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iDentify for Mac551

05 January 2015

Tag iTunes-compatible MP4 video files.

What is iDentify for Mac

Note: The developer has announced that iDentify will no longer be developed

iDentify is an OS X application for tagging iTunes-compatible MP4 video files.

Normally, when you convert a video file to the format used by iOS devices such as the iPad, iPod, iPhone, or AppleTV, all the information about the video is missing! The only thing you see is the name of the file where the title of the video should be! Enter iDentify 2!

iDentify looks at the name of files as they are added to it. Based on the name of the file, iDentify determines whether it is a TV show or movie based on common naming conventions. From the file name, a lot of information can be gleaned, such as movie title, show name, season number, episode number, year of release, and IMDB code. iDentify can then automatically look on The TVDB, The Movie DB. iDentify also inspects the file and can automatically turn on the HD flag on the movie when the resolution of the file goes above a set minimum!

iDentify not finding your video? Fixing it is easy! Simply edit the movie title or show name to match that found on theMovieDB.org, or theTVDB.com (respectively) and click rescan!

Want to change the tags of multiple files in one fell swoop? No problem! Add the files to iDentify, select all the ones you want to edit from the list, and click edit. All changes you make are now applied to all selected files!

When you are done, just click "Process Files" to write the new information to your files, and when iDentify is done, you are ready to add your videos to iTunes!

Want even more automation? You can optionally choose to register the software for the low cost of 9.95. When you register, you will be emailed a registration key that unlocks the following:

  • Automatically add files to iTunes after being processed
  • Automatic file renaming to any naming convention you choose!
  • Option to mark your files with a green label in Finder after iDentify has finished processing them
  • Option to automatically process files and quit iDentify when files are added
  • My gratitude

What's new in iDentify

Version 551:
  • Fixes TVDB lookup issues
  • Removes tagChimp support since the service closed.
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Ari-Tj
Ari-Tj
Sep 21 2018
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Sep 21 2018
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I am also hopping Justin Pulsipher would continue develop iDentify. There is no app out there like it. I still use El Capitan, but it fails to pull movies/tv shows infos from The Movie DB/TV DB. Does anybody experience this problem too?
DavidWeiss4341
DavidWeiss4341
Jan 10 2017
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Jan 10 2017
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Version: 551
I found out the hard way that the application doesn't work on Sierra. I upgraded and then went to use Identify only to find out that it didn't run. I am a HUGE fan of the app and would gladly pay an upgrade fee . Please, someone, let us know a way we can get this application working on Sierra.
SilverDinky
SilverDinky
Jan 2 2017
551
5.0
Jan 2 2017
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Version: 551
Great App which I used regularly because I loved it's reliability, simplicity and elegance. Having tried the alternatives (and, like so many others, having paid out for an iDentify license) I am really annoyed that the dev has quit on this project. This was THE #1 tagging app by far. Come on dev, give us an update, pleeeeeeeeeaaaaaaase. I miss this app so much and would love to see it resurrected. Give us v3 and hit us for an upgrade or something but please, please can we have our beloved iDentify back again :)
ryangallagher
ryangallagher
Dec 13 2016
551
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Dec 13 2016
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Version: 551
This is seriously one of my most used applications. I was curious if anyone would be willing to chip into a gofundme to release the source code or make it open source possibly. Very sad that it's not working from what I'm reading and am hesitant to even look at Sierra now. The announcement page is already offline so I'm not sure what it said.
Khaled
Khaled
Nov 20 2016
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Nov 20 2016
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Version: 551
Great little app. Too bad the developer didn't release the source code so someone else can pick up the project.
r-w-johnson
r-w-johnson
Nov 17 2016
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Nov 17 2016
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Version: 551
Anybody figure out if you can do a simple plist edit so the app doesn't version check upon launch? Worked fine until I updated to Sierra. Getting rid of the version check upon launch should fix it. I'm scrubbing through textedit as I'm writing this comment. Will update if I have any breakthrough.
