Windows 10: FIle Properties can't be edited in an MP4

Discus and support FIle Properties can't be edited in an MP4 in Windows 10 Gaming to solve the problem; Hi - I've been capturing lots of old camcorder videos - and have them sorted on my Onedrive once I've topped and tailed the capture file.They are .MP4... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Gaming' started by Phil19821972, Jan 5, 2022.

  1. FIle Properties can't be edited in an MP4


    Hi - I've been capturing lots of old camcorder videos - and have them sorted on my Onedrive once I've topped and tailed the capture file.They are .MP4 - and I want to change the File Properties, but I am unable to. Any idea why they are locked?

    :)
     
    Phil19821972, Jan 5, 2022
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  2. Editing/adding additional file properties/metadata for media files

    I'm in the process of trying to organise and categorise my media files using file properties/metadata. When I go to the properties of, for example, an .mp4 file, I can edit the 'details' such as Title, Subtitle, Rating, Contributing Artists, Genre, Year, etc.

    However, in Explorer, when I go to 'Add Columns', there are a number of columns that I can't find in the 'Details' window of the file properties. For example, there are columns for 'Episode number' and 'Season number' (useful for organising TV shows), but I can't figure out how to add these details to files.

    Can anyone tell me how I can edit/add the following metadata to media files?

    • #
    • Broadcast Date
    • Creators
    • Episode Name
    • Episode Number
    • Language
    • Season Number

    Thank you for your help!
     
    tjdickinson, Jan 5, 2022
    #2
  3. Helmut Win User
    Playing MP4 files

    MP4 is a container file, a lot depends on the codecs within that.
    MP4 can be played with Windows 10 with Films & TV, Photos, Windows Media Player, and VLC.
    If those can't then there must be something odd/unusual in the file.

    Right click the File > Properties > Details Tab.
    see if that gives you more info, should be some info on the video/audio but not codecs.

    Try the suggestions from post #3.

    You have to be careful as viruses are propogated by people simply changing the filename extension and auto-forwarding via an infected PC and a compromised address list.
    So a targeted scan with AV is necessary for every file attachement even if apparently from someone you know.
     
    Helmut, Jan 5, 2022
    #3
  4. FIle Properties can't be edited in an MP4

    USB doesn't display MP4 file!

    I have a 300kb mix of .png, .jpg, .pdf files on a 4Gb USB drive. I added a 2Gb MP4 movie but it doesn't display in the drive files. I used CCleaner to check the drive F files .. it only shows up as 2Gb of OTHER FILES, but not in the listed files.

    Any (constructive) suggestions welcome. I can't remove it as it doesn't show in the file list.
     
    GregNeedsHelp, Jan 5, 2022
    #4
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