RedJeep0 wrote:Can I string together the encode, rename and tagging into one automation sequence? My guess is probably not, because of the input required to identify the title of the movie.
The process is pretty automated, but for auto-tagging in the Batch Encode action, you will need to rename before encoding. Note that this will only work for movies.
RedJeep0 wrote:I have a new mac with a core 2 duo, and I wanted to use 64bit processing, but I haven't figured out a solution to this.
It looks like you are doing things correctly, and I've not seen any issues. My advice when troubleshooting this, is to take it slow and make sure you are selecting the correct version of Fairmount in the action pane. Also make sure that VLC is in the Applications folder and not inside any subfolder.
RedJeep0 wrote:It's not perfect, though, and I wonder if there is an easy solution to this: Today I ripped Bottle Rocket (totally automated, so sweet), and The Game, and a couple of other movies. However, both Bottle Rocket and The Game encoded some of the segments in french (I think...I don't speak french, but it sounds french), and some in English. I think I need to re-rip them, and maybe I need to edit the CLI somehow? It's surprising to me that some of the VOB files are in english and some in french. I think I've ripped about 15 movies so far, and I haven't watched/listened to all of them, so I don't know how many times this occurred, but the bits of the other movies that I have watched have been fine.
I haven't had any experience with these discs, but it is possible the default/first English audio track is not the main movie soundtrack. Unfortunately, this is not an exact science as it relies on the information it can get from the disc and will make assumptions based that info. For these, you may have to manually encode.
RedJeep0 wrote:Finally, do you have a solution for the rating? I'm wondering if I should just stick with MetaX for tagging, to get all the fields.
Unfortunately, I do not. Until themoviedb.org includes ratings, there is little that can be done in the actions. I don't really find them useful for me, so I don't feel like I'm really missing anything. As soon as they are available, I'll definitely include them as part of the tagging.