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I'm trying to edit the tags (title, artist, year etc) of a .mkv file with VLC Player. I open the video and select Tools > Media information (or ctrl+i). Then I do the changes I want and click in Save metadata. The tag seems to be changed only for the current VLC Player session, because when I open the mkv proprieties window, I can see it is not updated.

Is this a VLC Player bug? Can anyone help me with this issue? Or show me a way to edit the video tags. I searched for it and only found tag editors for MP3 and other audio formats.

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Are you sure that this format supports tagging or that VLC can change the tags for that format? – RolandiXor Nov 10 '11 at 5:07
VLC was reading the tags, so I assumed that it could write too. But it seems like it doesn't. I tried mkvproedit and worked. – Jesse Nov 10 '11 at 12:27
up vote 4 down vote accepted

I've looked into this and it seems that editing mkv files isn't so straightforward. You might be interested in installing mkvtoolnix package and giving a try to the mkvpropedit command.

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I've just seen a related question whose answers might be helpful here. – jcollado Nov 10 '11 at 11:16
Thank you. That works beautiful. – Jesse Nov 10 '11 at 12:26
mkvtoolnix-gtk is a graphical frontend to mkvtoolnix-cli, albeit more limited. – Smile4ever Aug 3 '14 at 18:02

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