EyeTV encode with Handbrake: how to maintain metadata?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Canubis, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. Canubis macrumors regular

    Canubis

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    I am recording a lot of TV shows using EyeTV 3. Later, I encode them using Handbrake 0.9.3 to H.264 to store them in iTunes.
    However, after encoding the metadata like show-title, episode and season number, description etc are not in the converted video file. Copying all this data manually is not much fun, so I thought: there must be some way to automize this, isn't it?

    Maybe there is some little extension or tweak or an Apple Script that can do this all? Thankful for any ideas! :)
     
  2. spatlese44 macrumors 6502

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    Not sure how to fix your problem, but maybe you can help me. Why aren't encoding using the EyeTV software. It has an Apple TV button that will do it, and keep the metadata. I was pleasantly surprised after encoding the first shows that they just showed up on the Apple TV like any purchased show.

    Then the problems started.

    After a few minutes, the video on the encoded files stutters when streaming from my Mac Mini. I'm using a wired connection, so it isn't network speed. I'm not the only one with this problem and I'm just currious if this is why you are using Handbrake.

    Note: both encoded and original file play fine on the Mini. This problem looks like a buffering issue and could probably be fixed in no time but hasn't been. Or, maybe I'm only reading posts from people with defective Apple TV's. If you get a chance, please try it with your setup.
     
  3. Canubis thread starter macrumors regular

    Canubis

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    Hi spatlese44,

    the reason I am encoding my recording using Handbrake is it creating files with a better quality/filesize ratio when compared to files encoded by QuickTime (which is actually used by the EyeTV function you talk about).

    However, as I don't own an AppleTV and also don't see a way to get my hands on one at the moment, I fear I can't help here. Sorry for that! :eek:
    (All my recordings happen on a Mac mini, connected to my TV in the living room and therefore are also played back exactly there again.)

    Have you already tried contacting Elgato about this issue? What do they say about it? If they provide you with a button that specifically states to produce a file for the AppleTV which later simply doesn't work, in my mind it's bug. And as it's their software, which you paid good money for, they should fix it, immidiately! (However, I know Elgato, sometimes they really don't care about some bugs, which is a shame, because I really appreciate their generally great software!)
     

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