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Videos bought from the iTunes Store come nicely tagged with all the relevant information that iTunes, an iPod or iPhone, Front Row, or an Apple TV could want. Other files—those ripped from DVD, downloaded from the Web, or created in iMovie, for example—need a bit of help.
Like the free
Parsley is Atomically Delicious (),
Lostify 0.7 gives you complete control over tagging your MPEG-4 files with data such as episode name, episode number, series title, season number, and file kind (TV Show, Movie, Music Video, and so on), and lets you lock fields—useful when tagging multiple episodes of a TV series, say.
Unlike the competition, however, Lostify integrates with iTunes to both send tagged files in the Finder to iTunes, and modify and update files already in your iTunes library.