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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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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Tool to view video/audio file information [closed]

What is the best tool to obtain the media/codec details of any video/audio file? I use Windows, but feel free to suggest for your favorite OS too.
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How do I batch change the date taken information in EXIF data?

I use F-Spot to manage my images. For one set of images, the dates somehow got messed up and they all are marked as September 1st 2007. I'd like to change the date taken information to a different ...
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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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Is there a Windows command-line tool to set ID3 tags on an MP3 file? [closed]

I am looking for a command-line tool for Windows that will allow me to set the ID3 tags on an MP3 file. For example, something like this would be ideal: C:\> setID3.exe myfile.mp3 -artist "The ...
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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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How are the file metadata stored in Windows?

(I'm using Windows XP but I guess it's similar in all the recent versions of Windows.) When you create for example a new empty text document, you'll find in its properties that it has size of 0 ...
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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 way to get file metadata from the command line?

Is there a way to get a file's metadata from the command line in Windows XP and above? Particularly, I'm interested in getting the information one might normally see on the "Details" tab of a file's ...
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GUI for editing image metadata

Is there a graphical application for editing image metadata in EXIF, IPTC and XMP formats? Preferably free and for Windows. Some image editors and the Windows Explorer properties window allow editing ...
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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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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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Is there any software that tags movie metadata automatically?

I'm familiar with using MusicBrainz for MP3s. Is there an equivalent program that exists for video files?
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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 can I save a Word 2010 document so it has a thumbnail preview image in its metadata?

I would like to save a Word 2010 file so that it has automatically saves a thumbnail image of the first page. These instructions mention how to get Word 2003 to save a thumbnail in the metadata of ...
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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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Editing JPEG EXIF properties

How can I edit EXIF properties of JPEG files on a Windows machine? Some image editing utilities handle the Rotation property wrong, which leaves me needing to make manual edits after rotating images ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Find out rotation metadata from video in ffmpeg

If I use: ffmpeg -i in.mov -vf "transpose=1" out.mov all .mov files are getting rotated, but what I need is to automatically detect just the rotated videos and change orientation for just those ...
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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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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. ...