Global tags in MKV files?

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Deleted User 23958

Global tags in MKV files?

Post by Deleted User 23958 » Thu Sep 08, 2016 1:08 pm

Is there a way to prevent Global tags from being added to an MKV file during the process? I don't need or want these, and I always have to remux with MKVToolnix afterwards to remove them. Thanks.

v2x
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Re: Global tags in MKV files?

Post by v2x » Sat Nov 26, 2016 5:36 am

I too run into this problem and while it's a minor annoyance, I'd love to see an option for this.

Deleted User 23958

Re: Global tags in MKV files?

Post by Deleted User 23958 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:38 pm

I still have this problem with the newer versions. I remux everything afterwards in MKVToolNix. It's annoying that I have to do this step.

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Re: Global tags in MKV files?

Post by Smithcraft » Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:31 am

What are these tags? I've noticed them when I've had to mux in subtitles, but noting seems to come up when I select them.

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Re: Global tags in MKV files?

Post by manjeroque » Thu May 03, 2018 3:29 pm

Please, make an option to prevent Global tags from being added to an MKV file :)

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Re: Global tags in MKV files?

Post by mduell » Thu May 03, 2018 6:12 pm

What's the use case for this?

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Re: Global tags in MKV files?

Post by Deleted User 23958 » Fri May 04, 2018 12:27 am

There are hardware streamers that don't like the global tags. Now before anybody says those (mostly Sigma based) hardware streamers are not following the proper MKV specs...honestly, that is irrelevant. Whether it's a problem with the hardware box, the MKV spec, or Handbrake is totally irrelevant. The only thing that's relevant is the fact Handbrake adds them, without asking, and there is no way to disable it. It should be an option.

They don't do anything, and nobody needs them. When we mux an MKV file with MKVToolNix, we have a choice to add video, audio, chapters, subtitles, global tags or whatever. Handbrake should not be adding crap we don't want.

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Re: Global tags in MKV files?

Post by mduell » Fri May 04, 2018 5:46 pm

Ah MKV, what a joke of a non-standard.

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