Get technical and tag information about a video or audio file

mediainfo (
MediaInfo supplies technical and tag information about a video or audio file. (sudo apt install mediainfo)

By: bhishma
2016-12-31 17:59:31

6 Alternatives + Submit Alt

  • ffprobe is specially intended to get video information Show Sample Output

    ffprobe video.flv
    clusterdoc · 2012-01-02 19:56:20 0

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    exiftool video.wmv
    dimwit_flathead · 2015-07-05 07:14:04 0
  • Works on *.mp4 as well. Show Sample Output

    avconv -i vid.avi
    lowrez · 2015-10-16 22:49:52 0
  • ffprobe doesn't throw an error and was actually made to do exactly that. Usually ffprobe is located in the same folder as ffmpeg.

    ffprobe -i filename.flv
    Yamy · 2016-10-15 20:26:34 0
  • Fix for PHP Shell Exec: ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -f null /dev/null 2>&1 shell_exec("ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -f null /dev/null 2>&1"); Show Sample Output

    ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -f null /dev/null
    Dipo · 2018-11-06 13:44:46 0

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