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***Rated 4.5/5 on MacUpdate****
"Love this app! This allowed us to create a digital library of DVD's we own and have it play well with our Apple iTV." - DCT on MacUpdate
"I can't say enough good things about this app. I have tried SEVERAL apps to tag my data. By far, this app is the most reliable, most accurate, and quickest that I have tried." -CMACUSER on MacUpdate
"If you need a fantastic metadata tagger, then this is the product for you!" - PeteinAU on MacUpdate
iDentify is an OS X application for tagging iTunes compatible MP4 video files.
Normally, when you convert a video file to the format used by iOS devices such as the iPad, iPod, iPhone or AppleTV, all the information about the video is missing! The only thing you see is the name of the file where the title of the video should be! Enter iDentify!
iDentify looks at the name of files as they are added to it. Based on the name of the file, iDentify determines wether it is a TV Show or movie based on common naming conventions. From the file name, a lot of information can be gleaned, such as movie title, show name, season number, episode number, year of release, and imdb code. iDentify can then automatically look on The TVDB, The Movie DB, and tagChimp to gather more information about the title, such as description, rating, chapter names and more! iDentify also inspects the file and can automatically turn on the HD flag on the movie when the resolution of the file goes above a set minimum!
iDentify not finding info about your video? Fixing it is easy! Simply edit the movie title or show name to match that found on theMovieDB.org, or theTVDB.com (respectively) and click rescan!
Want to change the tags of multiple files in one fell swoop? No problem! Add the files to iDentify, select all the ones you want to edit from the list, and click edit. All changes you make are now applied to all selected files!
When you are done, just click "Process Files" to write the new information to your files, and when iDentify is done, you are ready to add your videos to iTunes!
This is the full (registered) version of iDentify. It includes features like automatic file renaming, auto add to iTunes, the ability to automatically process files when they are added and more.
What's New in Version 545
Fixes file name parsing that was resulting in failing movie lookups.
Works well but needs a little work
Works well for movies but could use a few tweaks for TV content. The last few versions of iTunes require that TV shows have the show name in the ALBUM field to display properley in ITunes. It’s annying to have to manually add this information every time. It has taken a long time to have this issue fixed. It would also be nice if the app used square TV art on TV shows so that the art displays correctly on apple TV or IOS devices. Otherwise it works great.
UPDATE the 1-8-14 update has still not fixed the not populating the ALBUM field for TV shows. It’s not a huge deal but its annoying to have to do it manually for every file. I don’t understand why it has taken so long to fix.
I have a massive media collection offloaded to a NAS. This app is fantastic! You do have to learn how to use it. The app uses both the MovieDB and TVDB, not to be confused with IMBD. Sometimes it does not find it automatically or find the wrong year but you can always go to the tvdb or moviedb and locate the info. For the MovieDB just grab the numbers from the url and place it in ID NUmber then rescan. For TV shows I find the issue is sometimes the name of the file. Just hit edit and go to the bottom and ensure it matches exactly at the bottom. EX American Dad or American Dad! then place the season and episode number. Anyway. LOVE THIS APP. Makes it a breeze.
This app works exactly as advertised and perfectly every time!
I have a library of well over 125 movies.
I simply drag-n-dropped all of them into the program and it updated all of them, even those bought from iTunes.
I did this by opening iTunes, clicking on Movies, selecting all movies and drag-n-drop them into the app. Simple!
If a movie was not matched, it was b/c I named it incorrectly, and it could be as simple as a : or , in the wrong place.
To fix it, the FAQs explained exactly what to do and it worked!
Now, to find something similar for music...