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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Does a CD-R store information about the computer which created it? [duplicate]

I'm most interested about this in Windows computers. When you burn a CD or DVD, does the disc contain metadata or some other information about the computer which burned it (i.e., computer name, owner, ...
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FFmpeg - Transcode video and keep original EXIF metadata in the transcoded file?

I am trying to transcode a video from a .mov (recorded with the iPhone) and add the original metadata (EXIF) to transcoded file, how can I achieve that? The original video contains EXIF metadata, etc. ...
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Swap tracks of a Matroska file by just editing the metadata

I have a bunch of Matroska files, each of which has two audio tracks and two subtitle tracks. I want to swap these tracks: Make the first (resp. second) audio track become the second (resp. first) ...
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Understanding metadata usage behavior in a newly converted btrfs filesystem

I have a 5 TB hard drive with 3.3 TiB (as reported by du) of media files in 119k files and directories; the average file size was about 28 MiB. I converted the ext4 partition into btrfs with ...
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Add metadata for images as key/value pair?

I am trying to add metadata to images, and I want it as key/value pairs. I know about the possibility to add keywords. But they are just a list of words. I would like to be able to add the metadata as ...
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How to change scan type / field order in video's metadata?

VLC plays my 50i H.264 MOV incorrectly when I try to do Deinterlace = on and Deinterlace mode = Yadif 2x. The video is jumpy like crazy. Looks like it's detecting the field order incorrectly. So what ...
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Converting files saved as GIFV [duplicate]

I have a bunch of files I've saved as gifv, and now I can't find any programs to open them. Is there anyway to take the gifv files and convert them either into gif or MP4 files so that I can view ...
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How to reuse/extend etckeeper's metadata engine for git control of non-/etc filesystems, or extend git natively with said capability?

Overview + question I want etckeeper-like filesystem metadata control for non-/etc, git-controlled directories. Home and web-app directories, among others, are classically sensitive to metadata ...
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What software can I use to read png metadata?

I know that I can create a simple little Qt based application that adds and read png metadata, using the QImage.setText(...) and QImage.text(...). That metadata can then be read with a linux command ...
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Copy creation_date metadata when converting video with ffmpeg

I want to convert a bunch of old videos to H.264 to save space, but ffmpeg always drops the creation date, no matter what fancy -map_metadata variations I use. This is obviously a huge dealbreaker for ...
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How can Recovery tools recover file's metadata?

According to articles about File system on Wikipedia, file's metadata should be saved in area of file system itself so if we format that drive, it's file table and file system will be erased though ...
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How to batch rename files based on file header/metadata in Windows?

I have a directory full of randomly named files of different types, all with no file extensions. Most are images, with some videos, and some plaintext. I've used one of the Windows versions of file to ...
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Merge .AppleDouble forks with original files

I used to place my iTunes’s media folder on a NAS accessed through AFP and, as you may know, the OS also placed several .AppleDouble files on it. Now, my NAS isn’t working as expected and the only ...
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Getting info about image dimension on Mavericks [duplicate]

I am using Mavericks OSX and Photoshop CS6. Is there a way to see images dimension when opening image in different apps ? Earlier this was working by default (using Finder ->right click on image->Get ...
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Word - Listing headings in an index

I can make an index in a MS Word document - for each indexed phrase, it will list all the pages that that word appears in. Is there a way to make it list the headings/sections that each phrase ...
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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 ...
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How does Adobe restrict .psd files for new versions of their software?

How does Adobe prevent users from opening a Photoshop CC .psd file to open with a previous Photoshop version like CS2 and is there a way to remove the restriction?
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Windows: how to enable tags on old image files?

I have a lot of old photos which I want to tag. For cross-platform compatibility, I want to use IPTC Keywords for tagging. As far as I read, the native Windows photo tagging capabilities use IPTC ...
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High CPU in explorer.exe while accessing folders consists of .flv files

if someone windows expert can help me to find the solution. Problem Description: High CPU usage in the Explorer.exe process when open a folder that contains corrupted .wav files in Windows 7 or in ...
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How to automatically save a source URL when saving an image in Firefox under Windows?

