abcAVI Tag Editor

abcAVI Tag Editor

Average User Rating:
3.5
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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.8.1.127
  • Total Downloads:
    23,447
  • Date Added:
    July 12, 2005
  • File Size:
    2.46MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    32
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

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3 stars

"Win7/8 don't show changes, but they're there."

August 22, 2013  |  By Bubba_Gump

 |  Version: abcAVI Tag Editor 1.8.1.127

Pros

The only tool (AFAIK) that allows you to edit the Properties of your AVI files... Director, Genre, etc, but particularly to add a description.

Despite the fact the program has not been updated since 2006 and has been rendered less useful by never versions of Windows, the AVI file format itself is still the same and the changes made to your videos are indeed saved whether you see them or not.

Still useful post XP for setting the "Director" or "Genre" of your videos (still visible under Properties).

Cons

While the program *runs* in newer Windows versions (post Server 2003), a "Comments" field under "Description" ONLY appears in the Properties of WMV/WMA files (Details tab). abcTag Editor allows you to edit lots of AVI Properties that newer versions of Windows no longer display.

Program gives newer Windows users a meaningless error message upon launching for the second time, but still runs.

Summary

A simple freeware utility to edit the Properties of your AVI videos that can't be done through the standard Windows interface. Unfortunately, its most useful function, adding a Description to your videos, has been rendered useless by newer versions of Windows, which now only show Descriptions of Windows Media Format files.

However, fields like "Director" and "Genre" are still included in newer versions of Windows and changes to those fields do appear.

If you add a Description, Windows Media Player will not show that description under Properties, but programs like "MediaInfo" (included with the free "Media Player Classic") will.

Short of converting all your videos to WMV format, this is the only way left to edit the Properties of your AVI/DivX video files.

(Tested using 64bit Win7.)

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5 stars

"Re-Tagged 10 out of 10 Files Effectively!"

July 06, 2012  |  By RunescapeRuler

 |  Version: abcAVI Tag Editor 1.8.1.127

Pros

I went in with trepidation, but this little prog certainly works extremely well. The largest file tag I altered was 210k, and it did it without a qualm. I highly recommend this for re-tagging small files at least.

Cons

None that I can see. I have not tried to re-tag a HUGE file at this point, but if I strike problems, this post site will be the first to know! Interface is daunting for beginner level users, but if you only change the tag and nothing else, all should perform well.

Summary

Excellent little utility. Wish I had known about this sooner!

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4 stars

"Does what it should do."

January 14, 2012  |  By BuzzIT

 |  Version: abcAVI Tag Editor 1.8.1.127

Pros

Easy install to Win7 64x Ultimate.
Allowed me to change locked properties.
Mininmal installation.

Cons

Clumsy interface.

Summary

Easy to forgive the interface because the job gets done so easily.

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3 stars

"Seriously Outdated - Needs Update"

June 17, 2011  |  By AzDayton

 |  Version: abcAVI Tag Editor 1.8.1.127

Pros

The price is right

Cons

? Clunky and difficult to use.
? IMDB query-by-email is no longer available, so your only option is typing in everything manually.
? Does not store Parental Rating correctly.

Summary

All I want is something that'll add the Genre, Year, and Parental Rating to the file in a way that Windows Media Center will be able to read. This program will do Genre and Year (though it's called "Creation Date" in the program and Windows will only take the first four digits). It does have a "Rating" field, but Windows doesn't see it. The program apparently used to tie into the IMDB via an email server. IMDB bounced me back a couple messages saying that's no longer available. It does say it has Import functionality, but there's no documentation, so working it out will be a hassle. I do have all the data I want in my movie DB, so that might be how I have to do it. I did notice it was giving me some errors on the few items I used it to update so far... it wanted to trim one movie by over 100MB, which is probably not a good thing. Luckily it gave me the option to NOT do that.
There's a WHOLE LOT of info in here that's possibly of interest to hard-core video geeks, but is of absolutely no use to those of us who just want to be able to watch our movies and have them catalogued appropriately. Generally I use Movienizer, which is a beautiful cataloguer - but it does nothing about tags, so Media Center can't use the info it gets.
How many more years are we going to have to wait before we have our videos in an easy-to-use, fairly universal format? I don't want to get off on a rant, but it IS pretty ridiculous how many different formats we have for video - Is this how the Motion Picture industry is combatting piracy? If so, my hat's off to them... The confusion is far more effective than copy protection! :-)

Anyway... Good program, not great. Great potential, but not fulfilled. This program has not been updated in five years or so. I'd love to see someone pick up the ball that Alexander has dropped!

