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 refresh metadata in iTunes?

I've updated much of my songs' metadata using MusicBrainz Picard and it's successfully updated in the .mp3 files. However, a song's updated metadata is not reflected in iTunes until I play it. Is ...
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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 ...
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How to write OSX/Finder tags as metadata into PDF?

I have added tags to all of my PDF documents, but the problem is, that these kind of tags are only supported by OSX (Mavericks), that means they are gone if I want to use the PDF on a e.g. windows or ...
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Organise M4A files into folders from its metadata

I have a folder with a load of .m4a files which all have metadata (track, artist, album, album artist) and I want to put them into the same structure as iTunes would. I found a script that someone has ...
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OS X uploads .mp4 as quicktime? Changes metadata

I'm running into a rather peculiar issue uploading .mp4 from any browser on OS X. I'm using ffmpeg to convert files and .mp4's uploaded from OS X are causing issues. First off, the file I'm uploading ...
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FFMPEG Track Number not written

How can I write the track number when re-encoding an audio file using ffmpeg? Currently, I have the following command: ffmpeg -i "in.wav" -acodec libmp3lame -aq 0 -id3v2_version 3 -write_id3v1 1 ...
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Correcting disc number metadata and album titles in iTunes

I've got lots of CDs which were tagged and then imported into iTunes in the following format: Cream Classics (disc 1) Cream Classics (disc 2) Cream Classics (disc 3) What I would like to do is set ...
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Is there a column in Windows Explorer for “Original Air Date?”

I want to sort the Windows Media Center Recorded TV folder wtv files by original air date in Windows Explorer. There are about 300 different columns to choose from, but none that I can tell ...
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ffmpeg stripping out third stream not working

I have files with a third stream which could be some metadata from FCP. This is the output of ffprobe: ffprobe 00700.mov ffprobe version 2.0.1 Copyright (c) 2007-2013 the FFmpeg developers ...
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Activity logging for non-KDE apps in KDE

Following on from my previous question, I understand that Zeitgeist is by now somehow integrated into KDE. How, exactly, from a user's perspective? Let's focus on one thing for this question. I ...
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Date attributes on photos as a proof of date taken

I hope this question doesn't get too broad, I'm having a hard time formulating the problem clearly. Let's say you have a set of JPEG pictures. All of the files' date attributes are set to a recent ...
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What GPT partition type to use for protecting DRBD metadata?

I'm planning to install a DRBD device on a (replicated) disk with two GPT partitions. DRBD requires some space for (preferentially "internal") metadata at the end of the underlying device. I'm ...
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mac automator script to copy filename to pdf author + title metadata [closed]

Have been looking around and cannot find a simple automator solution to copy info of a pdf's filename to the pdf's author and title metadata. Many solutions are built upon pdftk, but that util doesn't ...
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Change ALL times in metadata with exiftool

I have a lot of photos, taken during our last holiday, but I forgot to set the right timezone. I had a look to exiftool, and I could change the EXIF standard date times with this command exiftool ...
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How to get rotation attribute in metadata using FFMPEG [duplicate]

I am trying to figure out rotation attribute in metadata using FFMPEG.I use the following command FFMPEG -i D:\maxpayne3.mp4 ffmpeg version N-57217-ga7e3006 Copyright (c) 2000-2013 the FFmpeg ...
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Find out rotation metadata from video in ffmpeg

If I use: ffmpeg -i in.mov -vf "transpose=1" out.mov all .mov files are getting rotated, but what I need is to automatically detect just the rotated videos and change orientation for just those ...
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FFMpeg metadata issue

whenever I run ffmpeg -i filename it returns something like this: Metadata: major_brand : mp42 minor_version : 0 compatible_brands: isommp42 creation_time : 2010-07-16 18:33:45 Duration: ...
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How are the file metadata stored in Windows?

(I'm using Windows XP but I guess it's similar in all the recent versions of Windows.) When you create for example a new empty text document, you'll find in its properties that it has size of 0 ...
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Excel - How do I write a formula or a macro to copy cells to a JPG file properties?

