Metadata is commonly referred to as "data about data", and is often used for cataloging, indexing, and managing files in a computer.

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How to change “Date Modified” and “Date Created” to match EXIF “Date Taken” (JPEGs)?

Trying to figure out how to batch change "Date Modified" and "Date Created" to match "Date Taken". There are dozens of programs to change the EXIF data to match Date Modified, but I am trying to do it ...
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Plex - Video Podcast Metadata Agent

Is anyone aware of the ability to have Plex read video podcast metadata so that Plex will show a video podcast similarly to a TV Show or Movie, where the title, description, and poster art are ...
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What is the data source of a merge document

I have a MS Word merge document (not of my own making). To get the data for the merge, the file accesses a query in an Access database. How can I discover exactly what that query is? I know I can ...
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Copying files without losing metadata in Linux

How on Linux can I copy things like music files with “Artist” and “Title” tags without losing the tags? Will rsync work? Will cp? Does either one need any specific switch?
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imported or copied photos and videos show incorrect date taken in windows 8.1

I've been using Dropbox to store my pictures and videos for the past 3 years, various tools ranging from direct copy / paste from the SD card, import using Camera and Scanner Wizard and most often ...
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Batch metadata and text extraction of pdf files

I have a set of PDF files, all of which contain text. However, some of these files were somehow not created properly; the selectable text is not searchable or convertible to plain text (the resulting ...
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How Can I Batch Change the Metadata of MP3 Files? [duplicate]

I have a fews of songs in a folder which I would like to add the metadata items of artist, title, genre and album to. I would like to take the metadata info for the title and artist from the file name ...
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How to strip metadata from MP3 files?

I want to strip metadata from MP3 files. In a brief: How to simply get a stream of pure MP3 frames out of a MP3 file – by means of command line tools? Preferable using tools out of the box of a linux ...
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ffmpeg get video resolution

I am trying to get resolution of the video with the following command: ffmpeg -i filename.mp4 Thereafter I get a long output, but I need just width and height for my bash script, How should fine ...
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Transcode FLAC to FLAC without losing any metadata and replacing source files after validation

I have a fairly large collection of FLAC files which were encoded using a low compression level, and I would like to update them to a better FLAC encoder+compression level. I would like to avoid ...
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Windows 8.1 tagging isn't searchable for photos?

I have Adobe CS6 installed on 2 machines. One is Win7 and the other Win8.1. When I use the adobe CS6 photo downloader on my Win8.1 system the photo tags are not searchable. Here are the test cases: ...
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Can I configure VLC to automatically organize my music library like iTunes does?

iTunes has the "keep iTunes music files organized" option, which automatically uses the metadata to sort the music files into folders organized by artist and album. Is there any way to do this in ...
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Can you recommend an alternative to iTunes on Mac computers? [closed]

I have a large iTunes database (over 750 GB) and iTunes can't manage large databases without screwing up. I am looking for an alternative solution to manage the metadata of my collection (including ...
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In EndNote, what is “Short Title” metadata field?

When adding a book into my EndNote library, a metadata field called "Short Title" is available. What is the definition of this field and its intended usage?
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How to find files that came from another computer

In a file's properties dialog you know that message This file came from another computer and may be blocked... I want a Windows 7 search query to find files that came from other computers, and files ...
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Moving iTunes tracks with all metadata

I would like to move some iTunes tracks out of my iTunes library and off my machine while preserving all the associated metadata in the process. I'm hoping to accomplish this in a way that things like ...
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Rating any items via Explorer's “Rating” column in Windows 7 [duplicate]

Windows 7 has a "Rating" column in its Windows Explorer (aka File Explorer): (images taken from google) The rating also shows up for media files such as images and videos in the lower pane of the ...
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What does Windows 8 use for mp3 metadata?

I've been trying to write a program to modify the metadata of audio files. I read that MP3 files normally use ID3 tags, however when I modify them, it does not change what Windows Explorer displays. ...
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Image metadata - correct field for original (or previous) path name

What is the appropriate metadata field for 'original path' (ie not the current path)? Im about to reorganise my image library and I want to be sure that if necessary I can locate the original of an ...
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How to print General Information or metadata of InstallShield ISM file

How can I print the same metadata shown in General Information tab of InstallShield on an existing *.ism file? I would like to output this information into a text file for human readability and ...
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Author of the document a pdf was created from?

I teach in a college, and a wee while ago I had some fun spotting students who copied other students work by simply taking their word file and "paraphrasing" the sentences. So student A would ...
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Edit “Media Duration” metadata on MP4 file

I have some video files which were converted to MP4, but not quite correctly. When I examine one with exiftool, I see these metadata values: Duration : 0:11:23 Track Duration ...
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Ffmpeg not copying location metadata

I'm converting vidoes and even though I"m using -map_metadata 0 ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -map_metadata 0 output.mp4 The above code defaults to libx264/libvo_aacenc. The location metadata is not copied, ...
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Why formatted flash memory has used space

I format my flash memory and select its file system format as FAT32 : And then take a look at the flash memory drive properties : As you see above, there is a 16KB used space. I change ...
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Doesn't metadata occupy any size?

I put 4096 characters in a text file and save it.Since every character is 1 byte, Size of the text file must be 4K byte.As you see below that's OK: I connect my flash memory to my computer. the ...
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How to copy files from one computer to another without losing any metadata?