Rob-h
Rob-h
Oct 11 2016
551
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Oct 11 2016
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Version: 551
Sadly this app will not run under macOS Sierra, and with it no longer being supported by the developer it's the end of the line for Identify. I have switched to using MetaZ, which although it seems to require more effort to get things done, and can be very 'clunky' with TV shows, it's the only viable alternative I've found.
oklair1
oklair1
Sep 25 2016
551
5.0
Sep 25 2016
5.0
Version: 551
That app was so useful to edit tags on mp4 and m4v files... I'm so sad it doesn't work on macOS Sierra anymore! What about a little patch? Pleeeeeease! :D
stevejones4021
stevejones4021
Apr 6 2016
551
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Apr 6 2016
4.0
Version: 551
The app was working brilliantly up until a short while ago - it is identifying the correct film or tv program but it's not converting them into m4v files. Anyone have any solutions to the problem? It was bought through the app store and I've tried removing the app and then reinstalling, all without success.
in-pictures
in-pictures
Feb 26 2016
551
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Feb 26 2016
4.0
Version: 551
Not sure what happened but ever since a couple days I noticed that it's not saving the file output. (from MP4, to M4V once saved)
Wlossw
Wlossw
Jan 19 2016
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Jan 19 2016
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Version: 551
Tv show tagging appears to be broken again...
Rob-Marek
Rob-Marek
Jul 15 2015
551
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Jul 15 2015
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Version: 551
ok, trying to tag the entire M*A*S*H Collection and it can't find any of the information. file names area already MASHAS01E01 format...unless i am missing the * in the name thoughts??
ebootist
ebootist
Apr 19 2015
551
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Apr 19 2015
2.5
Version: 551
Hey guys, so I am trying to use this specifically for one TV show episode (The Flash) and it keeps reverting to the old flash tv series. I cannot figure out what is wrong. I put all appropriate names and even the dates in, but still no luck. If anyone knows what is wrong, help would be excellent
Wlossw
Wlossw
Jan 6 2015
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Jan 6 2015
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Version: 551
Another Timely update.
ryangallagher
ryangallagher
Jul 22 2014
545
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Jul 22 2014
5.0
Version: 545
I use this software daily. WELL WORTH THE PURCHASE PRICE! Works great, will speed up your tagging process.
PatrickL5785
PatrickL5785
Jan 14 2014
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Jan 14 2014
4.0
Version: 545
This is a good tag updater, but it lacks a couple of important features. One is we should be able to select which tags to overwrite vs all of them in the advance settings. Another, it should be able to add to tags. i.e. add the tag to the Gravity (2013). I know I can do this by hand, but is not fun when you have a lot of movies.
Wlossw
Wlossw
Dec 31 2013
542
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Dec 31 2013
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Version: 542
Latest version continues to lookup incorrect meta data for movies.
Dimitrimckay
Dimitrimckay
Dec 31 2013
542
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Dec 31 2013
0.0
Version: 542
For some reason in the latest version it keeps wanting to set movies up as either "Shadows in Paradise" or "Ariel" - Out of like 100 movies, it's tried to change about 10 of the meta data info to those two movies. I have to go in, look at the title of the movie, the actual movie title, which it's not using, and then look at ID number up in IMDB, re-set the ID Number and then rescan the item and it finds all the correct info.
MatthewC6984
MatthewC6984
Dec 30 2013
542
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Dec 30 2013
1.5
Version: 542
i used the (lite) version for a while which was very good but limited, so decided to register using the app and paid via paypal. however ive not recieved my registration key so cant use all features
JoeM3324
JoeM3324
Oct 9 2013
532
2.0
Oct 9 2013
2.0
Version: 532
I like the functionality and the interface is reasonably easy to use, but the performance is too inconsistent and makes using the app far too frustrating. Tagging the first half of a season of a tv show one day and then not being able to tag the remainder the next day is beyond inconsistent.
Sunburn
Sunburn
Oct 1 2013
532
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Oct 1 2013
3.0
Version: 532
It's a tossup between this and MetaX, which is long in the tooth but still does some things better than iDentify. iDentify is very fiddly. It often won't find titles that I can find searching for the exact same string on tagChimp manually. It doesn't let you edit some fields (e.g., the "comment" field). There's no easy option to disable writing all chapters if the chapter names it finds are garbage—you have to manually delete them one at a time, and if there are 25 chapters, that's pretty tedious.
HappyPig0
HappyPig0
Aug 31 2013
525
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Aug 31 2013
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Version: 525
It's a great little app and with the fee, ***but why does it change an mp4 to m4v?*** I really like to keep them as mp4.
BrotherJ8989
BrotherJ8989
Aug 21 2013
525
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Aug 21 2013
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Version: 525
Great app! Maybe because it's a 32-bit app, not 64, but any file I tag that is over ~4GB takes FOREVER to save. Anything under 4GB saves instantly. I don't have any issues looking up metadata, just saving files. This is on Mountain Lion on my rMBP and Mac Pro.
oklair1
oklair1
Aug 12 2013
525
5.0
Aug 12 2013
5.0
Version: 525
iDentify and Handbrake are all the tools you need if you plan to digitalize your DVD collection. The result in iTunes and Apple TV is a total beauty! Thanks for this simple but great software!
