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 is the “sep=” metadata you can add to CSVs?

While trying to find out how to get CSVs to open correctly in Excel on a Spanish PC (belonging to a customer) I found many answers recommending using sep=, at the top of the file: Easiest way to ...
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Synchronize music ratings between iTunes and Windows Explorer

I want to synchronize my file ratings between iTunes and Windows Explorer. I have found one utility--Orzeszek Ratings--that synchronizes between iTunes => Windows Media Player => iTunes. However, it ...
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Batch populate JPEG IPTC keyword from csv or txt file

I have 50,000-plus JPG files which I've tagged for easy lookup by user-selected keywords. The database which matches image files with their keywords is proprietary and utility-specific. I want to ...
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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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Analyze EPS metadata - Distinguish between Freehand EPS and Illustrator EPS

I want to analyze a few thousand EPS files and sort them according to their application in which they have been created (in my case Freehand or Illustrator). I know that the the information is stored ...
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Copy creation_date metadata when converting video with ffmpeg

I want to convert a bunch of old videos to H.264 to save space, but ffmpeg always drops the creation date, no matter what fancy -map_metadata variations I use. This is obviously a huge dealbreaker for ...
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Can I configure VLC to automatically organize my music library like iTunes does?

iTunes has the "keep iTunes music files organized" option, which automatically uses the metadata to sort the music files into folders organized by artist and album. Is there any way to do this in ...
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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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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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Change video metadata

I have downloaded some videos that contain title metadata, which contains rubbish text. This unfortunately causes vlc to display the title metadata when the video is played, instead of the file name. ...
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How do I sort photos from two identical smartphones based on exif data?

Description of Problem: I use Dropbox to synchronize photos from my smartphone to my laptop. I have used a command-line utility in the past called jhead to automatically sort and rename the photos ...
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Removing metadata with PowerPoint 2011

I'm looking for a solution to remove metadata from .PPTX files on Mac with PowerPoint 2011. On Windows, there is a Microsoft utility called Document Inspector. Does anyone know of anything similar on ...
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How to add metadata (source of the dataset) to a file (dataset)?

I usually have to download datasets from websites through a point-and-click system that is difficult to replicate in a Makefile. In these cases, I want to include as much metadata about how I ...
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imported or copied photos and videos show incorrect date taken in windows 8.1

I've been using Dropbox to store my pictures and videos for the past 3 years, various tools ranging from direct copy / paste from the SD card, import using Camera and Scanner Wizard and most often ...
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Batch metadata and text extraction of pdf files

I have a set of PDF files, all of which contain text. However, some of these files were somehow not created properly; the selectable text is not searchable or convertible to plain text (the resulting ...
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Ffmpeg not copying location metadata

I'm converting vidoes and even though I"m using -map_metadata 0 ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -map_metadata 0 output.mp4 The above code defaults to libx264/libvo_aacenc. The location metadata is not copied, ...
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Mixed results writing M4A metadata

Given this file I am having mixed results writing metadata. For example this command ffmpeg -i confetti.mp4 -c copy -f adts - | ffmpeg -i - -c copy -bsf aac_adtstoasc -movflags faststart \ ...
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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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Metadata editor for quicktime (.mov) files

My photo camera records video as .mov files. They have some metadata (in the XMP format?), which I can read using exiftool. For example, to get only the metadata related to dates/times I can do: $ ...
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Can Adobe Bridge metadata be transferred to iTunes?

I'm thinking of using Adobe Bridge as my digital media manager (ebooks, audio, video, etc), as it's really powerful when it comes to managing and organizing stuff, and it has some cool features that I ...
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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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Which wiki toolkit has the greatest support for data freedom?

Our dev team has poured a lot of knowledge into a Sharepoint wiki. The experience has made me a convert to the core ideas of a wiki - ease of link/page creation, metadata, search tools, versioning, ...
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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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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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Global columns playlist sorting script for Foobar2000?

I use Columns UI and Columns Playlist, and there is a sorting algorithm that is prioritizing artist name above all else, so it's messing up the track order and putting them in a 2,4,6,8,1,3,5,7 order. ...
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Modifying properties/metadata of .mkv files

I tried to modify the Tags property by right-clicking an .mkv file and then selecting Properties - Details, like I did for other filetypes (like .mp4), but I was not able to do the same in that case. ...
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Set PDF File Metadata from the Mac BASH Command Line / Script

Is it possible to set a PDF File's Metadata (Author = "Fred Smith" and Title = "This is my Book") from the Mac BASH Command Line or Script?
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How to read pdf custom properties using Powershell

I am trying to read custom Document properties of PDF file using PowerShell script. I could able to read Microsoft documents, but I am unable to read PDF metadata. Your reply is highly appreciated. I ...
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“Navicat for PostgreSQL” gives error “80070003: PrectServer2 not connected” when attempting to autocomplete with materialized views

