Information stored in or out of band about a file describing secondary characteristics.

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Copy extended attributes to new file (ffmpeg)

I'm currently trying to decode some video files with ffmpeg on my computer but am not able to make ffmpeg copy the tags from the source file to the destination file. I read through the man page but ...
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Batch modifying file metadata

I'm looking for an application or command line tool that can batch edit file metadata. I have some audio files recorded using a recorder that was off by 1 hour, and I want to modify the creation date ...
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iOS 8 time lapse metadata

Can I inspect a Time Lapse recording to determine over what time interval the capture was taken? The Camera iPhone application does not appear to have any obvious way to access this information.
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Display cover images infuse?

I use infuse to play videos on my iPad. I use Media Center Master to fetch metadata for my files. Now media center master stores these files as metadata: moviename.jpg moviename.xml backdrop.jpg Now ...
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Where is file metadata stored in Mac OS X?

It used to be stored in a resource fork, but I've tried listing the resource forks for files on my computer, and they don't seem to have resource forks. Where is the metadata stored now? Like where ...
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Terminal command to get all of a file's metadata?

Is there any way to get all of the metadata associated with a file in Terminal? By "metadata" I mean things metadata and properties that are not stored in nor derived from the file's contents (i.e., ...
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Retrieving the “Version” attribute of an OSX Application file via Bash

I was initially attempting to do this in Java using the UserDefinedFileAttributeView class but it turns out that is only available on Windows computers (This is being run on OSX) So I switched gears ...
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TV show filename format for automatic handling by iTunes

Is there a format of filenames for TV show mp4 files, such as 'S#E# - EpisodeTitle.mp4' that iTunes detects and automatically update the metadata and sort the files accordingly in my library? I hate ...
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Any way to edit metadata of MKV files (without re-encoding)?

When watching a MKV file from the web in VLC, the title bar (see "#1" in image below) seems to be pulled from metadata, not the filename. If you open the “Get Info” panel in VLC, you can change the ...
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Find the file that corresponds to a certain message in Mail.app?

Every message in Mail.app corresponds to a file in the filesystem (typically located somewhere here /Users/[username]/Library/Mail/V3/[account name]). Is there an easy way to locate the corresponding ...
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How can I get Safari to set kMDItemWhereFroms when using “Save Image to Downloads”?

Specifically in Safari 9.0: when I save an image via right clicking and selecting Save image as... I can specify the downloads folder and the kMDItemWhereFrom data is saved just fine, as revealed both ...
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kMDItemKind queries do not work under El Capitan?

I was trying to perform a query that I am sure it worked in the past: mdfind "kMDItemKind == 'Application' && kMDItemDisplayName == '*Firefox*'" This does not brind any results. The ...
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How do I make my music metadata changes shown up on iOS devices

After I edit a song brought from the iTunes store on my mac, is a there a way for these metadata changes to be synced such that if I download the song from the cloud on my iPhone I get the edited ...
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Metadata on photos lost

I recently updated from iOS 8 to iOS 9 and jailbroke. My device was previously jailbroken and my camera roll was in tact. All the photos were correctly time stamped and the meta data was correct. When ...
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Photo Metadata Editing / Editor

Are there any apps for OS X that can edit photos metadata (such as keywords, etc.) without all the bells and whistles of full stack photo management apps (such as Lightroom, iPhoto, etc.) with the ...
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iTunes reload ID3 metadata

I used an external program to mark the ID3 "BPM" metadata of 8,000 music files. How can I get iTunes to reload metadata from those files? Right now if I just begin playing a file it will recognize ...
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How to Force iTunes To Always Use Articles When Sorting?

iTunes default of ignoring English articles such as 'the' or 'an' or 'a' at the beginning of a Band Name or Song or Album title is driving me completely crazy. You may have noticed that, at least the ...
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CLI Solution - Stripping File Attributes - LSOpenURLsWithRole()

I am getting this error when trying to execute an unsigned application that was downloaded via the native web-browser; Safari.app. LSOpenURLsWithRole() failed with error -10810.. There used to be a ...
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Display PDF version metadata of a PDF file

I am looking for a way to display a PDF file version metadata without having to open the file AcrobatPro. Example: PDF Version 1.4 : I can easily do this on PC: right click on file, properties, select ...
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How to set the narrator option for an audiobook in iTunes

I have imported an m4b file as an audiobook in iTunes and found its metadata lacking, so via the info window I try and edit the metadata, but I cannot edit the 'Narrator' field. Does anyone know a ...
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How to get and set metadata of a m4a file?

I am trying to automate some changes in m4a metadata and would prefer doing it through AppleScript other than popular solutions like mutagen. How can I address m4a files metadata? I need not only ...
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Search images by rating with Spotlight

I and using IPTC metadata to set rating for photos. I would like use OS X Spotlight to search image by rating. I tried to create a "smart folder" in Finder with the following query (I created it with ...
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Import selected items from one iTunes library to another, with metadata

Is it possible to import a few selected items from one iTunes library to another, including their iTunes-specific metadata — ratings, play counts, etc? My specific circumstances: yesterday, I was ...
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Replace iTunes playcount with previous library using Applescript loop

After updating my iTunes library to iCloud, the play count of some has been messed up. I was thinking of fixing the missing data by using an Apple Script loop. The loop should scan the playcount of ...
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Use EXIF Create-Date instead of Modify-Date in Photos.app

I know I can change basically any kind of metadata in image files with exiftool, but what if I have already imported pictures into Photos’ database and realize that they contain wrong or unwanted ...
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How disable Google Chrome 43 OSX extended attribute?

