I'm trying to rip some DVDs on my Mac, the boxset for a TV show, using Handbrake. I'd also like to automatically fetch metadata - show name, episode name, etc. But MetaX isn't getting any metadata for me for this particular TV program. Any other Mac apps I can use that do similar?

  • What sort of metadata are you hoping for that it won't provide? – Ben Wyatt Jan 26 '11 at 13:54
  • Name of show, episode, description, season #, etc. – bpapa Jan 26 '11 at 14:29

Some that I've found:

I've yet to find one that does everything I want. iFlicks.app comes close, but the feature I want that's missing is the ability to tag chapters. You can always use more than one app, but I don't like the idea of different programs overwriting my metadata.

  • iFlicks is the best I've encountered. Recommended. – Gauzy Jul 25 '11 at 1:06
  • I use iDentify pretty religiously. I'll have to take a look into iFlicks. I wish they had a free trial run. – TheCodingArt Apr 5 '16 at 23:41
  • MetaZ is the spiritual successor to MetaX, and I just tested it on macOS Sierra successfully. Not that iDentify is no longer maintained, Vidalin points to some expired domain, and iFlicks seems somewhat minimally maintained (as of 2016). – geerlingguy Oct 30 '16 at 2:09

You can try Handbrake. Hands down, the best I've tried.

  • Right, I'm already using Handbrake to rip. But that has nothing to do with automatically fetching metadata. I'll edit the question to clarify. – bpapa Jan 26 '11 at 14:28

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