WMC Metadata Lost After Conversion

Hi. I am new to using this software. I am a paid subscriber on the latest beta version, and everything seems to be working except when viewing the file after conversion in WMC, the description is completely missing as are the cast, ability to view other showings, etc. Any way to preserve these? This is kind of a deal breaker otherwise. Even worse, WMC seems to not count converted files towards your show limit of 5 recordings. Please advise.

Attach your conversion log. It should retain all metadata after conversion.

Restaurant Startup_CNBCH_2015_12_24_23_00_01.wtv-Convert to MP4-2018-06-17T05-20-53.7043233-05-00.log (1.3 MB)

You are converting a WTV file to a MP4 file. The metadata isn’t 1 to 1 compatible. The metadata that is supported by the MP4 containers is retained and rest discarded.
All the metadata is retained if you convert a WTV back to WTV. Each container has it’s own metadata limitations.

This is the information retained by the MP4 container:

2018-06-17T06:25:13 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Base --> Metadata:
2018-06-17T06:25:13 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Base --> major_brand : mp42
2018-06-17T06:25:13 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Base --> minor_version : 512
2018-06-17T06:25:13 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Base --> compatible_brands: isomiso2avc1mp41
2018-06-17T06:25:13 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Base --> creation_time : 2018-06-17T10:31:24.000000Z
2018-06-17T06:25:13 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Base --> encoder : MCEBuddy
2018-06-17T06:25:13 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Base --> title : S2E10 - The Food of the Future
2018-06-17T06:25:13 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Base --> show : Restaurant Startup
2018-06-17T06:25:13 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Base --> media_type : 10
2018-06-17T06:25:13 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Base --> episode_id : The Food of the Future
2018-06-17T06:25:13 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Base --> season_number : 2
2018-06-17T06:25:13 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Base --> episode_sort : 10
2018-06-17T06:25:13 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Base --> network : Consumer News & Business Channel HDTV
2018-06-17T06:25:13 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Base --> genre : other
2018-06-17T06:25:13 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Base --> date : 2015-03-03T06:00:00Z
2018-06-17T06:25:13 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Base --> description : Two science-based food companies compete for their dream restaurant in the Season 2 finale.
2018-06-17T06:25:13 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Base --> synopsis : Two science-based food companies compete for their dream restaurant in the Season 2 finale.
2018-06-17T06:25:13 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Base --> comment : Two science-based food companies compete for their dream restaurant in the Season 2 finale.

Thanks Goose, I’ll try it and report back. Should it also count towards the max episode count then? Also, how do you make it delete the original after the conversion?

Thanks Goose. This solved the problem.