First off, I’ll say that this is not a post to complain about ratDVD. I’m very happy with the idea behind it (although the implementation is undergoing some needed upgrades I’m sure) and it works pretty great for me. I consider myself a pretty savvy ratDVD user and I’ve ratted over 200 DVDs to date.
That being said, I have a few issues with the tag image capability of rat DVD. The list goes as follows:
1.) somtimes the tag lookup feature will find the IMDB entry for a movie and pull down all the text info for the movie but leave the image field blank DESPITE the fact that if I look up the movie directly on IMDB, there is most certainly an image available for the movie. This happened to me several intermittent times when trying to tag DVDs I ripped, but is certainly the exception rather than the rule.
2.) OK, so given issue #1, I’ll save the image from IMDB to my computer, then try to use the “Add…” button on the Tag screen of ratDVD to manually add the IMDB image to the file. The image shows up on the Tag screen and I hit “Save” to save the Tag information, but in reality, it doesn’t actually save the image to the file. Even reopening the tag screen of the “saved” file does not display the image I supposedly saved.
3.) Now that I’m in situation #2, I can’t even try to “add…” the image again because now that the file has been tagged (although with incomplete information) and saved, the tag fields are no longer accessible for editing- EVEN on the same machine the file was created on.
I understand that the creator said that ratDVD will block editing tag information for the sake of keeping the world from editing and mistagging files (a commendable attempt to keep these files properly tagged), but as I understand it, the original creator of the file is supposed to have access to the tagg info for editing- BUT I DON’T! so once a file is saved, no matter how complete the tags are, it’s a done deal and the tags are untouchable by anyone. This kinda sucks because now instead of having incorrectly tagged files floating around, there will just be incomplete or improperly tagged files floating around that no one can change!
I saw somewhere that the creator is talking about granting more extensive access to the tagging of ratDVD file in a future update, but has anyone experienced these problems, or better yet, found a way to solve them?