Clean METATAGS Metadata from movies

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kmaster
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Clean METATAGS Metadata from movies

Post by kmaster » 23 Aug 2018, 10:45

Hello,

I use a lot of plex and also emby.
I was happy to find this great FILEBOT program.
I made the donation and I'm already using the program, but I have some doubts and I did not find it in the forum.

Please, if anyone can help, it will be great for me:
1) Is it possible to use FILEBOT to clean METATAGS Metadata from movies? Thanks for helping.

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Re: Clean METATAGS Metadata from movies

Post by rednoah » 24 Aug 2018, 06:58

What are metatags? Are you talking about mkv / mp4 embedded tags?

FileBot does not modify files, and thus can't change or delete embedded tags. FileBot can write xattr metadata, but those are generally only used by FileBot and not stored in the file content itself.

Tools such as mkvpropedit can be used to modify / strip mkv metadata though. There'll be different tools for different container formats:
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=5047

Using ffmpeg in passthrough mode is also an option:
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=3941#p33981
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Re: Clean METATAGS Metadata from movies

Post by kmaster » 24 Aug 2018, 08:16

Hello,

Yes, that's right, I'm talking about mkv / mp4 embedded tags.

I need to delete tags from more than 300 files.
Which program do you think is best for doing this? Do fastest of all.

Thanks again for your help.

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Re: Clean METATAGS Metadata from movies

Post by rednoah » 24 Aug 2018, 09:21

I'd figure out how to do it for one file with a simple command, and then have a bash script call that command for each file. However, if you're not familiar with the command-line, then that would be very difficult for you though.

Unfortunately, I'm not aware of any easy-to-use GUI tools, though there should be a few options. Haven't looked into it.
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