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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Hive Metastore Standalone Usage

I installed and ran the Metastore Server standalone, without installing Hive. However, I cannot find any documentation about the thrift network API for communicating with the server. I need to be able ...
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Is there a way to bulk change meta data on files?

I have a bunch of music. My files have the correct name. 'Mozart - Lacrimosa' but when I right click on the file and go to properties, the title is set to 'mozart_kv_626_lacrimosa' and I have hundreds ...
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Where the per-user metadata gets saved by dnf on fedora?

While the another QA states the metadata is stored under /var/cache/dnf/ and /var/cache/PackageKit/. It looks dnf also saves per-user metadata somewhere. Where is that location? If I create a new ...
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How to prevent recovering metadata when using ExifTool?

When using exiftool -all:all= file.pdf this message appears: ExifTool PDF edits are reversible. Deleted tags may be recovered! Can tag recovery be prevented when ExifTool is used? Can it just wipe/...
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Date Accessed Field Not Updating WIndows 10

I've added the "Date Accessed" field to windows file explorer, however, it is not updating when opening media files (pictures, videos, etc.) I've edited the "ntfsDisableLastAccess" registry key to "...
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How much is one month of my Facebook data worth? [closed]

First of all I am not sure this is the place (if it isnt, please direct me to the correct place to ask this question) but here I go: Since Facebook makes money from selling your data to advertisers ...
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Is there a way to permanently attach a text to any files? (Kind of metadata “comment” that couldn't be deleted by accident)

I want to store important text with some media files (mainly pictures, video, audio). For instance, in video files, I want to add a description of the main points and their time to have a quick ...
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Duration data missing from Video files

I have video files that used to have a duration column displayed in Win 10 File Explorer. However - recently, the column disappeared and when I re-selected it, all data was missing. When I opened one ...
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Windows Media Player - Missing ID3 tags on some ripped CD tracks

Consider that you have WMP configured to automatically rip CDs when they are inserted. You insert a CD WMP starts ripping it, and also starts looking up the CD metadata online. During the lookup ...
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Copy all metadata (file and video) and non-video streams from one video to another

This is somewhat similar to this question, but a bit more complex. Using ffmpeg to copy metadata from one file to another I have two videos. Video 1 - original from camera with streams and metadata ...
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How do I know what version of Office I have?

When asking a question on this SuperUser site, it is helpful to include a tag for the particular version of the software being used, like microsoft-excel-2007, microsoft-excel-2010, microsoft-excel-...
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Injecting 360 video metadata with ffmpeg

I'm working on a library that injects/embeds/writes metadata into a .mp4 file to allow the video to be displayed correctly as a 360 video. The input file is a standard .mp4 file in the equirectangular ...
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Which metadata fields Windows 10 Photo App uses while importing?

My GoPro had a depleted battery, and its date was reset. I edited the exif "Creation Date" field. Using the file explorer properties dialog I can see that it was correctly edited, But when I try to ...
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youtube-dl '--add-metadata' not writing all metadata on Windows 8.1

I have the latest version of youtube-dl installed as a environment variable for easy access in Command Prompt; I'd like to be able to simply type youtube-dl, then paste a link after it, all while ...
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Installation issue with Hadoop/Snappy on MacOS

I try to install hadoop on one machine with snappy support but meet with the issue below. How to solve it? hadoop checknative -a 19/07/29 16:47:31 DEBUG util.NativeCodeLoader: Trying to load the ...
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Adding metadata on images gives error [ERROR 0x88982F72 :Failed to read from the stream]

On adding details on a jpeg images like title,tags etc gives the following error(Windows 10 /64 bit)- ERROR 0x88982F72 :Failed to read from the stream I have changed the security settings to "FULL ...
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Does any picture file format embed author, title etc.?

Does any picture file format embed author, title etc.? I'm currently playing with ffmpeg and such info ships with a video file and I thought it useful. I was wondering if an image file can also ...
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Changing the description of a shortcut?

Here. I can't change the file tags/metadata of a shortcut file I made. I'm the admin, and I've already tried changing permissions on the file, that doesn't seem to be the problem. I need some help ...
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Turn OFF auto-adding file path as default alternative text for inserted images in Microsoft Office Word

I lately converted a microsoft office Word file (docx) to a pdf file, to find out that once you put the cursor over certain images, you can see the original path of the image imported in the word ...
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What are the commands in FFmpeg that can be used to fill in the MP3 metadata with my own data?

What are the commands in FFmpeg that can be used to fill in the MP3 metadata with my own data? For example, currently I'm using ffmpeg to encode an audio file from MP3 (320k) to MP3 (128k). These ...
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Edited song info in VLC - now won't open in any other player

Basically what it says in the title. I have a CD ripped to WMA with Windows Media Player, which I opened with VLC Media Player in order to edit the track info. Apparently it uses an unusual file ...
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Can I get exiftool to list which types of metadata each file has?

Some types of files can have more than one type of metadata. For instance, a single JPEG file could have Exif, IPTC, and XMP metadata. Exiftool seems to be the most powerful metadata extraction and ...
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how to parse an oracle DDL script?

My problem is that I need to key in details of a list of DDL script into my metadata table but due to the size of the file, it is difficult to do it one by one. I would like to check is there any way ...
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How do you download an image embedded in an email in a way that preservers its metadata?

