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

Simon Cropper contact at simonchristophercropper.com
Tue Dec 1 10:44:24 GMT 2015

On 01/12/15 21:00, jdd wrote:
> Le 01/12/2015 10:47, Simon Cropper a écrit :
>> *** Anyone have any ideas thank you? Not sure others received
>> notification a few days back as I have recently changed my email ***
>> What is the current best practice for managing movies with digikam. I
>> could not find anything specific on the online manual.
> video management is very different from photo management. All what 
> Digikam can do is read videos eventually. I don't think he would have 
> to do anything else.

I don't see how it differs. Author, time taken, tags. I would not expect 
digikam to import any data from the video just save any user created 
metadata to an associated XMP file. Just like what people do when they 
create a JPG of the video and associate the image with that video.

>> 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.
> I know of no standard to do so - but would be glad to prove wrong, so 
> it's pretty useless

What's wrong with just saving the database data (e.g. tags) to the file 
in an image format rather than a video format. I agree that there is 
currently no standard but who cares as long as the data can be exported 
and imported.

> (I have seen your first post, but expected also an other answer)

Thanks for letting me know, I thought it got lost.

> jdd
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Cheers Simon

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