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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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 ...
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How can I remove the EXIF tags/metadata from several images at once?

I have a 6,000+ photos. I want to remove a the tags from these photos. I know how to do it one photo at a time. But wondering, what is the way to do mulitple files at a time? Thanks
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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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Is there any way to prevent a Mac from creating dot underscore files?

At work we're letting one of our very tech savvy clients actually help out a little with a few development projects specific to him. However, he uses his own personal Macbook, and as he edits files on ...
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Strip metadata from all formats with FFmpeg

How can I remove all metadata from all formats via FFmpeg? I can just set special metadata for each format per man ffmpeg. Any option or method to clear all metadata and strip media from all metadata ...
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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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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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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 can I edit video (specifically mp4) metadata?

I have a few video files that are 1080p video files, but for some reason, they don't have any metadata for bitrates (audio, video, or total) or anything like that. I first noticed this when I looked ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Embed AMF metadata into MP4 with ffmpeg

Is it possible to manually embed timed text metadata into MP4 files? I have a TTML / SRT file with the metadata. I just need to embed the text data without doing anything to the video/audio tracks. ...
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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, ...