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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Determine video bitrate using ffmpeg

I am trying to determine video bitrate(For transcoding) using ffmpeg command,I tried following command. ffmpeg -i 28572615.wmv and it produces the following output Input #0, asf, from '...
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Possible to have Custom Metadata using ffmpeg

Possible to have custom metadata using ffmpeg, as we need more comment fields and other fields. comment . comment1 . comment2 . . Any solution.
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Rename PDFs by adding a prefix according to date created

I have a similar question to this one 'Rename JPEGs by adding a prefix according to date taken' and I'm also wanting to use exiftool plus a batch file of some sort to do a very large filename check ...
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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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Exporting metadata of Outlook emails + attachment

I have thousands of outlook mails to evaluate as part of a fraud case. What I need is code or a utility that will export email metadata (From: Sent: To: Subject: PLUS Email Headers) to text\excel. I ...
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Command line tool to write flac, ogg vorbis and mp3 id3v2 meta data?

Is there any command line tool that can write all three formats/containers? I've already searched but could not find anything that does the job. So far I'm using vorbiscomment, metaflac and id3tool ...
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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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How to delete a single metadata item from an MP4 file

Context and question I recorded a video with my MotoG3 phone Android phone and the resulting video (perhaps due to shaking the phone) plays rotated, that is, vertically, which is not something that I ...
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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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ffmpeg flac to aac (libdfdk_aac) missing metadata

I want to convert an album from flac to aac. After converting the aac file is missing all metadata from the original flac file. I've already tried to convert it with the -map_metadata 0 argument My ...
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JPG file metadata [duplicate]

I am trying to get any information from a picture. I need the date, name of the person who took it or anything. I am trying to use some metadata checkers but they just show me the resolution and type ...
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Can a file appear to be modified before it was created? [duplicate]

Is it possible to have a file which has a modified date that is before its created date? What actions would cause this event to occur?
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Matching filenames of different types, mirroring file structure, batch renaming

Ok, I have been searching for a way to do this for sometime. Here we go: I'm a DJ - I use .MP3 for personal listening, .WAV for performances. I get a song in .mp3 format, clean the file name to "...
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How to archive metadata in Windows 7

I have a large quantity of media files, and I want to archive the metadata associated with each file. The size of the files is such that simply using something like RoboCopy to make a pristine ...
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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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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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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" http://ice1....
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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 File/Properties/...
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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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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 Let'...
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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 ...