Today I received some materials in a MOV container.

The MOV file is done pretty well and if you see in VLC they assigned also the channels names (channel title).

This is something that I would like to do too.

The problem is: MediaInfo list the Title but FFMpeg doesn't.

Look at Title: "Main Stereo Right"


Audio #2
ID                          : 4
Format                      : PCM
Format settings             : Big / Signed
Format settings, Endianness : Big
Format settings, Sign       : Signed
Codec ID                    : in24
Duration                    : 57 min 20 s
Source duration             : 57 min 20 s
Bit rate mode               : Constant
Bit rate                    : 1 152 kb/s
Channel(s)                  : 1 channel
Channel positions           : Front: R
Sampling rate               : 48.0 kHz
Bit depth                   : 24 bits
Stream size                 : 472 MiB (1%)
Source stream size          : 472 MiB (1%)
Title                       : Main Stereo Right
Language                    : English
Encoded date                : UTC 2016-10-14 11:25:13
Tagged date                 : UTC 2016-10-14 13:33:47


    Stream #0:5(eng): Audio: pcm_s24be (in24 / 0x34326E69), 48000 Hz, 1 channels (FR), s32 (24 bit), 1152 kb/s (default)
      handler_name    : Apple Alias Data Handler
      timecode        : 09:59:00:00

What I would like to do is:

  • set the language (yeah I achieved it)
  • set the title (tried with title metadata.. it doesn't work)
  • set the channel assignment (like front right, left surround, middle right and things like that)

What is the correct syntax?

Until now I achieved only setting the language with

ffmpeg -i "in.mov" -map 0 -c:a copy -c:v libx264 -metadata:s:a:1 language="es" out.mov

Adding the title works in MKV but not for MOV files

ffmpeg -i "in.mov" -map 0 -c:a copy -c:v libx264 -metadata:s:a:1 language="es" -metadata:s:a:1 title="This is my channel" out.mov
  • -metadata:s:a:1 title works here. – Gyan Nov 11 '18 at 5:30

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