Windows 10: How to add details to mkv files for explorer?

  1.    16 Jun 2017 #1

    How to add details to mkv files for explorer?

    is there any way to add details to mkv files and with details I mean for example year? So I can sort my mkv files in folder by year?
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  2.    16 Jun 2017 #2

    Nice collection of films. Fill in the 'Year' field for each video. Then in 'Details' view, r-click page top and select 'Year'. Then r-click and 'Customize this folder' for Video and in File Explorer ribbon, click View options and set all folders of this type to match. You can createseparate folders for each year or sort by year column.

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       16 Jun 2017 #3

    mrgeek said: View Post
    Nice collection of films. Fill in the 'Year' field for each video...
    That is the problem. You can see in the 'Properties, Details' tab in the screenshot that 'Year' has been selected, but the field is not editable. Do the same for a .mp4 file and when you select Ýear' it is editable.

    I've recreated the problem by converting one of my .mp4s to .mkv format. I can edit details for the .mp4 but not the .mkv. You can clearly see a text entry box appears when you select an item for the .mp4, but none appears for the .mkv.

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  4.    16 Jun 2017 #4

    I see, now. Why would I think it was that simple ?
    As a work around, since he has added the year as a suffix, I would just do a Search by year and then move the results to a new folder with the date, until there are none left in the main folder.
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       17 Jun 2017 #5

    Further research suggests that tags for the .mkv format are its Achilles Heel and have never worked properly...

    That does indeed look like a design flaw. The tags are the way they are because back when they were specified only two people (Steve Lhomme and myself) were working on the specs, and tags were something we neither focused on nor something we were particularly interested in.
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  6.    17 Jun 2017 #6

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    Using File MetaData (free) you can do the above, but that's it. Very limited for mkv.

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  7.    18 Jun 2017 #7

    So this is more related to mkv not windows as I see? Is there possibility to contact mkv creators and ask for a suggestion to add year tag to mkv files?

    mrgeek said: View Post
    Nice collection of films.

    Thx, I have more lol
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  8.    18 Jun 2017 #8

    For completeness- in another thread a user discovered that to get properties displayed in the Details pane, an older build of Icaros (a free utility that allows more properties to be displayed, and thumbnails too) is needed if using the Creator's build.
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