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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What's the most time and idiot-proof way to store metadata? [closed]

For example, let's say I keep a bunch of documents, images, videos, and ZIP archives on a remote computer/storage facility (say S3), which I download in a way that strips the files of their creation ...
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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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Graphical annotation with media metadata?

Is there a tool that allows graphical annotation of media data (e.g. JPEG images) where the annotation is embedded into the media data's meta data? For instance, I would like to point out, i.e. ...
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How to remove the meta data of all files within a folder and it's sub folders?

When a right click a file and hit details, it shows me Date created, date modified, owner, and computer. I have a folder that I want to send to someone. Basically I want to remove the Date created, ...
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Batch Edit Keyframe Metadata FLV Recorded Stream Video

I recorded an FLV stream, but the resulting video has an awkward metadata quirk that prevents successful conversion to other formats. Here is a snapshot of the keyframes at the beginning of the FLV as ...
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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 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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Setting “Open With” Metadata from a Bash script

I have a file whose extension is .log, though I have this particular file set to open in TextWrangler instead of Console.app (using "Open with" in Finder's Get Info panel). I have a Bash shell script ...
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Linux software RAID 1 without metadata on the drives (still mountable without the raid setup)

I know I can simply create a degraded raid array and copy the data to the other drive like this: mdadm --create /dev/md0 --level=1 --raid-devices=2 missing /dev/sdb1 But I want the specific disk to ...
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Mac made a flash drive “read only” in Windows?

I use a 128GB flash drive to move my work between several PCs (all win XP sp3) and a Mac with OSX 10.6. The drive is formatted as NTFS, the Mac uses the Paragon NTFS driver for read/write access. ...
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Get mac tar to stop putting ._* filenames in tar archives [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why do I get files like ._foo in my tarball on OS X? I create autoconf scripts on a Mac. When tar runs, it puts all of these ._foobar names in the archive: ...
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I have 400+ bookmarks without titles (have 'untitled' for a title.) Is there an easy fix?

For a while I've used Opera's custom search as a tool to save urls Google Bookmarks. But my custom search never saved titles. Now, I've imported these to Diigo and they all have (untitled) for a ...
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Do I need the meta-key for vim?

I'm looking in to learning emacs or vim. I started out with emacs but found the need for a meta key to be a hassle, especially since I have a non-english keyboard layout on my macbook. So far I ...
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Meta refresh tag not working in (my) firefox? [closed]

Code like on this page does not work in (my) Firefox 3.6 and also not in Fx4b11 (WinXPsp3) Works in IE8, Safari 5, Opera 11, Mozilla 1.7, Chrome 9 <meta http-equiv=refresh content="12; ...
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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?