How to Edit Video Metadata

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How to Edit Video Metadata
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If one of your video files has incorrect or missing information displayed when it is being played, you can edit the video's metadata to correct the information. A video file's metadata is a collection of data that describes the specifics of the video. The video's name, creation date, file format and viewing time are examples of the metadata that is found in a video file. Most video player applications allow users to edit the metadata of videos using their editing utility or control panel.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


    Adobe Flash

  1. 1

    Launch Adobe Flash.

  2. 2

    Click "File," and select "Open" from the drop-down list. Navigate to the Flash video file you want to edit and click the "Open" button.

  3. 3

    Click "File," and select "File Info" from the drop-down list. The File Info box opens containing the video's metadata. Edit the metadata in the box and click "Save."

    VLC Media Player

  1. 1

    Launch VLC Media Player, and then navigate to the video file you want to edit.

  2. 2

    Right-click on the video file and select "Information" from the pop-up window. The Media Information window opens.

  3. 3

    Click the "Extra Metadata" tab and edit the metadata. Click the "Save Metadata" button when you are finished editing.

    Windows Media Player

  1. 1

    Launch Windows Media Player.

  2. 2

    Click the "Library" tab, and then right-click the video file's metadata information you want to edit, such as the artist name or the title of the video.

  3. 3

    Select "Edit" from the pop-up list, and then edit the metadata information. Press the "Enter" key to save the new information.

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