Muero
Muero
Aug 6 2013
525
5.0
Aug 6 2013
5.0
Version: 525
This is the best video file tagger available on OS X. The only feature I wish would be incorporated would be importing .txt or .xml chapter files, instead of having to manually creating and naming each chapter.
d'Elaphant
d'Elaphant
May 26 2013
521
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May 26 2013
0.0
Version: 521
It seems that the file download for version 521 is corrupt. When I try to launch the app, I get an "Identify.app is damaged and can't be opened. You should move it to the Trash" warning. Note that this is *not* the standard Gatekeeper warning, and trying to bypass Gatekeeper by right-clicking result in the same error message. If this is related to gatekeeper at all, it could be that the digital signature has been corrupted (in which case it would be a very, very bad idea to bypass gatekeeper, since that could be an indication that something has been hacked). I've tried downloading with Safari and with Firefox, and I've tried different tools to unzip the file. It makes no difference.
RaymondCallais1091
RaymondCallais1091
Apr 8 2013
520
4.5
Apr 8 2013
4.5
Version: 520
App works great! Does exactly what it says. Now my library will be properly tagged with all relevant info! I've used it on about 60 movies so far without any issues.
dmartora
dmartora
Jan 23 2013
520
4.5
Jan 23 2013
4.5
Version: 520
This is a great app, easy to use and simple to understand. Just have a few stability challenges. Recently the look ups have been taking a very long, even when I shorten the look-up time-outs. Then when I select certain artwork, the app crashes and closes and i will have lost any updates to files I haven't saved if i am doing multiple edits. Like i said fantastic application and worked fine until recently, but haven't changed anything locally. Any ideas?
sayewhat
sayewhat
Jan 5 2013
520
4.5
Jan 5 2013
4.5
Version: 520
I'd love to give it 5 stars, but I've run into some problems with it last week not saving or processing the files correctly. After I correctly get the tags right, it doesn't save them to the file and does not rename the file, nor import them into iTunes.
sayewhat
sayewhat
Jan 5 2013
520
4.5
Jan 5 2013
4.5
Version: 520
For some reason lately, I get the correct tags for the file, but when I "save" (used to be process) it does nothing to the file itself... no renaming, no adding to iTunes (yes, I have it set to do it), no changing the metatags. Anyone have an idea of whats going on or how to resolve it. I have tried a few files several times and even uninstalled it and put it back on. Still the same results.
krisbrand
krisbrand
Sep 20 2012
501
4.5
Sep 20 2012
4.5
Version: 501
Everytime i try and open the app OSX says the file is damaged and cannot be opened. I've tried downloading it a dozen times and get the same response.
krisbrand
krisbrand
Sep 20 2012
501
4.5
Sep 20 2012
4.5
Version: 501
There's something wrong with the download. Everytime i try and open the app it says that the file is damaged.
id77
id77
Aug 30 2012
501
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Aug 30 2012
4.0
Version: 501
My file names are direct from IMDB including the date but unfortunately about 30% of them are either not getting the right movie or are not getting any info at all. My files are named direct from IMDB. The 1951 animation of Alice in Wonderland pulls in the new Johnny Depp version.. etc. eg: Alice In Wonderland (1951).m4v Is it possible for you to code in recognition of dates in file names to help find movies? Simply Awesome program otherwise!!
Strummervillelad
Strummervillelad
Aug 28 2012
501
4.5
Aug 28 2012
4.5
Version: 501
This is an excellent little program which works unobtrusively and integrates well with Handbrake, my video convertor of choice, when batch and single converting video formats and brings metadata to my conversions My process is simple, I rip DVDs using Ripit, then use Handbrake to convert to my preferred format. Before converting ensure you set up Handbrake preferences to use Identify. That way it will open automatically upon conversion and start to trawl the usual websites, primarily IMDB, for the appropriate metadata and artwork. It then automatically adds to iTunes. Couldn't be simpler. This works better than MetaX and feels more integrated, as it should, as it is a paid for app and whilst MetaX never really let me down it did come up with strange matches every now and again. So long as you have labelled the conversion with the right details Identify almost always finds the right detail. I am particularly impressed with TV shows, I label the conversion thus: TV Series title, S1 Ep1 and so on, with S1 meaning season 1 and Ep1 as Episode 1, Identify almost always finds the right show, series and episode. Fantastic time saver. Occasionally Identify won't find the movie title, usually foreign movies, by opening up the movie using edit and simply copying in the IMDB unique code its sorted and the metadata of the original movie is updated. Overall, well worth the price for ease of use and just for doing its job and doing it well.