How could I automatically record the original URL of an image when saving an image from a webpage in Firefox under Windows? The URL could be written, for example, as metadata in the image EXIF. How ...
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Prevent Windows Explorer from trying to extract metadata

Windows Explorer (Windows 7 x64) crashes when it sees allegedly corrupted .wav files. I'm dealing with this problem and the hotfix outlined in "High CPU usage in the Explorer.exe process when you open ...
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Deleting file artwork using the command line

How can I remove the artwork (added using iTunes) for a file using the command line? I found this here but it deletes a little too much, and also copies the file. ffmpeg -i in.mov -map_metadata -1 ...
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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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Removing meta-data information not working in Windows 7

I'm trying to remove metadata information from a PDF file I generated using Photoshop. When I try to follow the steps detailed here the metadata doesn't get removed. I do: Second button over the ...
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Editing metadata of H.264 MP4 videos

Windows lets me edit some metadata fields of H.264 encoded videos, such as “Title” and “Comments.” Such data seem to be preserved inside the file itself, which is what I want. Some applications make ...
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How to add metadata and cover to an audio file in Windows 8? [closed]

I am using Windows 8 have some MP3 files with the album cover embedded. I convert them to AAC (Advanced Audio Codec) format in order to gain some space. The problems is that after I converted them, ...
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Is there a command analogous to afinfo for videos on a Mac OS X?

Mac OS X has the command afinfo to fetch audio file info. Is there a similar command to fetch video file info for videos (.mov, .m4v) other than the mdls command?
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How can I extract metadata (particularly length) from a folder of many audio files in Windows 7?

I have a folder with hundreds of audio files, and the main information I want is the length. I can view it in Windows explorer, but I don't know how to extract it to put it into an Excel file so I can ...
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Erroneous volume level shifts using ffmpeg to convert AC3 in M2TS to WAV

I using ffmpeg to extract audio from non-commercial bluray m2ts video files, for subsequent loudness analysis in AudioLeak or Dolby Media Meter. The m2ts sometimes have AC3 audio and sometimes have ...
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Need to describe the relationship and data flow between documents [closed]

I have a set of documents: reports as well as Excel sheets containing data and I now need a way to describe the relationship between these two types of files i.e. which reports take their data from ...
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Windows 7 Explorer metadata view/editing program available?

I am a heavy user of 'Tags' in Windows Explorer and am curious if there is software available which can show me essentially the Windows repository for this metadata information or is there a standard ...
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What's the best approach to copy Macintosh data between two NAS devices?

I have an old NAS formatted to Ext4, but which I primarily access from Macintoshs via AFP. It therefore has a bit of Macintosh-only metadata (which only seems to be visible when accessing via AFP). I ...
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Conditional statements in foobar2000 sort syntax

My music files are tagged with some custom tags, which for some reason aren't entirely standardized. This is probably due to some peculiarity with my MusicBrainz Picard set-up, but that is beside the ...
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How can I extract voice memos from a large set of JPGs?

I have thousands of JPEG files from many different photographers. Some of the files have embedded voice memos (a short audio recording of the photographer speaking into the camera's microphone to ...
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What is the “sep=” metadata you can add 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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Datasource for Word merge document

I have a merge document, but I am not sure how to identify fully the datasource. The best I can get is the Select * from [database/queryname]. In this case it appears two times, so I assume it's ...
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Use Windows rating system with pictures without metadata (PNG, BMP, GIF)

Windows as a native rating system which lets you rate pictures. The problem is that you can only rate JPG/JPEG pictures that contain metadata. You can't rate PNG, GIF and BMP pictures that don't ...
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How to change internal page numbers in the meta data of a PDF?

I have a pdf document I created through non-Acrobat means (printing to pdf, then merging a bunch of pdfs), but I'd like to manually change the page numbers (i.e. the first several pages are simply ...
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Reading Image Metadata to a variable in Matlab using exiv2

I need to extract the exposure time from an image metadata into a variable in Matlab. Mathworks is discontinuing the use of exifread() in favor of imfinfo(). However Imfinfo does not display ...
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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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How to make Handbrake preserve capture time / creation time?

Handbrake is an awesome video compression tool, but it doesn't seem to preserve the original capture time after a video is compressed. Any idea how to fix this?
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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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Comments in mp3 files are seen on Mac OS but not on Windows

I have a .mp3 file with some metadata, among which a comment field with a value. What's strange is that the comment can be seen on Mac OS X (both in iTunes and in the Finder), but on Windows the field ...
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Using Calibre to insert metadata for iTunes PDF books

I'm looking for a quick way to add/edit metadata for PDF books. I'm hoping that there's already a program out there (I really don't want to write it myself) to search and insert metadata into PDF ...
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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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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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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 ...