I'm interested in having an application built for Mac OS X.
The main purpose of the app is to clean up the tv shows and movies that I have downloaded from torrent sites or ripped from DVDs. Much of my library is in AVI format (although my newer downloads are in M4V).
My goal, and what I think a lot of people would find useful, is to have my process made simple and easy with the following steps:
Step 1. Download media from torrent sites using something like Transmission or uTorrent.
Step 2. Upload downloaded media into a conversion/cleanup app. The app would ideally be drag and drop or even better have the ability to monitor a folder and automatically import convert (if needed) and clean up metadata.
Step 3. Import files to iTunes so they are available on my television through my AppleTV.
I currently use iFlicks ([url removed, login to view]) to convert AVI files to M4V and to add all the Metadata (Step 2). iFlicks has a good UI and I think it is fairly straight forward to use. However, there are some gaps in iFlicks that I think would make it worth building a new app. The following issues are what I wish to address in a new app:
1. The biggest issue is the missing integration of using iTunes metadata. Currently, the apps that exist use IMDB and TVDB (and other movie and TV info sites). However, the best results (if importing to iTunes) come from getting the iTunes metadata (example -[url removed, login to view])
2. If the files are already M4V, iFlicks says it can update metadata, but I haven't figured out an easy way to do this. It goes through the full conversion process and this makes it a very long process (I've got thousands of files to convert).
So, looking for a programmer that can help create this app. I'm not sure about the framework and how easy it would be to see how iFlicks works and possibly copy it, but adjust to work the way I am asking. Ideally if this was made to work it could be made available to other for purchase.
I am interested in estimates of the time and cost to build this application? Interest in some sort of partnership to make the application and share profits from sale?