Matthew van Eerde's web log - shellproperty.exe - set/read string properties on a file from the command line
Yesterday Raymond Chen blogged a "Little Program" which could edit audio metadata. As it happens, I have a similar tool I threw together which accepts a property key and a string property value to update a property, or can read a string or string-vector property.
shellproperty read <key> from <filename>
shellproperty set <key> to <string> on <filename>
Here's an example _fixup.bat script I use to set audio metadata on my copy of Giuseppe Sinopoli's recording of Madama Butterfly, to help distinguish it from other recordings of the same opera that I have.
dir /s /b "I *.mp3" | xargs /addquotes shellproperty set PKEY_Music_AlbumTitle to "Madama Butterfly - Sinopoli / Freni: 1 of 3" on
dir /s /b "II *.mp3" | xargs /addquotes shellproperty set PKEY_Music_AlbumTitle to "Madama Butterfly - Sinopoli / Freni: 2 of 3" on
dir /s /b "III *.mp3" | xargs /addquotes shellproperty set PKEY_Music_AlbumTitle to "Madama Butterfly - Sinopoli / Freni: 3 of 3" on
Source and amd64/x86 binaries attached, but in substance it's very similar to Raymond's "Little Program".
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Today's Little Program edits the metadata of an audio file, ostensibly to correct a spelling error, but really just to show how it's done.
Today's smart pointer class library is... (rolls dice)... CComPtr!
We open with two helper functions which encapsulate the patterns
- Get property from property store
PROPVARIANTinto desired final type
- Destroy the
- Set property in property store
- Create a
- Destroy the
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Two little command line app's that not only teach, but look useful in their own rights. And who doesn't like hacking document metadata properties? :P