need some help with .mov files

Discussion in 'iPad' started by aceweil, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. aceweil macrumors member

    May 23, 2011
    So I am placing my movies on sd cards so that I can watch them on my iPad while living in the middle of nowhere Africa for the next 9 months. Transferring/converting them is going great but I wondered if anyone knew how to embed a cover photo to the files rather than having the first second of the movie as the file image. I have attached two files as examples. One of the .MOV files has the movie poster as the image, the other has the Warner Brothers logo. Does anyone know how to embed a .jpg or whatever file is necessary to have the image show rather than the first second of the movie? Im sorry if this isn't clear, I am really knew to all of this and not what you would call computer savvy. Was hoping some of you would know how to do such a thing on a mac. Thanks for any help you can provide.

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  2. Redneck-Randy macrumors member

    Jan 22, 2012
    Right click on the movie in itunes and then go to Get Info and then click the Artwork tab. From there you can add an image you want.
  3. spice weasel macrumors 65816

    Jul 25, 2003
    The above post is correct, and you can do it that way. IIRC, though, that method doesn't actually embed the cover art in the file. It just creates an iTunes sidecar file with the art in it.

    If you want to permanently tag the file with cover art (as well as any other tags you want to use), you can use something like MetaX or iDentify. Both are free downloads and work very well. There are other tagging applications out there too, but these are the two that I have used.
  4. Redneck-Randy macrumors member

    Jan 22, 2012
    Nice Learn something new everyday. :) I didn't know about MetaX or iDentify and with the way I was doing it I thought it was permanently tag the file.




    They are OS X :(

    Know of any for Windows ?
  5. jman240, Apr 5, 2012
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2012

    jman240 macrumors 6502a

    May 26, 2009
    Try this one maybe

    Looks like this is your best bet actually
  6. GraphicsGeek macrumors 6502a

    Sep 19, 2008
    I've been using MetaX for years, but I've noticed it has problems embedding the artwork on .mov files for some reason, or any of the tag info for that matter. I usually have to add it manually in iTunes for a lot of .mov movies. I'm it sure why.

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