Metax Not Working for Anyone Else?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by hfthomp, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. hfthomp macrumors member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2008
    #1
    Hey guys, I haven't ripped and tagged any movies in a while but I just got back into it last week. Anyway, I've been trying to use MetaX to put in the correct metadata info for the movies I've encoded, but it's just not working. Basically it doesn't find the movies I'm trying to search for. Currently, I'm trying to get tagging all done for the latest Star Trek movie. When I go to tagchimp.com, the movie and it's info is in the data base there, but when I search in MetaX I get a list of like 3 of the older Star Trek movies and that's it. Is anyone else having this issue? Thanks.
     
  2. Tastannin macrumors 6502

    Tastannin

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2003
    Location:
    UT
    #2
    I agree - seems like MetaX has gone down the toilet lately. Bummer since it used to make tagging so easy via TagChimp. Hope the developer is still around. Maybe email 'em or visit the website send a message or something? :)
     
  3. nando2323 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2007
    #3
    Yup it's been broken for quite some time now.
     
  4. hfthomp thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2008
    #4
    Is there any other programs out there right now that pull that data down for you?
     
  5. NightStorm macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2006
    Location:
    Whitehouse, OH
    #5
    MetaX for Windows is still in active development. ;)
     
  6. ladysman macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2008
    #6
    and works very well too ;)
     
  7. hfthomp thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2008
    #7
    Can you tag your movies on the PC side and them read them into your Mac OS iTunes fine?
     
  8. zedsdead macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2007
    #8
    Yes.

    My version works fine on mac although it is a system hog in terms of performance. I really would of liked the SD/HD tagging to be a feature of meta-x.
     
  9. Bevz macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2007
    Location:
    UK
    #9
    I'm glad I'm not the only one... It's been virtually useless lately! Shame :(
     
  10. dynaflash macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2003
    #10
    afaik there was a change to amazon's api so metax for mac can no longer look anything up from amazon. However for me the tag chimp stuff still works.

    Dan Hinsley has kept up the metax for windows app and afaik Kerstetter ( the mac dev ) has not been heard of for some time.
     
  11. Bevz macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2007
    Location:
    UK
    #11
    Although I'm Happy to use PC version of metax if I have to, does anyone know of a good OSX replacement for metax?
     
  12. Big Alsie macrumors member

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2009
    #12
    Why not just use lostify and get the info from imdb or the films webpage (if it is a newer film). Also, I have never had a problem with lostify destroying my files much like metax has done on occasion.

    Lostify
     
  13. Rich1963 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2008
    #13
    Big Alsie-

    The reason MetaX is so convenient is when you are doing 5-6 movies at a time, MetaX combined with tagchimp and Amazon places it all right in front of you. I'm not sure, but last I checked you couldn't do artwork with lostify, and I don't know if that has changed....

    Besides, I've had Lostify bungle a write of an .m4v file the same as MetaX.
     
  14. hfthomp thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2008
    #14
    How are you getting tag chimp to still work? In MetaX I open my movie file, the new Star Trek movie, and then in the search box, I put in "Star Trek". Only like 6 selections from tagchimp are shown and none of them are the new Star Trek movie. However, when you go to tagchimps website, the data for the new movie is all there. Am I missing something?
     
  15. k21975 macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2008
    Location:
    Boston, MA
    #15
    The Mac version of MetaX is almost useless at this point. It will not look up Amazon data and it does not seem to have access to new TagChimp data.

    The Windows version works great however. I now just tag them via Parallels, then go to iTunes and add the files. I found I can sort by the date and the most recently changed files end up at the top so I don't have to hunt around for them.
     
  16. FamiliaPhoto macrumors 6502a

    FamiliaPhoto

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2009
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    #16
    It is too bad as MetaX is not getting data for any newer movies. Very sad as it is a great tool otherwise. Perhaps I will just do the updates via my wife's PC.
     
  17. TheCheapGeek macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2008
    #17
    I have moved over completely to lostify and tagger to add artwork, its so much faster than adding it in itunes.
     
  18. kenlindstrom macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2008
    #18
    Try Video Monkey

    Use video monkey "write meta data to input file only" this will not encode the file and meta tag it.
     
  19. dynaflash macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2003
    #19
    If you do not require getting info automatically, Subler is a great tagger imo for basic tagging. uses libmp4v2 as well. written by one of the hb devs.
     
  20. TuckBodi macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2007
    #20
    Just started to play around with Vidalin which looks promising. No chapter support though that I can find.
     
  21. tgavin macrumors newbie

    tgavin

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2009
    Location:
    South Florida
    #21
    MetaX Mac is again working with tagChimp.

    No, MetaX has not been updated. I've rewritten a bunch of code, moved a few things around, ate monkey brains and then had relations with the devil, just so I could get it to work. I did this for you.

    No, not you. You.

    Tim
     
  22. The Mad Kiwi macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2006
    Location:
    In Hell
  23. tgavin macrumors newbie

    tgavin

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2009
    Location:
    South Florida
    #24
    If you're looking to add tag data to tagChimp then, afaik, MetaX is the only app that will do it. That's the part that I got working again.

    It's always been able to search tagChimp, granted, for a while there it was spotty, but I rewrote the kajigger and enabled the upload-mo-tron and all is well again.
     
  24. hfthomp thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2008
    #25
    Do we need to download this new version of MetaX then?
     

Share This Page