I have a video file captured with a smartphone. I want to remove the GPS location data written into it, leaving all other information intact. I tried some sed commands, but nothing seems to work.

1 Answer 1


You need to remux the video, removing the GPS location metadata.

You can use ffmpeg:

ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -metadata location="" -metadata location-eng="" -acodec copy -vcodec copy output.mp4

Then you can verify with ffprobe:

ffprobe output.mp4
  • This solved my issue with removing gps data from a .mp4 file, I wonder if it's the same process for a MOV file ref: u88.n24.queensu.ca/exiftool/forum/index.php/…
    – lasec0203
    Dec 25, 2018 at 18:39
  • Almost worked fine for me with a .mov shot on my iPad. It had HEVC video and AAC audio in it. However, QuickTime Player can't transcode it from HEVC after running ffmpeg on it like this.
    – adiabatic
    Sep 8, 2019 at 6:55

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.