Akashaenkil
Akashaenkil
Aug 24 2012
501
5.0
Aug 24 2012
5.0
Version: 501
Simple, quick and dumb proof. Love it.
Jkgm
Jkgm
Jul 6 2012
501
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Jul 6 2012
0.0
Version: 501
I can't seem to download the updated version. It tries to reply, and a get a few KB of data, and it times out. I've tried from three completely separate data connections. Does anyone have a copy mirrored elsewhere?
SystemAddict
SystemAddict
May 23 2012
499
3.5
May 23 2012
3.5
Version: 499
Some files that I have tagged using iDentify are not showing up on my iPad or iPhone via the iTunes Home Share. Apple TV is fine. Is there a reason for this?
ryangallagher
ryangallagher
May 17 2012
499
5.0
May 17 2012
5.0
Version: 499
Hands down the best app for tagging TV shows fast. I use this app almost daily. WELL worth the price. Will save you hours of manual tagging.
chrismoritz
chrismoritz
Apr 12 2012
499
4.5
Apr 12 2012
4.5
Version: 499
Love this app! A tip for stubborn files (say, movies that have been remade) that refuse to pick up the correct metadata: change the file name to the IMDB number, then change it back after iDentify has done its magic.
grantster5405
grantster5405
Feb 28 2012
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Feb 28 2012
5.0
Version: 477
I don't often go out of my way to review an app, but I feel as though I owe a review to this particular developer because of how incredible this software is. I have an extensive movie and tv show collection in my iTunes library, and this application is the perfect compliment. I would say that it finds about 95 percent of video files on the first crack, and if it doesn't pick it up, I just look up that title on IMDB and copy the title code over and it does the rest from there. It is definitely worth every penny and I hope that the developer continues to update the software. Thank you so much!
JML54
JML54
Feb 26 2012
477
4.5
Feb 26 2012
4.5
Version: 477
Works fine most of the time, but I had to manually search for many films' database number because of a title mismatch (such as with extended editions). And it would be great if it could be launched within iTunes via a script, such as TunesArt does.
aoumslam
aoumslam
Dec 30 2011
477
4.5
Dec 30 2011
4.5
Version: 477
Fantastic program! Nothing better out there. I had to will it into finding the right tags for a few things, but it generally did the job. EXCEPT it can not find The X Files (series) at all. I've tried everything but it wont work. I ended up trying other programs (Meta X/Z) and they found the X Files tags without issue, but the programs were way too painful to use, so The X Files is still left un-tagged. (Please fix if you can!)
ApollyonQ
ApollyonQ
Nov 6 2011
477
0.0
Nov 6 2011
0.0
Version: 477
Ok.... my iTunes is on my macmini. The video files I use are on a NAS. I've tried the free version, tried to add some files from my iTunes, but the program crashes after about a minute. If this program would work, I would most definately buy it, since it does exactly what I need!
Gbbuddy
Gbbuddy
Oct 20 2011
477
3.5
Oct 20 2011
3.5
Version: 477
M4v files created by identify from the mp4 files that were originally ripped will not play on my older 160 gig iPod. They play fine in iTunes, but will not import to the iPod. I have checked the internet and a lot of people are having this issue. Why? What is being done to correct this problem in Identify?
althoralthor
althoralthor
Oct 15 2011
477
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Oct 15 2011
0.0
Version: 477
Not sure if this should be a review or troubleshooting entry...I downloaded the app as a demo and it seems to identify the mp4 perfectly, but does not appear to show the info in itunes. Is this the way it is until I actually pay for the app, or am I doing something wrong? I have it scan and it finds all the info, I then hit save but no go in itunes. Please let me know as this is the best app I've found that SEEMS to do what I want it to do..
steco
steco
May 25 2011
459
0.0
May 25 2011
0.0
Version: 459
I'm not sure if I'm being thick, but I can't work out if iDentify2 will automatically parse season and episode information from a filename ? I've named my TV episodes as Show - S[Season]E[Episode] Can I configure iDentify2 to automatically use this when querying thetvdb.com ? Steve
Jc-supastar
Jc-supastar
May 4 2011
453
5.0
May 4 2011
5.0
Version: 453
I bought this app after I gave the demo a beating. It's hands down the best, fastest and easiest to use program for adding metaData to you movies. Very active developer. (That listens) Love it. Definitely worth full price if not more.
benwalkernz
benwalkernz
Apr 5 2011
425
5.0
Apr 5 2011
5.0
Version: 425
First off let me just say that this is an AMAZING program. I was using MetaX to tag my movies / TV shows before this and it was really slow and a pain to use. This has made it almost instantaneous, so thank you very much for such a great app! Just one thing I've come across today, I ripped The O.C. TV series onto my computer, and when I imported the episodes into iDentify to tag them - it didn't find any match for the metadata / artwork on The TVDB. I'm guessing this is because of the fullstops in the show name (this is how it is listed on The TVDB, as The O.C. with two full stops). It seems as though iDentify removes the full stops when its scanning for data so it searches for The O C which won't return any matches. Any chance of a fix for this? Thanks again for such a great app!
