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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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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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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How do I batch change the date taken information in EXIF data?

I use F-Spot to manage my images. For one set of images, the dates somehow got messed up and they all are marked as September 1st 2007. I'd like to change the date taken information to a different ...
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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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Excel: Cell Value as Excel Document Metadata Property

I know you can add custom Document Properties in Excel 2007. see: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel/HA100475241033.aspx#5 But I thought there was a way to pull a value from a cell as a custom ...
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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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How to show more Exif info in Windows tooltips?

Windows file browser, explorer, shows a tooltip with some info of the file when I stop mouse pointer over the filename or preview icon. For photos the tooltip shows resolution, date+time, camera ...
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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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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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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 can I batch-extract ID3 lyrics metadata from MP3 files?

I have a bunch of MP3 files (a few hundred) that have embedded lyrics. These lyrics show up when the files are played on an iPod touch, or in Windows Media Player with captions turned on. What I'd ...
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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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When I order files by an unusual meta column, does the computer read headers of the files or just a structured list like a data table?

Is there a file system which will reduce the need for indexing files and saves the meta headers automatically on the disk? It would work like a hardware acceleration for indexing all files for some ...
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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to have Media Center show details for my movie files?

I just switched to the Windows 7 media center for TV and generally love the interface but the Movie tab won't pull movie data like it would in xbmc or another alternate. Is there a way of getting ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I save a Word 2010 document so it has a thumbnail preview image in its metadata?

I would like to save a Word 2010 file so that it has automatically saves a thumbnail image of the first page. These instructions mention how to get Word 2003 to save a thumbnail in the metadata of ...
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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 to remove metadata of mp3 file?

I used Mp3tag software to remove metadata of some mp3 files, and it appears to work fine in Windows Media Player: the name of the artist, song, cover, etc. But if I play the entire album, suddenly ...
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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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“Universal Metadata” tagging for various file types

I'm trying to find some application that allows me to easily add/modify metadata for various files such as PDF, MKV, DOCX, MP3, PNG, JPG etc. All these types of files (and a lot more) support ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Does an MKV tag/metadata editor for Mac OSX exist? [closed]

I'm looking for an MKV meta tag editor. I'm using PLEX Media Server and PLEX Media Center on my iMac to see movies. PLEX is great because it automatically finds and names my entire movie library with ...
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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 ...