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Old Oct 6th, 2010, 10:31 PM   #11
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HandBrake seems to be the consensus online. Now this may sound like a silly question, but how do I get these movies to appear in iTunes, as I assume this wont happen automatically. Do I simply physically move the file into the appropriate folder?
Yes, you can double click the file, as previously noted. I personally use MetaX. The software allows you to add all the proper cover art and metadata to the file, then copies it to iTunes. That way your movies are all properly organized the way Apple intended it, just like if you bought it right from iTunes.

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HandBrake seems to be the consensus online. Now this may sound like a silly question, but how do I get these movies to appear in iTunes, as I assume this wont happen automatically. Do I simply physically move the file into the appropriate folder?
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Old Oct 7th, 2010, 09:22 AM   #13
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I'll have to give it a try. Lately vie been loving visualhub, queue up a season worth of shows, let it go, it even puts a copy into iTunes for you, which then syncs up with ATV. By morning I have the entire season on my ATV. Love it!
totally agreed!

visualhub is great, but its not supported anymore, just grabbed this and its basically the same and free, people should really give it a shot!
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Old Oct 8th, 2010, 10:31 AM   #14
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Personally, I've just started using MetaX myself for this too, but found it to be a real problem. It seems when I use it to import metadata for iTunes, it corrupts my movie file and all I get is a black screen - no audio, no video.

I've read their directions carefully, tried it out numerous times on different movies and have yet to be successful (oddly, they do mention that it can corrupt files, go figure). Good thing I'm trying it out on copies, or I might get irritated. lol.

Any thoughts? MetaX seems like a decent solution, but it's "almost" as fast to manually add metadata.
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Old Oct 8th, 2010, 06:52 PM   #15
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The successor to VisualHub and iSquint is a program called VideoMonkey:

Video Monkey

I've found it to be pretty decent.
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Old Oct 10th, 2010, 06:32 PM   #16
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I have used and live visual hub for two years now. I kept a shortcut to iDentify in my visual hub destination folder to add metadata. I also kept a shortcut to the Add to ITunes folder there (look in your iTunes folder, it is there).

Recently I have been trying iFlicks. The documentation is nonexistant but IFlicks might be a better solution. It can monitor a drop folder, add tags, convert to mp4, and add to iTunes all in one go. I think. Also it adds a script to iTunes which allows you to select a file and retag it. I will keep you posted.
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Old Oct 11th, 2010, 09:15 AM   #17
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I bought VisualHub when it was available,
But now I've noticed there is a new beta software called Evom 0.99 beta

I haven't tried it yet, But the description sounds promising

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Evom is an application with which any user, without requiring any specific knowledge, will be able to convert his video files to another format to be able to play them on any device.

Once installed, only drag the files that you want to convert. If any codec is necessary, the application will let you know before performing the download. After that, you only have to select where you want to send the file: iTunes, iPod, AppleTV, YouTube or a folder, and the program will automatically adapt the video to the corresponding format.

The most innovating and practical feature of Evom resides in the possibility to drag the link of the video that we want to convert directly to the application's screen from anywhere: the browser bar, the YouTube screen,... Other features due to which it stands out is its moderate resource use, the speed at which it works and its brilliant compatibility with iTunes.
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Old Oct 11th, 2010, 10:29 AM   #18
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If you have a jailbroken Apple TV that supports Divx, you can use APPLE TV FOOLER. It only takes a few seconds per video file and doesn't need to be used overnight.

Basically it puts a one-frame .mov header at the beginning of the .avi file; then you can add it to iTunes; give it artwork and edit the information, and then you have the option of playing it on Apple TV. It's the greatest thing I've ever found. Sadly, I dont have the website anymore. You'll have to Google it.

Only works with jailbroken Apple TV w/ Perian installed.
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Old Oct 11th, 2010, 10:43 AM   #19
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I thought I would share a video on how to sync your movies, music anything else you would put on a apple tv but way faster than through wifi. If you have a huge library it would save a heck of lot of time.

I won't explain the details... but I will mention it's using and ethernet cable.

YouTube - How To Sync AppleTV FAST! (Mac, PC)
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I thought I would share a video on how to sync your movies, music anything else you would put on a apple tv but way faster than through wifi. If you have a huge library it would save a heck of lot of time.

I won't explain the details... but I will mention it's using and ethernet cable.

YouTube - How To Sync AppleTV FAST! (Mac, PC)
It's always been faster with an ethernet cable,
Trouble is is that it could be faster if Apple had gb transfers,
Instead of the slower 10/100BASE-T Ethernet network that both Apple TV's have at the moment.

I have my ethernet cable attached to my Wii for NetFlix,
Not a real need to change it to the Apple TV
I just use Cyber Duck to transfer wirelessly to the Apple TV.
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