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How to add ID3 “cover art” by command line?

I need to add ID3 cover art to some MP3 files. I need a command line tool (no GUI) but it seems that neither id3 nor id3v2 tools can do it. Any hint?
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Move part of file name to metadata

I have thousands upon thousands of songs that are named as; Artist - Song.mp3 Artist - Song.mp3 etc What I need to do is to move everything before the "-" and add it to the metadata of the file as ...
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Plex on Ubuntu Server will not update metadata

This is my first Ubuntu server so please use layman's terms. I have Ubuntu server 14.04.4 and the Plex version 0.9.16.3.1840-cece46d. So the plex server is working, I have added two movies and can ...
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Is there an app to remove tag write protection on audio files?

On Windows I used 'Mp3tag' to remove both metadata and protection in order to write other metadata. Is there an equivalent on Ubuntu?
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How to remove metadate from a file (e.g. pdf)?

For reason XY, I want to erase/remove the metadata of a document (e.g. pdf, jpg, docx, …). Metadata is additional information stored apart the actual content like: Used Software Used Operating ...
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Ubuntu-touch QML MediaPlayer metaData

I'm not experienced at all. I have this simple code, it works fine on PC, but when I run it on ubuntu-touch it doesn't display metadata but a series of "undefined" (one for each playMusic.metaData*). ...
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How to batch rename JPEG files to image date, adding a count that resets for each day?

I'm using pyrenamer with my photo collection and it works great except for one issue. I want it to rename photos by their date taken metadata, with a three-digit number at the end. Each folder in my ...
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How to purge gvfs metadata for non-existent files?

I have added some emblems to some files in Thunar. I see they are stored in the property metadata::emblems which can be listed using gvfs-ls or gvfs-info. If I delete a file, and create a file with ...
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Can't Edit Music Metadata On Samba Share

I have a music library shared over samba. I connect to the samba share with an account that has rwx permissions. I'm able to verify that I can create files in the same directory as the music files as ...
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Retrieve media information of multiple audio tracks on VLC?

While moving my music files from my old cpu to a new one, I discovered that the titles had all been changed to numbers in ascending order. They have no other meta-data. It's really handy that VLC has ...
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File manager with media information?

So I've been using Ubuntu for like 5 years now but I was really unhelpful when one of my juniors asked me if there was a file manager which for media containing directories can show the media ...
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How to get the metadata size in ext4?

i have one SSD drive and use whole partitions for my benchmark program. what i want to know is the size of metadata after some benchmark program. it's quite hard to know the number of data blocks ...
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Music player with custom metadata

I'm looking for a music player with a particular feature: i wish to choose and edit, for each songs, custom meta tags with support of metadata type (i.e. rating, enum chooser, number).. i.e. : ...
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Can't install ubuntu after deleting windows “completely?” GRUB intallation error

I'm leaving windows completely in all my devices, I had no problem installing ubuntu in my laptap, but it's being hard to do it in my desktop, will try to explain the situation: Hard drives setup: ...
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Change data placement strategy in Hadoop 1.2.1 multi-node cluster

I know that Hadoop distributes data blocks fairly on each node, for example 3 blocks for each node. By this, I do not mean the replicas of a block, I mean the number of blocks that Hadoop distributes ...
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How to comment multiple images at once

On Windows I had that nice bar on the bottom with the exif entries that I can't manage to make appear on Ubuntu (I'm on Lubuntu but I've tried Mate and Plasma 5.4 too). I've tried with exiftool: ...
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keep same inodes metadata with rsync or ignore metadata with du

I'm trying to synchronize two folders from a remote computer. I want to use rsync to send the folder, and du to check if the space used is identical on the remote computer. The problem is even with a ...
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What is gvfsd-metadata?

A little Googling tells me that it often hogs CPU, and writes a lot of (worthless?) data to disc. In my own experience it simply consumes about 15%-20% CPU and offers me no benefits I can see. I've ...
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What application can edit WebM metadata?

I have a few hundred WebM files, which include audio and video in one file (WebM is a container format). I want to edit their metadata, like: artist who performs the song title of the song album ...
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Converting a file to directory

As we know "Everything in Linux" is a file, and moreover directory is just a file containing other files. So, I don't know if this "crazy idea" possible, but it should be in someway according to the ...
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Find the properties of an mp3 file via command line

Is it possible, via command line (shell command), to check for properties of a file (like when I right click on a file via Nautilus). Specifically, given an mp3 audio file, I would like to know how I ...
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Capturing Metadata off Music CD during file transfer

When I transfer.wav files off a music CD to my /Music folder on my hard drive the metadata (song/artist information) is not present. I can look at the music CD with, say, Rhythmbox and see the song/...
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How can I batch tag several hundred photos with separately recorded GPS data?

I have a large number of photos I would like to tag using data recorded with my GPS tracker. Ideally I would like to correlate the time-stamps of my photos with the positions reported by my tracker at ...
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How to add metadata to AAC files?

