Update Artwork/Description need to re-sync??!

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by brobins, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. brobins macrumors member

    Nov 27, 2008

    Last night I updated alot of my Movies Artwork and Descriptions in iTunes - I assumed that it would just update the files on the AppleTV but when I checked it later it was re-syncing all the movies again?

    Is this correct?

  2. JonHimself macrumors 68000


    Nov 3, 2004
    Toronto, Ontario
    If I'm understanding you correctly, then yes. When you change those things in iTunes the file on your computer chages. When the AppleTV goes to sync, it will need to update the files stored on the AppleTV to match the ones on your computer. It sucks for big movie files that you have to re-sync a 2gb file everytime you make a small change.
  3. aawil macrumors 6502a


    May 18, 2008
  4. brobins thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Thanks for you replys.

    It does indeed suck! Seen as though I updated all 3 of my Lord of the Rings movies too - Return of the King is 10gb haha

    Oh well

  5. spice weasel macrumors 65816

    Jul 25, 2003
    What bit-rate did you encode Return of the King at? My file is at something like 3.5 gigs or so for the extended version, and I can't tell the difference between the mp4 and the DVD. 10 gigs is huge!
  6. Rich1963 macrumors 6502

    Jul 18, 2008
    I second that question. I just re-did LOTR: return of the king, and The mastered file from DVD2oneX is only 8 gigs pre-handbrake encode. 10 gigs?
  7. brobins thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 27, 2008
    The source of ROTK was 1080p, I re-encoded it down to 720p @ 6000kbs with 2ch AAC and 5.1 AC3 - Quality is awsome

    I was expecting around 8gb to be honest as the film is over 4 hours long!! I was going to re-encode with a lower bitrate to get a smaller file size but it plays fine and looks great so I decided to stick with it.

    Fellowship is 7-8gb
    Two Towers is 7gb

    6000 Might be overkill, I duno? Saying that I have just encoded The Dark Night @ 6000 with 5.1 AC3 and that is under 4gb

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