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Command line tool retreive movie metadata?

I've been using tinyMediaManager but wondering if there is anything similar and simpler ? It searches and retrieves from IMDB & such very well but has far too many options.
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Bluetooth headset won't play sound after setting A2DP as default mode, works just fine with the HSP/HFP mode

I have connected Muzili IPX7 Bluetooth headset to my laptop, with Ubuntu 16.04.5 being the OS. I was having issues with getting the default setting as High Fidelity Playback (A2DP Sink) on my headset ...
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Search meta tags in movies from file manager?

Is there any way to search meta tags in movie files from the file manager ? Or maybe something similar. I was trying to look for movies with a certain genre in a large collection of files.
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Metadata in the tar file

Scenario: I've translated the directory(MyDir) to .tar(MyDir.tar) through compress option. The directory contained some files like csv, xml, cef, etc. When i try to see the content of tar through ...
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Modifying photo's date stored inside the photo file from files name?

I am using Google's PhotScan app to scan all my old photos that are taken before the digital cameras age, and I am saving these photos using the date of the photo (example: 19821011_trip.jpg, ...
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Rhythmbox showing “?” on asterisk, and foreign characters

Some examples would be "You're Not Sorry" would show "You?re Not Sorry". Another example: "我的歌声里" would show "?????" Is there a way to fix that? I thought installing language packs would help.
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How do you add Disc number to musicbrainz?

Using Sound Juicer to copy CD data tracks and musicbrainz for CD info lookup, but where do we specify the CD number (e.g. CD 3 of 8 of an audiobook)? Is it the 'disambiguation' field?
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How to remove chapters from mkv metadata

How do you remove chapters from mkv metadata on command line? Can ffpmeg be used for this?
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Can I erase all photo metadata using Gimp?

Gimp 2.10 offers the possibility to change metadata but my question is that if I edit metadata using gimp... Can I erase all photo metadata using Gimp? Or it will be some metadata I can not erase ...
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removing all image metadata using the command line using metaflac

If an image/cover art is added to a flac file using metaflac --import-picture-from="/tmp/del/image_jpg.jpg" "/tmp/del/test.flac" I can delete all metadata from a flac file using metaflac --remove-...
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How do I change “Image” tab information on a downloaded icon (PNG)?

I downloaded an icon, jester.png from FlatIcon.com. The website states that if you download without a paid membership, you must credit the author, which in this case is Freepik. In fact, here is what ...
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Recover LVM without /etc/lvm/backup/

I just thought what if I lost the LVM backup folder and I only have the HDD's belonging to my one and only Volume Group. Here is a little summary: root@ubuntu-srv:/# pvs PV VG Fmt Attr ...
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Copy face tags from one set of pictures to the same pictures in higher resolution

I have added face tags to a set of 800 pictures using digikam. I will receive the same set of pictures in higher resolution next week and wanted to know if and how I can copy these face tags from the ...
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How to include directories and subdirectories in a batch file

I found a batch file script to do the job I need to do. I posed the question of how to add directories and subdirectories recursively in the batch process in a comment on the post I got this code from,...
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how to edit/view/access the var/cache/apt/pkgcache.bin

as the pkgcache.bin and scrpkgcache.bin in the folder /var/cache/apt/ contains detail information about any package, can I access to these files to edit or copy information?
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How do I add the “contains: …” data to an mp3 file?

I am trying to get gmediaserver (v0.13.0-8) to serve all of my mp3s. Right now it sees only a portion of them. I noticed that the "file" command produces different results for the working files than ...
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how to easily remove video metadata on Ubuntu 17.10/18.04? (using GUI instead of terminal)

In Windows, I can easily removed video metadata by: right clicking on the file/files Select Details tab Click on "Remove properties and personal information" Select "Remove select properties for file"...
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Create record of bash-commands and its properties

I want to keep a history of whatever I do on bash and its output. I need to create a DB which can store command path (at command time) command start time command end time output of the command Can ...
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How can i edit the meta data of xls file

While checking my old laptop, i got a xls file which i created in 2007(School days). The file name is myfile.xls and it is protected by password. As it is a document from 2007, i forgot the password ...
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GVFS-WARNING **: can't init metadata tree /home/user/.local/share/gvfs-metadata/home: open: Permission denied

lately i've been getting this error whenver I start gedit and the error message seems to fill my terminal buffer. PS: a day before I used nautilius to get access to usr/loacl/MATLAB directory so ...
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gvfs-metadata and other metadata from veracrypt contrainer

I have a VeraCrypt container with valuable data. I do not want my system to store information on what is inside of this container including filenames and folder names. I have Ubuntu 17.04. ...
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How would I batch edit video file metadata for an mp4?

I have a number of mp4 files that need to contain the same metadata eg. artist & album. How can I batch edit the metadata rather than doing them one by one?
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Indexing and searching Windows keywords

In Windows I added keywords to files (mainly pictures) as metadata using details in properties menu of file where I added my keywords as Tags. The values are stored as XP Keywords, Last Keyword XMP ...
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how can i fix the backup verification on ubuntu 16.04

I'm trying to do the verification on backup using the Back up now option but i got the error message: Could not restore ‘~/.cache/deja-dup/metadata’: File not found in backup Any help please?
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How to fake the format of file to an arbitrary format?

I have a 10GB .iso file with sensitive information. How can I fake its format to be a format of my choice (say .mp4) Is this method valid for any format? $ cat picture.png myiso.iso.gpg > ...
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How to rename undeleted mp4 videofiles according to “encoded date”

I recovered deleted videofiles from sd-card and now I cannot sort them by date. I can see "encoded date" with mediainfo filename. How can I use the "encoded date" to sort videos, even rename them ...
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App for deleting PDF metadata?

I was using the excellent app MAT (Metadata Anonymisation Toolkit) to delete PDF metadata but recently MAT stopped working for some reason and whenever I try to use it on .pdf files it reports: [-] ...
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How to add metadata columns in list view for Ubuntu 16.04 with Nautilus?

I have tried this line of code but it has not worked: sudo apt-add-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install nautilus-columns I tried following steps given here ...
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Snap install failure: error: cannot find signatures with metadata for snap

I've been building my own snap and installing it successfully for a while now, but just today, every time I build my snap file, when I try to install it, I get... error: cannot find signatures with ...
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Long description for a directory

I store my images in this structure: YYYY/MM/DD-foo -foo is optional and a short description of the event. Sometimes I would like to store a long description for this directory. I think the answer ...
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Special characters in terminal

I am trying to set a metadata copyright notice using exiftool with exiftool -copyright="©2016 Jim Berry" *.JPG but it comes out in the images as "Copyright=©2016 Jim Berry" Why the "Â" and how ...
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“Set document metadata failed” when I run sudo gedit [duplicate]

I have upgraded 14.04 to 16.04 . Now I am trying to open the gedit from terminal by passing the command: sudo gedit /some/where/file.txt but it is throwing an error stating that: (gedit:2090): ...
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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 all metadate from a file (e.g. pdf)?

For privacy concerns, I want to remove all metadata from a document (e.g. pdf, jpg, docx, …). Metadata in general is additional information stored somehow apart the actual content like: Used Software ...
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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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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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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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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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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 year ...
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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 [duplicate]

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 [duplicate]

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 ...