Cannot remove/change metadata tags

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by rotarypower101, Jul 5, 2013.

  1. macrumors regular

    Sep 28, 2007
    Cannot remove/change metadata tags

    What is out there to remove and append metadata.

    I am trying to use squeegify, but it is corrupting the files.

    And new apps that are more sophisticated?

    I have tried every direction I can, re-encode, stripping mettadata, running it through a miriad of diferent apps that tag, cant seem to get anyhting to work.

    Specifically it is a sorting tag that is causing seasons to be split into diferent headings.

    Any good ideas?
    These are from a DVD, so i could restrip and encode, but would love to avoid that if possible.

  2. macrumors 603


    Jan 31, 2005
    Omaha, NE, USA
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 28, 2007
    I have not used MetaX for quite a while...But MetaZ, I still use and is my preferred tagging software, as I dont really see how to make iDentity work correctly for me.

    This is a older set of files from way back that I am working with...
    They are all tagged, its simply that I cannot seem to change these tags, as they were mistakenly made dissimilar.

    Now back when all this tagging stuff started, MetaX was fairly unstable IMO, and there were a lot of odd things going on when writing at times.

    I wonder if perhaps the metadata was written, but somehow corrupted?
    Nothing acts like the file is bad/damaged at all, until I try and and strip all the metadata off, and making a change of the specific tags I am trying to change are ineffective...

    I reencoded a file with HB, and the metadata automatically travels across to the new file, so even that has not solved the issue..
    Is there a setting to prohibit carrying over the metadata to a new file encoded in handbrake?
  4. macrumors 68000

    Jan 13, 2011
    I use the free Subler to do my meta tagging. It has some other nice features too, like OCR-ng from DVD and BD subtitles into Text subs.

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