Indeed a problem for people that like things organized.
I hope I can post here more often but, for now I have the same issue.
As Esh said, I can't really edit details - metadata - in most video files. I've been testing and, for example, you can actually edit the sample videos in the "sample video folder". I've been able to edit some random Mp4 but, the files I've created with my handycam - which are MPG's - are not allowed at all.
I suppose this "feature" is there to prevent some sort of copyright infringement but, in my view it's really not that well implemented. I mean, I was the one that actually recorded that footage with my camera, why wouldn't I be able to edit the details, like title, comments etc ? It's not like my camera allows me to do that on.the.fly ( which, by it self would be pretty hard, as you might imagine.. ), nor can I do it in a program like vegas, which I use for editing them.
I hope someone has some sort of answer, a fix ? a way around ? Is there ANOTHER way to actually edit this ? They even have "ranking" in there, why would you have ranking and not allow the user to rank the files ?
This is, for sure, one of the main reasons why I can't switch to win7. If I can't work, there's no point quitting windows XP. I like it otherwise.
Thank you in advanced.
For those who still don't know what we are talking about, we mean going to a random video file > properties > DETAILS (tab) and trying to edit the metadata like "title" "ranking" "tags" "comments". This details are OBVIOUSLY useful for people that like to keep things organized ( eg. imagine you have 300 video files with random-camera-given-names like MOV0345345.mpg ; you want to be able to add an extra column in windows explorer like, "title" and actually READ what that file has) and clean without the need to opening them. This also looks some sort of "permissions" thing but, I've been testing and can't see the difference.
Check "Attached Files" for a quick glance of this description.
I sure hope this is "fixable" - just like it was part of windows xp workflow.