Just-Annutha-Dewd
Just-Annutha-Dewd
Apr 3 2011
425
4.5
Apr 3 2011
4.5
Version: 425
Due to the recent flurry of updates to iDentify that the developer has made, I decided it was time to update my review. As before, iDentify is, hands-down, the easiest way to add metadata tags to your video files using the various existing internet sources. It had been lacking one significant feature though, and that was to maintain the episode data by DVD sorting, rather than the Aired order (a number of programs are aired in an illogical order). The option to sort properly by DVD order has at last been added. Oddly, despite having the option enabled in the preferences, I still have to change it a second time by selecting all titles, then using the option under "Edit Tags" to get the desired DVD sorting. That is a bit confusing and hopefully will be addressed in the future. My only other real quibble at this point would be the TagChimp support. As before, TagChimp is an absolute disaster of a database, but I find it valuable in that the other metadata sources don't keep chapter titling data, while TagChimp does. Unfortunately, iDentify seems to automatically accept the first "hit" it gets when matching a show or movie to TagChimp's database, when there are usually several other hits available that have better information. This is especially problematic with TV shows. I'll run a full season of, say, Dexter, and get hits for chapter titles on 5 out of 12 episodes. Somewhere on TagChimp, there likely are the titles available for the other episodes, but I can't manually parse them like I can in MetaX. Hopefully the developer can come up with a way to let users manually parse multiple TagChimp hits without making iDentify overly complicated in the process. Barring that, perhaps an option to simply tell it to not write the chapter information if, after retrieving it, I don't want to use it. One other suggestion if it's feasible… keyboard equivalents for the various toolbar commands would be awesome. Oftentimes, I find using keyboard commands preferable to using the mouse, and when flipping through multiple titles while reviewing or editing tags, it would be very helpful to be able to use the keyboard navigate to the next (or previous) file while leaving my mouse cursor closer to a field or other location I expect to need to click on frequently as well.
Timmehrees
Timmehrees
Apr 2 2011
421
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Apr 2 2011
5.0
Version: 421
Automation Features are amazing :-)
Timmehrees
Timmehrees
Mar 31 2011
421
5.0
Mar 31 2011
5.0
Version: 421
I am interested in buying, But I would like to use it from command line, or from the program Hazel, with no input from myself. Is this possible?
Stuward
Stuward
Mar 25 2011
421
4.0
Mar 25 2011
4.0
Version: 421
Very good app. Does what it claims to do. But one thing is keeping me from buying -> the GUI is plain ugly and outdated. Make it more a OS X-alike look and I definitely buy a registration.
Thadgins
Thadgins
Mar 24 2011
412
5.0
Mar 24 2011
5.0
Version: 412
Really is absolutely amazing. I have searched all over for something like this, and would have paid much more for it. The developer is great, and timely responds to questions, and updates are frequent. Can't say enough good things. Works flawlessly with handbrake as well. Question: Why is it HIGHLY recommend you turn off optimizing after tagging if it's on an External hard drive? I have all of my visual media on an external drive and want it to re-write the tags and everything. Will this cause a problem, or just take a while?
Andrew-Gratton
Andrew-Gratton
Mar 16 2011
396
0.0
Mar 16 2011
0.0
Version: 396
This app would be marvellous if the darn IMDB code option worked. I have lots of media I have ripped with handbrake and never listed the episode name, just the episode ID. Half the items I have tried to tag will not even after copy/paste the imdb code into the search field. EXTREMELY FRUSTRATING. I was and still am more than willing to pay considerably more than even $10USD if the damn IMDB search option would work properly.
Freshwreckage
Freshwreckage
Mar 3 2011
396
4.5
Mar 3 2011
4.5
Version: 396
Hey there... I am starting to import my fav tv shows. I have imported all 7 seasons of Star Trek The Next Generation but, when I try and clean it up in identify, it doesn't find anything. I am mostly sure that it is a formatting issue with the naming convention but, not sure how to proceed as all my efforts have failed. Works great with the movies though. Help?
