TV Covers User Guide
The procedure for converting an arbitrary list of imported movie tracks into an organised television series is as follows…
- Search for and select the television series
- Select the season
- Select the episode
- Review the meta data
- Search for and select the movie track
- Click the “Update Episode in iTunes” button
The application is designed to make short work of tidying up a season of a television series, and the subsequent seasons until the entire series is “organised”. To this end, the user interface is organised to draw your attention from the top-left, across the top to the top-right, and then for the repetitive work, along the right edge of the window. The bottom-left is largely for review with the potential for intervention.
It’s worth noting here that TV Covers will only show iTunes tracks that are classified as “Movies”. If you have tracks that you have already classified as “TV Shows” by other means, you’ll need to “Get Info” those tracks and change their “Media Kind” back to “Movie” before using the “Rescan” button to reveal them in your filterable search results.
The user interface that you’ll be presented with upon opening the application is…
In the “Series Search” field to the top-left of the window, enter the name of your television show and either click “Search” or press enter.
Matching television series will be listed below the “Series Search” field. Selecting one will update the artwork, season list and related episode lists…
The first season and episode from that season will be selected by default. Adjust these fields if they are not your intention. Selecting a track will update the meta-data fields to the bottom-left of the window. You will be able to adjust these fields if you are not satisfied with their content.
The bottom-right of the window is where you can nominate the track in iTunes that is the target of this update. The “Media Search” field will filter the list of tracks below it. If you have made changes to your iTunes library since opening TV Covers (like the Media Kind update mentioned earlier), you can use the “Rescan” button to update this list.
Provided that both an episode from the list to the top-right, and an iTunes track to the bottom-right are selected, the “Update Episode in iTunes” button will update the meta-data and artwork in iTunes and remove the track from the list to the bottom-right of the window (because the track is no longer a “Movies” track but a “TV Shows” track instead).
Repeating this procedure for each episode in the selected season is routine. Select the next track in the two right-most lists and click the “Update Episode in iTunes” buttons again.