Menu

Using the menu you can load movie files, save informaton about movies,  exchange information with the clipboard, analyse file names and open the TMDb search window.

Application Menu

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Preferences

This menu item opens the preferences dialog.


File Menu

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New 

This menu button removes all files from the movie list. New meta information is lost, if you don’t save before. You can load new movie files afterwards.

Open

You can load a new movie files for editing here. The files are inserted in the movie list. MetaMovie accepts .m4v, .mp4 and .eyetv (prepared for iPhone, iPad or AppleTV) files. The same file can occur only once in the movie list.

Open Chapters

If you have downloaded a chapter file from the chapterdb.org you can load it into MetaMovie by this menu item. An open panel shows the download folder. Select the chapter file named "yourmovie.chapters.xml“ and press "Open“. If the chapter file is successfully loaded, the LED in the chapter section of the main window turns green.

Open Subtitles

You can download subtitle files from opensubtitles.org or similar websites. MetaMovie accepts the „.srt“-subtitle format. Using this menu button you can load a „srt“-subtitle file into MetaMovie. After the file is successfully loaded, the LED in the subtitle section turns green.

Save

Saves all information and cover images in the selected movie files of the movie list. The files must be in the status "yellow“. After successfully saved, the LEDs of the files turn green.

Save Anyway

Saves information and cover images of all selected movie files in the movie list, regardless if they are marked as saved. You can use this function to rename already tagged files.

Save All

Saves information and cover images in all movie files of the movie list. You don’t need to select them before. The files must be in the status "yellow“. After successfully saved, the LEDs of the files turn green.

Save As

This menu button opens the save panel. Here you can select a new folder for your selected movie files. MetaMovie copies the selected files of the movie list to the new location. If you have activated some renaming options in the preferences, the name of the destination file is changed after saving. Then the new files are tagged with the movie information and covers. The original files are not touched.

Edit Menu

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Undo and Redo

These are the standard undo and redo functions for text changes within the edit fields in the main window.

Cut, Copy, Past and Select All

These are the standard clipboard functions for text changes within the edit fields and cover area.

Cut All

All information and the cover image of the selected movie file is copied to the clipboard before the edit fields and the cover are cleared.

Copy All

All information and the cover image of the actual selected file is copied to the clipboard. You can copy the meta information from one file to another using this function. At first select "Copy All“ from the edit menu. Then select the destination file in the movie list. After that select "Paste All" to copy the information from the clipboard to the edit fields and cover area.

Paste All

Copies the information and cover image from the clipboard to the edit fields and cover area for the actual selected file. Existing information is overridden.

Find All

Press this menu item to start the search on the TMDb for all selected files in the movie list. The search results of the most popular movie matching your movie title are selected per file. You can edit the new meta information before you save it to the movie.

Find Chapters

This menu button opens the web site chapterdb.org and starts a chapter search for your actual movie. You can download a chapter list from this web site and load it via menu button „Open Chapters“ of the file menu from your download folder.

Split Titles

This function extracts movie title, release year and genre from the filename. The filename must be in the following format: movie "title - year, genre", e.g. "Spys like us - USA 1985, Comedy". The Plex like filename format "movie title (year) - resolution" is also supported, e.g. "Spys like us - (1985) - 720p.m4v“.


Window Menu

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TMDb-Drawer

This menu button opens or closes the TMDb search drawer.

ID-Window

Opens or closes the ID-Window for additional information.

Help Menu

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This menu opens up these help pages for MetaMovie in your browser. You can select different help topics in this menu. From here you can get to the support page as well.

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