VideoMonkey and Metatags....

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Sparky9292, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. Sparky9292 macrumors 6502a

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    I have a ton of AVI's in my Drobo that I want to put into iTunes so I can see them on my AppleTV2.

    Two problems I've noticed:

    PROBLEM 1

    VideoMonkey's tagging feature is wierd and most of the time broken. So iTunes puts all of these into the Movies's catagory rather than TV.

    Is there a better tagging tool than the one in VideoMonkey for iTunes/AppleTV?

    PROBLEM 2

    When using the AppleTV preset and STANDARD quality, the MP4 file size is always about 25% larger than the AVI. Why?
     
  2. whsbuss macrumors 68030

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    Just use iTunes to handle the video meta and artwork.
     
  3. pasipple macrumors 6502a

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    The best media tagging tool for iTunes is iFlicks....

    http://www.iflicksapp.com/

    It also does video conversions...but I...as most do...use HandBrake.
     
  4. aelalfy macrumors 6502a

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    Like the above poster said iflicks is great for meta tagging and even conversion. Just use the "HD 720p" preset and that will covert it to .mov. The conversion is ok timewise and size wise. The files are 25% smaller than the original actually.

    I have one problem with iflicks, the artwork for movies is very good but tv shows get rectangular artwork but iTunes likes to use square artwork. Now it's no problem when viewing the artwork on iTunes, but on the new appletv it crops the artwork.

    Basically iflicks needs to fix that

    Thanks
    AE
     
  5. Sparky9292 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ...which is no good because I'm starting with AVI files.
     
  6. pasipple macrumors 6502a

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    Your cost free solution is Handbrake and MetaX.
     

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