MediaInfo

MediaInfo 0.7.48

Find out which codecs your videos need

PROS

  • Easy to use
  • Very detailed readout
  • Offers 3 different views

CONS

  • No links to codecs that you need
  • Interface looks very Windows

Good
7

Firstly, don't confuse MediaInfo with another very similar application for Mac known as MediaInfo Mac.

Both do pretty much the same job - detect which codecs you need for a video clip and give you general info on your media. Although MediaInfo Mac has a better interface, MediaInfo also handles other types of data such as documents and even audio too. The data displayed by MediaInfo includes everything from basic data such as file name, playtime, file size, to more specific details such as the codec used, bitrate, channel, sample rate and resolution and more.

You can choose whether to display the data in a tree structure, HTML or plain text (useful for pasting into help forums). However, I found that the HTML function simply didn't work. In addition, as with many of these media analysis apps, it doesn't provide any direct links to find the codecs that you are missing. Although searching on Google isn't exactly hard, it would have been useful if this had been integrated into MediaInfo.

MediaInfo is a handy way to find out what's missing in your media files or simply to obtain a full technical report of your files.

Ukrainian translation updated MXF: TrackName DCP: Basic support (video and audio streams), both Interop and SMPTE versions P2 Clip: Supporting directories with wrong letter case MXF: detection of AES3/Dolby E in mono PCM streams without compression scheme MP4: first frame duration difference if first frame has not the same duration than all other frames MP4: frame rate set as CFR if only the first frame has a different duration MP4: Handling of track duration smaller than media duration (track duration and stream size have priority) #3348936, MXF: OP-Atom profile Matroska, Stereo Layout support, thanks to Lionel Duchateau libcurl (FTP/HTTP): seek request was buggy, invalid data was read MPEG Video in MPEG-TS or MP4: streams were wrongly detected as VBR or CBR, any bit rate mode is removed until a working solution is found AES (S302M): was no more detected if the packet was split in several PES #3325235, Vorbis: streams were wrongly reported as CBR EXR: Width/Height were 1 less than real value #3344635, MP4/MOV: Delay missing if timecode track found before audio/video, thanks to Peter Chapman

Changes

  • Ukrainian translation updated MXF: TrackName DCP: Basic support (video and audio streams), both Interop and SMPTE versions P2 Clip: Supporting directories with wrong letter case MXF: detection of AES3/Dolby E in mono PCM streams without compression scheme MP4: first frame duration difference if first frame has not the same duration than all other frames MP4: frame rate set as CFR if only the first frame has a different duration MP4: Handling of track duration smaller than media duration (track duration and stream size have priority) #3348936, MXF: OP-Atom profile Matroska, Stereo Layout support, thanks to Lionel Duchateau libcurl (FTP/HTTP): seek request was buggy, invalid data was read MPEG Video in MPEG-TS or MP4: streams were wrongly detected as VBR or CBR, any bit rate mode is removed until a working solution is found AES (S302M): was no more detected if the packet was split in several PES #3325235, Vorbis: streams were wrongly reported as CBR EXR: Width/Height were 1 less than real value #3344635, MP4/MOV: Delay missing if timecode track found before audio/video, thanks to Peter Chapman

MediaInfo supports the following formats

Video: MKV, OGM, AVI, DivX, WMV, QuickTime, Real, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DVD (VOB)
Audio: OGG, MP3, WAV, RA, AC3, DTS, AAC, M4A, AU, AIFF
Subtitles: SRT, SSA, ASS, SAMI

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