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Tagging is the process of applying metadata properties to the Library Fields for media files that you've imported into Media Center. If MC is configured to update tags when file info changes, and supports embedding tags in the specific file format, then these new properties will also be written out to standardized tags within the media files themselves.

It is essential to fill in at least some of the basic fields in order to make the most of Media Center, because so many of the powerful tools are built on the flexible metadata system (including Media Views, Smartlists, and Search functions). To this end, MC includes a number of powerful Library Tools which can be used to quickly and painlessly apply metadata to your files, even if the proper details aren't picked up automatically at import.

Tagging Tools

Tagging Methodologies