How to Edit the tag "tags"?

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Issur
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How to Edit the tag "tags"?

Post by Issur » 12 Jul 2019, 12:14

Hi there,

I'm aware that FileBot isn't intended to edit metadata, but I assume you guys are my best bet to find out how things work. :D

So, as I found out, {tags} seems to include tags that aren't in the filename but in the tag "tags", too. I have a few files that have that tag filled, so that's how I realized, but what I haven't figured out: How could I edit this tag in my .mkv file?

I tried MP3Tag, MKVToolNixGUI and mkvpropedit, but while I could edit a few other tags (say, "Comments"), I haven't found a way to edit the "tags" tag. It's also quite hard to search for, as ... well, a tag named "tag" doesn't really help with that. ;-)

If you're not sure how to see the tag: In Windows, right-click an .mkv file -> Properties -> tab "Details". There it shows the properties "Title", "Subtitle", "Rating", "Tags" and "Comments" under the heading "Description".

Any suggestions/ideas? :)

Thanks in advance!

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Re: How to Edit the tag "tags"?

Post by rednoah » 12 Jul 2019, 13:21

{tags} is primarily based on file / folder names, but it might fall back to the media title property and check that for tag patterns. The media title property is typically the same as the original file name.

The only media property that is at least somewhat common, is the title one, but that's about it, you typically won't find any other tags in the wild. But if you do need to set mkv metadata, then mkvpropedit is the way to go:
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=5047

Check the raw MediaInfo tables, if the metadata you want is part of the file, then you will find an entry there:
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=4285
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