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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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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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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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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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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How Can I Batch Change the Metadata of MP3 Files? [duplicate]

I have a fews of songs in a folder which I would like to add the metadata items of artist, title, genre and album to. I would like to take the metadata info for the title and artist from the file name ...
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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 ...
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ffmpeg get video resolution

I am trying to get resolution of the video with the following command: ffmpeg -i filename.mp4 Thereafter I get a long output, but I need just width and height for my bash script, How should fine ...
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Transcode FLAC to FLAC without losing any metadata and replacing source files after validation

I have a fairly large collection of FLAC files which were encoded using a low compression level, and I would like to update them to a better FLAC encoder+compression level. I would like to avoid ...
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Can I configure VLC to automatically organize my music library like iTunes does?

iTunes has the "keep iTunes music files organized" option, which automatically uses the metadata to sort the music files into folders organized by artist and album. Is there any way to do this in ...
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In EndNote, what is “Short Title” metadata field?

When adding a book into my EndNote library, a metadata field called "Short Title" is available. What is the definition of this field and its intended usage?
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How to find files that came from another computer

In a file's properties dialog you know that message This file came from another computer and may be blocked... I want a Windows 7 search query to find files that came from other computers, and files ...
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Moving iTunes tracks with all metadata

I would like to move some iTunes tracks out of my iTunes library and off my machine while preserving all the associated metadata in the process. I'm hoping to accomplish this in a way that things like ...
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What does Windows 8 use for mp3 metadata?

I've been trying to write a program to modify the metadata of audio files. I read that MP3 files normally use ID3 tags, however when I modify them, it does not change what Windows Explorer displays. ...
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Author of the document a pdf was created from?

I teach in a college, and a wee while ago I had some fun spotting students who copied other students work by simply taking their word file and "paraphrasing" the sentences. So student A would ...
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Edit “Media Duration” metadata on MP4 file

I have some video files which were converted to MP4, but not quite correctly. When I examine one with exiftool, I see these metadata values: Duration : 0:11:23 Track Duration ...
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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, ...
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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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Doesn't metadata occupy any size?

I put 4096 characters in a text file and save it.Since every character is 1 byte, Size of the text file must be 4K byte.As you see below that's OK: I connect my flash memory to my computer. the ...
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How to copy files from one computer to another without losing any metadata?

Similar to but more demanding than this question : How to copy files while not modifying the file creation times at all? I want to copy files between computers without the "Modified" and "Created" ...
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Weird File Attributes in Excel Save Dialog

I vertically re-sized my excel Save As dialog today and found a bunch of strange file attributes that I've never seen in the dialog before. They only appear when the dialog is resized small enough ...
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Devices and Printers control panel, desktop is categorized as a laptop

I have a Dell OptiPlex 790 tower running Windows 7. When I go to the "Devices and Printers" control panel, and right-click my computer's name, it says under Device Information, "Categories: Laptop ...
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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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ImageMagick - Creating animated GIF from tiled image, having trouble with “virtual canvas” metadata

I have an image that contains smaller images similar to this: ------ | 1 | ------ | 2 | ------ | 3 | ------ | 4 | ------ Each sub-image is 100x200, and the whole image is 100x800 I would like ...
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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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Linux suitable filesystem with large metadata

I got know here the following: Most unices do not have a concept of file creation time. You can't make ls print it because the information is not recorded. If you need creation time, use a version ...
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How to commit files modified by pre-commit hook in Git

Im struggling for a couple of hours to make git store metadata (permissions/flags/etc) of the files using metastore and I use hooks/pre-commit for this. The script is invoked correctly, and the file ...
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How to remove title and other metadata from video files? [duplicate]

I have problem sorting videos in VLC because it is using the metadata title to sort them, but they all have the same title. Which is why I want to remove all metadata, especially titles. How can I ...
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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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Mixed results writing M4A metadata

Given this file I am having mixed results writing metadata. For example this command ffmpeg -i confetti.mp4 -c copy -f adts - | ffmpeg -i - -c copy -bsf aac_adtstoasc -movflags faststart \ ...
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Is there a way to associate to a file the website URL where it was downloaded from?

I'm using Ubuntu and trying to find a way to associate the URL of the website where a file was downloaded to that file. According to what I've researched so far the URL can be stored using extended ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...