Tag Archives: mp4

How to Set MP4 Video Tags for Your iPod CodeUnit 23 JAN 2011

Now that I enjoy watching animated television shows while I work out at gym, the process of converting my DVDs to iPod MP4 video files has begun in earnest! One of the last problems I encountered dealt with the lack of info tags on my converted files, meaning that the iPod wasn’t giving me any decent information on any of my newly added files. Enter Mp3tag – the universal Tag Editor!

Mp3tag is a powerful and easy-to-use tool designed to quickly edit metadata for most common audio and video formats where ID3v1, ID3v2.3, ID3v2.4, iTunes MP4, WMA, Vorbis Comments or APE Tags are supported.

It can rename files based on the tag information, replace characters or words in tags and filenames, import/export tag information, create playlists, etc. – essentially the Swiss army knife of video/audio file tagging.

Creating basic name tags for your MP4 video files is as simple as dragging and dropping the files into the interface and selecting the generate tag from filename option, selecting the matching pattern to apply.

Simple, efficient and ultimately just nifty.

Related Link: http://www.mp3tag.de/en/index.html

How to Split a MP4 Video File for Your iPod CodeUnit 12 JAN 2011

At the moment I quite enjoying watching television shows on my iPod while working out at gym. Of course to get these television show episodes on my little iPod, I first need to rip them off my DVDs and convert them into MP4 – which of course results in one long video file which is of no use to anyone.

So how do I split my MP4 video files into episode chunks for the iPod?

Enter YAMB, standing for “Yet another MP4Box user interface for Windows users”.

Although a slightly buggy and prone to crashing every now and then application, YAMB does a lot of good video editing work with its implementation of the powerful MP4Box software, and one of its functions that I enjoy the most is the ability to split a MP4 file in a number of different ways.

To split is remarkably easy. Select the split function from the video edit menu, load the file to split, select the desired points to split, be it a space in time, by size or by duration, and hit the split button.

The application then proceeds to neatly cut up the file to your specification and voila, bite-sized episode chunks for you iPod!

Nifty.

Related Link: http://yamb.unite-video.com/index.html

Simple way to Play MP4 videos on Your XBOX 360 CodeUnit 20 JUN 2010

So you are already the master of streaming videos over to your XBOX 360 console using nothing more than Ubuntu Lucid Lynx, uShare and a UPnP, but here’s a simple little trick for playing MP4 video files on your XBOX – without the hassle of messing with MIME types or reconverting your files!

Simply put, the default view for MP4 files on the XBOX is as audio files and so lists them as such, despite the fact that your MP4 file may in fact be a video file. The easiest way around this is of course to simply rename them to something the XBOX would expect a video file to appear as – like .mov files for example!

And that is it. Rename your .mp4 video file to a .mov file, refresh your share, load up the video list on the XBOX and look out for your newly added video file which was previously only visible under the music tab.

Click play, sit back… and relax! :)