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How to Edit Video Metadata

Updated March 23, 2017

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.

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  1. Launch Adobe Flash.

  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. 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."

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

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

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

  7. Launch Windows Media Player.

  8. 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.

  9. 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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About the Author

An avid technology enthusiast, Steve Gregory has been writing professionally since 2002. With more than 10 years of experience as a network administrator, Gregory holds an Information Management certificate from the University of Maryland and is pursuing MCSE certification. His work has appeared in numerous online publications, including Chron and GlobalPost.

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