I want an app that can add metadata to AAC audio files, I've tried several one but none of them actually detect my audio files in the subfdolder like: Quod Libet, Ex Falso, EasyTAG Audio tag viewer/...
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Use metaflac to rename .flac files from flac tags recursively

I am trying to rename a bunch of songs using metaflac (sudo apt-get install flac) from their respective tags recursively, because I'm dealing with an unknown number of subfolders. Output should be: $...
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Zotero indexing

On 14.04 Zotero installation version 4.0.26, Zotero doesn't let me index PDF files ('Retrieve metadata for PDF'). It returns: Could not read text from PDF. I updated Zotero and checked if it has ...
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Reorganize photos from an existing folder structure into a new structure

This question might have been asked before, but I am not sure I use the right keywords to find it. I have a directory of photo's, that were (re-) organized before, into a directory structure: Year/...
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how to view on ubuntu: comments and tag metadata of video files created on windows [duplicate]

I am trying to switch over to Linux (after taking the EdX course) and move my workflow gradually from Win to Linux. One of the things I haven't been able to accomplish yet is to move and view (with ...
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Zotero cannot retrieve metadata from PDF

When I right click on a PDF and select retrieve metadata for pdf the pop up window appears but the auto indexing fails and returns could not read text from pdf. This happens even for PDFs for which I ...
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How to edit detailed image metadata (exif)?

How can I edit detailed image metadata (exif) fields? In Windows 7 this is just a right click on the file in the folder. I've searched and not found a way to edit detailed metadata (exif) fields in ...
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What are ubuntu/juju image metadata

Could someone explain me what this page wants to say? i really dont get what and mainly why it is written there what is there. https://juju.ubuntu.com/docs/howto-privatecloud.html Ive own HW, with ...
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How to force Shotwell re-read metadata from images?

I have some odd behavior of Shotwell: some of my ratings of a recent event photos have disappeared from the Shotwell's database. Most of the photos that I had rated two stars are listed as not rated ...
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Use/See whole the flash memory space [closed]

When we bought a N Giga Byte flash memory, the free space that the OS provide for us, is less than N GigaBytes. For example, for a 2 GB flash memory, total space that we can use, is 1.86 GB. As far ...
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Editing songs' meta-data INCLUDING the album art

RhythmBox is able to edit most, but I also need to override the default/downloaded image of the album art that's displayed when the song is played. Please tell how to do so through RhythmBox (though ...
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How to find the creation time of a file?

I need to find the creation time of a file, when I read some article about this issue, all mentioned that there is no solution like Site1, Site2. When I tried stat command it state Birth: - So how ...
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Is there any way for assigning external metadata to files?

I need a way of assigning tags and numbers (like rating, importance, etc) to my files and also be able do queries and file operations based on these metadata. Just like a photo management software (e....
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Transpose Album names for a bunch of MP3 files

I am looking for a script or tool that can move around elements of the Album name of a big bunch of mp3 files. They currently have Album names like: 1999 - The Music of Canada I would like the ...
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Good movie mp4 metadata editor?

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 ...
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Which is the best PDF metadata viewer for Ubuntu?

There are a lot of questions and answers regarding the best PDF viewer available with Ubuntu. But I want to parse the PDF file and know details of PDF, such as images, fonts and links that are ...
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How do i edit .mp3 metadata? (Fairly certain im using that correctly) [duplicate]

How do i change the metadata of mp3 files? Ive downloaded an album and Clementine is thinking that disk 1 is the same as disk 2. I would like to straighten that out by editing the album name of all ...
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List by “artist” in a folder? How to view meta data of songs in Nautilus?

Is it possible to list my .mp3 files by artist in my music folder? I am not able to view any tag from a song (artist/album/title of the songs) in the preview...
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How can I delete files based on (flac) metadata?

I have several folders with both FLAC 24/96 and 16/44.1 files. I want to delete the 24-bit/96 KHz files, but leave the others. How do I do this from the command line? Is there a way to systematically ...
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ONIX metadata editor for Ubuntu

There is widely used metadata system in book industry called ONIX for Books. Basically, ONIX metadata is just XML file. There are some commercial solutions for Windows and Mac OS X like ONIX EDIT or ...
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Remove metadata from Libreoffice Writer Documents

Is there any official program in Ubuntu Software Center or some Official Tool that can remove metadata from documents (Generally LibreOffice Writer, PDF and if it's possible Images)?
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Is there a tool for removing metadata?

the title says it all. is there a tool? I installed ExifTool, but can't find a way to remove all at once with one command.
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jbd2 constantly writing to disk [closed]

I know there are related issues, but none of them seem to apply to my case. Below is iotop output. jbd2 is constantly above 90% usage. It's been grinding away for 2 days. It stops for a while after a ...
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Get information about a video from command-line tool [duplicate]

How can I get information about a video with a command-line tool? (e.g. video duration, audio codec, bitrate etc)
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FLV Metadata Editor GUI

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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avconv how to copy all stream and merge metadata (fix creation date)?

I am trying to fix the metadata of some old videos, so i would like to copy all streams audio video and subtitle and merge the metadata from a txt file. I first dump the metadata with: avconv -i out....
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Show metadata columns (duration tracknumberr, etc.) with Nautilus on 13.04

I recently updated to 13.04 and everything works smoothly but I can't seem to find a solution to show more metadata columns in Files 3.6 (Nautilus). On 12.10 I was able to install nautilus-columns to ...