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Questions tagged [metadata]

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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From where PDF files got “Created-By” & “Modified-BY” fields

I am moving some of our PDF files from a windows server 2012 file share, to sharepoint online's document library. but i have found that some PDF will have their created-by and modified-by wrongly ...
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Why PDFs files stored inside our windows server 2012 file share, have conflict & multiple properties to store who created and modified it

I am asking this question, as i wanted to migrate some files from our windows server 2012 file share to sharepoint online document library. and i used one of the best migration tools to migrate the ...
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How is file modified and other metadata preserved when file is copied?

When a file is copied from one location to another, say during software installation on Windows, the Created timestamp metadata reflects the date the file was created on the new file system (well ...
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Is there a command to rename a music file with its meta data?

I’m a DJ and I’m renaming 5000 music files for future gigs. I’m looking for a way to rename these files in the format: [artist/artists name] - [track title].[file extension] all lowercase Is there ...
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How to use ffmpeg to join MP3s and copy the metadata at the same time?

Various pages on the Internet talk about how to use ffmpeg to join MP3s and copy the tags, but I cannot seem to get it to work properly. Ideally, what would happen is that it would join all the MP3s ...
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How to make Intellisense metadata persistent in Visual Studio Code

I'm using Visual Studio Code for C/C++ development (and I'm very happy with it). However, I'm working on huge C/C++ projects, which makes Intellisense work for a long time before getting all the ...
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How Do I Remove The Meta-data from txt file (Windows 10) [closed]

I am needing to remove the meta-data from a text file on my computer how would i go about doing this, what software would i use, preferably freeware
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Copy metadata (date taken) from photo (jpg) into video file metadata (creation date)

I have a big bunch of pictures and videos (20000+) and all videos in there I use ffmpeg to convert videos from my camera (and I forget to preserve metadata). With previous online service (flicker) I ...
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FFMPEG how to set metadata languages names in .MXF video file

I would like to re-mux an .MXF video file with 2 audio tracks naming them (ITA and ENG) and save an .MXF. I can do that exporting a .MOV video file but can't with .MXF I'm using this code: ffmpeg -...
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Hyperlink (or at least easily searchable ID) **to** mail

I wondered if there is a possibility to create a link (or similar, see below) in a word processor pointing to a message, event etc. in Thunderbird on Win or Ubuntu. So far I found (and did not solve ...
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Is there a tool which allows me to remove all metadata chunks for a WAV file? [closed]

I'm working with a large number of WAV files, and most of them contain one or more chunks of metadata which I'd like to remove. I don't really need to write new data into them, but I'd like at least ...
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Git Metadata Integrity Checks?

I was wondering today how well git ensures the integrity of its metadata and I am a bit surprised by what I encountered. I used the following simple setup for testing: Two working repositories, ...
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Keep equirectangular side-data when using video filter on 360 Video in ffmpeg

I have a 360° Video and want to shift it sideways using ffmpeg so that the default viewpoint when opening the video in a player is shifted. I found this question (How to offset a video horizontally in ...
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FFMPEG: After inserting multiple subtitle files into a MKV, it only saves the language metadata of the first 4 files

I know this is a very specific question, I've spent the entire morning figuring out how to insert srt subtitles into a mkv file using FFMPEG And I sort of figured out how to do it and it works. I'm ...
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How to automatically remove all meta data from file(s) using Linux OS?

On daily basis dozen of files arrive at my virtual desktop and they find their way to their next destination on: Cloud mailbox shared_folders mobile_devices etc I have noticed that some of them ...
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Extracting metadata from wav files

I was curious if there is a way to extract metadata from wav files. For instance, can you get bpm, key, instrument, etc. from a .wav file on upload?
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When embedding cover art as a tag to audio files, is the same image copied to each file?

Modern audio formats supporting saving album cover art as metadata. Is the same image always copied to all tracks, increasing overall file size? The same picture would be multiplied by dozens and even ...
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FFMPEG read multiple audio tracks for volume,silence or stats

I need to be able to analyse a video file containing multiple audio tracks and output the results to a text file. I know there are several filters which could give me the results I'm after, but I'm ...
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Copying to an NTFS filesystem on a remote machine while presevering metadata

I want to copy a bunch of files to a NTFS partition on a remote machine while presevering the file dates. Preserving metadata on a local copy is already tricky on an NTFS filesytem: $ cp -p testfile /...
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Paths and names of Deleted files

Accidentally deleted my whole second hard drive with files on it. It was full of games and videos I just don't know which ones. What I want to know is can I find out what files I deleted? Are the file ...
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Do empty folders take up space?

Folders have metadata such as name, date modified, permissions, etc. Is it possible to fill up a whole drive with only empty folders?
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Make Document Properties Required for Word 2013

There seems to be a solution for this problem, but only for Word 97-2003, per this post: Making MS Word show a dialog asking for document properties I have it setup so that when a user opens a file ...
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Write HFS+ formatted drive image to smaller capacity drive on Linux

I imaged a potentially defective 1TB hard disk drive containing about 270GB worth of actual data, using ddrescue, on a Lubuntu live system. The recovery is 99.9% complete, there's only a 52KB area ...
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How to use ffmpeg to add 3D metadata to a SBS Full Frame video without reencoding?

Ok so, I've been searching around for how to do this, but I've had no luck. I have an SBS Full Frame 3D MP4 that is 648x720p per eye (1296x720p "raw" resolution). I want to use ffmpeg to add metadata ...
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How do I tag text with metadata for later filtering in a long document? [closed]

I have some large PDFs on the order of a few thousand pages each. Instead of searching constantly with Ctrl+F or keeping a directory of page numbers, I was wondering if there's some simple way to tag ...
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If I have a .opus file, how can I use FFmpeg to set the album art?

