Despite the popularity of streaming services, there are still many of us who prefer to curate our own offline media library, such as movie collections, home videos, music videos, tracks and albums. MP4 tags play an important role in organizing the media files. All the information contained in the tag help related software such as media players, explorers and digital libraries to better understand the file.
If some of the field is empty in the tags, or the information is filled with random words, you can use MP4 tag editor to edit, write, consolidate, clarify and remove content in the tags. Depending on your end goal and skill level, there are several MP4 tag editor available for different tasks. No matter you prefer an easy solution or advanced features such as batch renaming, you will find the tools listed below a life-saver.
1. VideoProc Converter
VideoProc Converter is a lightweight and powerful video toolkit with an MP4 tag editor built-in. It allows you to easily manage video metadata, adds information such as title, artist, genre of the video and music, add comment, and set album artwork. For instance, you can use nice posters and pictures as artwork for the cover of the video and songs.
Best of all, the unique Auto Copy feature in VideoProc Converter helps users to pass through the video without re-encoding. It means that you can retain the 1:1 original quality of the video after editing tags and metadata.
Many users complain that some video metadata editors on the market will re-encode the video after tagging, result in quality loss or long process time. It will never happen in VideoProc Converter. Upon exporting, you can simply tick Auto Copy feature to force pass-through video and audio streams. Better yet, you can enable hardware acceleration to boost the processing speed, which is extremely handy and time-saving for batch tasks, such as exporting 4K/8K/HEVC/MKV and large feature movies.
Click the buttons below to download and use Video Metadata Editor in VideoProc Converter:
VideoProc Converter Features
- Batch edit MP4 videos and export at the original quality
- View, edit, write MP4 tags, and add cover image/album art
- Toolkit to edit videos, trim/rotate/add effects, record, copy DVD, download videos
- Export detailed media info/metadata, edit video codecs
EasyTAG is initially designed for music file, but it can also be used as an MP4 tag editor since it also supports importing MP4. Adopting a tree based browser interface, you can easily preview file by artist and album.
The auto tagging feature in EasyTAG is a time saver. It can automatically complete the fields for filename and directory, or rename them from the tag via masks. The editable tags include disc number, year, comment, composer, URL, title, artist, album, as well as cover photos.
Supported OS: Windows, Linux
- Preview and write tags for MP4/AAC tag, MP3, FLAC, and Ogg
- CD database support powered by Freedb and Gnudb servers
- In-app searching and subdirectory browsing
3. 3delite MP4 Video & Audio Tag Editor
Developed by N.C.S. TRADE Hungary, this 3delite MP4 tag editor has been around since 2003. As its name suggests, you can modify the MP4 video metadata as well as that of songs and other audio files. Besides general information, you can modify video details such as season, episode name, ID, cast, lyrics, and podcast URL. Full unicode is supported, and thus you won't need to worry about special characters in your language.
There's a built-in search engine that can match detailed information with the current title, thus saving your time by pulling over the online data, such as from Movie DB and Amazon. Additionally, it also allows you to search files in your library by certain criteria.
Supported OS: Windows (32bit/64bit)
The 3delite MP4 tag editor is a shareware. It offers a 25-day free trial version with full features. The registered version will be €15 for personal use and €95 for commercial use.
- Support MP4, M4A, M4V, M4B, ALAC, 3GP files and popular audio formats
- Add custom posters or import cover arts from the Movie DB
- Support iTunMOVI XML tags
- Rename MP4 tags in batch
AMVIDIA is the go to choice for Mac users. While many other metadata managing apps have gone obsolete, this MP4 tag editor is still frequently updated to support the latest macOS.
AMVIDIA adopts a spreadsheet design that facilitate quick tagging. You can easily browse the MP4 files, and load tags from Network, or manually edit the fields. The consolidation feature also works nicely to make the MP4 tags clear and unified. You can remove extra spaces, extra characters, and find certain texts and numbers to replace them in batch. Besides managing MP4 tags for MP4 and M4A, AMVIDIA also supports ID3 tags for MP3, FLAC, AIFF, etc.
Supported OS: Mac only
- Import MP4 tags from iTunes and the Music app
- Import metadata from MusicBrainz, AcoustID, CoverArt and other online database
- Load ISRC codes, artist, album, title, geners from the network
- Write MP4 tags manually or auto-tagging, bulk edit and delete
Although VLC is an open-source media player, you can use its Media Information panel as the MP4 tag editor. Inside the information panel, there are entries such as title, artist, album, genre, and publisher. You can also add comments to the video. The categories are more suitable for music videos, and it also allows you to specify the track number. To edit MP4 tags in VLC, simply go to Menu > Tool > Media Information (shortcut key Ctrl+I).
Note that the Date entry is for the Year. You can enter 4-digit number to signify the year. As for the Fingerprint option, it can file up the metadata by analyzing the file via the help of open source tool MusicBrainz, and thus make your library more informative and cleaner.
Supported OS: Windows, Mac, Linux, Android
Pricing: Free and open-source
- Edit basic media formation for MP4 videos.
- Option to add comments to individual video clips.
- Show extra metadata and other information if there is any in the original MP4 file.
Kdenlive is not a dedicated MP4 tag editor, but if you happen to use it as the free video software for your video projects, you can definitely manage MP4 metadata inside its project settings menu.
If your video's metadata has been removed before, you might see an empty blank with keys such as title, author, copyright and year. In that case, you need to click the plus icon to manually add keys, such as Description, Synopsis, Comment, Episode, Season, Media Type, etc. For music videos and songs, you can also add Composer, Album, Album Artist, Genre, and more.
Here is a good resource from kdenlive.org that provides a list on available metadata elements that leverages the support from FFmpeg. The drawback is, it doesn't support adding cover art to the video since it is not supported by FFmpeg.
Supported OS: Windows, Linux
Pricing: Free and open-source
- Edit MP4 tags for videos supported by FFmpeg
- Edit videos, master it in Kdenlive and incorporate metadata upon exporting
As you can see, the features of MP4 tag editors differ in one aspect or another for specific scenarios. For users prefer a tree structure interface, you can go with EasyTAG and 3delite MP4 Video & Audio Tag Editor; if you are more into the spreadsheet layout, AMVIDIA is a decent choice. If you simply want to change file title and don't need batch tasks, VLC is the instant solution.
For users who prefer a modern interface—most MP4 tag editors were initially designed decades ago with archaic look, and haven't been updated for years—VideoProc Converter is the best choice with sleek and easy-to-use interface. It is actively updated, with free tech support. Besides editing MP4 tags, you can also export the metadata information of MP4/MOV/MKV and 370+ formats. It also supports edit videos, download online videos, rip DVDs, record screen and convert videos.
Click the buttons below to free download VideoProc Converter: