Adding Windows Properties on a Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by countrymike, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. countrymike macrumors newbie

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    At my job I create a lot of files on a mac that then need metadata added later on a windows machine under the properties.
    Does anyone know if there is a way I can add this data from a mac without booting into windows or using a virtual system?
    Thanks!
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  3. countrymike thread starter macrumors newbie

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    mostly .mpg files

    Name, subject, author and comments under windows properties.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You can do all that with iTunes.
     
  5. countrymike thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nope.
    Tried it, if you add the data in iTunes it does not show up on a PC when you right click>properties.
    Also iTunes does not see already existing data.
     
  6. mrbash macrumors 6502

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    MetaData for a file are stored in two places. On the filesystem and in the file. Media files generally support inclusion of MetaData in the file itself.

    In the above case, you would need an editor specific to that file format as each kind of format specifies a different way to store and read the meta-data.

    In the second case, where the meta-data is stored in the filesystem, you may be out of luck. As you would need access to that filesystem to read and write the meta-data.

    H.264 file metadata can be modified using a number of commercial products.
     

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