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#1 TheTripleDeuce

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Posted 13 July 2016 - 01:53 PM

ok so im brand new to linux(mint) and im looking to remove metadata from a video file i have (.mkv) when i play it in vlc it shows up as something other than the name of the file, i tried this in windows (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/616122/remove-properties-and-personal-information-error/) and couldnt get it working because of some com surrogate and im looking for a gui since i suck at command lines in linux



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Posted 13 July 2016 - 02:28 PM

Check out mkvpropredit. I think this will do what you want. Now this isn't GUI... but it looks super simply and you can just follow the commands they have. Plus if you have issues post on here. I'll poke around and see if they have a GUI version at all, or a GUI front end you can use. What version of Linux are you using?

 

The package you would have to download (if you are running on any *buntu variant) is:

mkvtoolnix

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Found the GUI. You would install this package:

mkvtoolnix-gui

Edited by DeimosChaos, 13 July 2016 - 02:32 PM.

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Posted 13 July 2016 - 02:47 PM

im using linux mint



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Posted 13 July 2016 - 03:03 PM

To install the packages that DeimosChaos found for you, open a terminal and type (or paste) the following command, entering your password when prompted to do so:
sudo apt-get install mkvtoolnix-gui
The other package, mkvtoolnix, will be installed automatically.

Edited by Al1000, 13 July 2016 - 03:04 PM.


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Posted 13 July 2016 - 03:12 PM

Now to figure out how to use mkvtoolnix to remove the metadata

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Posted 13 July 2016 - 03:13 PM

AI beat me to it!

 

Just follow what AI put and you will be good!


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Posted 13 July 2016 - 03:14 PM

Now to figure out how to use mkvtoolnix to remove the metadata

Yeah that I'm not entirely too sure about. It looked like it might do what you want though.


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Posted 14 July 2016 - 10:49 AM

got it hadda go into header editor, too bad mkvtoolnix only works for mkv's and i got avi's to edit too



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Posted 14 July 2016 - 10:50 AM

Awesome! glad it worked out for you!

 

There is probably another tool out there for avi metadata editing, I'm sure...


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Posted 15 July 2016 - 04:43 PM

been a while since I touched Linux forgot how nice it is compared to windows lol



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Posted 15 July 2016 - 10:18 PM

been a while since I touched Linux forgot how nice it is compared to windows lol

 

haha! Linux is a nice system. So much versatility and customization that you can do. Also more secure!


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Posted 16 July 2016 - 05:04 AM

Strip metadata from all formats with FFmpeg

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Posted 17 July 2016 - 07:32 PM

ooohh thanks ima try that now






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