I’ve had a few questions about MetaSync over the past few months. As folks start to use Microsoft Expression Media 2, they often find themselves looking for the same tools that were available for iView MediaPro.
If you have Expression Media 2 installed, you’ll find that it actually ends up as a target for MediaPro Applescripts if MediaPro isn’t running (it is possible to have both installed at the same time, as I do). This is somewhat useful as it means, with care, you can use the same tools with both MediaPro and Expression Media 2.
However, the MetaSync 1.5.3 release had a gotcha that meant that it wouldn’t sync ratings across between catalogs. This was because of some old code that tried to check for MediaPro 2.X gotchas. I’ve removed all this code (as it’s prehistoric and if you’re running MediaPro these days, it’s not unreasonable to expect that you’re running MediaPro 3).
The end result is that I’ve cut MetaSync 1.5.4 – if you’re using Expression Media 2, you should find that this’ll work for you.