I'm trying to examine the metadata in an image embedded in an email (not an attachment). When I right-click and Save As, the metadata for the image says it was created on today's date. Same when I ...
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ffmpeg - How to prevent innacurate duration when converting from pcm to wav?

I have the following command: ffmpeg -f f32le -ar 44100 -channels 2 -i input.pcm -y -acodec pcm_s16le -f wav output.wav input.pcm is the pcm data that comes from a 2 seconds wav file. However, when ...
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FFmpeg encoder metadata field change?

FFMpeg transcoded prores files show up in Quicktime as ProRes422, but within Premiere they are showing "Lavc57.107.100 prores" in the Compressor metadata field which seems to be the encoder metadata ...
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Adding custom metadata tags to mp4

I have modified the sound track of a 360 video using openshot. The output has lost the 360 metadata tags. I am trying to use ffmpeg to replace them with the following command ffmpeg.exe -i input.mp4 -...
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Pandoc: Metadata

I'm trying to convert a simple HTML file to a PDF, with some metadata inserted. The command I'm using is pandoc test.html -o test.pdf --metadata author:testtesttest Contents of test.html <p>...
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Copying unknown tags with ExifTool

I have some images which I edited in GIMP, which lost some EXIF metadata in the process (and some EXIF tags added, too), so when I'm done I copy all the metadata from the original image into the ...
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script for copying text from txt file into other file´s spotlight commentary (within same folder)

I am not a coder/scripter. thus I am looking for some initial help/clues to solve the problem sketched in the header. I basically have a file-structure: [folder :] ../xyxyxyxy.info [file-1 :]../...
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OBIEE Repository Upload - Metadata lock by another process

When I try to upload the new version of OBIEE Repository, the following message appears: OBIEE error message "Metadata lock already acquired by another process. Waiting for it to be release" If I ...
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ExifTool command for batch copying .mp4 metadata from files to files?

I was surfing the web for a solution, but no thread was working for me. I've compressed multiple mp4 videoclips using HandBrake, thus loosing dateModified etc. What I would want to have is a command ...
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Easiest way to sum numbers in a given format [closed]

I have a long list like this, 26m 26m 27m 28m 28m 28m 29m 29m 29m 2h 0m 2h 10m 2h 10m 2h 17m 2h 19m 2h 21m I want to calculate the total duration using any software, what's the easiest way to do ...
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List the current OS users of Linux VM on Azure Cloud

I want to add the multiple users on my Linux VM on Azure cloud, i could find the instruction on https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/cli/azure/vm/user?view=azure-cli-latest, however strangely enough there'...
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Autogenerate file name from Office template based on properties

Example of what I want to achieve: I got a template file named: TEMPLATE_Report Quality review.dotx I want new documents created using the template (when pressing "Save as") to suggest a file name ...
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prevent files from renaming themselves automatically

-using Mac OSX 10.14.3, I have some script files such as this: #!/opt/local/bin/bash ...do some commands in bash; I use them a lot from the terminal, and want to give them short names without a .sh ...
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Strip x264 copyright information during ffmpeg copy

I am trying to remove the copyright string from the generated mp4 file using ffmpeg (copyright string is already present in avi file). I have an input avi which I'd like to make 'streamable' and ...
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How to write media statistics for all types of video containers using ffmpeg?

I need to write video and audio statistical data like the average bit-rate, frequency of the audio, etc. in-place to the video file while retaining the other metadata like title, comments, etc. Main ...
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Foobar how to change metadata

I just downloaded foobar and it looks amazing. I have nevertheless a small problem. When I right click and anything, I'm getting in the option of the whole panel (meaning the UI?) like here : that's ...
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Searching through symbolic linked files in Windows

I have created a directory which contains some symbolic links of audio files (.mp3, .m4a) from other directories. All the symbolic links I have created are soft links rather than hard links. But I ...
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How do I remove all metadata from a WebM file?

I've tried using ffmpeg, but it seems to keep all the metadata I'm actively looking to remove. I'm looking to remove ALL metadata, including length, bitrate, etc. Before you say this isn't possible, ...
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Installation of Presto Database on the SQL Server

I install presto on webserver and link it to database server. Database server crash , already build it again and install sql. Shall i need to create all the tables again?
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Where can I edit the default video metadata that is store for an iMovie project?

Problem: I upload a series of videos to youtube and therefore I have created a Project in iMovie 10 (macOS). When I share to YouTube I define metadata like title, description, tags, etc. which are ...
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Changing Duration of Mp4 - Hex Editor

Is there a way to make my mp4 file seem to have a longer or shorter duration than it actually has? I tried playing around with an Hex Editor, but being a noob i couldn't make it work.
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How to copy not recognized streams on conversion with FFmpeg?

I am trying to compress some Videos using FFmpeg, that contain multiple streams, some of them not recognized by FFmpeg: Input #0, mov,mp4,m4a,3gp,3g2,mj2, from 'GX010686.MP4': Metadata: ...
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“Error 0x80070057: The parameter is incorrect” when editing JPEG metadata

When trying to change the metadata on the NYT1 2014 MU69 image taken by New Horizons image that I downloaded from a blog post, I get this error: An unexpected error is keeping you from appying ...
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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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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 ...