I am currently archiving all of my personal videos and pictures. I have fixed the metadata for all of my pictures that did not hold the proper information so that when I load them into Windows Live Gallery, they are sorted by the date the date they were taken.
I use Sony Vegas Pro 64 bit version 11 to edit video. I have spent several weeks ripping Home Videos into my computer from burned DVDs that originally came from VHS. some of the DVD's that I ripped into my computer where 2 hours long and contained several different dates of recorded video. I would put this video on my time line in Sony Vegas and render them into separate files so that the only footage that is in each file is footage from 1 particular date and then I named the file that date.
Example. Let's say DVD 1 had footage from December 3rd, 4th, and 25th of year 2006. I would render them into 3 files with the names of the files looking like this so they would appear in order by date in my folders.
File 1: 20061203
File 2: 20061204
File 3: 20061225
I have well over 1000 files. I cannot seem to get Windows Live gallery to organize them properly by date, even if I organize them by file name. I know that mp4 has met a tag information that you can change, but most of my files are mpeg2, m2t, and mts.
I have all of my digital photos organized just fine because I know how to edit the meta tags so the dates are correct. I have tried doing some research on these tags for these video files, but I cannot seem to find any answers. I just want these videos to appear in windows live gallery by their proper dates so all my videos and photos are easy to access.
Any suggestions on this? when I would render these down in Sony Vegas, I matched the original DVD rips so I did not lose any quality. I would really rather not change these into mp4 if I can avoid it because it will take an awful long time. And I do not want to lose any of the quality that I have. Some of these newer videos were shot with a Canon HV 30 and a new were Sony HD camera and I do not want to lose any quality on these files. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you.
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Some kinds of video containers do not use "tags". This includes MPEG-SS, MPEG-PS, MPEG-TS, and Real. Those that do support tags include AVI/Divx, ASF/WMV, MKV/WebM, MOV/MP4 and MXF. However, tag support for these formats is spotty.
Most editing folk or people with large media collections usually keep their metadata not so much in tags as in a separate media-centric database.
In your case, you may want to look into a "touch" app that modifies your file savedate based upon the file name (or a portion). Then your sorting would probably work the way you wanted it to.