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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.

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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 '18 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 '19 at 6:55

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