Holy ****... Apple actually updated the Computers App

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by ajiuo, Oct 10, 2017.

  1. ajiuo macrumors 65816

    Apr 9, 2011
    Million times better. Now it just need Siri support...
  2. E.Lizardo macrumors 65816

    May 28, 2008
    I'll have to check that out. Haven't used it for a while(the app).
  3. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

    Aug 5, 2001
    It is written right in the topic. Quite clearly even.
  4. akash.nu macrumors 68020


    May 26, 2016
    Never heard of it. Where do you find it?
  5. ajiuo thread starter macrumors 65816

    Apr 9, 2011
    It’s a Default app that comes on the Apple TV... it’s the app that connects to iTunes via home sharing... it use to be on the Apple TV 2&3 but it wasn’t called Comuputers... but the 4 still had the same horrible UI from the Apple TV 2&3
  6. akash.nu macrumors 68020


    May 26, 2016
    Ah... apologies.
  7. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    They ruined the “Unwatched” section though.
  8. potatis macrumors 6502a


    Dec 9, 2006
  9. priitv8, Oct 11, 2017 at 5:12 AM
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2017 at 7:44 AM

    priitv8 macrumors 68020

    Jan 13, 2011
    Yes, you now need to dig into your playlists for that. But then again, the recently added section compensates a little.
    I really like that the layout matches that of a movies app and iTunes Store.
    The best part - you get a list of cast as in the store, you can see your own movies in library featuring the same actor or director. If you've provided the metadata, of course.
  10. cynics macrumors G3

    Jan 8, 2012


    Since these are my personal videos I haven't put any metadata in because it wasn't displayed like this before. Looks like I'll need to get a program to sort that out. But it looks SOOOO much better even like this, and with the appropriate metadata it would look even better.
  11. ajiuo thread starter macrumors 65816

    Apr 9, 2011
    I’ll get some screen shots of mine later... when I was ripping my dvd collections I did include all metadata.... I even added the iTunes ID
  12. Primus84 macrumors 6502

    Jul 21, 2005
    It's awful, impossible to find unwatched episodes.
  13. cynics macrumors G3

    Jan 8, 2012
    Is there an "easy" way for me to add metadata to my collection? I looked at a few programs but they all required considerable effort at this point (200+ movies all in iTunes, ugh).
  14. ajiuo thread starter macrumors 65816

    Apr 9, 2011
    Here what mine looks like with everything tagged[​IMG][​IMG]

    Even shows why is HD... like how it color matches the background.

    The watched feature is indeed gone. I never used that myself. I had about 700 dvds and 100 blue rays... I think I managed to rip about 300-400 before I gave up... I’ve slowly been buying stuff on iTunes... I’ve even deleted a bunch of the ones if riped because of this.
  15. ignatius345, Oct 11, 2017 at 4:38 PM
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2017 at 6:03 PM

    ignatius345 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 20, 2015
    I like iVI myself. It looks up TV shows and movies via a couple different databases, tags the original file appropriately with description and cover art, and adds it to iTunes. It also transcodes/repacks video files if they're in formats iTunes doesn't understand. There may well be other apps that fit the bill too, but I've been using this one for a few years and it's always been solid for me.

    If you were gonna use this program, and your movies are already in iTunes, you might have to pull them out onto your desktop or somewhere, delete them from iTunes, and then re-add them all via iVI. You won't have to do any transcoding since your files are all iTunes-ready and just need to be tagged. Probably iVI could go through it in like a minute per title max depending on whether your iTunes media is on an external and how fast that connection is.

    Aside from the file copy part, I can't see this all taking more than a couple hours? And most of that would be unattended "waiting for it to finish" time.
  16. cynics macrumors G3

    Jan 8, 2012
    Thanks for help. I'll look into iVI. That was kind of the same conditions I was running into with other programs.

    I can't believe I spent the time transcoding movies to near perfection (sometimes multiple times to get it right) and then skipped this crucial step.
  17. RobinInOR macrumors 6502


    Sep 14, 2014
    Looks really nice.

    We always used to use the computer app to watch our ripped dvds-we’ve always bought then ripped, and the original iTunes interface wasn’t very nice.

    We finally got tired of itunes, though, because even though it was playing local rips, it would always authenticate to Apple. Which stopped everything from working when our internet went out.

    We went to plex, and this looks exactly the same. Nice upgrade! And thanks for the tip on iVI.
  18. Che Castro macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
    I recommend iflicks
    --- Post Merged, Oct 11, 2017 at 5:40 PM ---
    Been using iflicks a few years
    If the file is mkv mp4 and your not converting video or audio , it shouldn’t take more than a minute to add metadata to a movie
    --- Post Merged, Oct 11, 2017 at 5:42 PM ---
    This update is nice but I ain’t going back after using plex
  19. mikepro macrumors 6502

    Sep 3, 2010
    Another vote for iFlicks!

    And, this looks almost as good as Plex.
  20. rayward macrumors 68000

    Mar 13, 2007
    Houston, TX
    All those years of tagging movies is finally paying off!
    --- Post Merged, Oct 12, 2017 at 9:32 AM ---
    I use Subler, which is fantastically easy, but 200+ movies is still going to take time. Subler pulls data from iTunes or IMDB - I prefer iTunes as it'll pull the IDs so that you can have two different versions of the same movie - one HD and one for iDevices - and they'll be shown as one entry in iTunes with the "HD-SD" tag.

    Subler pulls the iTunes poster art too, so it looks good when up on your home theater screen, and it's devoid of all the usual movie poster crap.

    It's really quick to tag and save - once you get familiar with it you can do a movie in less than a minute. Once you've tagged a movie, just "Get Info" for it in iTunes and that'll prompt iTunes to pull down all that lovely new metadata.

    Subler is free.
  21. Primus84 macrumors 6502

    Jul 21, 2005
    This has forced me to move to Plex - I cannot find unplayed episodes across multiple TV series and seasons - it's a UX nightmare.
  22. norbinhouston macrumors member

    Oct 14, 2011
    I like meta movie for tagging. Its fast. But its corrupted 1 or 2 movies.
  23. priitv8 macrumors 68020

    Jan 13, 2011
    It will take time, indeed. But you can let it do them in batch mode, so you do not need to click through 200+ files.
    Tagging MetaData for recorded TV shows
  24. Tech198, Oct 13, 2017 at 11:59 PM
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2017 at 12:48 AM

    Tech198 macrumors G4

    Mar 21, 2011
    Australia, Perth
    lol.. I almost fell off my chair, literally ...

    Siri would be good, particularly the "tick" (watched TV show) does not always appear. My only hope if Siri as implement its would be smarter to know which episode has actually been watched then just look at what's been ticked or not (which would be useless)

    This could just be due to content.. but i've noticed it does automatically tick watched TV seasons (all shows) but not other content.

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