When I open a renamed voice memo file (macOS or iOS generated) in VLC, the playlist name shown is the one generated by Voice Memos (usually the last know location of the machine on which the memo was recorded*). When changing the filename of the memo, the playlist name stays the one that was generated by the Voice Memos app.
Checking the metadata with various standard terminal tools†, does not show the Voice Memos generated name (which I thought should be a metadata) from where VLC fetches the playlist name.
Here is how to reproduce the "issue":
- Record a voice memo with the iOS Voice Memos app°;
- Transfert the file to a Mac (e.g., with AirDrop);
- Rename the file to whatever you wish;
- Open the file with VLC;
- In my case, in VLC, the playlist name of the Voice Memos will be the one given by the Voice Memos app for iOS and not the filename.
- Where is the name given by the Voice Memos app (which should be a metadata) stored?
- How can I change above-mentioned metadata so it is reflected in VLC's playlist name?
*That option can be changed in Preferences (macOS) or Settings (iOS).
†I did not test with
exiftool because it is not standard on macOS.
°In macOS voice memos are stored in
- macOS Monterey 12.4
- Voice Memos 2.3 for macOS
- iOS 15.4.1