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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
11
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.

Alternatives

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Terminal - Alternatives
ffprobe video.flv
2012-01-02 19:56:20
User: clusterdoc
Tags: ffmpeg
3

ffprobe is specially intended to get video information

mp4box -info video.mp4
2013-01-18 14:43:29
Tags: ffmpeg
0

mp4box is great when working with mp4s

Know a better way?

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What others think

obviously shorter than

mplayer -ao dummy -vo dummy -identify filename.flv
Comment by bubo 328 weeks and 2 days ago
mediainfo video.vlv
Comment by FranWilder 152 weeks and 3 days ago

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

Comment by topher1kenobe 127 weeks and 6 days ago

exiftool video.mp4

Comment by dimwit_flathead 8 weeks and 5 days ago

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