Working with metadata in MOV files

Reading MOV format-specific properties

The GroupDocs.Metadata API supports extracting QuickTime atoms from a MOV video. The atom is the basic data unit in any QuickTime file. Please find more information on QuickTime atoms in the official specification:

The following are the steps to extract QuickTime atoms from a MOV video.

  1. Load a MOV video
  2. Get the root metadata package
  3. Extract  the native metadata package using the MovRootPackage.getMovPackage method
  4. Read the QuickTime atoms

try (Metadata metadata = new Metadata(Constants.InputMov)) {
	MovRootPackage root = metadata.getRootPackageGeneric();

	for (MovAtom atom : root.getMovPackage().getAtoms()) {

		// ...

Working with XMP metadata

GroupDocs.Metadata for Java allows managing XMP metadata in MOV files. For more details please refer to the following guide: Working with XMP Metadata.

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GitHub examples

You may easily run the code above and see the feature in action in our GitHub examples:

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