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3 stars

"Works for Most"

January 22, 2011  |  By Opie1214

 |  Version: abcAVI Tag Editor 1.8.1.127

Pros

I'm Running Windows 7 and it does work, I too am having the issue of windows media player reading the ID Title of AVI file instead of the file name.

Cons

Only works if the file is less than 2GB! and the GUI could use a little work. I could see non-tech users having a little trouble figuring it out.

Summary

Its good as long as the files are less than 2GB. Now I am trying to find something for those larger files. Please reply if you find something

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2 stars

"This doesn't work quite right"

September 04, 2010  |  By spartain

 |  Version: abcAVI Tag Editor 1.8.1.127

Pros

Free. Not much else.

Cons

Only of limited use. The fields don't match those of the Properties box.

Summary

This clearly needs a revamp. I tried it with Windows 7, and the fields never matched. Furthermore, this program offers fields that don't appear in the Properties box, thereby making them useless, and it is also missing fields that are in the Properties box. Furthermore, although it has no 'Contributing Artists' field, it has a 'Director' field, which actually changes the 'Contributing Artists' field in the Properties box! A complete mess.

Surely, if the developer doesn't wish to spend the time updating this program to make it more relevant, then I suggest that perhaps he make it open source.

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2 stars

"Did not work for me"

January 17, 2010  |  By tnicholaidis

 |  Version: abcAVI Tag Editor 1.8.1.127

Pros

Seems easy enough to use

Cons

However, it told me that my file size was too large and that it could not handle it - or words meaning the same. Hence, I could not utilise the programme

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5 stars

"Perfect lightweight app"

September 09, 2009  |  By Myxxolydian

 |  Version: abcAVI Tag Editor 1.8.1.127

Pros

Small, lightweight, quick, efficient, thorough, very easy to use.

Cons

absolutely none

Summary

Bottom line, it worked perfectly. After moving a lot of media to my new Windows 7 PC, the file properties on many AVI files were uneditable. I noticed in my Media Center that files were showing up with the wrong names, and found that the incorrect names were stored in the file properties. What bothered me was that I couldn't change those properties because of some goofy issue when moving files across volumes. This little wonder app scanned my media folder, discovered all AVI files, and allowed me to change file properties very quickly and easily. A great find. Highly recommended if you need to change AVI file properties/tags.

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4 stars

"Heaps of AVI info at your fingertips."

April 25, 2006  |  By tjWart

 |  Version: abcAVI Tag Editor 1.8.1.127

Pros

It served its purpose for what I wanted it for.

When you hover over an AVI file in WinXP it pops up a yellow info box that gives you lots and lots of information on the AVI file (video and audio codecs used, etc.).

This is what I wanted; because I could then quickly and easily compare two AVI files.

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4 stars

"Comprehensive tag editor for all AVI files"

February 20, 2006  |  By rich12321

 |  Version: abcAVI Tag Editor 1.8.1.127

Pros

Great for editing tags for single files and batches. Batching is extremely easy with buttons for each field to apply changes to all files. Warns before saving tag edits that may compromise the integrity of the file(s).

Cons

Could not perform the IMDB info queries and help seems to be a list of changes in each version.

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General
Publisher Alexander Sorkin aka Kibi
Publisher web site http://abcavi.kibi.ru
Release Date July 12, 2005
Date Added July 12, 2005
Version 1.8.1.127
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Audio Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows, Windows NT, Windows Me
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server
Download Information
File Size 2.46MB
File Name abcavi.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 23,447
Downloads Last Week 32
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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