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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Global columns playlist sorting script for Foobar2000?

I use Columns UI and Columns Playlist, and there is a sorting algorithm that is prioritizing artist name above all else, so it's messing up the track order and putting them in a 2,4,6,8,1,3,5,7 order. ...
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Modifying properties/metadata of .mkv files

I tried to modify the Tags property by right-clicking an .mkv file and then selecting Properties - Details, like I did for other filetypes (like .mp4), but I was not able to do the same in that case. ...
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Analyze EPS metadata - Distinguish between Freehand EPS and Illustrator EPS

I want to analyze a few thousand EPS files and sort them according to their application in which they have been created (in my case Freehand or Illustrator). I know that the the information is stored ...
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ffmpeg cutting off most audio when adding metadata tags

I'm trying to add metadata id3v2.3 tags to some files I converted to mp3 using VLC media player. Here's the command I'm using: ffmpeg -i "100000A9.mp3" -id3v2_version 3 -write_id3v1 1 -metadata ...
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Catch Metadata from Icecast-audio-stream

I want to receive metadata from this station: http://ice1.somafm.com/deepspaceone-128-mp3 In order to achieve this I did the following request via shell: $ GET -H "Icy-MetaData: 1" ...
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Is the description meta tag important for SEO? [closed]

A surprisingly large number of websites does NOT have a description meta tag: <meta name="description" content="This is a description of our website" /> Does this mean that the description ...
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Set PDF File Metadata from the Mac BASH Command Line / Script

Is it possible to set a PDF File's Metadata (Author = "Fred Smith" and Title = "This is my Book") from the Mac BASH Command Line or Script?
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How to read pdf custom properties using Powershell

I am trying to read custom Document properties of PDF file using PowerShell script. I could able to read Microsoft documents, but I am unable to read PDF metadata. Your reply is highly appreciated. I ...
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Hard to remove 2 metadata fields in PDF using Acrobat XI Pro (Mac)

Under the "Get Info" screen of the PDF file, More Info, How do I remove the metadata for "Encoding Software" and "Where From" ? If I open this PDF in Acrobat XI Pro (Mac) and open ...
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How to convert Hebrew ID3/metadata tags from CP1255 to UTF-8?

I have numerous MP3 (and perhaps files in other audio formats) whose meta-data tags (ID3v1 and/or ID3v2 for the case of MP3) include Hebrew characters in CP1255 charset (or ISO-8859-8i, essentially ...
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how to get from a .exe (executable file) the version, author, publisher etc and other meta data without running the .exe

How do I find out details of a .exe file - e.g. Software Author, Vendor, Date, Version etc? When I right click on the file and select properties, I don't get this information. However, if I upload ...
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FFMPEG - How to keep metadata while transcoding

Ffmpeg newbie here. I put together a command line that takes anything put into it and outputs audio in aac: for %%a in ("*.*") do ffmpeg -i "%%a" -vn -c:a aac -b:a 320k "Output\%%~na.aac" pause ...
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Add TITLE and COMMENT metadata to .MOV video file?

In Windows 7, I load a .MOV video file in VLC Mediaplayer. In VLC, I press CTRL+I to show the Media Information dialog of this file: Media Information dialog I enter a new TITLE and a new COMMENT ...
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How can I change the language metadata with ffmepg without converting video?

I want just to change in a MOV video the language form english to spanish. I'm using ffmpeg -i in.mov -metadata:s:1:1 language=spa out.mov I add out.mov because is mandatory, but I dont want to ...
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How to know how much (and which) data I have lost after disk failure

One of the disks in my cluster (with a RAID 5) died last week and I had to replace it. After a rebuild and a consistency check, some data belonging to different users were lost. I need to know exactly ...
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“Navicat for PostgreSQL” gives error “80070003: PrectServer2 not connected” when attempting to autocomplete with materialized views

For some reason I get the error "gives error "80070003: PrectServer2 not connected" when Navicat tries to autocomplete. Take the following example select co.| from visualize.co_mention co When the ...
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Marking / flagging files in a way that is visible to a windows batch file

I would like to construct an automated procedure for transferring files from my Windows desktop to a remote storage for backup. I envisage the automation being done by a Windows batch file. To ...
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Why some metatags have “/” in the end and some don't?

If we take a look at rather big list of social meta tags that should have any article today we could see that some of them have "/" before closing bracket and some do not. <!-- Update your html ...
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Windows: ffmpeg drawtext with mp3 metadata

Trying to make ffmpeg create image/video with data from mp3/id3 (pref. id3v2) tags, for ex: ffmpeg -f lavfi -i "color=c=white:s=720x480" -i "01 - Steel Guitar Rag.mp3" -shortest -filter_complex ...
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How do I set the options to view the photo metadata when I put thumb drive into pc

How do I set the options in Windows 10 to view the photo metadata when I put thumb drive into PC? I can see the metadata in Windows 7 but not in Windows 10.
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Changing meta data

I would like to know if someone can change the date of when a document was scanned to a computer. For example, If you alter a document and then rescan it and somehow put an old date on the newly ...
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Is the origin of a file traceable? If it is how can I sanitise it?

If I copied a file from my PC to a newly formatted USB flash drive, took the file to a public PC and public Internet connection, created from there a new email, created a new account on an uploading ...
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Change video metadata

I have downloaded some videos that contain title metadata, which contains rubbish text. This unfortunately causes vlc to display the title metadata when the video is played, instead of the file name. ...
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Is linking cover Images to MP3 and FLAC files instead of embedding them possible

Like the title says is it possible, since i think it's redundant to have have the same images in each file of an album. I always have all the songs of an album in the same folder so i was hoping that ...
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Extracting Author and Name tag from AIFF files

I have an old collection of CDs with AIFF music files I am trying to import into my music library (btw, I am using a Mac). These files are named as "1 Audio Track.aiff", "2 Audio Track.aiff", etc, so ...
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find command and support for media metadata

I have a folder with tons of disorganized files of all types with deep levels of subfolders and I want to find every audio file WITH 320kpbs (bitrate) and run something upon each of them without ...
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Can I find the previous (not last) modification time in NTFS?

