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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Software to view metadata of an ISO file?

I have been searching for the list of metadata field of an ISO file on Google but couldn't find anything. That made me think that there isn't any metadata in an ISO file, just the files content and ...
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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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How do I get the meta-data of a video file?

How can I get metadata, such as frame rate, resolution, audio and video bitrate, from a video file? Can this data be obtained from players like VLC and Media Player Classic?
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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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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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Troubleshooting a crash with Windows 7

I have a folder with several thousand videos (All .MPG extensions). When I open the folder with these videos, it shows up fine, but as I start scrolling down, it crashes the Windows Explorer. In ...
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Keeping track of files on external media

I would like to be able to see all the files which I have backed up to external media (CD, DVD, external drives). At minimum there should be filename and size, more details like thumbnails and other ...
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Write Itunes metadata to mp3 files

I'd like to write all the metadata I have in Itunes to the mp3, including album art, lyrics, etc. Itunes does not do this, I tried with other programs and none of them could actually read the metadata ...
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What software can I use to read png metadata?

I know that I can create a simple little Qt based application that adds and read png metadata, using the QImage.setText(...) and QImage.text(...). That metadata can then be read with a linux command ...
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How do I use iTunes LP with different song files?

I have an iTunes LP that I want to be able to use with alternate versions of the song files (higher/lower bitrate), but the iTunes LP isn't able to play the new versions of the files. What's missing?
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Audio file meta-data missing in explorer

I'm using Windows 7 (32bit) and currently found that all the meta-data in my audio-files shown missing in Explorer as well Windows Media Player, however, other players like Winamp, iTunes are ...
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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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Is there any way to prevent a Mac from creating dot underscore files?

At work we're letting one of our very tech savvy clients actually help out a little with a few development projects specific to him. However, he uses his own personal Macbook, and as he edits files on ...
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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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photoshop's “file info” dialog takes a long time to open

I needed to edit some of the metadata that gets saved with images.The images in question were pulled from a camera and are 2576x1932 @ 230dpi, and saved as PSDs. In Photoshop CS4, if I open the PSDs ...
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Cumulative Time a document was worked on

Is there a way to find the cumulative time worked on a Word Document, Excel, or even a sent email? (Not just the time stamp, but the time it was being edited or created?)
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Save iTunes metadata after re-ripping music?

I'm on a Mac with iTunes 10. I have a bunch of MP3s that I have listened to for years, some of the play counts are in the hundreds and most of it is rated. I am going to rip some of the songs I have ...
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saving notes against a file on linux

i want to save notes against a file on linux... i want to save meta data about a file..because the file names are restricted in max length... so how to save notes or comments about a file on linux so ...
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Copying Metadata Between Files in iTunes

A while back, I converted some AVI files to .m4v files that would be playable on my iPhone. When I play these files on my PC using iTunes the quality is terrible because the resolution is so low. My ...
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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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Filter MP3s by encoder type?

I'm on a Mac and use iTunes to manage my music collection. I'm in the process of weeding out the lower quality files that I have and would like to have only MP3s that have been encoded using the V0 ...
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How do I remove file properties like 'user' and 'computer'?

How can I remove file properties like 'user' and 'computer' in Windows 7? I think this is 'personal information' and don't want the file to have this information when I share it.
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In Windows Search, is there a metadata property for permissions or ACL that can be searched on?

Basically, I want to be able to search for folders a specific user or security group has access to using Windows Search, but I'm unsure if there is such a metadata attribute that can be used, e.g. ...
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iTunes copy just metadata (song and album ratings, playlists) from iPod

I have an iPod touch that I synched with my Windows computer (iTunes 9.0 I think) until my harddrive failed and I lost my entire library. I rebuilt the library (songs) from a year old backup (and ...
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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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Software automatic content analysis of pdf files

Is there an open sourc/ commercial software which can perform automatic content analysis (to produce wishful summaries) in a large collection of pdf documents which have tagged meta-data for easy ...
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Generate metadata of all files in a dir?

