Video (DivX/xVid AVI) Meta Tags

Dzomlija

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Does anyone know of a way to embed meta tags into DivX AVI files?

I use Window Live Photo Gallery (that oddly enough also shows videos) to tag all my images and videos with keywords such as show title, actors, etc...

But if I clear the Gallery database and re-initialize it (or copy a new AVI file from backup disk onto the hard disk), then the Videos show up as untagged.

Is there is way to embed the metadata into the AVI files so that the information is preserved, even if the file is later moved to another computer, similar in fashion to the XMP, IPTC or EXIF tags of JPEG files?
 

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John Inzer

Dzomlija wrote:

> Does anyone know of a way to embed meta tags into DivX AVI files?
>
> I use Window Live Photo Gallery (that oddly enough also shows videos)
> to tag all my images and videos with keywords such as show title,
> actors, etc...
>
> But if I clear the Gallery database and re-initialize it (or copy a
> new AVI file from backup disk onto the hard disk), then the Videos
> show up as untagged.
>
> Is there is way to embed the metadata into the AVI files so that the
> information is preserved, even if the file is later moved to another
> computer, similar in fashion to the XMP, IPTC or EXIF tags of JPEG
> files?
================================
If you right click one of your DivX AVI files
and choose...Properties / Summary tab /
Simple or Advanced button...you will notice
you cannot enter information the way you
can on a JPEG (for example).

IOW...there is no way for Windows to 'write
back' to the .avi file. Your tags will be archived
in the Pictures.pd4 file so if you delete or
rename the .pd4 file...your tags are gone.

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John Inzer MS-MVP
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Dzomlija

Resistance is Futile
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Gold Member
Dzomlija wrote:
> Does anyone know of a way to embed meta tags into DivX AVI files?
>
> I use Window Live Photo Gallery (that oddly enough also shows videos)
> to tag all my images and videos with keywords such as show title,
> actors, etc...
>
> But if I clear the Gallery database and re-initialize it (or copy a
> new AVI file from backup disk onto the hard disk), then the Videos
> show up as untagged.
>
> Is there is way to embed the metadata into the AVI files so that the
> information is preserved, even if the file is later moved to another
> computer, similar in fashion to the XMP, IPTC or EXIF tags of JPEG
> files?
================================
If you right click one of your DivX AVI files
and choose...Properties / Summary tab /
Simple or Advanced button...you will notice
you cannot enter information the way you
can on a JPEG (for example).

IOW...there is no way for Windows to 'write
back' to the .avi file. Your tags will be archived
in the Pictures.pd4 file so if you delete or
rename the .pd4 file...your tags are gone.

--

John Inzer MS-MVP
Digital Media Experience

Notice
This is not tech support
I am a volunteer

Solutions that work for
me may not work for you

Proceed at your own risk
Thanks for the reply, John.

This I knew, but I guess I was hoping that somebody had a way of doing it.

I guess I'll have to wait for Windows 7 with it's built-in support for DivX, so maybe it'll also then support XMP metatags for AVI files...
 

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    ASUS MB-M3A32-MVP Deluxe/WiFi
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    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ATI Radeon HD 2400PRO
    Monitor(s) Displays
    SAHARA 21"
    Screen Resolution
    1600x1200
    Hard Drives
    2 x 80GB Seagate (I)
    2 x 120GB Seagate (I/S)
    2 x 200GB Seagate (I/S)
    2 x 250GB Seagate (I/S)
    PSU
    800W
    Case
    Thermaltake Tai-Chi
    Cooling
    Tai-Chi Water Cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Keyboard
    Genius
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    384kbps
    Other Info
    Currently dual booting between Vista x64 Ultimate Windows 7 BETA x64
J

John Inzer

Dzomlija wrote:

> Thanks for the reply, John.
>
> This I knew, but I guess I was hoping that somebody had a way of doing
> it.
>
> I guess I'll have to wait for Windows 7 with it's built-in support for
> DivX, so maybe it'll also then support XMP metatags for AVI files...
=======================
You're welcome.

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John Inzer MS-MVP
Digital Media Experience

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I am a volunteer

Solutions that work for
me may not work for you

Proceed at your own risk
 

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