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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Transfer Songbird metadata to new computer

I recently decided to move from my ancient Windows 7 (32bit) laptop to a newer Windows 7 64bit one. Unfortunately, I'm having trouble transferring my Songbird library. I copied the folder with all my ...
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Remove metadata from Office documents stored in SharePoint [duplicate]

Can anyone suggest a way of removing metadata, en masse, from Word and Excel documents that are stored in SharePoint 2010? There are several thousand documents, each in their own folder (don't ...
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Convert .mts file to .mp4 retain metadata

I would like to convert .mts files to .mp4 and retain the 'creation date' and 'modified date' metadata. I found the following post How to make Handbrake preserve capture time / creation time? that ...
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Avconv generating HUGE metadata over 90mb for 718mb video file

This is the metadata file, extracted with Atom box studio: https://www.dropbox.com/s/tok76wospngf854/moov Video was converted with avconv, info: /usr/local/bin/avconv -version avconv version 9.4, ...
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Commands for reporting media file metadata info on a linux(Red Hat) machine

All, I have a shell script running on MAC OSX that uses mdls command to report metadata information about media files (mp3, m4v, mp4, m4r etc.). I have to write a similar script for a linux ...
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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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How do I automate editing of metadata for a large number of music files?

I am disappointed with iTunes' support for organizing classical music. When listening on an iPod/iPhone/iHome device, it displays the artist, album and song title. I don't see an option to view ...
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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 ...
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Using Calibre to insert metadata for iTunes PDF books

I'm looking for a quick way to add/edit metadata for PDF books. I'm hoping that there's already a program out there (I really don't want to write it myself) to search and insert metadata into PDF ...
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Metadata extraction for renaming recovered files

I recently recovered many deleted files by using a tool called photorec - http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec Great life saver. Only problem is that recovered files have their names replaced by ...
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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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XMP for Describing, Cataloging, and Searching Files and Folders

I am seeking a way to tag files and, if possible, folders or groups of files. I also wish to be able to search the files using these tags. With Windows 7 the search and tagging functions are available ...
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Proper PDF metadata key to enable right-to-left viewing in “Facing” view mode in PDF readers

I was wondering whether anyone knew the proper PDF metadata key (and value) in order to signify to PDF readers that the PDF in facing mode should be displayed from right-to-left (RTL) and not ...
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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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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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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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How to make Handbrake preserve capture time / creation time?

Handbrake is an awesome video compression tool, but it doesn't seem to preserve the original capture time after a video is compressed. Any idea how to fix this?
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Using PDF MetaData to rename PDFs in MAC OS X

I have a number of PDFs that I downloaded from JStor. They come with unhelpful numeric filenames, but often there is at least a title if not the author in the metadata. How do I batch rename a number ...
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Unable to change metadata of m4v video file

I want to change title of a m4v video. I have tried Media Information (Ctrl+I) of VLC to change it, but its not working. I have also tried MetaX, but again no luck. I used both applications with ...
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Comments in mp3 files are seen on Mac OS but not on Windows

I have a .mp3 file with some metadata, among which a comment field with a value. What's strange is that the comment can be seen on Mac OS X (both in iTunes and in the Finder), but on Windows the field ...
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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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Is there any way to retrieve metadata from an AIFF file in Ubuntu?

I am trying to get the metadata from AIFF files in Ubuntu. I want the album art as well as the title and artist. Is there any utility or solution available to do this?
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When spliting MP4s with ffmpeg how do I include metadata?

I have a few MP4s that i want to upload to my flickr account but they have a maximum size of 500mb as mine is only about 550 i was planing to simply split them in half then upload them, but i want to ...
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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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How to translate wacky metadata to readable format?

This is a song metadata i have (on Winamp): I'm trying to figure which artist it really is. Tried googling/google translate, but couldn't find the artist/title in english. Although, one page showed ...
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How can I add metadata to PNG images on OS X/Linux?

Is there a program for OS X and Linux that I can use to add Textual information to PNG image files? Something for Windows also, maybe?
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How Much Space Do Empty Files Consume?

Windows reports both, empty files and folders, as taking up 0 bytes. Surely it takes something to store the file name, attributes, date [created/modified/accessed] etc. How is this weighted?
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List full timestamps of files in a tarball

I have a large tar archive and want to see the exact (nanosecond) timestamps that are stored for each file in the archive. In case it's relevant, the tarball is in POSIX-2001 format (tar ...
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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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change photos metadata by given time

My camera's batteries run out and the stored date was wrong and the I have now about 100 photos with an incorrect date. Is there any app that can change the photos date? Something that can calculate ...
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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 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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Different Spotlight kMDItemKind metadata values for same file on different drives

I have run into an issue where I find the same video file to have different values for the kMDItemkind Spotlight metadata depending on the drive it resides on (same machine, of course), which makes ...
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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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Apply metadata to files based on OCR of their content

Essentially I'm looking for a tool (Windows/Mac) that will allow me the following workflow: Scan ALL my documents into a folder (200-300 scanned images) run the tool that will go through all the ...
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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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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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OS X mdls command gives “null” in output

I have bash script that utilizes the Mac based mdls command in a shell script to generate a metadata report for media files. When the script works the output looks like this: 1) [./test1.mov] - ...
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Is it possible to edit the header information of a file?

For example, is it possible to modify the header of a image file to change it into a music file, and play this file? Another example, is it possible to change the header of an image to make it black ...
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How can I add metadata to NTFS files/folders?

I want to tag different file types (i.e. .pdf, .epub, .iso, .bin, folders,..) using the same descriptive fields. For example i would like a metadata field "type" which would be "eBook" on pdf- and ...
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Read Metadata from multiple files (namely Images with Copyright info)

I'm attempting to produce a report of metadata from images within a network drive and all of its subfolders to check copyright information and other metadata (Creators, Authors etc). Recursively 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 ...
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Custom metadata fields in Windows file manager (or other software)

I'm trying to organize a collection of maybe 500 or so journal articles, stored in a combination of .pdf and .djvu formats. I'd like to be able to sort the collection by author(s), title, journal ...
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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 ...
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Mass video metadata dump`

I have a directory with 1000's of video files and I would like to collect some of the metadata for the files to run some analysis. I found that Windows 7 explorer can output the info but I have no way ...
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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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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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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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Archiving Scanned Family Photos, How to Annotate?

I'm scanning old family photos for saving and distribution to family. I'd like to be able to give all known info about the photo. iPhoto would work, but most people don't have Macs. For cross ...
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Deleting music file duplicates but retaining iTunes metadata

Back when I first imported the majority of my iTunes library I had the copy files to iTunes Media folder when adding to library option checked, so basically my whole music library was duplicated on ...