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 MovRootPackage.MovPackage
  4. Read the QuickTime atoms


using (Metadata metadata = new Metadata(Constants.InputMov))
	var root = metadata.GetRootPackage<MovRootPackage>();
	foreach (var atom in root.MovPackage.Atoms)

		// ...

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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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