Music DVDs in iTunes?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by spiffy05, Nov 6, 2010.

  1. spiffy05 macrumors member

    Nov 12, 2007
    Hey guys,

    I couldn't find anything in the searches, so apologies if this has been brought up before, but how do you guys go about setting up your music dvds in iTunes? I've ripped some in Handbrake and set them up as 'movies', but I haven't been able to figure out how to edit the metadata to 'name' specific chapters (ie songs).

    I'd hoped that iFlicks would be able to do that, but no luck. Hopefully that wasn't a waste of $30 ;-).

    Thanks in advance!
  2. KeithJenner macrumors 6502a

    Sep 30, 2010
    I rip each chapter separately and set them as Music Videos. I tag them as if they were music tracks and then they fall into the music section as if they were albums. That works fine for me.

    The only issue I have with it is that there is a small gap between tracks on playback. That isn't a major problem for me and other than that it seems to fit in fairly well. I think that is how iTunes purchased music videos work as well.

    If you want the DVD as one whole track then I'd use Subler to name the chapters, which is free.
  3. Omne666 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2010
    Melbourne, Australia
    Yeah....DVDs that are a compilation of video clips, I let HB rip them into individual music videos and tackle them that way.
  4. Cinematographer macrumors 6502a


    Sep 12, 2005
    far away
    Here's the way I do it: I tag the chapters in HandBrake before ripping. I have one file for the concert but can choose tracks via chapter selection in iTunes and (more important for me) on the iOS devices as well.

    Sometimes I choose this video file and burn a audio CD. That way the chapters are split into songs on the audio CD (and sometimes even named properly). In the end I reimport the audio files and keep them in the music section.

    I haven't find a way to avoid the CD burning step. Suggestions welcome. :)

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