Setting Genre & other tags for videos

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by ejhh, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. ejhh

    ejhh Guest

    I generally like Media Player and fully believe in the "Digital Home" but am
    having difficulty in organising my videos.

    There is an option to view by Genre, Artist etc but I can't find a way to
    set these tags.
    Without properly organsing videos, then Media Player just isn't scalable.

    If (as I suspect) it is not possible to set these tags for videos, then is
    there a way to view by folder WITHIN media player? At least that way I can
    organise the videos manually.

    Thanks is antici........pation
    ejhh, Jan 15, 2008
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  2. ejhh

    guitardude Guest

    I find it easiest to set these properties though the properties dialogue.
    when you right click one of the files (this is outside of MC) click
    properties, then the details tab. You can put in as much details as you wish
    and then Media Center should allow you to browse by the genre and other
    guitardude, Jan 16, 2008
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  3. ejhh

    ejhh Guest

    Thanks for the info. However, I find that with AVI files there is no "genre"
    in the properties dialog box outside of media center. I can set the genre
    within WMP but I suspect WMP has a seperate database and so the tags are not
    transferable to other media servers such the Buffalo Linkstation or

    What I really want to do is create these tags INSIDE the avi file so that
    the genre and other tags move with the file in the same way as mp3 tags do.

    I've tried abcavi.exe software but it doesn't seem to work (reliably).

    Perhaps I'm asking for too much of an emerging technology such as digital
    video but it the "Digital Home" is going to be successful, it has to be easy
    to find what you're looking for.
    Any ideas would be gratefully received.
    ejhh, Jan 18, 2008
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