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Get video information with ffmpeg

Terminal - Get video information with ffmpeg
ffmpeg -i filename.flv
2009-05-18 22:57:46
Get video information with ffmpeg

I used an flv in my example, but it'll work on any file ffmpeg supports. It says it wants an output file, but it tells what you want to know without one.


There is 1 alternative - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
ffprobe video.flv
2012-01-02 19:56:20
User: clusterdoc
Tags: ffmpeg

ffprobe is specially intended to get video information

mp4box -info video.mp4
2013-01-18 14:43:29
Tags: ffmpeg

mp4box is great when working with mp4s

Know a better way?

If you can do better, submit your command here.

What others think

obviously shorter than

mplayer -ao dummy -vo dummy -identify filename.flv
Comment by bubo 366 weeks and 4 days ago
mediainfo video.vlv
Comment by FranWilder 190 weeks and 5 days ago

I like the mediainfo command FranWilder submitted better than the one I did.

Comment by topher1kenobe 166 weeks and 1 day ago

exiftool video.mp4

Comment by dimwit_flathead 47 weeks ago

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