Lostify
Lostify
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Lostify for Mac0.7.4

08 September 2008

MP4 metadata tagger.

What is Lostify for Mac

Lostify is an MP4 metadata tagger which supports some iTunes-specific tags. It is based on the open-source command line utility AtomicParsley, but wraps it in an easy-to-use graphical interface.

The primary purpose of Lostify is to allow users to tag their MP4 and M4V videos in the same ways as the ones purchased through the iTunes music store. Most of these "private" metadata fields are exposed, which cannot be set through the iTunes interface. Using Lostify, you can tag your TV Shows as "TV Show", and set the show, series and episode information, so that iTunes, iPod, iPhone, Front Row and Apple TV will display your own tagged videos alongside those purchased through iTunes.

What's new in Lostify

Version 0.7.4: Fixed broken iTunes integration inadvertently damaged in 0.7.3.
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Readingroses
Readingroses
Sep 26 2008
0.7.4
0.0
Sep 26 2008
0.0
Version: 0.7.4
The link is down, and the website doesn't work anymore... Is Lostify no longer being supported then?
Luzcool
Luzcool
Oct 20 2007
0.7
0.0
Oct 20 2007
0.0
Version: 0.7
I am using Lostify 0.7 I know take a lot of time to rewrite the file but if you ever move your ITUNES library your tv shows and movies will be tagged already so no need for re tag takes time but is worth it another tip for people don't know, check options you have different ways to buck up the video file even add it to itunes with one click, one thing i wish Lostify developer will add an opton for artwork.
anonymous-wombat-20
anonymous-wombat-20
Oct 10 2007
0.7
0.0
Oct 10 2007
0.0
Version: 0.7
While I would love to see the batch processing feature, I am simply appalled at the people who are berating this program and it creator - it's a marvel as far as I am concerned and I will be gladly donating to this fellow as soon as I can - gads, I would kiss his foot if I knew where to find him. I have been using Doug's Applescript (Set Video Kind) and would probably kiss his foot too, but this only modifies the iTunes directory, it does not permanently tag the files as Tv Shows or Movies. If you remove the file and add it back to the iTunes library, the file will revert to its original "Movie" status and you have to run the script again - which you can do in a thrice since the program is all about batch jobs, but it is nice to have Lostify not only do this permanently, but also allow for adding descriptions to your shows. I have been using an Apple Widget called Descriptor to automatically retrieve show descriptions, but to my horror, discovered that the descriptions vanished if the iTunes directory changed or the file was removed and added back to the library. Once Descriptor retrieves the show description, you can then use Lowell Stewart's Lostify to rewrite the tag permanently - bless'em
Freebsd
Freebsd
Feb 4 2007
0.5
4.0
Feb 4 2007
4.0
Version: 0.5
Works as advertised, quite well. A bit rough around the edges, and shaky/non-intuitive multi-file support and status monitoring. But if you're trying to get your TV shows/music videos from your DVD to your iPod, this is the magic link that makes the transition possible. Thanks!
Clarus
Clarus
Jan 26 2007
0.5
0.0
Jan 26 2007
0.0
Version: 0.5
First of all, thank God for Lostify! It's the only way I've found to tag TV Shows as TV Shows so that FrontRow recognizes them as such. (Tagging them as TV Show in iTunes simply doesn't work.) Second, if you are tagging a large number of files Lostify requires constant user intervention and takes a *very* long time to rewrite each file to disk. A great option for a future release would be a batch processing option. For instance, "tag everything in this folder as TV Show" and forget about all the other tags. I'm greatful that Lostify exists at all . . . and it could be even more useful with some added functionality.
Hone-Melgren
Hone-Melgren
Jan 12 2007
0.5
0.0
Jan 12 2007
0.0
Version: 0.5
