How to Edit Video Tags

By Nicole Martinez

Digital multimedia, including audio and video files, use identifying tags to provide information about the media. Video tags can include the artist's name, file name, date of creation, length and file size. Tags are informative without altering the actual content of the file. When a computer user downloads a video file, it may include an incomplete or incorrect tag. However, many media players offer the ability for users to change tag information for videos and other multimedia using the player's interface.

Winamp

Step 1

Download and install Winamp.

Step 2

Run the program from your desktop or Start Menu.

Step 3

Click the Winamp button or right click on the player and select "Play" and "From File." Load your video in Winamp.

Step 4

Right click the video and select "View File Info" or press "Alt" + "3" on the keyboard.

Step 5

Type the appropriate information into the tag fields and click "OK."

Windows Media Player

Step 1

Download and install Windows Media Player.

Step 2

Run the media player from your computer.

Step 3

Click the "Library" tab and right click an attribute (title, artist, etc) and select "Edit."

Step 4

Type the appropriate video information into the tag fields and press "Enter."

iTunes

Step 1

Download and install iTunes from Apple.

Step 2

Select the option to add a file to the library from the "File" menu, if the video is not already in your library.

Step 3

Right click the file in the library and select "Get Info."

Step 4

Choose the "Info" tab and type the correct information into the fields.

Step 5

Click "OK" to close the info pane.

Tips & Warnings

  • You cannot change values for video length or size.