Metadata Nightmare [VLC] / AVIDemux Batch Manipulation?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by justaregularjoe, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. justaregularjoe macrumors 6502

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    Having some issues with annoying Metadata in some AVI files. I just want to remove the title (as in what shows up in the VLC window when you have title info AND the file name) and the comments.

    When I tried Metadata Hooteneany, it converted them all to .mov, I guess, so when I tried to reopen them, not only was the metadata still there, but there was no audio.

    When I used VLC to "Window">"Media Information..." and delete the metadata and "Save Metadata"'d, it did nothing when I reopened the file. Metadata was still there.


    Grrr. Any new ideas for removing metadata without re encoding the files?
     
  2. justaregularjoe thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I found a possible solution. I am using AVIDemux to simply open and save the files and appending "fix". This removes all of the metadata (and, quite helpfully, the subtitles.)

    Any way I can use AVIDemux in a batch format? Especially since all I am doing is opening and saving them as %filename%fix.avi.
     

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