My ripped DVD TV episodes won't stay labeled properly

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Hicks, Sep 12, 2006.

  1. Hicks macrumors newbie

    Sep 12, 2006
    I use an external harddrive to keep my Windows iTunes and my MacOSX iTunes synchronized. Going either from Win to Mac or the opposite, when I label a TV show video as such under the new Video tab, when I get it loaded on the other computer, it lists as a Movie. Is anyone else having this problem, and is there anything I can do about it?

    Also, with any video, how do you keep it from duplicating the track # into the title? Like "08 title" to "08 08 title" to "08 08 08 title" and so forth?

    Any help is GREATLY appreciated!
  2. Vlade macrumors 6502a


    Feb 2, 2003
    Meadville, PA
    Same problem here, I have TONS of TV shows but they show up in Movies. If you get info on ONE file you can change it to TV, but you can't do them all at once. Any ideas on how to do this without going through 100+ videos and changing them all to TV?
  3. Hicks thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 12, 2006

    Yes, having to change them one at a time is a royal pain.
  4. robo74 macrumors 6502


    Feb 6, 2004
    Near Chicago
    I had to do my one by one.
    And that I did.

    My problem now is that I cant find where they are put at in my ipod.
    I have movies, but when I go to to that menu, there is no TV SHOW section.

  5. jaykk macrumors 6502a

    Jan 5, 2002

    If you are comfortable with applescript, try this apple script. Be careful with any script, test with a small number of list before massively changing ur list.

    The following applescript changes all tracks to "TV show" in playlist "Test". Comment/Uncomment the lines appropriately to change it back.

    tell application "iTunes"
    	if version as string is less than "7.0" then
    		display dialog "This script requires iTunes 7 or better." buttons {"Cancel"} default button 1 with icon 0 giving up after 30
    	end if
    	tell source "Library"
    		tell playlist "Test"
    				repeat with this_track in every track
    					-- Movies
    					--set video kind of this_track to "kVdM" 
    					-- Music Video
    					--set video kind of this_track to "kVdV"  
    					-- TV show
    					set video kind of this_track to "kVdT"
    				end repeat
    			on error
    				display dialog "Error while changing Video Kind." buttons {"Cancel"} default button 1
    			end try
    		end tell
    	end tell
    end tell
  6. Vlade macrumors 6502a


    Feb 2, 2003
    Meadville, PA

    THANK YOU TONS! Works great!

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