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Metadata Hootenanny is a view/editor for all the spiffy metadata you can put into Quicktime movies. You know how you can view, edit and sort by your mp3s' ID3 metadata in iTunes? Well, the same metadata system exists for all your quicktime movies, too, but until now the only way to access it was through the horrid interface of Quicktime Pro Player (You can see certain metadata items in QT's Info window, and add them in the Movie Properties window under Annotations). Metadata Hootenanny lets you access this information more easily. You can make a list of all the videos in your collection with a certain director or writer. more...

What's New

Version 2.1:
  • Subtitle improvements: uses native movie resolution, auto-updates as sub files get edited.
  • Added shortcut to copy current playhead time to text.
  • Added keyframe jump shortcuts (k and K forward and back respectively).
  • App now remembers tracks view alterations across restarts.
  • Fixed unresponsiveness when opening a large number of files.
  • Fixed more...


Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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Wmichelsen Member IconReview+0

Unfortunately, it only works with .mov files. I'm looking for something to edit metadata in .mp4 containers. I mainly watch my movies and videos on TiVo, not on my Mac.

Sadly, if I edit / add data to an mp4 file and save it as mov using this app, my TiVo cannot even recognize the data that existed before using this app to add more.

So, to edit/add data to my mp4 files, I have to add them to my iTunes library, edit the Name. Genre, year and Description there, then delete them from the library when I'm done editing. (iTunes adds the data to the recording files) I was hoping that this app would permit me to edit metadata in my mp4 files without having to add to iTunes first.

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Version 2.1
C. Spencer Van Gulick Member IconComment+34
C. Spencer Van Gulick

Haven't tried this program yet, but am sure it will be a treat. I downloaded it because the icon is the cleverest and cutest I've ever seen - and there are some clever and cute ones out there. Can hardly wait to give it a spin, and to see what the developer makes of it given time.

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Version 1.8
Xandra Member IconReview+34

I got this to fill an Enormous gap: creating chapters in QT/iPod movies (yes you CAN do this in QTPro, but it's quite an ordeal)
Does Exactly what promises, simply, cleanly and Quickly.

Gave this 5 star for features even tho there aren't that many and BECAUSE there aren't that many. This is not a kitchen-sink app. Just one that does what it does very well.


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Version 1.5
sjk Member IconComment+996

More Information link here redirects to metahoot.3ivx.com, which is currently a non-existent host.

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Version 1.4
Noah Sorscher

Sorry about that. Here's where it should be forwarding to:


Thanks for the direct link.

Davehill Member IconComment+3

Doesn't work on 10.3.9, get console message
dyld: /Applications/Metadata Hootenanny.app/Contents/MacOS/Metadata Hootenanny can't open library: /usr/lib/libcurl.3.dylib (No such file or directory, errno = 2)

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Version 1.2
User-Name Member IconComment+10

In case anyone is wondering...

Version 1.1.4 works great in Tiger 10.4.8, QuickTime 7.1.3, and in my Intel iMac.

But I look forward to a universal version. Really.

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Version 1.1.4
User-Name Member IconReview+10

Unbelivably great app and it's free!

I nearly give this app a miss because I'm a Mac user and reading its description bores the hell out of me. The description makes it sound like a complicated and difficult to use app.

But it's easy to use. I created Chapters in my .mov within the first few minutes of using it. I wanted the chapter markers so Toast can create them "automatically" in the resulting DVD.

C'mon author, re-design your web site and keep it sweet and simple. If the user is into more details, he can look it up but others will not be freighten away.

I'd give it ten stars if I could.

Keep up the good work!!!

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Version 1.1.4
Anonymous Member IconReview

Great first release! Very nice, needs more metadatas though, like cellulo.

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Version 1.0
Noah Sorscher (Developer)

Cellulo does have some nice additional custom categories, but on the down side it doesn't store them in the QuickTime metadata of the file, but rather in it's own format in the resource fork.

But since QuickTime allows for custom metadata types, I could add those categories, but other apps wouldn't know what the category titles were supposed to be.

Thanks for the feedback

Anonymous Member IconReview

Question to the developer: Where can i find a manual?
And, another question, is hootenanny Panther ready? I'm intrigued by this program, but i can't get it to work the way i think it should.

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Version 1.0b1
Noah Sorscher (Developer)

The only manual is on the website (metahoot.3ivx.com) or included in the download. If you have specific questions I would be happy to answer them and/or make the app itself more clear and intuitive.

Sorry I didn't see your question for so long. If you ask in the future by email or on the support forum generously hosted by 3ivx.com, I will usually respond on the same day.

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Downloads 25,575
Version Downloads 7,595
License Free
Date 18 Dec 2011
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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