I stream my video files from my Windows Home Server to the rest of my network via Windows Media Player 11. Viewing the properties of the video file within WMP only gives read-only access to this metadata. How can I set the metadata fields of the files like Actors or Genre for my videos? Is there an automated way to set this information? I'm willing to set it manually if I have to, but I'd prefer not to.
It's rather cumbersome to navigate to the videos, particularly on a ps3. It's something like 3 selections just to get to the video file structure from the ps3 itself, then you have to find the video in the folder hierarchy. It would greatly improve my WAF if I could get to the videos using the metadata instead of a deep folder hierarchy that I'm currently using.
Most of my video files are AVI containers with xvid video and mp3 or AC3 audio. I'm not sure if the metadata is stored in the container itself or by WMP. Unless there is a very compelling reason to use another container or codec, then I'd like to not get into the argument about containers or codecs because I don't want to encode my library again.