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Downloads of v 2.86:


Last Update:

17 Apr 2023

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Knowledge Design Software


metax tagging video mp4 m4v mov avi mkv wmv trial binary

MetaX (Trial) (Install)

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2.86 | Updated: 17 Apr 2023



Downloads of v 2.86:



Software Author(s):

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Some Checks Have Failed or Are Not Yet Complete

Not All Tests Have Passed

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Resulted in Flagged as a Note:

At least one file within this package has greater than 0 detections, but less than 5

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install MetaX (Trial) (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade MetaX (Trial) (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall MetaX (Trial) (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:


This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade metax -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade metax -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install metax
    name: metax
    version: '2.86'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'metax' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '2.86'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller metax
    Name     = "metax"
    Version  = "2.86"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'metax':
  ensure   => '2.86',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

Package Approved

This package was approved as a trusted package on 17 Apr 2023.



To use choco:// protocol URLs, install (unofficial) choco:// Protocol support

Screenshot of MetaX

Tag Your Movies To Look Perfect in iTunes, Apple TV or other Media Players

When you want your movies to look as good as those purchased from iTunes, with cover art, descriptions, ratings, actors and more, you NEED MetaX.

With only a mouse click or two, MetaX will scour all the major sources of movie and TV information on the web: TVDB, TheMovieDB, iTunes as well as IMDB and Yahoo posters and display the information. You can select from multiple entries to get just the look you want, then quickly write the tags into the file so that it shows up in iTunes, Apple TV or whatever media play you use, just like it would if you had purchased the movie from iTunes.

MetaX supports MP4, M4V, ASF, MOV, AVI, MKV and WMV files.

Not all formats support all tags. AVI files in particular don't support most tags, including not supporting cover art.

Check out the MetaX YouTube channel

The MetaX YouTube channel has lots of instructional videos

Great for TV Shows

By using theTVDB you can tag an entire season of episodes with just a couple of clicks.

Set Ratings for Parental Control

Set the rating of a show to allow parental controls to work. You can even use country specific ratings for the UK, Germany, France, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Ireland and Japan.

Easy To Customize

MetaX has lots of preferences that allow it to work the way you want it to. You can configure MetaX to copy the tagged file to a different location, set the filename or title based on information from the show (title, year, showName, season, episode and more). You can have MetaX pull the movie name or TV Show, season and episode number from the filename, you can save a copy of the untagged file, you can specify which data sources you want to use, and what order to display them in the search results, and have MetaX automatically update iTunes and MovieLibrary when it tags a file.

Import data from MyMovies or other XML files

MetaX will import data from the MyMovies files, or from NFO files.

Find Great Cover Art

You can get cover art from any of the data sources (theMovieDB, theTVDb, iTunes, Amazon or Yahoo). You can also use files you've downloaded, use cut and paste from websites, and even select a frame from the movie itself!


Click here to Patreon-ize the package maintainer.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
$packageName = 'metax'
$toolsDir    = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName    = $packageName
  fileType       = 'MSI'
  file           = "$toolsDir\MetaXSetup.msi"
  silentArgs     = '/quiet /qn /norestart'
  softwareName   = 'MetaX for Windows' 
  validExitCodes = @(0, 3010, 1641)
Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage @packageArgs
Remove-Item $toolsDir\*.msi -Force | Out-Null
if (Test-path "$env:ProgramFiles\MetaX\MetaX.exe") {Install-ChocolateyPowershellCommand -PackageName 'metax' -PSFileFullPath "$env:ProgramFiles\MetaX\MetaX.exe"}
if (Test-path ${env:ProgramFiles(x86)}\MetaX\MetaX.exe) {Install-ChocolateyPowershellCommand -PackageName 'metax' -PSFileFullPath ${env:ProgramFiles(x86)}\MetaX\MetaX.exe}
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
$packageName = 'metax'

Remove-Item "$ENV:ChocolateyInstall\bin\MetaX.bat" -Force -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
==================== MetaX ====================

MetaX does not have a published license.

