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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Storage location of video tags in Windows Live Photo Gallery

I know that Windows Live Photo Gallery 2011 stores people tags and other metadata like ratings in the photos themselves (see a very similar question about photos here). I'd like to know if the ...
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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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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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Changing the date of a image file

I'm going through the thankless task of scanning old photos and archiving the digital copies. Is there a way to modify the date of scanned image files (typically .jpeg) to more closely match when ...
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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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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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“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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How to scan and annotate documents and receipts so metadata is searchable and embeddeded in document?

I'm getting tired of living in the modern age and still having a messy filing cabinet full of paper. I have a nice cheap scanner and want to scan receipts, warrenties, and so forth. To make it ...
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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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How to find the JPG quality?

When I save a JPG file with GIMP, I can adjust the quality I save it at, from 0-100 (I use 89). It seems like I've used an app to see what this number was on saved file but if I did I can't for the ...
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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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GUI for editing image metadata

Is there a graphical application for editing image metadata in EXIF, IPTC and XMP formats? Preferably free and for Windows. Some image editors and the Windows Explorer properties window allow editing ...
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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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Per-file volume adjustment in VLC

I used to listen music using iTunes, which allowed me to adjust the audio volume on a per-file basis: Get Info --> Options --> Volume Adjustment (-100% <---> None <---> +100%) ...
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Windows Media Player 12 stops importing metadata from large music collections

I'm experiencing a strange issue with Windows Media Player 12 on Windows 7. I'm quite sure it has a link with the following two posts: Duckworth's post Loza's post Description of the problem ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...