Metadata Hootenanny 1.1.4 review

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Metadata Hootenanny is a view/editor for all the spiffy metadata you can put into Quicktime movies.

License: Freeware
OS: Mac OS X
File size: 1747K
Developer: Noah Sorscher
Price: $0.00
Updated: 18 Jul 2005
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Metadata Hootenanny is a view/editor for all the spiffy metadata you can put into Quicktime movies. You know how you can view, edit and sort by your mp3s' ID3 metadata in iTunes? Well, the same metadata system exists for all your quicktime movies, too, but until now the only way to access it was through the horrid interface of Quicktime Pro Player (You can see certain metadata items in QT's Info window, and add them in the Movie Properties window under Annotaions).

Metadata Hootenanny lets you access this information more easily. You can make a list of all the videos in your collection with a certain director or writer. You can search your videos for a certain performer, or a keyword in the description. Of course, you have to add all this information to your movies yourself...which is a breeze with Metadata Hootenanny.

Here are some key features of "Metadata Hootenanny":
tab forward in the list during playback, opt-tab backwards.
F enters full screen mode, any other non-modifier key exits (by default).
import chapters from a text file in the format of quicktime (text descriptors ignored of course), or blockbuster/B&N (one chapter per line, text followed by mm:ss in square brackets [ ] ). You can also choose mov or ogm files to read chapters from them. If no chapters are found in the chosen mov file, the end points of the audio tracks are used for chapter times (useful if you've been syncing audio in QT Mutator after removing commercials).
option-arrow (the QT combo for jumping to the next selection in/out point) has been commandeered to jump to the next chapter point.
command up/down arrow in the main table text fields to switch between lowercase, capitalized and all-caps.
Drag & Drop: other movies into the "tracks" view, image files into the sprite editor, image files into the "cover image" view (localized by current movie language).

What's New:
Dropping image on multiple selected movies adds it to all. Fixed a bug that sometimes displayed movies at 0x0 after movie properties were changed.

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