What's the best way to add MPAA ratings to Apple TV content?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by PupnTaco, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. PupnTaco macrumors regular

    PupnTaco

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    I have a collection of Apple TV-encoded movies I'd like to add MPAA ratings to (PG-13, R, etc). I've tried Lostify and MetaX, but the ratings don't display on the Apple TV and aren't recognized by its Parental Controls.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. jaw04005 macrumors 601

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    I also use MetaX for tagging. My ratings show up on both iTunes and Apple TV just fine. I would try trashing MetaX's preference file and starting over.
     
  3. PupnTaco thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks.

    Would the movies need to be re-added to the iTunes library after the new tags are written, or just re-synced to the Apple TV? (I stream, not sync, my movies).
     
  4. refulgentis macrumors regular

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    Well, re-added -- however simply trying to play the movie again will make the ratings show up. iTunes only scans the files for tags when a) you import them b) you play them. So, if you added ratings but didn't do A or B, you wouldn't see the rating.
     
  5. PupnTaco thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well, I'm doing something wrong then. Ratings still don't display or trigger Parental Controls. :/
     
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  7. PupnTaco thread starter macrumors regular

    PupnTaco

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    OK, I figured it out. If the movie is already resident in the iTunes Library, it needs to be deleted and re-added.
     

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