I'm looking for a free/gratis metadata/tag editor for the most common video containers, including mkv, mp4, wmv, avi, and flv, whenever possible. I'd prefer command line, for Windows.

I tried ffmpeg, but it won't support full metadata editing and it will have to remux (rebuild) the file to change the tags/metadata.

  • Looking at the scarcity of responses gathered from this question since 2015, I guess that broadening its scope would be great, even if the tool happens to be GUI-based (like exfalso, easytag, puddletag, musicbrainz Picard etc.).
    – rbrito
    Mar 22, 2017 at 7:16
  • There are many answers for this, I just don't have the time now, when I can I'll post soon. However, audiophiles forums/webpages are the places you want to look for. Another thing is: why do you believe ffmpeg isn't enough? Mar 5, 2022 at 9:54

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MusicBrainz Picard handles mostly all video containers (with the appropriate plugin). If the videos are music videos, it'll be even easier to tag them with MusicBrains massive db.


Try to see if one of the Unix question-related tools is available for Windows.

Then I quickly found this Best Metadata Editors, see what suits you best, and comment here.

The exiftool also is available in both Linux/Windows to both command/GUI interfaces.

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