[FFmpeg-user] MPEG: embedding metadata is not working

Nicolas George nicolas.george at normalesup.org
Tue Aug 7 14:27:41 CEST 2012

Le primidi 21 thermidor, an CCXX, Peter B. a écrit :
> I'd like to embed some metadata (title, archive signature, ...) into
> an existing .mpg file (mpeg-PS), using the following command:
> //---------------------
> $ ffmpeg -i video.mpg -acodec copy -vcodec copy -metadata
> title="Title Test" output.mpg
> //---------------------
> I've googled for any examples, and found examples in the "FFmpeg
> MultimediaWiki" [1], and the syntax shown there matches mine.
> I would have expected that "output.mpg" now has the title metadata
> set to "Title Test", but no metadata is written to the generated
> file :(
> (I've verified using ffprobe and GSpot):

Does it work if you produce Matroska instead of MPEG-PS?

I have not looked into things closely, but I would not be surprised if
MPEG-PS was just not capable of storing arbitrary metadata.


  Nicolas George
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