Similar to but more demanding than this question : How to copy files while not modifying the file creation times at all? I want to copy files between computers without the "Modified" and "Created" ...
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Weird File Attributes in Excel Save Dialog

I vertically re-sized my excel Save As dialog today and found a bunch of strange file attributes that I've never seen in the dialog before. They only appear when the dialog is resized small enough ...
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Devices and Printers control panel, desktop is categorized as a laptop

I have a Dell OptiPlex 790 tower running Windows 7. When I go to the "Devices and Printers" control panel, and right-click my computer's name, it says under Device Information, "Categories: Laptop ...
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ffmpeg edit avi metadata and audio track naming

I have a bunch of movies in avi format on my disk. However, they don't contain any metadata like title etc. I found a command which would do it for me : ffmpeg -i input.avi -metadata ...
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ImageMagick - Creating animated GIF from tiled image, having trouble with “virtual canvas” metadata

I have an image that contains smaller images similar to this: ------ | 1 | ------ | 2 | ------ | 3 | ------ | 4 | ------ Each sub-image is 100x200, and the whole image is 100x800 I would like ...
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What is the “sep=” metadata you can adds to CSVs?

While trying to find out how to get CSVs to open correctly in Excel on a Spanish PC (belonging to a customer) I found many answers recommending using sep=, at the top of the file: Easiest way to ...
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How to add metadata keywords in finder

In windows there is a neat little info box at the bottoms of explorer that shows the keyword field of the files metadata. Is there such a tool in OS X Finder? It is extremely frustrating to have to ...
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Linux suitable filesystem with large metadata

I got know here the following: Most unices do not have a concept of file creation time. You can't make ls print it because the information is not recorded. If you need creation time, use a version ...
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How to commit files modified by pre-commit hook in Git

Im struggling for a couple of hours to make git store metadata (permissions/flags/etc) of the files using metastore and I use hooks/pre-commit for this. The script is invoked correctly, and the file ...
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How to remove title and other metadata from video files? [duplicate]

I have problem sorting videos in VLC because it is using the metadata title to sort them, but they all have the same title. Which is why I want to remove all metadata, especially titles. How can I ...
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Display audio/video stream title and duration of file in Nautilus folder

Nautilus can be configured to show metadata about a file, such as a thumbnail of the media, the timestamp, the file size, etc., accompanying the file's icon in the folder view. Nautilus is also ...
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Mixed results writing M4A metadata

Given this file I am having mixed results writing metadata. For example this command ffmpeg -i confetti.mp4 -c copy -f adts - | ffmpeg -i - -c copy -bsf aac_adtstoasc -movflags faststart \ ...
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Is there a way to associate to a file the website URL where it was downloaded from?

I'm using Ubuntu and trying to find a way to associate the URL of the website where a file was downloaded to that file. According to what I've researched so far the URL can be stored using extended ...
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Saving metadata in FLAC files using Exact Audio Copy

I want to copy my CD collection to my server so I can stream it from anywhere. I want to save the tracks in the best possible quality so I decided to go with FLAC. I use Exact Audio Copy because it ...
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Change the time that a picture was taken

I have a bunch of pictures and I need to change the time on some of them. I'm using Windows 8.1. The Details pane shown and I've selected one of the pictures in question, however when I click on the ...
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How to prevent Windows Explorer from slowly reading file content to create metadata?

We have directories containing hundreds of video files. When using Windows Explorer (Windows 7 64 Pro) to browse and rearrange these directories, Explorer slows down to an unusable level, uses ...
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Disable (file metadata) indexing

When I apply the non-indexing to my folder and subfolders, remove some child folders and recover them from the Recycle Bin, the SearchProtocolHost in conjustction with SearchIndexer.exe start ...
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Shrinking NTFS drives (in virtual machines)

Sometimes it’s useful to shrink the drive image of a VM to reduce wasted space on the host. We do this by defragmenting and compacting the contents of the virtual drive, wiping the free space, then ...
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Put bitrate atom into MP4 container

When iTunes encodes audio with the iTunes Plus setting, it shows 256 kbps as the bitrate, but actually these are VBR files. For files that were not encoded with iTunes, what tool can modify the tags ...
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Why some write-in-progress files report 0 byte but shrinking drive's free space?

Occasionally I come across programs that write files that are "0 byte" long during writes, according to the file-system, but the write shrinks the drive's reported free space. Example programs are ...
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Extract metadata from Word files sent anonymously

I am being sent numerous explicit/harassing Word files via Skydrive and was wondering if there is a method of extracting and viewing the metadata or any useful identifying information after ...
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How can I sync files between two different iTunes accounts and computers without overwriting certain metadata

Ok so my question may seem a little convoluted, but basically I am looking for some software (or solution) with the following features: Automatically sync files between two computers (So copy all ...
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PDFCreator set “PDF Producer” meta attribute

I am trying to find a way to create a PDF using pdfcreator and set the PDF Producer to something other than ghostscript v*. For some odd reason the program I am piping the Pdf file to will only ...
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How is GPS information stored in a RAW file?

I am trying to parse a Nikon RAW file using LibRAW library. The library gives me a 32 byte int array of GPS Data. I have been unable to find any documentation that explains how to interpret this 32 x ...
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Tag music based mood category

I'm on unix and linux atm using mod/ncmpcpp Is there any way or script exist with that we can add mood category tags to a music track and use that tag to create playlist. Let's say I want to add ...