If I have a .opus file, how can I use FFmpeg to set the album art? I've had success with: ffmpeg -i Pogo.mp3 -i StellarDrone.png -map 0:0 -map 1:0 -codec copy -id3v2_version 3 -metadata:s:v title="...
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FFMPEG Adding Metadata to an .mp3 From .mp3 Input?

If I start off with a .mp3 file, how can I add metadata to it? I'm aware of the -metadata title="Some Title" -metadata artist="Someone" formatting, but not sure how this can be applied to a .mp3 file,...
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ffmpeg audio stream map loses metadata

I'm trying to map audio streams directly from the input file to the output without touching them at all, but the output file loses any metadata they had before. This command should just take the ...
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Can't add metadata Tag to .mkv video in file explorer because I need permission from myself to modify the file

I'm on Win 10 1709. I can modify, delete, and rename files but can't add tags. Windows says I need permission from myself to modify the file when tagging. Below is a .gif of the issue. I already ...
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Is there a way to spoof the date metadata on folders?

I have a collection of CreativeCommons music on a USB, that I used a digital TV to listen to, but its default media player is a bit limited. It offers only two list orders (data and alphabetic), which ...
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Can I add “lyrics” to a .amr-file? (Similar how one can add lyrics to mp3s and other formats)

Can I add lyrics as metadata to amr-files? I am gonna run a bunch of .amr-files through a speech-to-text engine. I want to embed the resulting text into the original files. Does the amr-format ...
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GIMP - how to view the DICOM header of DICOM images?

I can open a DICOM image file using GIMP but unfortunately I cannot find a way to view it's DICOM header. I have tried the "Image -> View Metadata" with no avail (I can see there only the Exif, XMP ...
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yum clean metadata gives no more mirrors to try error

I am updating few rpms multiple times. Right after configuring the repository I run the 'yum clean metadata' command. However it seems that this command doesn't work every time and I get the error - '...
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Exiftool's “-tagsfromfile” does not help recover all metadata (#iphone)

This is a long standing practical problem (more than one year). I always want to finish it, but every time I tried I failed. I have consulted several threads for it. I have a bunch of daily-life ...
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Append file path to metadata in Word 2010

I have several million documents that we are moving from our file store to a document management system. Once we have moved these documents I would like the users to be able to see the original file ...
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Is there such a thing as expiration date in EXIF datas?

In the EXIF data, we have such fields as the time the picture was taken, the location it was taken,.. My company use large quantities of photographies. Due to regulations about private data's, those ...
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Updating mp4 chapter times and names with ffmpeg?

I'm trying to add custom chapters with ffmpeg to an mp4 file by extracting the metadata file and following this guide. However, when I edit the metadata file to change any of the chapter names, the ...
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How to upload documents (PDFs) anonymously?

Backgroud history I have a drive folder link, where I want to upload some PDFs anonymously. I am using the VPN of Opera. I want to share my solution for several lessons with my fellow students. Our ...
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Duplicate file for iTunes without wasting disk space?

I'm looking to put the same track in iTunes into multiple albums for organisational purposes. Obviously the easy way to do this is to just duplicate the file and rename it's ID3 tags. However it's a ...
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Why does ffmeg not write id3 tags?

I currently use the following command to pipe a number of .ogg files through ffmpeg for x in *.ogg; do ffmpeg -i "$x" -ab 320k -write_id3v2 1 "`basename "$x" .ogg`.mp3"; done It works and prints out ...
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Trouble Installing Git TagEditor Project?

There is a project from github that I can't seem to install after cloning it. (https://github.com/Martchus/tageditor). I've tried looking for install.sh scripts, but can't find any, the README file ...
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Change rotation flag in MP4 video (without losing metadata)

I just want to change the rotation flag in a .mp4 video file. Many similar questions exist, most answers suggest using ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -map_metadata 0 -metadata:s:v rotate=90 -codec copy output....
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Read only one Tag from MP4 Metadata

On my Desktop PC with Ubuntu i use gpodder for Dowloading my Podcasts. The Dwnloads are renamed automatically. After that i re-encode the files into mp3 and use eyeD3 to set the file name as title tag....
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Create custom metadata to be read from external application

I've seen all sorts of topics and advice about adding content controls to a document with predefined values. What I want to do is the other way around and I haven't been able to find out how to do it. ...
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Is it possible to get FFMPEG to fix files that aren't reporting basic metadata in Windows file details?

I am using the Folder.GetDetailsOf method of the Windows FileSystemObject to extract basic information (duration, frame width, frame height, etc.) from various video files on my computer. That method ...
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btrfs HUGE metadata allocation

This question is almost the same as btrfs: HUGE metadata allocated , except for the magnitude of data size on the partition, and a new version of linux kernel 4.4 . I'm trying to make an full-image ...
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How we can add meta in wordpress without using any tool?

I have a WordPress website of my client, but he is not sharing me admin password as well as not adding any plugins. How can I add meta( Keyword, title, and description) in my website? Is there an ...
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How to edit the (metadata) “comments” field of a folder?

Any idea how to edit that "comments" field? Is there a tweak available that would allow to simply click on the comment field to edit it?
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Where does the Metadata of Blocks in RAID is stored?

I am very excited to Know about Data centers, then I came across RAID systems. My Questions may be very Silly, Please bear with me. Generally in any RAID Level > 0, Ex: RAID 5 How does the Operation ...
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Using ffmpeg to modify iTunes specific metadata

I'm currently trying to use ffmpeg to modify .mp4 file metadata. I can ffmpeg to set metadata tags like "Title" and "Genre", but I'm trying to access specific fields that iTunes accesses when ...