[Digikam-users] Best practice for storing and tagging movies

Simon Cropper contact at simonchristophercropper.com
Tue Dec 1 09:47:20 GMT 2015

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What is the current best practice for managing movies with digikam. I 
could not find anything specific on the online manual.

On my system -- Ubuntu 14.04 64bit with Mate Desktop -- the videos can 
be run ok and each video has a thumbnail. In particular I am interested 
in storage of metadata. I don't want to store metadata in the video file 
but in an associated XMP file.

If I tag a video however and open the associated XMP file the tags are 
not present. I have a message *<?xpacket begin="" 
id="W5M0MpCehiHzreSzNTczkc9d"?> *instead. The metadata is stored but 
only in the database. There seems no option for exporting the metadata 
to the XMP file. I don't mind having the data in the database but want a 
complete XMP file as an additional safety measure. In the past with my 
images if the database becomes corrupt I create a new database and 
import the XMP data back into the database. When tagging videos I would 
not be able to do this.

Any feedback would be appreciated.

Cheers Simon
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