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MediaInfo - command line utility to display information about audio/video files

MediaInfo-Gui - graphical utility to display information about audio/video files


mediainfo [-Options...] FileName1 [Filename2...]
mediainfo --Inform=FMT FileName
mediainfo-gui [-Options...] FileName1 [Filename2...]
mediainfo-gui --Inform=FMT FileName


MediaInfo supplies technical and tag information about a video or audio file

What information can I get from MediaInfo?

- General: title, author, director, album, track number, date, duration...
- Video: codec, aspect, fps, bitrate...
- Audio: codec, sample rate, channels, language, bitrate...
- Text: language of subtitle
- Chapters: number of chapters, list of chapters

What format does MediaInfo support?

- Video: MKV, OGM, AVI, DivX, WMV, QuickTime, Real, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DVD (VOB)...
- Video Codecs: DivX, XviD, MSMPEG4, ASP, H.264, AVC...
- Audio: OGG, MP3, WAV, RA, AC3, DTS, AAC, M4A, AU, AIFF...
- Subtitles: SRT, SSA, ASS, SAMI...

What can I do with it?

- Read many video and audio file formats
- View information in different formats (text, sheet, tree, HTML...)
- Customise these viewing formats
- Export information as text, CSV, HTML...
- Graphical Interface, Command Line, or library versions available


MediaInfo supports the following case-insensitive options:

--Help, -h
Display help and exit

Display help for --Inform option

Display help for "AnOption"

Display MediaInfo version and exit

--Full, -f
Full information Display (all internal tags)

Full information Display with HTML tags

Full information Display with XML tags

Template defined information display.

FMT is "[xxx;]Text", where xxx can be any one of General, Video, Audio, Text, Chapter,
Image, or Menu. Text can be the template text, or a filename in the form of

See --Info-Parameters for available parameters in the text. Parameters must be
surrounded by "%".

Display list of --Inform parameters

Display non-translated unique identifiers (internal text)

Save the output in LogFile


Display information about a video file
$ mediainfo foo.mkv

Display aspect ratio
$ mediainfo --Inform="Video;%DisplayAspectRatio%" foo.mkv
$ mediainfo --Inform="Video;file://Video.txt" foo.mkv

Both forms are equivalent if Video.txt contains:

Display aspect ration and audio format
$ mediainfo --Inform="file://Text.txt foo.mkv

If Text.txt contains:

- "Video;%DisplayAspectRatio%"
Then the display aspect ratio is printed out.

- "Audio;%Format%"
Then the audio format is printed out.

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