Help with Tagging using iDentify 2?

nebulight

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I purchased Identify 2 as it works MUCH better for batch encoding tv shows vs subler. However I'm having issues with certain TV shows, mainly star trek shows. I've ripped all of the series and it won't recognize them. I've done them as Star.Trek.The.Next.Generation.S01E01.m4v and won't pick it up. TheTVDB has it as Star Trek: The Next Generation but I can't add the : Any suggestions?
 

NMF

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Manually paste in the IMDB code.

For example, here's the IMDB page for The Avengers: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0848228/

The code is tt0848228. Paste that in the box in iDentify and it'll populate your files with all the correct info.
 

waw74

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i use the regular identify, not sure if it hold through to identify2...

if you hit edit tags, in the bottom right there is an orange box that you can manually edit the show name, then hit rescan items.

you can also select a group of items, and edit the tags on them as a whole.

i have to do this with "american dad!"
 

heisenberg123

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Manually paste in the IMDB code.

For example, here's the IMDB page for The Avengers: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0848228/

The code is tt0848228. Paste that in the box in iDentify and it'll populate your files with all the correct info.
thats would only help for movies, identify does not use imdb for tv shows its uses TVDB

OP, when you click the file, and pick "edit tag" make sure video kind is TV show

also make sure in the botton right the info is right show name season and episode info
 

Chris Morgan

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I had the exact same issue with next generation and identify 2. It has to match the tvdb exactly or it won't fill in the info. I believe if you type it in as Star Trek** The Next Generation_Se01_Ep01.mp4 it should work. So try replacing the colon with 2 stars and you should be good to go.
 

JoeBlow74

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In the title box enter the "name" of the episode.
In the video Kind box, change from movie to TV show.
In the Series/Show box, enter Star Trek The Next Generation
In the Season box, enter the season "number"
In the Episode box, enter the episode "number"
Click Rescan Items.

See if this works. I had to mess with it while trying to add The X-Files series. I entered in some info till the scan found what I was looking for. Just make sure your album art is correct before you click save. LOL! I had a few issues with the database trying to give me Russian album art for a couple of my movies.
 

spacepower7

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thats would only help for movies, identify does not use imdb for tv shows its uses TVDB

OP, when you click the file, and pick "edit tag" make sure video kind is TV show

also make sure in the botton right the info is right show name season and episode info
Actually Identify2 only uses IMDB ttxxxxxx codes for cross-referencing.

Movie and TV data is actually scaped from The MovieDB, TVDB, and tagChimp.

The IMDB ttxxxx codes work for many TV shows, but not all. I've had problems with various BBC specials, PBS Frontline, NatGeo etc....

The shows are on both IMDB and TVDB but using the ttxxx codes from IMDB wont find the corresponding entry from TVDB


Chris: Thanks for the ** hint, I'll have to try that.
 

Chris Morgan

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No problem. Took me awhile to figure that out as I couldn't get the imdb codes to work with this series or Family Guy.
 

shorn

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Anyone else having issues with Identify? I've got the mac app store version. (520). It finds file tags OK, but when I go to save them, the program hangs and it has to be force quit. This then corrupts the video file.
 

spacepower7

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Anyone else having issues with Identify? I've got the mac app store version. (520). It finds file tags OK, but when I go to save them, the program hangs and it has to be force quit. This then corrupts the video file.
Give us more info please

Where are your files located? On an internal drive, external, or NAS?

Are you using the optimized checkbox?

If you can give more info I can check it out on my various Macs.
 

heisenberg123

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Anyone else having issues with Identify? I've got the mac app store version. (520). It finds file tags OK, but when I go to save them, the program hangs and it has to be force quit. This then corrupts the video file.


only time i see it hang is when it was a MKV i converted to MP4, it takes sometimes 10 minutes to save but it eventually does if i dont touch it
 

Mike Valmike

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In the title box enter the "name" of the episode.
In the video Kind box, change from movie to TV show.
In the Series/Show box, enter Star Trek The Next Generation
In the Season box, enter the season "number"
In the Episode box, enter the episode "number"
Click Rescan Items.

See if this works.
If only there were an app that took care of this FOR you. Something like what iDentify promised to do, and in most cases, doesn't do.
 

shorn

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Jun 29, 2010
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Give us more info please

Where are your files located? On an internal drive, external, or NAS?

Are you using the optimized checkbox?

If you can give more info I can check it out on my various Macs.
Files are located on the internal hard drive. I'm not using the "optimize" checkbox either.

It's strange. I've had another play today, uninstalled and reinstalled the program. It is now tagging but its taking sometimes up to about 5 minutes per file to save the info.
Up until about a week or two ago it would save it within a couple of seconds.
 

NMF

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So did anybody every figure out how to find Star Trek: The Next Generation using iDentify? I've tried all the suggestions mentioned in this thread and none of them worked.

EDIT: Never mind, apparently TVDB has been down for the last half hour. *sigh* Why don't these apps just get their metadata directly from iTunes? I hate how unreliable and janky this whole process is.
 
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scifi451

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only time i see it hang is when it was a MKV i converted to MP4, it takes sometimes 10 minutes to save but it eventually does if i dont touch it
That is when I have had problems as well, when the file was converted from MKV. So not alone in that problem.
 

cib787

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Nov 12, 2015
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So did anybody every figure out how to find Star Trek: The Next Generation using iDentify? I've tried all the suggestions mentioned in this thread and none of them worked.

EDIT: Never mind, apparently TVDB has been down for the last half hour. *sigh* Why don't these apps just get their metadata directly from iTunes? I hate how unreliable and janky this whole process is.

You can look at the TvDB website to get the EXACT name of the show and insert that data yourself. Once it has the show name, season and episode number, it will do the work for you.
 

matthew23

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Anyone finding that using Identify 2 the artwork that is tagged does not appear on the Apple TV? The new ones I tagged since getting the Apple TV (4 gen) do not stick...If I go into iTunes and manually add the artwork it will appear on the Apple TV....never had this problem with the old Apple TV. I also upgraded to El Captain but I am not sure if that is the issue or not....
 
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