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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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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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 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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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 Alternative,...
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ZIP file with metadata?

Is there any standard way to store metadata (e.g. timestamps) inside ZIP files, along with the files? What program would I need to use in order to do this?
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Can Windows 7 assign arbitrary tags to files?

Is there anything in Windows 7 that allows me to assign tags (ie. "Important", "Family", "Private") to files and then search by them? For example, let's say I have pictures organized into directories ...
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What meta-information is contained in an image file?

I'm wondering what information is contained in an image file like JPEG or PNG. I know that most of them contain a metadata file, but anything else other than that? Anything relates to the license ...
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How do I edit/append metadata to files in Windows Explorer?

Windows 7 seems to have all these fancy metadata fields that are viewable in Explorer - but no way to edit all of them! I know you can right click -> properties to edit a few things and to scrub ...
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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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Understanding metadata usage behavior in a newly converted btrfs filesystem

I have a 5 TB hard drive with 3.3 TiB (as reported by du) of media files in 119k files and directories; the average file size was about 28 MiB. I converted the ext4 partition into btrfs with btrfs-...
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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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Excel-like software for XML data?

Is there any Excel-like software for XML data? Something not restricted to spreadsheet format, but allowing: data with hierarchy more strict typing tagging multiple views to the data, unlike Excel'...
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Can Spotlight or Media Browser index metadata contained in iPhoto or Aperture in Mac OS X?

It seems silly to go to all the trouble to assign "Face" data to thousands of photos, but not make it possible to use that data to locate them outside of that application. Is there any way to get ...
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Add Descriptions or Comments to .PDF Files (Windows)

I was wondering if there was a way to add descriptions/ comments to files e.g. PDFs. I have a lot of PDFs and often I forget where the file came from, why it's a good reference, what reading list it's ...
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FFmpeg & iPhone: don't display audio language button

I'm creating an MP4 file with FFmpeg 1.1.1, using life and aevalsrc to generate some test video and audio: ffmpeg -f lavfi -i life -f lavfi -i aevalsrc=0 -frames:v 750 life.mp4 If I play it on an ...
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What was scientifically shown to support productivity when structural organizing/accessing file and folders? [closed]

My Personal Information Management problem I have gathered terabytes of data but it has became a habit to store files and folders to the same folder, that folder could be kind of seen as a Inbox ...
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Downloading image from Picasa Web Albums loses metadata

I have several photos on my Picasa Web Albums account. I have added captions, tags and location information to many of them through the PWA web interface. I assumed that PWA was saving this ...
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Tool to modify properties/metadata of a PDF? i.e. Change “Title”, “Author”? Sony Reader showing some books as “untitled.”

I own a Sony Reader PRS-600 ebook reader. I bought a ton of Manning Publications ebooks (DRM-free) recently. Many of the books are PDFs since not all the ones I wanted are available in epub format. ...
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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 is a good tool to scrub MetaData from files? [closed]

I am curious if there is a good program that will remove MetaData from multiple document types? Some programs have a "prepare document" feature but it generally only applies to one file type or ...
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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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How do I find the date a video was taken?

I have a Panasonic HD camcorder and I downloaded a bunch of videos to my computer directly without using the Panasonic software. The videos downloaded fine, but I can't tell when the videos were taken....
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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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Digest based filesystem?

If a cloud backup provider (for example) is storing laptop backups, some files will be identical (Windows or Mac OS system libraries, for example). The best way to store these would be to have a ...
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Can IMAP mail be migrated locally without loss of information?

I need to save all of my IMAP mail in an account I have that will be expiring, to my local disk. The problem is that no matter which IMAP backup tool I can find, there is always some loss of ...
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How to read available audio tracks in a video file?

Some video files contain multiple audio tracks. Multiple languages for example. Is there a command line tool which gets information about these audio tracks? Names of the audio tracks would be ...
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Check “Id3 Tag” integrity from mp3 (almost a “debug”). Is it possible?

I'm using Mp3Tag do edit Id3 tags in my mp3 files. In the editor everything looks ok, but in my iTunes, some of them just ge messed up. The artist isn't read, Album Artist doesn't show up, this kind ...
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Stripping metadata from MP3 files

Is there a way I can bulk strip mp3 meta data from files? Preferably from the command line on OS X or Linux? I recently tried to use TuneUp (an app that is supposed to located mis-named tracks and ...
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A more stable alternative Meta Tracker Linux search system

An indexed search system is a very convenient tool for many computer-related tasks. I have been using Meta Tracker for a few years on Ubuntu and have met a lot of issues: sometimes the Tracker icon ...
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Is there a KDE equivalent to Zeitgeist's activity logging?

My Googling so far has revealed that people have talked about Nepomuk supporting this kind of thing, in the abstract or in future - but so far I've been unable to find out how to use it as a user.
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Music tagging software more consistent than Tag&Rename?

A few years ago I spent an insane amount of time using the excellent Tag&Rename program. However, I find that for random, inexplicable reasons, some music tools simply disregard my tags, drop or ...
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Changing the Album on FLAC files from the command line in Linux

I have a folder of FLACs that I want to change the album on. I use Ubuntu linux with Gnome. Is there a command line program that can do what I need? I can't seem to find an appropriate program. ...
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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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Multimedia files changed in size for no apparent reason

I synchronize my data between my laptop's SSD and a pendrive. A few days ago my sync software (FreeFileSync) reported that hundreds of files has changed in size, despite that i haven't done anything ...
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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 can I mirror a Linux directory and back up all metadata?

I need to backup my home folder (and a few other folders) on an organizational Linux NFS system where my account will be expiring soon, onto a personal hard drive (which is not using a Linux ...
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Generate directory listing with metadata, output to HTML

I'd like to generate an HTML view of my folders, with the ability to add metadata to the items. Things like a description, or other custom tags. Anyone know of a utility for this. Initially I ...
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How to setup video meta data for TV Show grouping on the iPhone

What meta data on the video files do you need to setup in iTunes to have the videos group for TV Shows. For example I have: SomeShow Episode 1 Season 1 SomeShow Episode 2 Season 1 SomeShow Episode ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Bash/Rsync: One-way synchronize files, leave files alone when only metadata has changed

I have some programs that allow exporting to different formats (e.g. html), but many of them share a problem: Exports are always done "all together", i.e. things like images or attachments are created ...
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How to setup DLNA sorting

What is the best way using a windows server (as the source) to provide an easy to access listing of available videos for use by DLNA enabled television sets (specifically Samsung)? I've created ...
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Query exchange for sent item count by folder

I have a large Exchange server with many hundreds of thousands of emails in thousands of folders. I would like to generate a list of how many emails have been sent, by user, for a subset of the ...
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How can I edit timestamps of MP4 videos?

I am having difficulties with timestamps of my videos. They were originally created with Windows Movie Maker in WMV format and I manually set their creation date. Later I migrated to Ubuntu and ...
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Windows command line - get pdf page width and height in pixels?

I need a piece of software (a freeware preferably) that will display what is the pixel width / height of a pdf page. If there are many pages with different dimensions, I'd be enough to just get the ...