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How do I set the metadata associated with video files streamed by Windows Media Player 11

How do I set the metadata associated with video files streamed by Windows Media Player 11

I stream my video files from my Windows Home Server to the rest of my network via Windows Media Player 11. Viewing the properties of the video file within WMP only gives read-only access to this metadata. How can I set the metadata fields of the files like Actors or Genre for my videos? Is there an automated way to set this information? I'm willing to set it manually if I have to, but I'd prefer not to.

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Guest [Entry]

"I will ask another question, because I am open to changing my video streaming solution if it supports tagging metadata.

I tagged a couple test files using the suggested abcAVI Tag Editor, and the new tags did show up when I viewed the properties of the AVI movies within WMP. However, these tags were not shown when accessing the files from a remote client like my PS3. I happened to download a few videos that used the WMV video container that were properly tagged, and these tags did show up when I filtered by tags on the client. I've come to believe that WMP will not show tags in video files that are not WMV.

If a solution comes to light that addresses this problem, then I will mark it as the answer. From my experience with WMP12 on Win7 RC, it shows great promise but it is not available as a standalone download yet."
Guest [Entry]

"I will ask another question, because I am open to changing my video streaming solution if it supports tagging metadata.

I tagged a couple test files using the suggested abcAVI Tag Editor, and the new tags did show up when I viewed the properties of the AVI movies within WMP. However, these tags were not shown when accessing the files from a remote client like my PS3. I happened to download a few videos that used the WMV video container that were properly tagged, and these tags did show up when I filtered by tags on the client. I've come to believe that WMP will not show tags in video files that are not WMV.

If a solution comes to light that addresses this problem, then I will mark it as the answer. From my experience with WMP12 on Win7 RC, it shows great promise but it is not available as a standalone download yet."