Videos on the iPad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Doju, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. Doju macrumors 68000

    Jun 16, 2008
    In the guided videos and the keynote it showed some awesome meta date and description options in the Video app.

    I'm wondering: how do we do these if we don't buy from iTunes?

    They had chapters. Is that in iTunes now? We can divide movies into chapters and have a picture for each "chapter"? That looked brilliant and I'd really love that feature.

    They also had like Director, Producer, etc. How do we do that?

    Or is this planned allegedly for iTunes 9.1?
  2. ThatsMeRight macrumors 68020

    Sep 12, 2009
    Indeed. And what about foreign users? Only the USA and 1 or 2 other countries have a store where you can buy videos and shows.
  3. sJv macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2007
    Sierra Foothills, CA
    Handbrake 0.92 for OS/X has the ability to add chapter markers from DVD rips.

    MetaX can use tagchimp to look up the chapter marker info and give them names. For some reason, MetaX no longer works that well for me anymore. It doesn't even parse Amazon correctly. Not sure what happened.

    I haven't seen chapter pictures, but that sounds cool!

  4. omni macrumors 6502

    Jan 20, 2008
    latest version of subler adds in pictures for chapters.
  5. saving107 macrumors 603


    Oct 14, 2007
    San Jose, Ca
    I've been having problems with MetaX lately also, but I never bother to look into it to see if anyone else had the same problem. I actually get all my info from or and type in all the info manually myself (director, actors, release date, etc...). anyways, I still recommend you use MetaX.
  6. GermanSuplex macrumors 6502a


    Aug 26, 2009
    Yeah, I use MetaX as well to add MPAA ratings, descriptions, producer, director, release year, etc.

    MetaX has a few problems (namely that sometimes I will tag a file with it, then be unable to re-open it with MetaX to tag more stuff), but overall it's a great program for windows users.
  7. webfocus macrumors newbie

    Mar 30, 2010
    I have been using MetaX since i bought my iPad. Is there anything that other than MetaX that can be used?
  8. rorschach macrumors 68020


    Jul 27, 2003
    The Info window in iTunes needs a MAJOR, major overhaul. It has barely changed since iTunes 1.0, despite adding movies, TV shows, podcasts, audiobooks, ringtones, and iTunes U.

    For example, the Info window for a movie has fields for Artist, Album Artist, Track Number, BPM, Season & Episode numbers, and lyrics. WTF?

    Seriously, this is one of the things about iTunes that really bugs me.
  9. GermanSuplex macrumors 6502a


    Aug 26, 2009
    iTunes added support for adding info, episode number, television show, and changing the media type (music video, podcast, TV show, etc.) with iTunes 8. This will suffice for most people, the only thing it hasn't added support for is MPAA ratings, clean/explicit tag and stuff like director, producer, etc.

    There may be a couple of others, but for everyday sorting and categorizing, all of it can be done within iTunes.
  10. rorschach macrumors 68020


    Jul 27, 2003
    What I'm saying is, the Info window is cluttered. It should be intelligent and adapt to whatever media is being edited. If you're editing a movie, show fields like Rating, Director, Cast, etc. If you're editing a TV show, then episode, season, series, etc. Artist, album, etc. for music.

    It's just dumb to go edit the info for a TV Show and have to figure out what do I put in the "Artist" and "Album" fields.
  11. GermanSuplex macrumors 6502a


    Aug 26, 2009
    Hmm, not a bad idea, though you would first have to flag the video as such in iTunes. If I add a clip to iTunes, it really doesn't know if I want it in the movie, TV show, Podcast or music video field, unless I have already flagged it as such in something like MetaX beforehand.

    But yeah, if I've flagged something as a TV show, then adaptive fields wouldn't be a bad idea, though I'm not sure how they'd implement it because I use many of the same fields for ALL Media (such as artist, album, etc... I use those for movies, TV shows and music).

    Like, for artist, I'll put "The Simpsons" and for album, I'll put "The Simpsons, Season 1".

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