What's your Remux/Demux, converting and tagging process?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by CTay, Apr 18, 2013.

  1. macrumors member

    Apr 18, 2013
    Hey Everyone. I have been lurking for a while on this site and finally decided to throw my hat into the ring. I am not new to forums but...new to this one.

    My question is...What is your routein?

    Let me start off by saying I use Itunes to stream my content from a PC to my AppleTV 3. To get everything to the correct format, I start with XMedia Recode for any remuxing/demuxing or converting. I found that it is pretty simple once you get the hang of it and serves my needs. I then move directly into MetaX to tag the file and make it look like it should. Last, I move to itunes and I'm done. My process seems pretty simple to me but I would like a little confirmation that I am not missing something. Is there something better? I hear a lot about handbreak but I couldn't find a windows version so I looked further and found XMedia. I would probably have used Handbreak and MP4Tools if I were to store my media on my Mac but since it is a MacBook Pro...I found it easier to simply run everything on my PC.

    To give credit to where it is due....I only found my current process by the info provided here on this site. Props to you all and thanks for the help so far.

    Look forward to the feedback. :apple:
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Dec 30, 2008
    Nottingham, UK
    I'm a Windows user and after faffing around with all the windows solutions for remuxing and tagging I found it much easier to just install OSX in VMware and use iFlicks. While I honestly hate Mac's, iFlicks is the one and only time I would use OSX and the creation of a virtual OSX machine is well worth it for this software alone.
  3. macrumors 68030


    Sep 8, 2011
    Eureka Springs, Arkansas
    I'm fully Mac now, but when I was on Windows I used Slysoft AnyDVD to decode, which at the time was the best I'd found and worked really well. I also did use Handbrake, you might not have found the Win version if you were misspelling it in google maybe (should be handBRAKE, not handBREAK).

    I always did my metadata by hand in Windows, on the Mac now I use IDentify. Haven't looked at iFlicks but it appears that as far as data goes anyway they are similar. I haven't researched similar tools for Windows so can't help there.
  4. thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 18, 2013
    Haven't thought of that route. I can try Iflicks on my MBP first to get the feel I suppose.


    Thats funny. I must have been spelling it wrong.
  5. macrumors regular

    Jan 29, 2010
    I used to do all that but it was a major pain - especially for something I was only going to watch once. A couple of years ago I installed aTV Flash on my Apple TVs (http://firecore.com/atvflash-black) and no more converting anymore! It's so much easier.

  6. thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 18, 2013
    Using AppleTV 3
  7. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 16, 2012
    Great White North
    i use ivi pro for all my needs, makes it simple and is a one stop solution
  8. macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
    Mkvtools for changing audio

    Then iFlicks for metadata & transfer to iTunes

    If I have an avi file I also use iflicks for converting
  9. thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 18, 2013
    Thanks guys, for the input.

    Any suggestions for a windows program? Can't seem to find a one-stop shop like I can for OSX that covers remux and tagging. Have I stream lined it as much as possible with my current process? :confused:
  10. macrumors 6502a

    Dec 30, 2008
    Nottingham, UK
    There is only one I've found for Windows, but I don't like it, hence I use iFlicks in an OSX VMware.


    This remux's mkv's to mp4/m4v and tags them, however the interface is far to complicated for what it does.

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