Windows and Mac OS. We'll walk you through the tagging steps for the Windows version of the software, but the process is similar for both versions.
Transcode your videos to MP4Handbrake. We've written about this process extensively, so we won't repeat ourselves in full here. It basically boils down to loading your MKV file into Handbrake, selecting the appropriate transcoding preset (we recommend a high-quality setting like Apple TV), and choosing your output destination. The transcoded MP4 file will then be suitable for MetaX to read and work its magic.
Load your videos into MetaX MetaX can queue up batches of videos to be tagged, so you don’t have to go through them one at a time. You still need to go over each movie’s data individually, but at least you don’t need to go through the entire process again and again.
Important: MetaX has a strange bug that causes it to crash whenever loading a video file if you have Microsoft Groove or Sharepoint installed. Uninstall that feature of Office and MetaX should work fine.
Enter the manual-only information and lock it
If you want to organize your TV shows by episode title on top of series name, you need to enter the name of each episode in the Title field and the name of the series in the Artist/Show field, and check the boxes next to them. This will lock those fields, so it won’t overwrite them regardless of the Amazon or tagChimp information you load. tagChimp, if you haven't heard of it, is a community-driven database for meta-tag data. Its library of almost 100,000 movies and TV shows is fairly comprehensive, and the summaries in its database are typically more descriptive and colorful than what's listed in Amazon's database.
Search the databases
This is especially useful for TV shows. Search for the episode name first to see if it’s listed on tagChimp. Select and lock the episode summary and details (including the episode and season numbers, under the Video tab), and then search for and select the full series entry to add the rest of the information.