Ripping DVD Box Sets to iTunes

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  1. yogi477 macrumors regular

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    Hi

    Does anyone know of a quick way to rip box sets to iTunes, preferably including metadata and transferring into iTunes (basically something to DVD box sets that's iTunes is to CD's).

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  2. Phil A. Moderator

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    I've done this a fair bit, and tend to do the following:
    1) Rip and convert the DVDs using handbrake. If the box set is a TV show, be sure to separate each episode into its own encoding job. I also give each one a meaningful name
    2) Use MetaX to fill in the metadata, chapter names, etc
    3) Import the resulting files into iTunes


    It's still a pretty laborious task (depending on how many DVDs you're doing) but it's something you only need to do once and
     
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    That's pretty much the way I was going to do it but thought there might be an easier way, is MetaX better than Lostify? It'll take ages to do The Wire.......
     
  4. Aidoneus macrumors 6502

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    I find there are better alternatives than MetaX, especially for files such as TV shows. I pref iFlicka, but I've never used Lostify.
     
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