I have over 1000 jpg files and one excel file with all the properties(metadata) for them - title, subject and tags. The excel looks like this: Number ......Title ....... ...... Subject .. ...
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Metadata editor for quicktime (.mov) files

My photo camera records video as .mov files. They have some metadata (in the XMP format?), which I can read using exiftool. For example, to get only the metadata related to dates/times I can do: $ ...
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change pdf metadata for roman page numeber at beginning

I convert the pdf to txt, open with emacs and look at 1348 0 obj <</Metadata 1302 0 R/PageLabels 1306 0 R/Pages 1308 0 R/Type/Catalog>> endobj QUESTION: I want the first n pages to be ...
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Is there a way to know if a video file was downloaded from a torrent site?

If the user provides me with a video file, say, A.MP4, is it possible for me to extract certain information from the same file to know if it was downloaded from a torrent site or any other source ...
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Photoshop adds “Software Adobe ImageReady” metadata

So, I'm using Adobe Photoshop, but whenever I export an image as a png for web and devices, I get this junk in a tEXT chunk, Software Adobe ImageReady, even when metadata is set to None. I've been ...
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PDF printing from InDesign with given Preset, filename and metadata

Using InDesign (7.5.3) to print booklets, I have to specify Print Preset specify file name change the metadata of the produced PDF file (Title, Author, Subject, Keywords) With Print Preset, file ...
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Can Adobe Bridge metadata be transferred to iTunes?

I'm thinking of using Adobe Bridge as my digital media manager (ebooks, audio, video, etc), as it's really powerful when it comes to managing and organizing stuff, and it has some cool features that I ...
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Extract metadata to Excel, database etc

Been trying to find a tool that can help me extract all the metadata off my file system in my Mac neatly into a database or excel spreadsheet. Is there one out there that is easy to install or which ...
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OS X 10.5 Spotlight Kind different to Finder Kind for particular file (.dylib) despite app (SeaMonkey) removed

in the distant past I installed SeaMonkey. There was a mistake in the apps Info.plist that inappropriately associated a number of file types with the app, in particular .dylib. The bug was recognised ...
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Multimedia files changed in size for no apparent reason

I synchronize my data between my laptop's SSD and a pendrive. A few days ago my sync software (FreeFileSync) reported that hundreds of files has changed in size, despite that i haven't done anything ...
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CUE files disappearing (Windows 7, Winamp)

I keep music files in “image+cue” form. Since about a year ago, .cue files in certain folders (let's call them cursed folders) started to disappear. I can't notice when exactly does it happen. It's ...
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Bash/Rsync: One-way synchronize files, leave files alone when only metadata has changed

I have some programs that allow exporting to different formats (e.g. html), but many of them share a problem: Exports are always done "all together", i.e. things like images or attachments are created ...
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Windows 8 : export directory's detail content to text

Is there a tool (a program, or commandlet or whatever) that would allow me to export the metadata of files in a directory with "details" view ? This is for Windows 8, but in case one exists for ...
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Add Descriptions or Comments to .PDF Files (Windows)

I was wondering if there was a way to add descriptions/ comments to files e.g. PDFs. I have a lot of PDFs and often I forget where the file came from, why it's a good reference, what reading list it's ...
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Saving the URL of files downloaded with Firefox as Spotlight metadata

When downloading files, Chrome and Safari (on Mac OS X) store the source URL as Spotlight metadata for each file. This is useful when creating rules for autosorting files (i.e., with Hazel) I would ...
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Dimensions Column of Windows Explorer is Blank

I could swear that Windows (XP) used to show the width and height of images in Explorer if I toggle the Dimensions column, but now it is showing nothing (see screenshot below). I am working with ...
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Is there an image viewer that can automatically remove metadata?

I need an image viewer or a daemon or anything for Linux that automatically removes metadata from any image downloaded or opened. Does such a thing exist?
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Stripping metadata from MP3 files

Is there a way I can bulk strip mp3 meta data from files? Preferably from the command line on OS X or Linux? I recently tried to use TuneUp (an app that is supposed to located mis-named tracks and ...
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Can't edit MP3 tags like artist or title

I try to edit the tags of MP3 files and I found that some of the file cannot be edited. Here's the procedure when I edit the information of the MP3 file: Right click the MP3 file in Windows ...
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Rename PDF file using its metadata

When I download a paper from Google Scholar it has a nonsense filename. Is there any way to automatically rename filename of a PDF file to its title? I would like do this using context menu in Windows ...
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How to automatically fix MP3 Genre and Year tags?

All the Artist/Album tags on my MP3 collection are fine, but the Genres and Year tags are all horrendous. For Genre, songs just seem to be all over the place. It classifies Iron Maiden is ...