Adding artwork to AVIs in itunes

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by KilGil27, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. KilGil27 macrumors regular

    KilGil27

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    So I've been adding avi's to itunes in order to avoid spending countless hours converting them all the mp4. It's working wonderfully, except for one problem that really annoys me. I can't seem to add artwork to any of the video files once they're in itunes... anyone know of any solution to this?
     
  2. marklight macrumors 6502

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    How are you adding them to iTunes? Are you opening them up in QT pro, saving them as a .mov file and then trying to tag them? If so I'm pretty sure metaX should work...
     
  3. KilGil27 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm using movie2itunes, which basically does what you just said, without having to go through QT. I'll try metaX
     
  4. KilGil27 thread starter macrumors regular

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    so metaX just crashes every time I try to start writing the file. Which one am I supposed to convert? The .mov reference file that was added to itunes?
     
  5. hotzenplotz macrumors regular

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    The short version: MetaX does not support avi files.
    The long version is here and should answer your question.

    No way around it. Just dump the avi files into visualhub and come back when they're done.
     
  6. marklight macrumors 6502

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    no no, movie2itunes does not do what I just said... it makes a file that is basically a shortcut, that you can import into iTunes... Do what I said in the above post. Open the avi in QTpro ( you need Perian installed). Then save the file as a self contained .mov file ( no encoding or anything like that- it will just resave the file, so it should only take like a minute). Then you should be able to tag the resulting .mov file.
     
  7. KilGil27 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ah ha, thank you so much. Problem solved
     

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