Digikam won't read Video Sidecars?
aegoreev at gmail.com
Thu Oct 12 21:34:51 BST 2017
I was not able to reproduce this.
Maybe you did not configure digikam settings properly?
What are your settings in metadata/sidecars?
On Mon, Sep 25, 2017 at 9:08 PM, David Golden <vtdave88 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Tried both the 5.7 appimage and the pre-release 5.8.0-01 appimage.
> Digikam continues to ignore any existing video.mp4.xmp file instead of
> reading the metadata; changing information within Digikam destroys the
> existing info.
> Expected behaviour would be for Digikam to read the metadata from the xmp
> file and import it just as it would for an image file
> On Wed, Sep 20, 2017 at 9:09 AM, Andrey Goreev <aegoreev at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I would try it on the latest pre-release 5.8.0 appimage first. There were
>> many bugs fixed since 5.5.0
>> Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.
>> -------- Original message --------
>> From: David Golden <vtdave88 at gmail.com>
>> Date: 2017-09-19 8:23 PM (GMT-07:00)
>> To: digiKam - Home Manage your photographs as a professional with the
>> power of open source <digikam-users at kde.org>
>> Subject: Digikam won't read Video Sidecars?
>> Greetings all! I am trying to move from manually managing my photos
>> (both cell and DSLR) via bash scripts, folders, and exiftool, to using
>> Digikam. However, one problem I am encountering is getting cell videos
>> properly integrated.
>> Right now, when I dump from my cell to my hard drive, I use a bash script
>> to add basic metadata. For photos it gets added directly to the file, but
>> when I started Exiftool recommended not writing to videos, so I save the
>> info in a sidecar with the same filename, but adding ".xmp" to the end
>> (e.g. video.mp4.xmp). The tags are:
>> [XMP] CreatorCity : mycity
>> [XMP] CreatorCountry : USA
>> [XMP] CreatorAddress : myaddress
>> [XMP] CreatorPostalCode : 12345
>> [XMP] CreatorRegion : mystate
>> [XMP] CreatorWorkEmail : myemail
>> [XMP] Description : brief description
>> [XMP] Title : Video.mp4 | 2015-07-03
>> 09:55:18 -0400
>> [XMP] Headline : folder title
>> [XMP] Source : myname
>> [XMP] CopyrightStatus : Protected
>> [XMP] ImageFileConstraints : Maintain Metadata
>> [XMP] Copyright : © 2015 by me, all
>> rights reserved
>> [XMP] CreateDate : 2015:07:03 13:55:18
>> I have Digikam set to read from and write to sidecars.
>> When I move a new folder into the Pictures directory tree and load
>> Digikam, it correctly reads the metadata from the picture. It does *not*
>> read the metadata from the video sidecar. All the appropriate fields are
>> blank within Digikam. However. if I edit the copyright info within the
>> Information tab, it changes the copyright tag within the XMP, *and* it
>> completely wipes out the other info (such as Creator...) within the
>> How can I get Digikam to properly read my video sidecars. Right now I am
>> forced to keep any folder containing videos out of Digikam to avoid
>> destroying information.
>> I'm using Digikam 5.5 under openSUSE Tumbleweed
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