Tagging HD movies (4 Gig and above)

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by ScootPatoot, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. ScootPatoot macrumors regular

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    How do people tag a file that is 4 plus gigs? I am running XP Pro with the latest updates. I've tried using the java app "Tagger" and the Windows version of MetaX. Both just error out on me. I can tag SD movies (movies less than 4 GB) with no problems.

    Jus trying to get some suggestions on how to tag these bigger files. :confused:
     
  2. Diveflo macrumors regular

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    There is an option in MetaX (on mac) to support files greater than 4gb. Something with 64bits I think.
     
  3. ScootPatoot thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah...I don't see that option on the Windows one. Thanks though. Maybe I'll write the author and see if he can implement it.
     
  4. mpshay macrumors 6502

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    Can't you just do it in iTunes? Not as automated as MetaX, but better than nothing
     
  5. ScootPatoot thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well that certainly is a possibility and will be the route I will have to go it seems, but here's the problem. iTunes does not embed this information into the file itself. So if I choose to transfer this file to another PC, no tag information is preserved.
     
  6. doughboy haynes macrumors newbie

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    looking for the movie blood beach

    if anyone can find it let me know:
     
  7. hitekalex macrumors 68000

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    That's not true. iTunes writes tag info into the media files, just like any third party tagging program.
     
  8. Volante macrumors regular

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    Only for music.
     
  9. AliensAreFuzzy macrumors 68000

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    No... It definitely does it for TV shows too. I tag stuff with iTunes if I noticed I screwed up with a 3rd party program and it writes the new tags to the files as I use them on other computers and the info is still there.
     
  10. Volante macrumors regular

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    I just tested it out. Added a video file without tags to itunes. Added some tags to it (including setting type to TV show). Removed the file, added it again... and the type is gone. The other tags seems to stick. Sorry about that. :)
     
  11. ScootPatoot thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm gonna try it with House of Saddam episodes after it finishes encoding. I'll let everyone know my results...
     

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