We are working on a project that is quite big, and its stored in an SVN repository under different folders with many files all over the place. Quite often, it is hard to locate the document that has a ...
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Seek app to find dupes based on jpg metadata

I'm dealing with a decade's worth of digital photos where I want to be sure i have one and only one of every .jpg is stored in my new master picture repository. I'm aggregating lots of backup CDs as ...
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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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Remove Properties and Personal Information - Batch mode or app

I am trying to remove all the properties\personal information from a set of media files in a bunch of different folders. So far the only way I have found is by clicking into each folder, selecting all ...
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Is there a way to tag MP3 the way you can do with Photos in Live Photo Gallery or Picazza?

I really do love the way you can tag pictures in Windows Live Photo Gallery. I find it incredibly useful to be able to tag the same picture with the tag "Cancun" and have it been automatically ...
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Store Solver's metadata in OpenOffice's SpreadSheet

How can you save the metadata of OpenOffice 3.0's Solver? I do not want to add the conditions each time I open a file in OO's SpreadSheet. Excel by contrast saves the Solver's Limiting conditions.
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Manage song metadata on CentOS from command line

I am making a simple Pandora.com alternative for myself and a few friends where the user can upload his/her songs and listen to them anywhere. My intent is to make a lightweight, simple player in ...
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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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Is there any way to get iphoto metadata (faces, tags) onto the file information?

So faces, places, tags, appear in the jpeg metadata? I want to be able to find them in spotlight, have them if I change programs, etc. If not, does anyone know whether aperture 3 can do this?
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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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Free metadata file information tool for Mac? [closed]

Does anyone know any free alternatives to Informator? As a sidenote, this doesn't deal with EXIF metadata only. I'm hoping for video, music, and who knows what else beside images metadata. Being ...
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Convert Music Library to Ogg Vorbis without losing Tag Data

This Question is pretty much the same as this one: Convert Ogg Vorbis to MP3 with Metadata only in reverse I want to convert all my Music Library From MP3 (some are WMA or M4A, but those can be ...
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A software to view/edit image meta data and copyright details? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: GUI for editing image metadata Hi, I've got a bunch of good looking photos both natural and digital graphics, and most of them don't seem to contain any copyright ...
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Is it possible to set metadata on a MPEG2 video file?

I have a whole pile of MPEG2 and MP4 files. I want to add metadata to the files, such as title, author, year, etc. I can use AtomicParsley to add this information to MP4 files, but I can't see how to ...
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Mac CD rippers and Metadata

I want to rip some of the old CDs into MP3. I know thats easy. But, how can I also save myself from tedious step of adding the artist names and song name into teh ripper. Itunes only shows data ...
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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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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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How can I add metadata to mp3s, along a timeline to break up one mp3 in subsections?

I would like to add metadata to mixtapes or lectures that will show song names as the mix progress as well as being able to skip forward in the mp3 as if it was separate files. I have seen this done ...
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forcing itunes tags to the file itself

How do I make itunes save tagging information to the file itself? I tagged a file and then loaded it into a different itunes library on a different computer via a NFS share. The tagging info wasn't ...
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Changing Ion3's command key to Mod3+

How can you change successfully Ion3's command key to Mod3+ that is the Windows key at the left-hand-side? I put META="Mod3+" at the beginning of my /etc/X11/Ion/cfg_ion.lua, but Meta remains to be ...
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How to find out when was a photo taken?

I am trying to find out when some of the pictures I own have been taken. In Mac OS X, in Finder, I am looking at the photo. There is date created, but it is not correct. I assume it is the date when I ...
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Custom meta data to windows files

I it possible to add custom meta data to windows files like "archive" , "read-only" etc.?
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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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Excel, deleted data recovery

How do I make sure that in Excel, if I delete some sensitive data and send the file around this is not recoverable?