Metadata

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  1. jbrown macrumors 6502a

    jbrown

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    Could someone please explain clearly and simply what exactly ' Metadata ' is??

    Thanks all
     
  2. Applespider macrumors G4

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    It's basically additional information about a file. The file could most likely be used without much of it but it helps in terms of organising and searching. Different systems and applications can use varying amounts of it. Most digital jukeboxes support MP3s using ID3 have all the genre/album etc metadata included. Not all photo organisation software uses the camera information appended to digital images.

    Every file has some additional data with it - created and modified dates are probably the most basic information. Author and creating applications are other basic examples.
     
  3. jbrown thread starter macrumors 6502a

    jbrown

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    Just what I needed! Thanks Applespider ( is that you in the avatar? - very athletic :D )
     
  4. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Yes... but more like 'very drunk' :rolleyes:
     
  5. jbrown thread starter macrumors 6502a

    jbrown

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    Good for you - when doing stunts like this, you should have to get drunk on health and safety grounds, as we all know you dont hurt yourself whilst pissed! :D :D

    How do I get an avatar? :confused:
     
  6. yellow Moderator emeritus

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