This extended attribute is fak for me. I download with Google Chrome 500file. All have in OSX finder this extended attribute. Where can I disable extended attribute on OSX 10.10?
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Can QuickTime X display embedded SMTPE timecode?

I have audio and video files that contain embedded SMPTE timecode. If I recall correctly, clicking the time display in QuickTime 7 toggled between the elapsed time of the clip, in mm:ss format ...
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Finder Tags - Never Been Tagged Vs.Tagged and the Untagged

There seems to be a metadata difference between folder and files that have never had a tag applied and those that have had tags that were removed. As if there was a metadata state that is not ...
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Creating Smart Folders (perhaps programmatically) based on photo IPTC metadata?

I have thousands of photos with IPTC metadata -- I'm mostly interested in the star-ratings and the tags -- and I'd like to create folders for those images that automatically stay in sync as I change ...
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Applescript (PDF to iTunes): How to extract and/or write metadata with special characters? Help please :-)

INTRODUCTION Hello there, Like always, I want to put in front that I'm not a script expert. I'm not even a basic coder. I just try to learn, little by little about coding when I have these ...
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Importing into Photos: Unable to get metadata

I'm switching to using Photos and I'm trying to import all my old photos. I select them all in Finder and drag them into Photos, some import and for some I get the error "Unable to get metadata". ...
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Set file metadata attribute values

I'm trying to set the values of some file metadata attributes in OS X Yosemite - kMDItemDateAdded and kMDItemLastUsedDate - the values of which can be shown using mdls <filename>. I'm trying to ...
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Where is the 'label/tag' metadata stored? Specifically 'kMDItemLabel'

I have migrated data from an old (MS Windows) server to a new storage but the label/tag data for files is displaying, but not for folders. Is the metadata for the folders stored in the .DS_Store ...
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How do i fix the Album Select for syncing?

I want to put up my entire collection of music in iTunes however i am begining to realize that i wont have the space for all of it. Alot of the soundtracks i have are Drama CD's which i could remove ...
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Is there any way to re-enable the “old style” iTunes metadata editing window in version 12.1.0.50?

Short Question: Versions of iTunes 12 previously allowed users to use the “old style” iTunes metadata editing window layout when clicking alt/option and selecting “Get Info…”. That has seemingly ...
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iphone view picture date

Since this took me awhile to find and a few of the apps here are old I thought I would share several iphone date viewing apps. The ones I have tried: Exif Wizard Good app that I have used for ...
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How do I get back the old metadata editor in iTunes 12?

I think the title is pretty self-explanatory.
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How do you start and stop the Spotlight server in Yosemite?

There are many forums answering this question for previous versions of MAC OSX, but 10.10 doesn't seem to have the service 'com.apple.metadata.mds.plist' in /System/Library/LaunchDaemons. It has 3 ...
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iBooks series metadata

In iBooks on 10.10, books can have series metadata as shown in the image. What metadata do I need to add to an external epub (i.e. not from ibook store) so that it can be displayed as a series?
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How to make your email signature work well with iOS 8 data detectors in mail?

I have noticed that with iOS 8, that some mails come up with the 'contact information' at the top of the mail. This is super handy when you want to quickly add a new contact from the e-mail. The ...
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How to “archive” iTunes files with all metadata?

I recently decided to do a big cleanup of my iTunes library. I am low on disk space and have quite a bit of music that I haven't listened to since I was a much younger man, but I can't bring myself to ...
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How do I tell the iOS Music app to regenerate its metadata?

To clear storage space in order to upgrade to iOS 8, I went to Settings/General/Usage/Manage Storage/Music on my iPad and deleted all my music (I have it all stored in iTunes on my Mac at home.) I ...
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How to sync EXIF data and date information from iPhoto to original files and flickr

I've recently started a process of scanning old photo albums. I had settled into a nice workflow scanning a few images at a time and using iPhoto to add descriptions and change the dates, thinking ...
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Usb drive is constantly active: why?

I recently bought a large USB drive and stored about 300GB of new data on it.1 I haven't changed anything on the drive, and I'm not reading any files right now. But the drive is active -- I hear the ...
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Change file kind / kMDItemContentType

I have two text files with no extension and made them executable. Both are set to open with Terminal app. However one file is shown as kind "Text" and the other one as "executeable unix file". if I ...
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Music player program that reads star ratings from Windows

I used Winamp on Windows. This allowed me to rate songs using a 5 star system. These star ratings are stored in the files as metadata. I could view the star rating in file properties in Winamp and ...
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Tag and Metadata searching doesn't work in Spotlight

There's a problem with searching for a tags and metadata e.g. kind:movie in my Spotlight. Actually, it doesn't work even tag:Red in Spotlight. It's weird, because I can search easy using Finder, but ...
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How to refresh metadata in iTunes?

I've updated much of my songs' metadata using MusicBrainz Picard and it's successfully updated in the .mp3 files. However, a song's updated metadata is not reflected in iTunes until I play it. Is ...
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Refresh iTunes metadata on songs purchased from the iTunes store

I have a bunch of single songs from the iTunes store (Starbucks Pick of the Week) and in a misguided attempt to get them to organize them the way I wanted, I screwed up much of the metadata for these ...
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How can I merge iTunes libraries while keeping metadata?

A tale of my iTunes libraries: Getting songs on the iTunes store on my mid-2002 eMac (Mac OS X 10.1 Cheetah installed, 10.2 Jaguar updater thrown in the box) Updated to 10.3 Panther, then 10.4 Tiger ...