Photo Gallery/Videos (WMV)/Date Taken/Export to another computer

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Music, Pictures and Video' started by Axel, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. Axel

    Axel Guest

    I am trying to orgnanize some of my video clips using the Photo Gallery. I
    would like to be able to transfer those clips to another computer. The
    problem I have is that the TAGS appear to be written into the file (great!)
    but the "Date Taken" which I assign while organizing the clipds, isn't. This
    seems to be the case because the WMV file format doesn't seem to have a field
    for that information (seems like there is only a Year of Release field). So
    here is the question. Where do the Metadata that' can't be written back to
    the file live, and how do I get them out and into another computer?

    Thanks much
    Axel, Feb 11, 2008
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  2. Axel

    John Inzer Guest

    You could try copying the Pictures.pd4 file
    to a thumb drive, CD, DVD, etc...and move it
    to the other computer (replacing the current
    ..pd4 file).

    This database named "Pictures.pd4" includes
    thumbs and metadata and is found at the
    following location.

    Windows Photo Gallery\Pictures.pd4

    The file can also be found with an Advanced
    Search for pd4.

    Go to...Start / Search / Advanced Search.

    Check the box..."Include non-indexed, hidden,
    and system files" Enter pd4 in the Name field
    and left click the Search button.

    The following article may be worth a look also:

    Metadata and the Windows
    Vista Photo Gallery


    John Inzer
    Digital Media MVP

    This is not tech support
    I am a volunteer

    Solutions that work for
    me may not work for you

    Proceed at your own risk
    John Inzer, Feb 11, 2008
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  3. Axel

    Axel Guest

    Thanks. I'll give this a try. The ability to sync meta data between computers
    seems like feature that's missing from a lot of these programs (Photo Gallery
    not alone). Keeping things in the file seems the way to go but I guess we
    are still a few years away before all file formats let you write back. It is
    strange that WMV only lets you write in a Release Year rather than a "Date

    Anyhow, thanks for the suggestion

    Axel, Feb 12, 2008
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