Mac Gems: Properly tag your videos with IDentify
Posted 27 July 2013 - 05:13 PM
I bought this app many months ago and it always worked well, but recently there were lookup problems in which he recognized and updated. However, now, I can't get an TV shows to look up, not even the ones I have already done with Identify.
I would suggest people wait to buy this app until these problems get sorted out or find a better solution.
Posted 28 July 2013 - 05:48 AM
While this is true, and Subler's lookups are better (the only reason I have subler is to do the lookups that iDentify can't)... I hate that I have to manually edit every. single. file. In iDentify I can edit every episode at once then try a re-scan of metadata for the whole season. When iDentify works, it's superior.. when it doesn't.. well.. I'm glad subler's around.
Posted 28 July 2013 - 05:50 AM
Confirmed. I had to download subler sometime yesterday because the majority of my TV lookups started failing in iDentify at some point within the past 24 hours or so. Before that, the app has been flawless since April (when TVDB changed something with their API, but the developer fixed the issue quickly).
Posted 28 July 2013 - 11:07 AM
Thanks, I'll def look into it.
Posted 30 July 2013 - 07:16 AM
The problem with it is how it is too automated. It can really fail to recognize movie files unless you have the file name exactly right, therefor failing in the Internet Database search - and there is practically no automation. This is especially terrible with TV shows.
$10 is *way* overpriced.
I've since discovered MetaMovie ($3) and MetaTV ($3) in the app store. Both are stunningly accurate, actually fill-in more tags the Identify and costs only 60% of what Identify costs in the App Store.
Seriously, if you've used and like Identify, you will LOVE MetaMovie and MetaTV. Both are consistently and rock solidly accurate, especially with TV shows.
The singular drawback with metaMovie is you tag one file at a time, where Identify lets you batch-tag several files at once.