A file was modified in a text editor and saved. Modification and access time changed, creation time was left untouched. I need to find out the modification time before the edit. Is it somehow ...
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Copy NTFS MetaData: Good Idea or Bad?

I wanted to "migrate" or "mostly clone" a drive to a new one. So, I robocopied a drive, and discovered that the destination has a few missing MetaData files including files from: ...
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How to use WinHex to Copy File From Drive to Drive?

How can I copy $Extend from A: to B: with WinHex? The program shows the folder in the drive, and has a copy, but no paste? I'm new to WinHex. Both drives are NTFS formatted, and I am using Windows ...
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Is file creation date visible and NTFS ADS metadata preserved on an EXT4 partition accessed via SMB?

I want to build a small backup server for my essential data. I'm interested in not losing any of the features that Windows/NTFS offers, like: File Creation Date ADS metadata(comments, tags, etc) ...
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How do I search for metadata on Windows Server 2003?

At my workplace we have (and cannot change for the moment) a server running Windows Server 2003 and a bunch of clients running Windows 7 Pro. We need to access to pictures on the server from every ...
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Does Microsoft Access have a “Document Information Panel” like other Office programs?

I really like the "Document Information Panel" that is available in Microsoft Office programs like Word and Excel. Does this feature exist somewhere in Access too? If not, is there a way to replicate ...
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Using ffmpeg to copy metadata from one file to another

I want to use ffmpeg to copy all meta data not associated with core aspects of a video (frame rate, resolution) from one video to another. Is there a simple way to do this with a single command?
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How to manually add and edit metadata in a mp4 file

I need to edit/add metadata in a mp4 file, I know their are applications to do this for me, but they are all quite slow. I have looked up how the metadata is stored but there are no clear answers on ...
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How do I view an MP3 or WAV's author, track name, date, and other metadata?

I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. I've exported a sound file as a WAV from Audacity setting the author name, track name, and year (not sure why this is called year and not date, theoretically ...
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Reading specific MKV metadata from avconv

I want to extract a specific piece of metadata from an MKV and use it as the filename of a converted file. Example, if I run avconv -i MyFile.mkv I get the following output avconv version ...
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Batch populate JPEG IPTC keyword from csv or txt file

I have 50,000-plus JPG files which I've tagged for easy lookup by user-selected keywords. The database which matches image files with their keywords is proprietary and utility-specific. I want to ...
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Acrobat PDFMaker 11 for Word export to PDF and the persistance of metadata of 3rd Party templates

I'm in the Linux world. If I take a 3rd party template in LibreOffice, for example, modify it and export that to a pdf, the metadata will show that Nodak is the author of the document, as Nodak is ...
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How do I sort photos from two identical smartphones based on exif data?

Description of Problem: I use Dropbox to synchronize photos from my smartphone to my laptop. I have used a command-line utility in the past called jhead to automatically sort and rename the photos ...
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track file copies using meta data [duplicate]

If I have many files in one directory and some are actually a copy of another, for example: $ ls file1 file2 file3 $ cp file1 file_now Is there a way, if I did not already know or do the cp ...
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Removing metadata with PowerPoint 2011

I'm looking for a solution to remove metadata from .PPTX files on Mac with PowerPoint 2011. On Windows, there is a Microsoft utility called Document Inspector. Does anyone know of anything similar on ...
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What kind of metadata can be stored in m4a files?

I have a collection of voice recordings from my Android phone, all stored in .m4a files. I would like to know the date of the recording, but the file timestamps have all been set to the date at which ...
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How does an os know an application was downloaded from the web?

I download a compressed tar file; I uncompress it; I run make, compiling a large number of object files that are then linked to make an executable, which is embedded in a (Mac OS X) application. I ...
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How to get absolute server path of downloaded file

I have downloaded a file from a page with url download.php?id=312, which 'attaches' a file from the server. Can I somehow find the absolute path to the file on the server, i.e., the real path - not ...
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Are there any ways to protect files “Date Created” metadata?

I've recently been going through and reorganising old photos - and came across many cases where the Date created metadata would not reflect the date the photos were taken (or scanned in) but instead ...
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Difference of meta-data between mdls and mediainfo

I was wondering what are the difference between the type of metadata returned by mdls and by mediainfo. Why are they different? For exemple why the creation date is different on the same file? ...
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Delete metadata in multiple files

How do i use Find and Replace in Files in Notepad++ to delete the following lines from multiple files? <meta name="perc_linkback" id="perc_linkback" content="xxxxxxxxxxx"/> and <link ...
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Windows File is ludicrously huge and I cannot unzip it

I use an online file backup service (Backblaze) and recently got a new computer. Several files on my old computer were too large to move via my usb drive so I decided to download them from my backup ...
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Why does Adobe Acrobat Pro DC sanitize and remove hidden information double document size?

I'm using Adobe Acrobat Pro DC on Mac OS X Yosemite and find that when I run the Sanitize or Remove Hidden Information tools the document size grows dramatically. For example, my Acrobat file of 21 ...
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Git Installation Returns Error 404 On RHEL

I am trying to install Git in my REHL but failed. I have also clean up metadata and everything else by running sudo yum clean metadata and sudo yum clean all but still, the error persists again and ...