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  1. I really have to see these tags for an mkv file integrated with windows explorer:

    Genre
    Year
    Ratings


    I need these tags to behave in a way so that when I use the "Group by" feature of windows explorer and select say Genre, the tags get read and the files get sorted accordingly.

    Can the Rating tag be manipulated to behave like when we rate an mp4 video on a scale of 1 to 5 in windows explorer, by making the string say something like "5 Stars" like it does when mp4 files are grouped by their ratings?

    What would be the correct format/syntax for such an xml file?

    Will embedding it to the mkv file be the end of it?
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    How come the Rating field is shown for an mkv file in the details pane. Is it a feature of Windows 8/8.1?
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    no. even windows 7 can show any of these if you wish.

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  4. Does that apply to MKV though?

    If not, maybe this will help. https://www.videohelp.com/software/Icaros
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  5. Originally Posted by aedipuss View Post
    no. even windows 7 can show any of these if you wish.

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    Yes, I'm aware what all options are offered by windows, the thing is that these should be displayed in the Details pane and more importantly windows should be able to read these three tags from an mkv file and be group them accordingly.

    Thanks anyway for the reply.
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  6. I've known about Icaros for a long time.

    I used the attached xml file as an attempt to tag an mkv file with no luck

    Only the last Genre is being displayed as the Genre in VLC, nothing in explorer
    The Date is being displayed only as YYYY (which is fine with me) in VLC, nothing in explorer
    Don't have the slightest about Ratings

    Is there no way to make windows utilize/display information about mkv files beyond Title, Length, Frame width, Frame Height, Video tracks, Audio tracks, Contains chapters, Total bitrate, Frame rate?
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    i'm surprised you got windows to use that much. win7 doesn't recognize mkv as a type of video file so so don't get those attributes. the first one in the screenshot is mkv the second mp4. if you could change explorer to view mkv as a video type you could use all the attributes.

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  8. Originally Posted by aedipuss View Post
    i'm surprised you got windows to use that much. win7 doesn't recognize mkv as a type of video file so so don't get those attributes. the first one in the screenshot is mkv the second mp4. if you could change explorer to view mkv as a video type you could use all the attributes.

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    Using K-Lite Codec Pack can make windows display all the attributes listed earlier (Frame width, Frame height etc.)

    "if you could change explorer to view mkv as a video type you could use all the attributes." That's not true.
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