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10.4: Use Automator to add QuickTime annotations Apps
Tiger only hintI was disappointed when I started using Quicktime Pro 7 and discovered that I couldn't add Director, Performers, Producer or Writer annotations to my movies. Only basic Annotations could be added or modified using the Show Movie Properties Option.

When I finally upgraded to Tiger, I discovered that you can use the Automator action named Set Movie Annotations (in the QuickTime Player Library) to add this metadata to your movie files.

Unfortunately, Spotlight doesn't index these advanced QuickTime attributes, but at least they're there.
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.mov only, right?
Authored by: drebes on Oct 20, '05 05:56:32AM
I believe this tip refers to .movs only, right? No .mp4? Does anyone know how to add metadata (annotations) to .mp4s? When exporting them from QuickTime Player Pro, only the Copyright field is preserved.

Watching the videos from macTV I see they have "Album", "Title" and "Artist" annotations, so I guess somehow it is possible. Anyone knows how?

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.mov only, right?
Authored by: dfbills on Oct 20, '05 06:09:19AM

probably added in iTunes-

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.mov only, right?
Authored by: drebes on Oct 21, '05 08:41:55AM

You are right. iTunes adds the annotations. Not if you add to the list view, but if you go to the Command+I dialog and fills in there, it works. Thanks.



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10.4: Use Automator to add QuickTime annotations
Authored by: e_nmc on Oct 20, '05 10:52:51PM

Easy just add your annotations and export the movie as .mp4. If the movie is already encoded with mp4 audio and video codecs go into options in the export settings and choose Pass Through in the Audio/Video Format. This saves time encoding the movie again.



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10.4: Use Automator to add QuickTime annotations
Authored by: drebes on Oct 21, '05 08:49:14AM

This doesn't work. That's what I was doing. QuickTime will only keep the Copyright annotation if exporting to .mp4, independent of pass-through or reencoding. But as the other comment said, iTunes can add them.



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