Freshwreckage
Freshwreckage
Feb 16 2011
378
4.5
Feb 16 2011
4.5
Version: 378
Unless I am missing something, it would be nice to be able to modify the meta-tag info as there will at times be mislabeling. Like, I have Gladiator and Identify chose a fighting movie rather than the Russell Crowe movie that it was. Other than that I love the way that it does NOT corrupt my movie files like MetaX. Nothing worse than sitting down to watch a movie only to discover that you have black and sound or picture with no sound. Thanks for all the hard work!!!
DCT
DCT
Feb 12 2011
378
5.0
Feb 12 2011
5.0
Version: 378
Love this app! This allowed us to create a digital library of DVD's we own and have it play well with our Apple iTV. I lowered the score for "Ease of Use" because the documentation is too light for a novice to figure out and understand advanced feature settings.
Michael-Sebrecht
Michael-Sebrecht
Feb 12 2011
378
5.0
Feb 12 2011
5.0
Version: 378
Works as advertised ! Thank you for making this free.
Blueillusion
Blueillusion
Feb 9 2011
374
0.0
Feb 9 2011
0.0
Version: 374
I have tried a few of apps like this one but i definitely like iDentify 2 the best. I just registered it as well, but unfortunately found one flaw that i hope can be fixed, When selected to import to itunes it copies the file, that does not work at all for me i always press option key when dragging to itunes so it wouldn't copy as i stove all movies on external drive. I hope this can be fixed.
Just-Annutha-Dewd
Just-Annutha-Dewd
Feb 9 2011
374
4.5
Feb 9 2011
4.5
Version: 374
A strong word of caution… if your videos have embedded chapter markers, and you value those, then be sure to disable the TagChimp options or YOU WILL LOSE YOUR CHAPTERS!!! I have dozens of TV show rips whose chapter markers "went missing", and after some time I was finally able to pin this on iDentify and the TagChimp data. Re-ripping those shows was an enormous nuisance. This problem aside, I've found iDentify to be splendid in adding artwork and metadata to my videos. Being the happy owner of a new Apple TV, having this info available makes browsing through my media so much easier and pleasant. The only other gripe I have other than the TagChimp manhandling is the lack of an option to tag using "DVD order" rather than "Aired order". Many TV shows are aired out of the intended viewing order, with Firefly being the most notable example. The aired order never made any sense, and the DVD release corrects that travesty. iDentify relies on theTVDB website to get metadata for TV shows, and while theTVDB does allow for sorting by air date or by DVD order, iDentify has yet to take advantage of this option.
Sgt-Bob-IE
Sgt-Bob-IE
Jan 13 2011
336
5.0
Jan 13 2011
5.0
Version: 336
This app is so handy. It saves me more time than I can say. The developer is ultra responsive. It has so far accurately tagged every file I have tried and I have used it to tag hundreds of files.
Cmacuser
Cmacuser
Jan 11 2011
335
4.5
Jan 11 2011
4.5
Version: 335
I can't say enough good things about this app. I have tried SEVERAL apps to tag my data. By far, this app is the most reliable, most accurate, and quickest that I have tried.
Tbrizitsky
Tbrizitsky
Dec 30 2010
335
4.5
Dec 30 2010
4.5
Version: 335
The UI is a mess, but it works.
Starhawk79
Starhawk79
Nov 16 2010
335
5.0
Nov 16 2010
5.0
Version: 335
iTunes unfortunately does not convert and tag DVDs like it does CDs, but no worry, that's where Handbrake and iDentify come in. I convert my DVDs using Handbrake, but they would be a mess of untagged, ugly files without iDentify. I'm so glad this program is around, and I sincerely appreciate the developer's hard work on it. My iTunes, Mac, and iOS devices are better because of it.
Ola
Ola
Oct 5 2010
335
0.0
Oct 5 2010
0.0
Version: 335
How can a "Free" program cost 9,95 USD? It's not freeware, it's Crippleware! "iDentify 2 Registration Key Total: $9.95 USD"
Arr-MiHardies
Arr-MiHardies
Oct 2 2010
334
5.0
Oct 2 2010
5.0
Version: 334
Build 334 has a typo that causes a crash during processing. This has already been fixed. You can get the update with the built in updater, or redownload the file here at macupdate, as I have replaced the build 334 file linked to here with build 335 containing the fix to prevent more people from getting the bad version before macupdate updates the listing. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Bdkennedy1
Bdkennedy1
Jul 8 2010
285
0.0
Jul 8 2010
0.0
Version: 285
Been using for several weeks now. As I become more accustomed to the interface I have to add my opinion of how Cast names are added. Which is easier - typing or copying and pasting each name individually - or just copy and pasting this into one text field?... "Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Paul Reiser, Lance Henriksen, Carrie Henn, Bill Paxton, William Hope, Jenette Goldstein, Al Matthews, Mark Rolston"? Sure, the UI looks great, but since iTunes uses comma delimited strings anyway, why make it harder?
