AVI tagging

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by toolbox, Feb 26, 2010.

  1. toolbox macrumors 68020

    toolbox

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    Hi guys, been googling around for a while

    Does any one know of a app that does tagging just as a itunes does but for avi files?
     
  2. King Mook Mook macrumors 6502

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    I've always wanted a program like what you describe, but I have found that currently there is no way to tag an avi file in the way you describe. What I did was use Handbrake to transcode the files to mp4 (a better format anyway) and then tag then with MetaX.

    King Mook Mook
     
  3. toolbox thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I got over 1tb of movies not Gunnar convert them all :(
     
  4. eddyg macrumors 6502

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    Afaik AVI does not support any metadata tags, it's an obsolete container format from way back. Ideally you'd switch containers (without transcoding the audio or video), which is quick and painless. Then you could use a tagger.

    Cheers Ed.
     
  5. roidy macrumors 6502a

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    The AVI container supports quite a lot of metadata tags, but the only programs I've seen that can write them are for Windows, abcAVI and Movie Library ++ being a couple of them.
     
  6. toolbox thread starter macrumors 68020

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    But does that app allow you to add Album art like Itunes does?
     
  7. roidy macrumors 6502a

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    I don't tag AVI files so I don't know. If you've got a Windows machine then just have a look for yourself.
     
  8. unl0cker macrumors newbie

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    This is 2 yrs old, but hey... I haven't found a decent avi tag editor for mac yet.

    Anyway, you can edit avi tags using VLC player. Unfortunately the files can only be edited one at the time, and no fancy tricks or rules can be used.
     
  9. stridemat Moderator

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    Take a look at iflicks in the Mac App store. Think it will do everything you need.
     

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