How to Add MKV Metadata for Windows/Mac (Yosemite included)

Does anyone know how to add metadata (such as poster, director or episode name of the movie) to an MKV file?

This question is frequently asked by many users. Actually you can try Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate (Video Converter Ultimate for Mac) to add metadata to MKV. You just need 4 steps to finish the whole process. Your MKV video with metadata will be like those bought from iTunes. Organizing video in iTunes will be a much easier thing. This application can work not only as a metadata tagger for MKV, but also a video converter, video editor and DVD creator. A versatile tool, isn't it?

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How to Add Metadata to AVI

1 Add MKV File into This Application

After launching this metadata tagger for MKV, an intuitive interface will be shown in front of you. In the Convert tab, just drag your MKV file into it, or click the "Add Files" button to import MKV into it. If you want to add metadata to a DVD, please click "Load DVD" on the top of the interface.

2 Select the Right Output Format

To add metadata to MKV, this application needs you to set output format as Apple device, MOV, or M4V. Just click the down arrow button under the "Output Format" icon, click "Device", and then choose iPad, iPhone or Apple TV. Also you can click "Format", click "Video", and then choose MOV or M4V.

metadata tagger for AVI

3 Edit Video (Optional)

Sometimes you may want to personalize this MKV video. This MKV metadata tagger can also help you to make it. However, if you don't want to edit it, just go ahead to the Step 4 to learn how to add metadata to MKV.

To edit a video, please click the "Edit" icon on the imported video, and then click Trim, Adjust, Effect, Watermark or Subtitle to edit the video according to your own taste. If you are satisfied with your work, just click "OK" to save it.

metadata tagger for AVI

4 Add Metadata to MKV

First you need to click this icon add metadata to pop up the metadata adding window, type your MKV video name, and then click "Search" to get metadata. After getting the metadata information for your MKV file, just click "OK" to save it.

lookup for metadata

5 Play MKV on Apple Device

After everything is done, just click the "Convert" button at the bottom of the interface. Then the converted video will be synced to iTunes. You will see that your MKV video is marked with a cover. And metadata information, such as actors, directors, comment, description, will be shown.

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Apr 29,2016 10:55 am / Posted by Christine Smith to Video

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I wish you had an option to output the same format that came in so i could -just- edit the meta data.
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