.
     
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    I use Identify. It's $10 in the Mac App store. It puts in all the info and imports into iTunes for you.

    I have no vested interest in this software, other than I really like it.
     
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    Subler

    Its free and can fetch all the info online too.
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    I use iFlicks and i'm very happy with it.

    It installs a service that allows you to select the movie or movies/tv shows in iTunes, then call the service with a key combo and voila - your items are tagged.
     
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    +1 for Subler which is free and handy to have in your toolbox for its other capabilities as well as metadata tagging.
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    iVI works well. You can find it in the App Store for a couple of bucks or buy it from their website which also allows for DVD ripping.
     
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    iFlicks used here

    I use iFlicks too. It's so easy to drag everything in and if the graphic isn't up to much you can open the film or TV info page find your better graphic on Google, or wherever and just drag and drop the new graphic straight over the top .

    As for other data, if a film isn't listed in the database, it's dead easy to use IMDB, or similar, to copy paste in all the fields.

    I do wish you could choose other sources than TMDb (www.themoviedb.org) for populating data, but then again it is rare that I have to resort to hunting down details from anywhere else so all in all I couldn't see myself using anything other than iFlicks.:)
     
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    I second Identify... I use it all the time and it does a good job.
     
  11. macrumors newbie

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    +1 for me too - its handled every movie and TV show I've thrown at it.

    When I had a PC I used Meta-X not sure that it's still around now though.
     
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    Thanks!

    Been using MetaX and may pay for iFlick. thanks for the suggestions
     
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    I use iFlicks, its the best of all the others.
     
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    Meta-X is still around for the PC and I must add, the developer is doing a fantastic job with it.

    The latest version is allowing for tagging mkv files as well.

    Well worth the purchase price.
     
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    Thank you for all your responses. I am sorry if I hijacked this thread, but also needed an easier way to do this. Have close to or more than a thousand movies to convert for iTunes and hand filling in data was a pain. Have gone with iFlicks. Seems to be the one that will do the best job for what I require. Again thanks!
     
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    I am trying to use subler to add metadata, how does it work? I can't get it to work.
     
  17. mic j, Nov 28, 2012
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    Go to File>Open
    Once your file is open, Go to File>Import>Search Metadata online

    It should be self-evident from there.

    Edit: Oh, and make sure you click in a blank section of track window to highlight the metadata tab before doing the above.

    Edit #2: you can add/delete data fields using the +/- button toward the bottom of the metadata window.
     
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    Okay so I do that, then I add it to the queue and hit start. I have already converted it but it takes forever for it to add metadata, is that normal? I just need it to add the meta, I use something else to convert it from mkv to m4v
     
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    I use Identify as well and for the seldom occasions that it doesn't pick up all of the information you can copy and paste the IMDB movie/tv code from the address bar and it will pull and insert the information.
     
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    I use every app mentioned here and they all have different uses for me. I paid for all the paid apps and also use the free ones. Also donate to those willing to accept.

    At the end of the day, every movie file goes thru identify bc of it's superior tagging ( multiple choices of artwork ) and renaming file functions. I use custom coding in the renaming feature to note my source.
     
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    No, that is not normal. It should be very fast...seconds. Instead of adding it to the queue, just add the metadata and "Save". In the queue, see what options you have checked (triangle next to the start button). Nothing should be checked.
     
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    None of them are going to be perfect.

    The thing I like about iFlicks is the ability to set up rules when tagging. I use it to regularly tag TV shows I record with EyeTV - having rules set up to tag based on TV Show name with the AppleTv appropriate square album art that I find and store locally for the few series I record is invaluable.

    Everything looks great, is tagged correctly and the art is in the proper format.
     
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    Just curious why you consider "square" to be the proper format for TV Shows?
     
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    +1 for this software. I use it all the time. My only gripe is that is doesn't use "Square" art for TV Shows. Not a massive issue though.

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    because it is. :D All content from iTunes that's TV related is square. Movies or portrait.
     
  25. macrumors 68020

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    Never noticed that because I never surf iTunes TV shows. :)
     

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