Posted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 6:05 pm Post subject: Metadata
I've been using pytivo for years but only recently decided I want to deal with the metadata issue.
I convert .tivo files to .mp4 with VideoRedo. I enter the video into the Movie Collector database, using some information from the .txt file associated with the .tivo file, rename and file the video and throw away the .txt file.
I have read that the metadata is also IN the .tivo file, but if it is, VideoRedo doesn't seem to keep it.
I didn't realize that the .txt file is used for info for the Tivo. But what I'd really like is to put at least some of that information into the .mp4 itself. I don't like keeping two files and I'd have to rename the .txt to make it follow the mp4 which seems like a fair amount of hand work for each file. I not only have an mp4 extension but I rename the files to sort nicely and make them easy to identify on the Tivo screen.
The easiest thing would be a tool that would merge the information into the .txt file into the .mp4 file.
I have experimented with metax and it works fine and the Tivo sees the information, at least some of it...
I would appreciate information on how others are handling the metadata problem and what tools people find useful. I don't want to spend my entire life fiddling with the files...
Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 7:27 pm Post subject: Using VAP
I have experimented with VAP and it does get the metadata out of the tivo files and transfer them to the mp4 file. However, it is really overkill for this since I will have to re-edit my mp4s in VRD for cleanup anyway. I'd rather just process to mp4 like I always do and then have some script to just plop in the metadata either from the tivo file or from pytivo's txt file.
I don't want to drag around pytivo's txt file, renaming it as necessary to make it follow my naming conventions for mp4s. All of my music has embedded metadata and I would much prefer this for video as well.
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