Nice free application but it doesn't do batch processing well enough or fast enough for me. I would like a mode where I can point to a folder , it asks me what the tags I want are then it goes ahead and does this . A progress bar would be wonderfull as well and instead of rewritting the file can't you just change the tags ? A faster way of doing this is an applescipt : http://www.dougscripts.com/itunes/scripts/scripts01.php?pagea=1#setvideokindofselected It's faster as it only changes the tags , not rewritting them. Took me about 2 mins to change 72 videos to "TV show" video kind. This is not slamming your app in anyway only it is constructive critism. The UI of your app is not bad actually as I've seen eye bleeding bad apps. I like how it is three steps - give it something , it asks what tags , then does it - very nice.
Verycarla
Verycarla
Oct 28 2006
0.4.2
0.0
Oct 28 2006
0.0
Version: 0.4.2
Sounds to me like you're volunteering to create a new UI for him, since you seem to know so much about it. You REALLY need to lighten up. Only an ungrateful JERK complains about something he's getting for FREE.
Simx
Simx
Mar 22 2006
0.3.2
3.5
Mar 22 2006
3.5
Version: 0.3.2
Ugh. Lostify is nice in that it lets you set video tags, but it's interface is utterly horrid. It only shows you the info for one video at a time, so if you want to batch modify certain info, you have to use the kludgy "locking" mechanism -- you lock certain fields, and the locked values will be retained when you open the info window for the next video. Furthermore, once Lostify finishes processing all files in a batch (which you have to drag to the Lostify icon in the Dock), the app quits! That's really annoying! The creator of this app seriously needs to take a class in interface design. It's annoying, and it really makes me not want to use this app. I'll come back once Lostify starts using a list, can do batch processing without a kludgy interface, and doesn't automatically quit after processing.
Vgz
Vgz
Feb 25 2006
0.3.2
0.0
Feb 25 2006
0.0
Version: 0.3.2
Great program, but there is a small bug in the interface. The production number and episode number fields are reversed. This can be worked around by entering the production number in the ep # field and vise versa.
Dongo
Dongo
Jan 27 2006
0.2.1
0.0
Jan 27 2006
0.0
Version: 0.2.1
It's revolting that this program is still necessary since Apple added the (totally nonfunctional) ability to set videos as "TV Show" iTunes 6.0.2. However, Lostify -- in spite of a kludgy interface -- gets the job done where Apple's official software doesn't. Nice little app.
Tjreck
Tjreck
Jan 17 2006
0.2.1
3.8
Jan 17 2006
3.8
Version: 0.2.1
This is a great program, but I just upgraded to 0.2.1, and it no longer creates a new file. I enter all info, and when I click apply, it quits. I've check permissions on the files and folders involved; I have also deleted the Lostify .plist and retried, with no luck. Any ideas?
M@st
M@st
Jan 16 2006
0.2.1
0.0
Jan 16 2006
0.0
Version: 0.2.1
anybody else notice that iTunes will change files to kind 'TV Show' now?
Rjs3000
Rjs3000
Jan 15 2006
0.2.1
4.5
Jan 15 2006
4.5
Version: 0.2.1
This program is pretty much exactly what I've always wanted. Works perfectly for me. Finally my iTunes and Frontrow can be formatted to anal retentive perfection!
Vgz
Vgz
Jan 13 2006
0.2.1
0.0
Jan 13 2006
0.0
Version: 0.2.1
Please consider adding a checkbox to match the artist and show field since they are usually the same value. Also, even w/ the current version (0.2.1), the underscore problem seems to be occurring w/ the show field. The two files I've used this version to tag, are showing up at the top of the ep list when sorted by show (the series shows up in Front Row twice as well). For some reason, when I retagged older eps, the show field didn't get shifted to match. Any ideas?
Luv-machine
Luv-machine
Dec 29 2005
0.1.4
4.5
Dec 29 2005
4.5
Version: 0.1.4
It works for me, sort of. It always creates an identical sized video file labeled temp that has all the added tags in it, so i have to throw away the original and rename the new "temp" file. Not that big of a deal, but it would be nice to see this fixed in a future version. btw, the files that are having this problem are h.264 created with handbrake.
Jedik
Jedik
Dec 22 2005
0.1.4
0.0
Dec 22 2005
0.0
Version: 0.1.4
Does not work for me: it creates a broken temporary file (much smaller than the original mp4 file) with the tag information but unusable. I won't rate until it actually works.
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  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
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