Clevertrousers
Clevertrousers
Jul 1 2010
284
0.0
Jul 1 2010
0.0
Version: 284
I was an iDentify 1 user until the issue came up with the OS update last year... I'd like to try iDentify 2 but it won't launch, reporting it is "not supported on this architecture." I assume this is an Intel vs. PowerPC processor issue (I have a PPC G5 running Leopard 10.5.8). Is there a technical reason iDentify 2 can't be compiled as a Universal Binary?
Bdkennedy1
Bdkennedy1
Jun 13 2010
260
0.0
Jun 13 2010
0.0
Version: 260
I'm not having any luck getting TagChimp to work with build 260. I'm trying to tag Star Trek - The Motion Picture and get no results. I go to TagChimp.com, log in and there are two entries for Star Trek - The Motion Picture. Even though I renamed my file to be exactly the same as the entry on the web site, I still get no results.
Bdkennedy1
Bdkennedy1
Jun 3 2010
253
0.0
Jun 3 2010
0.0
Version: 253
What a great program. Far better than the previous version and a great alternative to the abandoned MetaX. I would like to see an image capture feature where I can take a snapshot of a frame and use it for the poster art. There a small annoying bug when editing multiple files. Switching between tabs will cause the program window to jump around on the screen. This program is a winner and I've tried all the rest.
David-Delmonte
David-Delmonte
May 22 2010
251
0.0
May 22 2010
0.0
Version: 251
Question: Does IDentify work with music files? If not, is there something people recommend? Thanks
Ricktaylor
Ricktaylor
May 3 2010
232
5.0
May 3 2010
5.0
Version: 232
I've tried every other similar app out there. If I were to design and write an app for myself, it would look just like Identify. It works exactly the way you think it should. It's very clean and very friendly. I am looking forward to some bug fixes and some of the announced new features but as is, it is my favorite tagger by a long way.
Neal-Kerr
Neal-Kerr
May 1 2010
224
0.0
May 1 2010
0.0
Version: 224
I've been giving (224) a workout today and having some issues. I'll write the DEV with specifics, but I'm getting A LOT of crashes when performing a "lookup" aka "rescan item(s)". My files would process fine until the Chapter Lookup, and immediately crash. It took me quite some time, but I finally narrowed it down to the "Get data from tagChimp" preference. Unchecking that preference made everything fine. I'm not sure if this round of troubles is a conflict with the recent site updates at TMDB, but I thought I'd share in-case others were having an issue. Thanks again to the DEV. And yes, I will be registering. Software like this is indispensable, and people should support the efforts of Independent Developers. For some reason I can't post star ratings, but if I could this app and this dev would be 5 STARS.
Neal-Kerr
Neal-Kerr
Apr 30 2010
216
0.0
Apr 30 2010
0.0
Version: 216
Thanks to the Dev for a speedy resolution to the TMDB issue. I still had several issues with (216), namely that the internal updater didn't check for an update, which is why I didn't know that (220) was already available (outside of MU). I went thru the requisite steps to trash all files associated with (216), restarted, downloaded (216) again, ran it, and wham…it found the update to (220). All seems good with (220) so far. One minor thing I wish I could control in the interface is how items are sorted after being dropped on the window. It seems to put things in random order. Letting me sort according to typical file name conventions would be great. Again, I think this is a great little FREE program and the DEV deserves kudos for the hard work.
Neal-Kerr
Neal-Kerr
Apr 30 2010
216
0.0
Apr 30 2010
0.0
Version: 216
I've been using iDentify for about a month now and have been very happy with it. I've used it to "identify" about 70 movies, and about 160 TV shows without fail. I just updated to the newest release (at least the newest posted to MU (216), and it crashes every time I do a "lookup". The Devs page says it's something that has changed in the TVDB website, and that he's working on it, but I have no way of verifying his claim as the program gives no progress info when performing a "lookup". I really love this App, and use it A LOT, so I hope the Dev is successful with the necessary update. I'd also like to personally thank the DEV for making this awesome App available for FREE.
