[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Metadata muxer and demuxer

Anton Khirnov anton
Wed Dec 15 17:26:27 CET 2010

On Wed, Dec 15, 2010 at 10:46:01AM -0500, Justin Ruggles wrote:
> On 12/15/2010 07:15 AM, Anton Khirnov wrote:
> > Hi,
> > these patches add a muxer and a demuxer for exporting metadata into an
> > INI-like text file and reading it back.
> > This makes editing the metadata manually easier and finally allows
> > specifying chapters without having to use the API.
> > It should also be useful for future metadata regression tests.
> I like the idea.  Most of the time I spend managing my music collection
> has to do with keeping metadata complete and consistent between all of
> my various sources (eMusic, free downloads, CD rips, etc...).  It would
> be useful to backup the metadata separately, and this seems like a great
> way to archive/restore it in a format-neutral way.
> Does matroska already have something like this?  Or is there some other
> standard way of doing this that would be adequate for our needs so that
> we wouldn't have to create our own internal format?
You probably mean the format used by mkvmerge. AFAIK it's not
standardised/documented anywhere and more importantly, it's XML. And XML
is anything but easily readable/editable manually.

As for other formats, I'm not aware of anything.

Anton Khirnov
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