How to edit the file properties of MP4 files

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How to edit the file properties of MP4 files
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MP4, or MPEG-4 Part 14, is a common media format used to digital video files and streaming audio. You can add or delete basic files properties--such as "album", "artist", or "subtitles"--using your computer's operating system (specifically, Windows Explorer). Using a third-party program (such as File Property Edit), you can edit more advanced settings such as the "File Creation Date."

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  • File Property Edit

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  1. 1

    Find the file you want to edit.

  2. 2

    Right-click the file and select "Properties."

  3. 3

    Click the "Details" tab. Enter the property information that you want filled in.

  4. 4

    Click "Apply" to apply the changes. Click "OK" to confirm the changes.

  1. 1

    Download the File Property Edit software from the "Resources" section below. Save the file to your desktop. Double-click the "EXE" to begin the installation.

  2. 2

    Click "Next" Click "I Accept" to accept the license agreement. Click "Next" to install the program to your default hard drive. Click "Install" to complete the installation.

  3. 3

    Place a check next to "Run File Property Edit" and click "Finish."

  4. 4

    Click the "Add Files" button. Select the files you want to edit.

  5. 5

    Click the tabs ("File Attributes," "Change File Time," etc.) that correspond with the properties that you want to edit. Click the "Apply Changes" button to confirm the changes.

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