FFmpeg metadata not showing in Windows?



FFmpeg is a powerful open-source tool for creating, editing, and converting digital audio and video files. It is used by professionals and hobbyists alike, and is an integral part of many multimedia workflows.

One of the most useful features of FFmpeg is its ability to embed metadata into audio and video files. Metadata can include important information such as titles, descriptions, artist information, and more. However, some users have reported difficulty in viewing metadata embedded with FFmpeg on Windows computers.

The most common cause of this problem is that Windows does not natively support the type of metadata embedded by FFmpeg. Windows does not recognize the metadata format created by FFmpeg, so the embedded information will not show up in the file information window or in the properties of the file.

Fortunately, there is an easy solution to this problem. FFmpeg has a built-in feature that allows you to export the embedded metadata into a separate file. This file can then be imported into Windows, allowing the embedded metadata to be viewed in the file information window and in the properties of the file.

To export and import the metadata, open the FFmpeg program. Then, select the file that contains the embedded metadata and click “Export Metadata”. A dialog box will appear, allowing you to select the output format. Select “Windows ID3 Tag” and click “OK”. The embedded metadata will be exported to a separate file with a .id3 extension.

Next, open the file in the Windows Explorer. Right-click the file and select “Properties” from the menu. Click the “Details” tab, and you should see the metadata embedded in the file. You can also view the metadata in the file information window by selecting “View” and then “Details”.

It is important to note that the embedded metadata will not appear in the Windows Explorer until the file is imported. To import the metadata, right-click the file and select “Properties” from the menu. Then, click the “Details” tab and click “Import Metadata”. A dialog box will appear, allowing you to select the file containing the embedded metadata. Select the .id3 file and click “OK”. The embedded metadata will now appear in the file information window and in the properties of the file.

In conclusion, embedded metadata created with FFmpeg can be viewed on Windows computers by exporting the metadata to a separate file and then importing it into Windows. This process is quick and easy, and will allow users to access and view the valuable information embedded in their files.

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