For some reason I get the error "gives error "80070003: PrectServer2 not connected" when Navicat tries to autocomplete. Take the following example select co.| from visualize.co_mention co When the ...
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How do I set the options to view the photo metadata when I put thumb drive into pc

How do I set the options in Windows 10 to view the photo metadata when I put thumb drive into PC? I can see the metadata in Windows 7 but not in Windows 10.
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Changing meta data

I would like to know if someone can change the date of when a document was scanned to a computer. For example, If you alter a document and then rescan it and somehow put an old date on the newly ...
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Is linking cover Images to MP3 and FLAC files instead of embedding them possible

Like the title says is it possible, since i think it's redundant to have have the same images in each file of an album. I always have all the songs of an album in the same folder so i was hoping that ...
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Can I find the previous (not last) modification time in NTFS?

A file was modified in a text editor and saved. Modification and access time changed, creation time was left untouched. I need to find out the modification time before the edit. Is it somehow ...
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How to use WinHex to Copy File From Drive to Drive?

How can I copy $Extend from A: to B: with WinHex? The program shows the folder in the drive, and has a copy, but no paste? I'm new to WinHex. Both drives are NTFS formatted, and I am using Windows ...
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How do I search for metadata on Windows Server 2003?

At my workplace we have (and cannot change for the moment) a server running Windows Server 2003 and a bunch of clients running Windows 7 Pro. We need to access to pictures on the server from every ...
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Does Microsoft Access have a “Document Information Panel” like other Office programs?

I really like the "Document Information Panel" that is available in Microsoft Office programs like Word and Excel. Does this feature exist somewhere in Access too? If not, is there a way to replicate ...
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How to manually add and edit metadata in a mp4 file

I need to edit/add metadata in a mp4 file, I know their are applications to do this for me, but they are all quite slow. I have looked up how the metadata is stored but there are no clear answers on ...
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How do I view an MP3 or WAV's author, track name, date, and other metadata?

I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. I've exported a sound file as a WAV from Audacity setting the author name, track name, and year (not sure why this is called year and not date, theoretically ...
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Why does Adobe Acrobat Pro DC sanitize and remove hidden information double document size?

I'm using Adobe Acrobat Pro DC on Mac OS X Yosemite and find that when I run the Sanitize or Remove Hidden Information tools the document size grows dramatically. For example, my Acrobat file of 21 ...
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FFmpeg - Transcode video and keep original EXIF metadata in the transcoded file?

I am trying to transcode a video from a .mov (recorded with the iPhone) and add the original metadata (EXIF) to transcoded file, how can I achieve that? The original video contains EXIF metadata, etc. ...
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How to change scan type / field order in video's metadata?

VLC plays my 50i H.264 MOV incorrectly when I try to do Deinterlace = on and Deinterlace mode = Yadif 2x. The video is jumpy like crazy. Looks like it's detecting the field order incorrectly. So what ...
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How can Recovery tools recover file's metadata?

According to articles about File system on Wikipedia, file's metadata should be saved in area of file system itself so if we format that drive, it's file table and file system will be erased though ...
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Windows: how to enable tags on old image files?

I have a lot of old photos which I want to tag. For cross-platform compatibility, I want to use IPTC Keywords for tagging. As far as I read, the native Windows photo tagging capabilities use IPTC ...
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How can I extract metadata (particularly length) from a folder of many audio files in Windows 7?

I have a folder with hundreds of audio files, and the main information I want is the length. I can view it in Windows explorer, but I don't know how to extract it to put it into an Excel file so I can ...
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Why formatted flash memory has used space

I format my flash memory and select its file system format as FAT32 : And then take a look at the flash memory drive properties : As you see above, there is a 16KB used space. I change ...
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Shrinking NTFS drives (in virtual machines)

Sometimes it’s useful to shrink the drive image of a VM to reduce wasted space on the host. We do this by defragmenting and compacting the contents of the virtual drive, wiping the free space, then ...
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OS X uploads .mp4 as quicktime? Changes metadata

I'm running into a rather peculiar issue uploading .mp4 from any browser on OS X. I'm using ffmpeg to convert files and .mp4's uploaded from OS X are causing issues. First off, the file I'm uploading ...
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Rename PDF file using its metadata

When I download a paper from Google Scholar it has a nonsense filename. Is there any way to automatically rename filename of a PDF file to its title? I would like do this using context menu in Windows ...
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FFmpeg. Generating .ts files and adding metadata to them

Before I was following the steps: Create some metadata: id3taggenerator -o 1.id3 -artist "Emma Stone" id3taggenerator -o 2.id3 -artist "Patricia Clarkson" Create a file saying where to place the ...
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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 ...