I sat down this weekend to begin writing a metadata application for itunes .m4v movies only to discover my orginal plan had to be modified . I had been wanting to do this for some time now since I got the new AppleTV 2010. The AppleTV really looks nice when the metadata for each file is complete. Having cover art show up on coverflow really gives the experience a nice comfortable feel. This sort of application exist already I know, but I had a different feature set in mind.
So with my idea in hand and some research I had done in the days preceding, I started to get to work. I thought that I would use the amazon database for the metadata and the Quicktime API to do the writing to file. Should not really be a problem since Quicktime does have an API for this sort of stuff. I started as I usually do, just getting a one piece of metadata written to file then making progress from there. After several hours of trying, and some google research I learned that the Quicktime API only supports the .mov container format not the newer iTunes formats. Why Apple why???? Since itunes does support editing of metadata for all of it’s formats the API must exist somewhere -privately I suppose. I will try again, this time using Atomic parsley.
Mp4v2 instead of Atomic Parsley.
Mp4chaps to set chapter names