iTunes 7, Movies and a Question

Heart Break Kid

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I have not bought a movie off the iTS just yet. Most of the movies I would have bought off the store, I already own the dvd to. My question is as follows: Can I load divx files of movies that I already own into iTunes? i.e. rip a dvd and stick it in iTunes (commercial / home movies etc.)

What file types can iTunes 7 handle with regards to video?

Can I add box art to movies that are ripped. If so, how?
 

pianoman

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ok i don't necessarily have a great answer for any of your questions. i tried importing .avi files to iTunes but it didn't work. i had to convert them to .mov or .mpeg using QuickTime Pro. if you have QT Pro, try this. otherwise, maybe there's a freeware app that does this.

i think iTunes will only play .mov or .mpeg files.

i tried modifying the box art on the movies i imported but it wouldn't let me. right now it's using the first frame of the video as the box art. doesn't really bother me but maybe someone out there has a fix for it.
 

Heart Break Kid

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pianoman said:
ok i don't necessarily have a great answer for any of your questions. i tried importing .avi files to iTunes but it didn't work. i had to convert them to .mov or .mpeg using QuickTime Pro. if you have QT Pro, try this. otherwise, maybe there's a freeware app that does this.

i think iTunes will only play .mov or .mpeg files.

i tried modifying the box art on the movies i imported but it wouldn't let me. right now it's using the first frame of the video as the box art. doesn't really bother me but maybe someone out there has a fix for it.

Ok - Rather than converting the entire divx file into an mp4 or mov file, I used QTP to save as feature and saved as a reference file. I then imported the reference into iTunes. This seems to work. I cant find a work around for the cover art though. I like to have everything looking nice and organized.

I also don't know how to edit the "description" category for movies. Some help here would be appreciated
 

pianoman

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Heart Break Kid said:
I also don't know how to edit the "description" category for movies. Some help here would be appreciated
i'm glad you figured out how to get the videos into iTunes. unfortunately, i cannot seem to find a way to edit the "description" category but i do know you can prevent that from showing up (like you can add file size, equalizer, play count, etc. to the list of what's displayed) - just uncheck "description" from that drop down menu.
 

Heart Break Kid

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Ok. I figured out how to add artwork. There is no easy way to do this....but what I did was...I had to re-rip the movies into mp4 format. Once I did that...then iTunes would let me add cover art.


On a side note. Does anyone have a good dvd box cover for home movies?