6 Best Free Video Metadata Editor Software For Windows
Here is a list of best free video metadata editor software for Windows. You can use these video metadata editor freeware to add or modify general or additional metadata information of a video.
Using these video tag editor software, you can easily edit common metadata which include title, artist, album, track information, genre, comments, language, copyright, etc. You can also add movie credits to your videos which include information about starring, director, cinematographer, composer, writer, producer, editor, etc. Some of these software let you edit advance information like digitization, internet URL, source form, location, software, audio track information, watermark URL, dimensions, and many more. One of the software can be used for video tag editing by running commands for the same. You can also view information about a video using these software.
Many of these video metadata editors support one or two specific video formats, while others support a good range of video formats. These formats include Mp4, AVI, MPEG, MOV, MKV, WMV, ASF, OGG, 3GP, etc. Also, you can edit metadata of audio files using most of these video tag editors.
My Favorite Video Metadata Editor Software:
Tigo Tago, abcAVI Tag Editor, and FFMPEG are my favorite video tag editor software. Tigo Tago allows you to edit general as well as additional information about your video. It supports a good range of video formats as well. In case you prefer AVI video format, you can use abcAVI Tag Editor to edit common tags, movie credits, and other information. FFMPEG is nice too as it lets you run command to simply edit metadata of a video.
abcAVI Tag Editor
abcAVI Tag Editor is a free video metdata editor which supports only AVI video format. It is specially designed for video tag editing in AVI videos. It lets you edit metadata information (in AVI Tags tab) which include:
- Primary Tags: In this section, you can modify title, director, copyright, product, genre, second genre, subjects, keywords, comments, and creation date.
- Movie Credits: You can also add movie credits to your video by adding information like ‘written by’, ‘produced by’, ‘edited by’, cinematographer, ‘music by’, production, starring, rating (G, PG, R, etc.), country, etc.
- Additional Tags: This includes metadata like Digitization (software, ‘digitized by’, internet URL, ‘encoded by’, etc.), Source (source form, source, medium, and location), and Additional Information.
- Other Tags: It lets you add logo URL, watermark URL, banner image URL, dimensions, sharpness, brightness, etc.
You can use ‘Save Changes‘ (or press Ctrl+S) option to store the edited metadata.
abcAVI Tag Editor lets you edit basic as well as additional information about a video. It supports RIFF INFO, MovieID, and IDivX tags. You can use it to view information related to a video as well. It also lets you customize interface preferences.
TigoTago is a free video metdata editor for Windows. It lets you select a directory, choose a folder of videos, and modify their metadata one by one. To edit general information, you can simply select a video and edit tags (title, artist, track, album, type, etc.) by adding or modifying information in their respective fields. To edit more information, you can use ‘Advance Edit‘ option in File menu. This option lets you edit following metadata:
- General: This includes comments, copyright, director, genre, rating, creation date, and title.
- Movie: Here, you can edit movie credits like cinematographer, costume designer, ‘edited by’, ‘produced by’, starring, subject, ‘written by’, ‘music by’, ‘distributed by’, keywords, etc.
- Miscellaneous: You can also edit information like base URL, archival location, country, product, watermark URL, ‘encoded by’, source, software, medium, logo URL, digitizing date, ‘commissioned by’, internet address, SMTP time code, etc.
- Settings: In this section, you can edit information like dimension, palette settings, sharpness, and lightness.
- Language:You can specify language for particular streams in videos.
TigoTago supports multiple video formats which include AVI, MP4, MPEG, WMV, and OGG. It supports audio files too, such as MP3, M4A, WAV, AAC, etc. It provides some more features other than video tag editing which you can check here.
MKVToolNix is a free video metadata editor for Matroska (MKV) video format. It provides a ‘Header Editor‘ tool which enables you to edit metadata information of a MKV video. The type of metadata information you can add or modify are:
- Segment Information: In this section, you can edit title, date, segment file name, multiplexing application, writing application, previous file name/ID, next file name/ID, etc.
- Video Track: This includes track number, track UID, minimum/maximum cache, default duration, name language, codec ID, codec name, codec-inherent delay, etc. Also, you can modify information like video pixel width and height, video display width and height, video crop left/right/top/bottom, video aspect ratio type, video field order, video stereo mode, and some more.
- Audio Track: It lets you modify audio metadata, which includes track number, codec data, audio bit depth, audio channel, sample frequency, output sampling frequency, name, language, etc.
- Attachment: Here, you can attach a file to the video metadata.
Other features of this software worth mentioning are Chapter Editor and Multiplexing. It can be used to create, edit, and examine MKV videos by opening or dropping them to its interface. You can also customize some preferences like interface language, font and size, layout, etc.
FFMPEG is a command line ‘video utility’ tool for Windows. It lets you edit metadata of a video by running the required command.
To Edit Video Metadata from Command Prompt Using FFMPEG:
- Open command prompt on your desktop and navigate to FFMPEG folder.
- Now in the command prompt, you can use the syntax for editing a certain type of metadata.
- For example, if you want to edit title of your video, the syntax will be: ffmpeg -i <name and path of the video> -metadata title=”value” -codec copy <name and path of the video>
- The final command will look like this:
ffmpeg -i lof.mp4 -metadata title="List of Freeware" -codec copy lof.mp4
Next, it will ask for your permission to overwrite file. Simply type ‘y’ and run the command. The title will be modified. Similarly, you can edit other information like artist, genre, track, album, comment, etc. You can see the detailed documentation for video tag editing to have a better understanding of correct syntax.
VLC media player
VLC media player is a popular media player which can be used as a video metadata editor. It lets you edit and save information about your video.
To Edit Video Metadata in VLC media player:
- Open a video, go to Tools menu > Media Information or just press hotkey ‘Ctrl + I‘.
- Now, you can see the current metadata information like general details, codecs, statistics, etc.
- You can edit the general metadata of a video like title, artist, genre, album, copyright, publisher, date, track number, comments, language, etc.
- After editing these information, click on Save Metadata option. The changes you made will be saved.
So, this is how you can make use of VLC media player as a video tag editor. As it supports various video formats, you can edit basic tags in many videos.
EasyTAG is basically a music tag editor, but it can be used as a MP4 metadata editor. You can edit metadata of only MP4 videos using this freeware. It lets you edit general information like title, album, artist, year, track number, ‘encoded by’, composer, copyright, genre, and comment. To save changes, just go to File > Save Files. It provides a flexibility to open a folder of MP4 videos and make changes to their metadata one by one.
EasyTAG lets you view metadata of files of the folder you have imported. You can also sort item by a particular tag (title, artist, album, track number, etc.) and property (creation date, duration, file size).
This freeware can be used to view, edit, and save tags. It supports audio formats like MP3, OGG, FLAC, etc. It also offers a ‘Show Scanner’ feature to scan files with a particular tag mask.
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