Support of the WEBM video file format

Mp3tg has already made that giant leap from being purely audio tag editor by incorporating MKV video format. How about the WEBM?

Most of what I get from YouTube is downloaded in that format. I wish I could utilize all those Actions on FILENAMEs of my videos - and probably everything I get from the Internet [not only from YouTube] is either in WEBM or MKV. But right now I can only process the MKVs which does not really help me at all. And for now it is just FILENAME that I am after, but as I download more and more videos from various youtubers and some of which are cross videos- I know that I should start tagging them just like with the featured artists of songs [and before I will get to the point where I will have more or less of a chaos like it was in case of my music]


And I know that in theory I could just add

*.webm;

to the list available at

Tools > Options > Tags > Tags> Restrict incoming files to:

but I did and but it did not work- my WEBM files are apparently loaded to Mp3tag but not shown in it [a problem I already have encountered somewhere in the past]

On my machine it is no theory, it works.
So check what is wrong with your local setup.
Could it be access rights (again) as you have migrated from W7 to W10?

Unless there is some other topic about this option, I was thinking about

In

Properties > Security > Groups or authenticated users

I have 4 entries:

1] Authenticated Users

2] SYSTEM

3] Administrators (NAME-OF-MY-MACHINE\Administrators )

4] Users ((NAME-OF-MY-MACHINE\Users)


The 1 lacks for files Full control while the 4 lacks Full control, Modify and Special permissions. But changing these to Allow does not help- Mp3tag still behaves in the same way [I have that file format o the list and yet I do not see such files in the main window]

see that you migrate all user files that they are owned by the current user.
If you don't want to do that, then you have to grant full access for "everyone"

And how exactly do I do that, both solutions that you speak of?

please use an internet search with the keywords "take ownership file windows".
You will get a number of pages.

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When I made my first posts I somehow managed to lose a line telling about me already using Take Ownership. [I write in Thunderbird so that my spelling will be checked- and copy text from the window of a new e-mail to Firefox]

So I googled it right of the top https://www.raymond.cc/blog/easily-take-ownership-and-grant-full-control-permission-with-winownership/ the article tells me to use Take Ownership, which I have been using since Windows 7- which does not work me in this case. It allows me [almost always ] to manipulate locked files related to operating system on drive C, but does not change anything under the

Properties > Security > Groups or authenticated users


I have also run Take Ownership it on

C:\Program Files (x86)

and

C:\Users\YOUR-USER-NAME\AppData\Roaming

but WEBM files still do not appear in Mp3tag and files within these folders also retain their settings in theirs ``Properties > Security > Groups or authenticated users```


And even if using Take Ownership [or similar tool] was making that issue go away- then I would supposedly have use it every time before loading files to Mp3tag? Or just once for every newly created / copied / downloaded file?

There are functions in Windows that allow to take ownership without the need to run handmade utilities.
See also this forum, e.g.:

I just checked some WEBM files that downloaded from before my transition from Windows 7 to Windows 10. And they all under

Properties > Security > Advanced > Owner

have my new name that I came up for the User of my Windows 10

But even if I was checking this in a wrong way or my OS was feeding me [in whatever way] with false information [for whatever reason], then all the newly downloaded WEBM files should be visible in Mp3tag, right? But none are

Plus I do not get the "Cannot be Opened for Writing" message

But with the need to go file-by-file, as I am not able to select more than one file when wanting to access

Properties > Security

?

That was not the issue, I know. Taking ownership apparently is. Or at least I suspect that this is the issue.
You could try to rename an (mp3-) file of which you know that is usually found by MP3tag to the extension webm, add that extension to the usually read files and see if that file also appears.
That was the way that I tested it. And it worked, see


and as I said in that post: I suspect that it could have to do something with that. It does not mean that it really does.
It could also be that you do not add the extension in the correct syntax.
But all in all: it is not necessary to request to add the webm files as it already works in some respect.
If you want to get more support, see e.g. this external link:

Please note that the linked external thread recommends to use mkv containers - and they are already supported by MP3tag.

.. and you are making a mess of the security of your windows-installation.

I tested this thoroughly: going from MP3 to WEMB and the nto MKV, from MKV to WEBM and then MP3, etc.; while also adding data into tag fields, I used old and new files

As long I the end result was an MP3 or MKV format, it was beign displayed in Mp3tag


And going back to

It says there that I have this problem since Windows XP: I add files to the list in Mp3tag but they do not appear

Back then it was a case of MP3 files remade into MP333. It persists to this day. I even came up with a reverse test: I replaced MP3 with MP333 on the list. And guess what- MP3 were no longer loaded visible in Mp3tag but MP333 did not start to appear. And after changing MP333 to MP3

So aside from using other software for video, as a workaround I could / should rename all WEMB into MKV?

