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|abcAVI Tag Editor
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|abcAVI Tag Editor is little stand alone utility for viewing/editing tags in AVI files. In short it allows you to get information on movie from Internet Movie Database or type it by yourself and save that info inside AVI file. Supports RIFF INFO tags, MovieID tags, IDivX tags. Allows editing more than 40 tags, not only "Title", "Subject" and "Copyright". Support of RIFF INFO tags ensures backward compatibility with standard Windows players like MS Media Player.
1.8.1 (October 19, 2005)
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Have been using this for a couple years now, and I love it! Now I just wish other technologies would catch up with the ability to actually read and display the AVI tags.
I have only two complaints, really.
1) For some reason it is limited to files less than 2GB, even though the AVI specification allows files up to 4GB. I have set up a dummy AVI file that I can tag with the data I want for a >2GB file, then I just copy and paste the data from the dummy file to the oversize file using a hex editor. Just have to be careful when doing that, because one wrong byte, and the file becomes unusable.
2) It allows you to change the FourCC code for the video codec in the file, but unlike the tagging features that allow you to enter a tag value on one file and then clone that value to ALL files you have loaded, the FourCC changer function has to be performed on each file individually. Could become quite tedious to change the FourCC's on several thousand files.
Great at what it does. Missing a few needed tool functions but is so lightweight it can be made to, or forced to, run on almost ANY OS.
Can read/mod metatags on just about every strange and back corner format I through at it, not just AVI. It even handled V-TTS files for visual DHI phone units. Only one so far that could. Can also edit info for music streams in video containers, such as RIFF compliant FLV, SWF, and SW, as well as late-version Real Media files. If it contains RIFF tags, this will read, save, and edit them.
Only two real functionality issues are:
The lack of a full batch mode. MP3-TAG can edit the tags on MP4, OGG/Vb video files; in batch. Not sure about others. It's the ONLY thing really missing from this.
NO Non-RIFF metatag data support (b-comments, tagID, postits, etc)
Works well on
98SE with NT comparability tools installed.
XP x64 in x32 compatibility mode
Win 7 x64 (when installing click IGNORE on the two errors that pop up, an error will persist after install but can ignored by clicking 'OK' and then runs fine) [not sure what netmask56 did wrong but it WORKS WELL on 7]
Linux with Wine installed and dependencies (install LibVLC and LIBMediaInfo)
BSD DragonFly with LinuxOverlay and Wine +Dpnd
Mac OSX >10.5 with POSIX toolkit, BSD command suite, LinuxOverlay, Wine +Dpnd(in that order)
Worked beautifully for removing hidden tags from video files. My problem was that Windows Media Player was showing my files in the list as all kinds of names based on the hidden tags, and I just wanted it to show the names in the list by their filenames. In abcAVI Tag Editor I was able to open the directory of all the video files I wanted to edit, click on remove tags from all files (and confirm it), and then save all changes (and confirm it). Wonderful! I have had such trouble finding a batch editor for hidden tags on the internet- most programs of that type don't support video files, or cost money. My only complaint here might be that you still can't exactly batch edit files, once you load them in you can still only edit tags in one file at a time (with the exception of the remove all button I mentioned above). A negative is also that this software is hard to navigate if you don't know what to look for.
Works fine foe me in Win 7. I do not know how to fully use all of the features, but it works for what I'm doing
I only scored it so low because it doesn't run on Windows 7 - on my previous XP SP3 it was excellent and would have scored it quite high. The last update was in 2005 so the programmer may not be around anymore or has moved on - pity. I tried every compatibility mode to no avail...
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