Metadata Nightmare [VLC] / AVIDemux Batch Manipulation?

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

  1. justaregularjoe macrumors 6502

    Nov 28, 2008
    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

    Nov 28, 2008
    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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