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I have problem sorting videos in VLC because it is using the metadata title to sort them, but they all have the same title. Which is why I want to remove all metadata, especially titles.

How can I achieve this easiest and safest? I have over 2000 video files to process and I dont want to break them in the process.

The video files are in format .avi, .mp4, .mkv, .wmv, and more.

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    ffmpeg -i in.mov -map_metadata -1 -c:v copy -c:a copy out.mov works from the FFmpeg answer, but it creates own title. I need to remove the title completely, so it would display just the filename (not with the folder path). How could i do this? – Rookie Jun 15 '14 at 11:27
  • Same problem with vlc android.. – bh_earth0 Apr 15 '18 at 16:12
  • In Windows Explorer select all the video files you want to modify (you may want to do it in a few sets if you're dealing with 1000's of files).
  • Right-click one of them and choose Properties.
  • Slect the Details tab.
  • Click the Remove Properties and Personal Information link.
  • Choose what you want to remove and hit OK.

Metadata Removal Dialogs

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    In my window there is no checkboxes, but neither did "create a copy with all possible properties removed" work. No metadata was removed. – Rookie Jun 15 '14 at 11:16
  • Looks like the suggested duplicate has better working answer, but it still isnt what i wanted; it creates own title from the filename, but i want to keep my filename as title. – Rookie Jun 15 '14 at 11:26
  • that is great! why isn't it answer yet??? really nice solution... without any additional software. – Flash Thunder Jun 3 '17 at 16:05
  • You won't see the checkboxes if your selection includes a file that doesn't have this metadata. Try to select only mp4, wmv files to see if the checkboxes show up. I noticed that mkv and avi files don't show the checkboxes. – Amit Naidu Oct 5 '17 at 21:14

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