From: Bill Curran <redacted> 
Sent: Sunday, July 5, 2020 3:45 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: MetaX - Distribution Permission

Hi Dan,

As we may or may not have discussed in the past, I maintain a Chocolatey package to install MetaX. It can be found at:

Currently the package downloads from and verifies the program and package versions match by a checksum. When new versions of MetaX come out and I don’t know about them, the Chocolatey package will intentionally fail to due to the mismatched checksum.

I’d like to request permission to include the MetaX binary directly into the Chocolatey package so that no future versions will ever fail to install. (And if we get the whole notification subscription to new releases worked out, I can do timely updates.)

There appears to be no License or EULA for MetaX. So if you’re OK with me including the binary executable (.MSI) in the package, please explicitly tell me saying so and these e-mails will be included in the package as proof of distribution rights.

I really like it when I can make packages that never fail. 😊



From: [email protected] <[email protected]> 
Sent: Monday, July 6, 2020 8:13 AM
To: 'Bill Curran' <redacted>
Subject: RE: MetaX - Distribution Permission

You have my permission, and if there’s anything I can do to make this process easier, let me know.

I’m not exactly clear on what the Chocolatey package does that just he msi doesn’t.  I’ve never used package managers, can you give me an idea of what this does?

Also, it looks like the picture of MetaX on the Chocolatey MetaX page is old, you might want to update it.


==================== MetaX ====================
md5: 4D441577FFD40666FFF2F0E8CFCD0B7D | sha1: D7FAF7A4122594F450CC0DB17D73CF4AE7CA8263 | sha256: 89BEDF8E2916F1AB72E24E12EAEA7F776EFD6DD6B7B9CB355E99B50795CC9B07 | sha512: 1CF5BEDBE7C9A5FBD08B85DD535F3D890AAB8DAF8AE5AF6C7D2FD439EE7EAFB7DABB1705D7CE8A332A053904D3DB7E82213FE2D084C81D4704E9E1702D453E6B
==================== MetaX ====================

bcurran3 downloads and packages the .MSI for MetaX from the developers website at:

==================== MetaX ====================

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In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
MetaX (Trial) (Install) 2.85 128 Friday, December 23, 2022 Approved
MetaX (Trial) (Install) 2.84 103 Friday, September 23, 2022 Approved
MetaX (Trial) (Install) 2.83 83 Sunday, August 14, 2022 Approved
MetaX (Trial) (Install) 2.82 94 Saturday, June 25, 2022 Approved
MetaX (Trial) (Install) 2.81 120 Sunday, February 27, 2022 Approved
MetaX (Trial) (Install) 2.80 91 Saturday, February 12, 2022 Approved
MetaX (Trial) (Install) 2.79 120 Friday, December 24, 2021 Approved
MetaX (Trial) (Install) 2.78 80 Saturday, December 18, 2021 Approved
MetaX (Trial) (Install) 2.77 166 Sunday, August 1, 2021 Approved
MetaX (Trial) (Install) 2.76 174 Saturday, March 20, 2021 Approved
MetaX (Trial) (Install) 2.75 244 Sunday, September 20, 2020 Approved
MetaX (Trial) (Install) 2.74 155 Monday, September 7, 2020 Approved
MetaX (Trial) (Install) 2.73 201 Tuesday, July 7, 2020 Approved
MetaX (Trial) (Install) 2.71 166 Tuesday, June 2, 2020 Approved
MetaX (Trial) (Install) 2.70 337 Sunday, December 22, 2019 Approved
MetaX (Trial) (Install) 2.69 371 Tuesday, May 7, 2019 Approved
MetaX (Trial) (Install) 2.68 305 Thursday, January 3, 2019 Approved
MetaX (trial) (Install) 2.67 308 Friday, July 27, 2018 Approved
MetaX 2.57 599 Friday, May 12, 2017 Approved
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