Movie Descriptions Mac vs Windows

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by charlien, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. charlien macrumors 6502

    Jul 3, 2006
    I have ripped a few of my movies with Handbrake and used MetaX to add artwork and movie info. By default MetaX adds movie descriptions to the short info field. This worked fine when I connected to my Itunes on my Mac. I decided to build a Windows Home Server to host my movies and moved the movies over to the WHS. I lost the descriptions that were stored in the short description field. Any description that was in the long description field works.

    Has anyone experienced this? Any workaround?
  2. The Mad Hatter macrumors 6502a

    The Mad Hatter

    Oct 12, 2004
    I have a HP MediaSmart serving up my encodes to my ATV. I just check by pulling a file into MetaX to see if both fields were still filled, and they were.

    However, I noticed that the ATV only seems to use the Long Description field for the files info on playback.

  3. charlien thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 3, 2006
    What I found is if itunes is on a Mac the file ATV will display the short or long description field. If itunes is on a Windows machine the ATV will only display the long description field.

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