Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I need to read metadata from one of my movies in mp4 format and to do that I need a very basic mp4 (for movies) metadata editor. Which programs can you recommend ? (Since I don't know any).

I don't need media organizors, nor anything fancy, just something that allows me to peek inside the file.

share|improve this question
VLC can also edit metadata from Movies. Did u try it? – blade19899 Feb 26 '14 at 13:40
up vote 2 down vote accepted

You can use Wwidd for video file and

EasyTag (for mp4 + audio files). To install easy tag type :

sudo apt-get install easytag

share|improve this answer
Thanks, but wwidd does not work at all and I dont need to check audio files :S – Flame_Phoenix Feb 26 '14 at 13:28
EasyTAG will work for mp4 file format, but will not work for other video format. – g_p Feb 26 '14 at 13:33
easytag may open mp4 movie files, but it simply does not work properly for them ... unless my mp4 movies files all have 0 metadata I dont see this being a solution. Thanks anyway ... – Flame_Phoenix Feb 26 '14 at 13:58

If you're just trying to see the metadata, exiftool gives pretty extensive metadata on most media files, including .mp4/.m4v files.

If you need to edit specifically .mp4/.m4v files, try atomicparsley ( ). It can look a bit daunting at first, but a few minutes with the help section, and you'll get the basics.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.