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Are there any programs for Ubuntu 13.04 that allow the user to edit the metadata of FLV videos? I would prefer a graphical user interface. Command-lines are fine if that is all that exists.

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I do not want a video editor. I need a metadata editor for videos, specifically FLV videos. –  Devyn Collier Johnson May 13 '13 at 17:26
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flvmeta is a command line tool available for Windows, Mac and Linux that can add metadata (in the form of a string) to flv files

Basic usage:

flvmeta --add=NAME=VALUE inputfile.flv outputfile.flv

(replace NAME and VALUE with your values)

You can check whether the metadata has been added by running

flvmeta -m outputfile.flv

Please note that flvmeta 1.1.0 at least is needed for this to work, while the version packaged for Ubuntu 13.04 is an old release, v1.0.11.

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collier@Laptop:~/tasks/youtube$ flvmeta --add=Artist=Devyn ./test.flv ./test2.flv Error: cannot open --add=Artist=Devyn for reading. collier@Laptop:~/tasks/youtube$ flvmeta --add=Artist=Devyn ./test.flv Error: cannot open --add=Artist=Devyn for reading. collier@Laptop:~/tasks/youtube$ flvmeta -U --add Artist=Devyn ./test.flv Error: cannot open -U for reading. collier@Laptop:~/tasks/youtube$ flvmeta ./test.flv -U --add=Artist=Devyn collier@Laptop:~/tasks/youtube$ flvmeta -m ./test2.flv Error: cannot open -m for reading. –  Devyn Collier Johnson May 14 '13 at 12:23
    
If I check the metadata through my file manager (Nautilus), the added metadata does not appear. –  Devyn Collier Johnson May 14 '13 at 12:25
    
Try those same commands without the preceding "./" . I've got it working on Ubuntu 12.04. If your problems are actual bugs then you'll have to submit a bug report –  hellocatfood May 14 '13 at 14:47
    
Clearly, something is wrong on my system if other are successfully using flvmeta. As a result, I will mark hellocatfood's answer as the best. –  Devyn Collier Johnson May 14 '13 at 23:09
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Thank you everyone. –  Devyn Collier Johnson May 14 '13 at 23:12
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PiTiVi Install pitivi - allows users to easily edit audio/video projects based on the GStreamer framework. PiTIVi provides several ways of creating and modifying a timeline. Ranging from a simple synopsis view (a-la iMovie) to the full-blown editing view (aka Complex View) which puts you in complete control of your editing.

For install it from a terminal, use next command:

sudo apt-get install pitivi

PiTiVi homepage: http://www.pitivi.org/

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This seems like a canned response that doesn't actually address the original posters' needs. They want an FLV metadata editor, not a video editor –  hellocatfood May 13 '13 at 16:23
    
hellocatfood is correct, I want to edit the metadata. –  Devyn Collier Johnson May 13 '13 at 17:24
    
I have some FLV files that I want to put on the interent, but I want to add metadata like the author, film data, etc. –  Devyn Collier Johnson May 13 '13 at 17:25
    
Ok, you can do this with PiTiVi. –  Radu Rădeanu May 13 '13 at 17:27
    
How can you do this with PiTiVi? –  hellocatfood May 14 '13 at 10:15
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