[Matroska-users] Tagging applications

Steve Lhomme steve.lhomme at free.fr
Wed Jul 26 09:03:53 CEST 2006

Ivan Kowalenko wrote:
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> On Jul 10, 2006, at 04.15, Marco wrote:
>> On 7/9/06, Ivan Kowalenko <ivan.kowalenko at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Jul 9, 2006, at 09.41, Marco wrote:
>>> > Is there any application to tag/extract tags for mkv files?
>>> Uhh, no, not really. I assume you mean things like the language of a
>>> track, when you're talking about tags.
>> Or its year, director, actors ....
> Mm hmm, metadata.
>>> > Do tagging require remuxing all the movies?
>>> Unfortunately, yes. Fortunately, muxing isn't THAT long.
>> Why? I suppose that tagging information is stored in headers. Wouldn't
>> it be possible to edit headers on the fly?
> Theoretically, yes. But I don't know of anything that will. If such an 
> app existed (with source code), I'd use it, it would save me a whole lot 
> of trouble (I'm constantly plagued by Jacques the Lag Monkey)

Jory's Shell Extension is able to edit tags on the fly, but I think it 
uses the outdated tag system :(

Otherwise latest foobar might be able to do that.

We're going to integrate something later this year in a new player we're 
working on. Until then you'll have to remux...


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