Peteinau
Peteinau
Apr 25 2010
214
5.0
Apr 25 2010
5.0
Version: 214
Having used iDentify for tagging thousands of files, I continue to be extremely happy! I've tried lots of other products, but there is always some issue with or another that makes me appreciate just the pure simplicity of iDentify. It does what it says, and it does it well. Unlike lots of the other products, the developer continues to release regular updates and they all keep getting better! On the rare occasion there is a problem the developer is fantastic about responding quickly and solving the problem! For prompt response this guy is amazing and really cares about producing a good quality product. If you need a fantastic metadata tagger, then this is the product for you!
3dayjourney
3dayjourney
Apr 16 2010
205
5.0
Apr 16 2010
5.0
Version: 205
If you have a need for tagging video files iDentify is the program for you. I recently switched from another tagger to iDentify 2 and could not be more pleased. It has a simple interface with the ability to drop you mp4/m4v in to do a quick search for data and all your work is done for you. Simple and easy. It writes fast to the file to boot. The free version is great but I would encourage all to paypal the programmer and get the added features if for nothing else than to encourage further development. I was very impressed with his quick responses when I had trouble with a certain file type. When I was having problems with my eye-tv encoded files crashing the system he was quick and helpful to resolve the problem. The programmer worked real hard on iDentify 2 and has put all the features that you will need with a simple interface and quick writing to files. Even if you are happy with what ever you are currently using give iDentify 2 a try. You will be pleased with the results.
Shmk
Shmk
Apr 14 2010
203
5.0
Apr 14 2010
5.0
Version: 203
I have to give this app the highest rating possible after running into an issue with files ripped with dvd remaster pro I was in contact with the developer and he fixed the problem within hours and since then has worked flawlessly. My hat is off to the developer for amazing responsiveness as well as adapting to a problem that was caused more by dvd remaster pro than iDentify. Top notch!
Shmk
Shmk
Apr 13 2010
203
5.0
Apr 13 2010
5.0
Version: 203
It just crashes whenever I try to add a file
Y-Guy
Y-Guy
Apr 11 2010
190
5.0
Apr 11 2010
5.0
Version: 190
I've been using iD2 for several days now, tagging some shows I've had a hard time with. iD2 was able to tackle them where other programs completely choked. The interface of iD2 is smooth and simple, not cluttered and yet there are plenty of options for those that want to manually tweak the files. I ran into one, fairly major issue and contact the developer. I was very pleased that he got back to me within a matter of minutes asking questions and making suggestions. Together we trouble shot the issue and he's been able to correct it. The communication over that issue really impressed me, and I've been able to since process the files. The real strength of the program is that it's quick and accurate, plus it gives you several choices for cover art from different sources.
randyharris
randyharris
Apr 5 2010
190
4.0
Apr 5 2010
4.0
Version: 190
The new iDentify 2 is working wonderful for me. In comparison to some similar applications, I love how clean and uncluttered iDentify is. And how it goes out and nabs information from so many different databases is great because you have a better chance of getting all the tag information and cover art that you want. Even though iDentify is very good at finding your movie, this tip has worked well for me on the ones that it didn't automatically discover. Go into the 'Edit Tags' section and clear the "Title" field, and find the IMDB Code from IMDB - paste it into the "IMDB Code" field and then "Rescan Item(s)" and it will usually find it then. To find the IMDB Code, find the movie on IMDB, then look at the URL, it starts with tt and ends with numbers, like this one for The Big Lebowski - tt0118715. Throw the developer a donation and you get a code to turn on the ability for iDentify to enable injecting the file into iTunes, and to color code the movie/tv files. Great stuff. Thanks
Focher
Focher
Apr 5 2010
190
4.0
Apr 5 2010
4.0
Version: 190
It's easy to become spoiled lately in the world of metadata tagging on OS X. First came MetaX, with its integration with Amazon to do lookups and eventually with TagChimp. When development of MetaX slowed down, next came MetaZ - a no-holds barred clone of MetaX - but which fixed many of the long standing problems. But some of us really got lucky to find Identify. Even though it was actually just some Perl scripts wrapped around Atomic Parsley for rewriting the metadata, it just plain worked. Now the developer has given us a seemingly great tool to take us to the next level of automatic tagging. If you have TV episodes or movies that you need to tag, just throw them into this application. Combined with the great community metadata databases at The Movie DB (www.themoviedb.com), The TV DB (www.thetvdb.com), and TagChimp (www.tagchimp.com), it would be surprising to not have it find the metadata automatically. It just works. Only "negative" is that this application is not the Mac interface level one might desire, as this is apparently the developers first foray into Cocoa.
$9.95
4.3
0.0
App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.5.0 or later
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