I really would like to be able to turn off all or almost all of that built in by Microsoft security, with a single click. To me the number of drawback on Windows 10 in comparison to Windows 7 is staggering- and many of them are on the account of security reasons. Unfortunately users are treated like idiots. I do not mind that- as long as there is an advanced option that says to the system "But I am not an idiot, I know what I am doing, so please bugger off with your kindergarten approach- and if I really do mess something then I have a multiple images of the OS to bring back the system in a working condition"

And if I have any doubts if what I think of Windows 10 has relation to reality, all I have to do is to compare the number of various registry hacks that I already have [and which number will increase in time ] with the number of the old ones for Windows 7

But thank you for your concern. [When I will restore the system, the Mp3tag folders will one again be guarded]

I really suggest you switch to another OS. We read so many complains about Windows from you. Why do you not really jump over to an OS that fits your need?

Do you really think that over 800 million users thinks they are "treated like idiots" and don't care?

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Me going form Windows 7 to Windows 10 was not what can be called a fully consent choice, as my machine broke down and it was easier and quicker to install a new system from scratch- every day without a computer was loosing me money. And taking into consideration than in the near future Windows 7 was not to be is supported anymore, the most logical thing was indeed to install a never version of the already familiar to me operating system. A switch was like that was anticipated [and disgusted] by me for months now but I suddenly found myself in a situation, where I simply had to do it, albeit not being fully prepared for it

Also: since Windows 95 I acquired many big and little pieces of software, which I use both work and my hobbies. Having to search for, test and configure new ones [as most of what I use is available only for Windows] would make this all more tedious and time consuming


As for the 800 000 000 users argument. I do not know if they all do not care or if they are unable to care or know what to care about. But I suggest that you google something like "are smartphones making people stupid" and then after reading some articles that answer YES to this question, compare the number of smartphone users to the users of Windows 10. The fact that for example in USA the Internet providers make a pretty bad job in comparison to e.g. Europe [I have a multiple companies to choose from that give me ability to download unlimited amount of data, while many people in US live in areas where there are only 2 companies and they narrow your transfer in a given month once you reach the data gap] does not mean that an Internet user can always just change a company for a better one

I can only speak for myself, so the fact that for example I had to use a simple third party software just to be able to stop for good updates of the operating system is a tell sign that I am treated as an idiot that does not know when to update his system. I know when to update my system: when I first test its updates and other changes to it, saving these updates / changes to a new image of it later on; and when I am not working at a given moment on an important and or time consuming task that cannot be interrupted in any way. What sense is there in making images of the system, if after restoring one you are forced to do an update. Idiocy at roam, nothing more. Internet is full people complaining about how a Windows 10 update made damages to their system. And back in the day some users were going back from 10 to 7. So I assume that some of these 800 000 000 users think they are being treated at least not seriously if not as idiots by Microsoft in exchange for they hard earned money



I know two professional photographers. One has a lot of computer knowledge and was using Linux for many years- but had to switch to Windows because more and more particular plugins he was using for both photography and video editing were available only for Windows. That was a long time ago. The second one does only images and was bragging for months about switching to iMac, because he was fed up with how slow Windows 10 was ans with how many issues. But after a weekend spent on testing iMac, he returned to his Microsoft run machine, only investing in a M2 drive for the system, thus replacing a SSD

So I can jump as high as I want, as long as I do not hit a virtual ceiling. I photoshop too; and I am about to jump into videoediting

So to answer your question: I would gladly jump- back into Windows 7. But that would cost me even more time and in a foreseeable future would left me with an outdated operating system. There was one main reason why I went from from Windows XP to Windows 7- it was the inability to use more than 4 GB of RAM. But back then I was surprisingly pleased with how Microsoft improved its system. And also now on Windows 10 I can use for example Direct X12, which for 5 years after its introduction was unavailable for Windows 7 users [but I expect that there will be Direct X13 and Microsoft will not make it usable on Windows 7, wanting to force its users to go to a never system]. So to be fair, there were some issues roaming my Windows 7 that became magically absent on the account of Windows 10. But far more new issues have appeared on it in comparison to its predecessor. And remembering how 7 was better than XP makes this even more unpleasant for me



I hope that my elaborated answer pleases all people who have had it with @Zerow spitting down on Windows 10 on this forum

What good should that be?
If you rename a jpg to txt, the picture does not become a poem.
It was just to test the case why you do not get the file types as listed in the options.
I do get webm files if I add *.webm
You do not get them, so find out what is weird on your machine.
Could it be some kind of antivirus program that blocks such files?
Is it the leftovers from a non-working "commander"?
I would have a close look at these local installations.

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A workaround

I have no idea how it could blocked. I have no other such problems with files. It is not the files that are blocked but an option in Mp3tag does not work for me as it should- since Windows XP

How is that possible? It the same case as this

Nobody experiences it but me. Because apparently I have something messed up in my config files- a glitch that I drag along though all the updates of Mp3tag and reintroduce to every new installment of an operating system