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AtomicParsley is a lightweight command line program for reading, parsing and setting metadata into MPEG-4 files supporting these styles of metadata: iTunes-style metadata into .mp4, .m4a, .m4p, .m4v, .m4b files, 3gp-style assets (3GPP TS 26.444 version 6.4.0 Release 6 specification conforming) in 3GPP, 3GPP2, MobileMP4 & derivatives, ISO copyright notices at movie & track level for MPEG-4 & derivative files, uuid private user extension text & file embedding for MPEG-4 & derivative files

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OS:Windows MacOS Linux
Released:Sep 26, 2006
File size:438.9KB
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0.9.0 (September 26, 2006)

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v0.9.0 09/26/2006 re-release with corrected documentation for spelling & capabilities

v0.9.0 09/15/2006 new file scanning method based on an array of known atoms/KnownAtoms struct added to list the gamut of known atoms & their basic properties; better atom versioning & flags support; allow negatives in 3gp asset coordinates (switch to high-bit ascii for getopt_long for assets); fixed minor bug that crept in on non-Win systems in removing files; switch from moving mdat(s) to moving moov to reorder atoms; mellow_flow's genre fix; SLarew's utf16 fix for printing 3gp assets on Win32; reorder moov's child atoms so that udta is last (as per ISO spec recommendations) in moov; enable use of 'free' atom padding for rapid updating, pad with a (user-defined) default amount of padding with a complete file rewrite; switch remaining AtomicInfo variables over to pointers; add support for multiple same atoms with differing languages (like 3gp assets); more flexible 'stik' setting/retrieving & added Audiobook; genre bugfix (again!!); added ability to list std genres & stik strings; switch output for rtng's "Lyrics" to "Content"; list file brands; bugfix for removing some cli metadata; prevent optimizing on PSP mpeg-4 files (but allow dynamic updating, and don't add padding to psp files); new APar_FindAtom routine eliminating some loops; updated routine to find 'moov.udta.meta.hdlr' or iTunes-style tagging; simplified APar_RemoveAtom; 3gp assets differing in language are grouped now instead of being fifo; simplified printing of non-string iTunes-style tags; work around 3rd party bug affecting 'cprt' corruption; switch to fseeko to support files between 2.5GB & 4GB (and ancillary routines off of filesize like progress bar); fix co64 reduction offsets; prevent optimizing when just getting a tree or tags (screwed up track level details); bashfulbladder's booklet stik, only allow dynamic updating with --overWrite & new "AP -t +" routine to show padding & supplemental info; changing win32 filename to '-utf8.exe' forces raw utf8 input/output; win32 longhelp is converted to utf16 (for atom names); new shorthelp added as default help page; bugfix removing non-existing atoms; an actual change (removal/addition/change) of an atom is now required for any type of write action; fix channel listing for 'esds' without sec5 info; added ability to force image dimensions on MacOSX; revamped track level details; 255 byte limit for strings changed to 255 utf8 *character* limit; --stik Audiobook now changes file extension to '.m4b' (for Mac OS X, finder Type code is changed to 'M4B ' too); fix --3gp-year "" in APar_RemoveAtom; bugfix setting string lengths in 3gp keyword; added ability to add ISO 'cprt' copyright at movie or track level; implemented v5 sha1 namepsace/name uuids; fixed crash on finding any atom with full uuids (like psp files); more extensive type/profiles/levels in track level details; add support for embedding files on uuid atoms; switch to reading artwork directly into memory (as opposed to copying from a->b) when setting artwork; modified ExtractPixPrefs for leaks - defaults now to deleting temp pic files; skip sprintf for uuid binary strings ('qlts' is why) & switch to (less flexible) memcpy; accommodate iTunes 7.0 adding aprox. 2k of NULL bytes outside of any atom structure; add 'pgap' atom; defaults to duplicating the gapless padding at the end of file now (but can be optionally skipped); fixed clipping when setting unicode characters

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I grew up on DOS, so I'm comfortable with command-line tools. But I would enjoy this tool much more if it had a GUI (hence my not giving it a perfect score). I got it primarily for adding a custom thumbnail to MP4 files, and for that it works just fine.

Jun 15, 2015 Version: 0.9.0 OS: Windows 8 64-bit Ease: 7/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value: 10/10 Overall: 9/10

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