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Windows 7: how to add description & author info, to a file in windows 7 explorer?

29 May 2013   #1
ranjan2001

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 build 7600
 
 
how to add description & author info, to a file in windows 7 explorer?

I have audio files from my phone, mostly these are self recording audio notes describing the place, people I met or interesting topics we discussed during travel, or some creative idea in my mind when I am out traveling.

Now there is lot of info recorded as audio notes & I want to give them some description & author.

In windows 7 explorer, I have enabled the description, comment & author tabs but how do I actually add author & description to these .amr files? These changes (if possible) should be viewable on my laptop or any other computer too.

Is it possible to do that in windows if not is there any other freeware utility which can do the same?




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30 May 2013   #2
TwoCables

 

I think that it might be possible to do this using Windows Media Player.
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30 May 2013   #3
nommy the first

Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit Professional
 
 

Hello Ranjan,

Have you tried Right Clicking the file, clicking on Properties, and then on Details?
If not, you can add a lot of information there, such as the Artist, Title, Genre and Comments.

You can also do it the way TwoCables suggested. Simply navigate to your files (if they are on your phone, plug the device in or use apps like Dropbox to copy them) and copy them to the default location of your music files (most of the time that is C:\users\your account\Music.
After that, open Windows Media Player and the files should automatically be imported. If not, click on Organise, select Manage libraries and then hit Music and then select your desired location and click on Add.

Once the files are imported to the WMP library you can easily edit them by pressing on the desired tab (like Title and Composer). If you want to add a custom tab, simply right-click the tabs, and select Choose columns... and then scroll down to Custom 1, check the box and press Show.


Good luck and keep us posted!
Nommy
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30 May 2013   #4
TwoCables

 

Oh wow, wow, wow, wow. I did not know that the Details tab in a media file's Properties could be edited like that! I mean, I've just never tried! I've looked at that tab, but I never put my mouse over any of the information in there! Hahaha wow. If I had, then I would have seen how I can edit anything I want!

Nice.
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30 May 2013   #5
nommy the first

Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
Oh wow, wow, wow, wow. I did not know that the Details tab in a media file's Properties could be edited like that! I mean, I've just never tried! I've looked at that tab, but I never put my mouse over any of the information in there! Hahaha wow. If I had, then I would have seen how I can edit anything I want!

Nice.
Do I sense a hint of sarcasm?
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30 May 2013   #6
TwoCables

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nommy the first View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
Oh wow, wow, wow, wow. I did not know that the Details tab in a media file's Properties could be edited like that! I mean, I've just never tried! I've looked at that tab, but I never put my mouse over any of the information in there! Hahaha wow. If I had, then I would have seen how I can edit anything I want!

Nice.
Do I sense a hint of sarcasm?
No, why?

I'm dead serious, but also enthusiastic about it. Is this a feature that was added to Vista and 7? Or has it been like this since like Windows 95?

For the record: I would never ruin a thread or good advice by being sarcastic like that (I can see what you're seeing, but again, I am not being sarcastic).
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30 May 2013   #7
nommy the first

Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
No, why?

I'm dead serious, but also enthusiastic about it. Is this a feature that was added to Vista and 7? Or has it been like this since like Windows 95?

For the record: I would never ruin a thread or good advice by being sarcastic like that (I can see what you're seeing, but again, I am not being sarcastic).
For as far as I can remember it's been here since at least Vista. I don't remember ever actually using 95 or 98, so I can't tell for those.

Anyhow, let's keep this thread about Ranjan his problem. If you'd like to know more about it, I bet one of our fellow Forum members knows all about it, and if not, Google is always your best friend


Nommy
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30 May 2013   #8
TwoCables

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nommy the first View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
No, why?

I'm dead serious, but also enthusiastic about it. Is this a feature that was added to Vista and 7? Or has it been like this since like Windows 95?

For the record: I would never ruin a thread or good advice by being sarcastic like that (I can see what you're seeing, but again, I am not being sarcastic).
For as far as I can remember it's been here since at least Vista. I don't remember ever actually using 95 or 98, so I can't tell for those.

Anyhow, let's keep this thread about Ranjan his problem. If you'd like to know more about it, I bet one of our fellow Forum members knows all about it, and if not, Google is always your best friend


Nommy
Yeah, it makes sense to me because Vista and 7 are very similar. I don't remember the Details tab in 95/98/XP looking quite like it does in Vista and 7!

Thank you, Nommy!
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30 May 2013   #9
nommy the first

Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit Professional
 
 

You're welcome TwoCables!
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30 May 2013   #10
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

If you have the Details pane activated some of this basic properties information can be added without accessing the properties of the files,
Organized on the top left of the explorer window/ Layout/ Details pane.
See if this will save you a few clicks.
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