I find that pptx, xlsx, docx files do not have "Doc-modification" field. These are very common files and hope they can be supported.


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I had no time to dig into your advice until today. I read the help file once again esp. the usage of ";", reviewed the "for" command, and finally got the work done. This is what I have find out working:

in command line,
for /R %f in (*.mp4) do MediaInfo --Inform="General;%Encoded_Date%" "%f" >%f.txt

in Siren, load sub directories, and rename according to expression

then in command line,
del /S *.txt (I have no other txt file)

Thank Rémi!


(11 replies, posted in Bugs and problems)

Thank you. CLI works that I find using:
mediainfo --Inform="General;%Encoded_Date%\n" D:\*.mp4
could generate the list of dates, but it seems additional work need to be done in order to make sure the list order is the same as in Siren. How "creating one metadata file per video" work?


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I dowloaded MediaInfo from:
In order to use the "%T" variable, I need to have a text file of such structure:

Time of file1
Time of file2
Time of file3

But MediaInfo seems do not have such option of export.


(11 replies, posted in Bugs and problems)

I have sent a small file for you to inspect. Hope you could find a way to get that "Encoded date" or "Tagged date".

All mp4 file from a phone cannot be renamed by shoot time.
Expression I use: %Xdo%Vn%VDd.%e, but new names are empty.
Player gives media info:

Complete name                  : E:\photos\20130615.mp4
Format                         : MPEG-4
Format profile                 : Base Media / Version 2
Codec ID                       : mp42
File size                      : 2.62 MiB
Duration                       : 51s 333ms
Overall bit rate mode          : Variable
Overall bit rate               : 428 Kbps
Encoded date                   : UTC 2013-06-15 11:47:49
Tagged date                    : UTC 2013-06-15 11:47:49

ID                             : 1
Format                         : MPEG-4 Visual
Format profile                 : Simple@L2
Format settings, BVOP          : No
Format settings, QPel          : No
Format settings, GMC           : No warppoints
Format settings, Matrix        : Default (H.263)
Codec ID                       : 20
Duration                       : 51s 333ms
Bit rate mode                  : Variable
Bit rate                       : 376 Kbps
Nominal bit rate               : 346 Kbps
Maximum bit rate               : 384 Kbps
Width                          : 320 pixels
Height                         : 240 pixels
Display aspect ratio           : 4:3
Frame rate mode                : Variable
Frame rate                     : 14.981 fps
Minimum frame rate             : 7.500 fps
Maximum frame rate             : 15.000 fps
Color space                    : YUV
Chroma subsampling             : 4:2:0
Bit depth                      : 8 bits
Scan type                      : Progressive
Compression mode               : Lossy
Bits/(Pixel*Frame)             : 0.326
Stream size                    : 2.30 MiB (88%)
Encoded date                   : UTC 2013-06-15 11:47:49
Tagged date                    : UTC 2013-06-15 11:47:49

ID                             : 2
Format                         : AAC
Format/Info                    : Advanced Audio Codec
Format profile                 : LC
Codec ID                       : 40
Duration                       : 51s 221ms
Bit rate mode                  : Constant
Bit rate                       : 48.0 Kbps
Channel(s)                     : 2 channels
Channel(s)_Original            : 1 channel
Channel positions              : Front: C
Sampling rate                  : 48.0 KHz
Compression mode               : Lossy
Stream size                    : 300 KiB (11%)
Encoded date                   : UTC 2013-06-15 11:47:50
Tagged date                    : UTC 2013-06-15 11:47:50

If allowed I can upload a sample.

I used "wizard" icon to build a expression for me: %Xdo, because most files were jpg. I just tried the adjacent all variables button and found video tag %Vn. I should play around with it a bit more before I post. Maybe there could be a universal date|time variable?

Thanks for the great software.

I want to rename a bunch of files from an iPhone according to the time stamps. Two file types: jpg and mov. But only jpg files got their new name, mov files did not.