I've used Handbrake for my conversion needs up to now an was just reading all there is about iVI and how people use it. I also read that sometimes iTunes is to blame for not truly knowing if a video should be in what folder and what tag to have.
iTunes not putting it in the proper category has never been an issue with about 1000 items. When iVI adds the metadata it determines if it's a Movie, TV Show, or Home Movie and this has only ever failed on the iVI side of things from issue with using The Movie DB and The TV DB for figuring out the proper info.
I had all my content named well in Finder, too. Movies were name (####) for year and TV shows were name - S##E## - episode_name. For TV shows it looks for the name and S##E## but if there was an older show that had that name and you were putting the (####) year in the file name because it was unimportant you it would see it improperly.
For example, Archer - S01E01 would be wrong but Archer (2009) - S01E01 would work almost perfectly. I say almost because I still had to scroll the images options to find the one that is portrait mode that looks proper in iTunes Library.
You can do mass changes in iVI so it can make easy work of those odd files. I wish someone would make Shazam for video. I think sampling video would be too processing and bandwidth intensive, but what about grabbing just the audio from TV shows and movies to compare against a database like Shazam. You'd need a larger sample due to the dead space in a dialogue over music, and possibly more than one sample to make sure it's not a fluke but I think it could be done.
Did your big toe owe you money? Surely you set an example for your other toes. Seriously though, hope your toe gets better.
Edited by SolipsismX - 1/19/13 at 9:51pm