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Mediainfo Command Line (Lucid528-005)
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PostPosted: Tue 14 Feb 2012, 10:14    Post_subject:  Mediainfo Command Line (Lucid528-005)
Sub_title: Provides information on video/audio files

What is MediaInfo?
MediaInfo supplies technical and tag information about a video or audio file.
It is free software (free of charge and free access to source code: GPL or LGPL licence)

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 (container) does MediaInfo support?

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

Homepage and info:



Basic use in terminal:

mediainfo --help

MediaInfo Command line,
MediaInfoLib - v0.7.53
Usage: "MediaInfo [-Options...] FileName1 [Filename2...]"

--Help, -h Display this help and exit
--Help-Output Display help for Output= option
--Help-AnOption Display help for "AnOption"
--Version Display MediaInfo version and exit

--Full , -f Full information Display (all internal tags)
--Output=HTML Full information Display with HTML tags
--Output=XML Full information Display with XML tags
--Output=... Template defined information Display
--Info-Parameters Display list of Inform= parameters

--Language=raw Display non-translated unique identifiers (internal text)
--LogFile=... Save the output in the specified file
--BOM Byte order mark for UTF-8 output

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PostPosted: Tue 21 Feb 2012, 14:52    Post_subject:  

thanks have added to wiki ; -)

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PostPosted: Tue 17 Apr 2012, 07:39    Post_subject:  


Version 0.7.56, 2012-04-08

+ Better support of machines lacking of std::stringstream
+ Better support of machines requesting explicit stdc++ library link option (e.g. some ARM embedded devices)
x #3515515, MPEG-4: crash with MPEG-4 container + H264/AVC video stream
x #3515393, MPEG Audio: infinite loop (freeze) with some files
x #3514677, Video: Well known 1.85:1 display aspect ratio was incorrectly displayed as 16:9
x #3513908, File interface: No output if filename contain a colon
x #3515893, MPEG-4: some specific files were not detected
x AVI: infinite loop (freeze) with some files (having index containing 0-sized chunk)
x AVC: memory leaks
x libcurl support: libcurl config from MediaInfo is compatible with libcurl+gnutls
x #3515857, CLI only: --LogFile carriage return format was not the one of the OS

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PostPosted: Thu 23 Aug 2012, 09:12    Post_subject:  

Version 0.7.59 ( 08 August 2012 )


+ License: Switched back to LGPLv2+Exceptions
+ #3555183, PCX support, thanks to Lionel Duchateau
+ #3555182, PSD support, thanks to Lionel Duchateau
+ #3555181, Matroska: ALAC detection, thanks to Lionel Duchateau
+ #3540425, OGG/MKV: Opus speech format support, thanks to Lionel Duchateau
+ #3531808, AVI: detecting more inconsistencies in stream durations
+ GXF: crash with Time code tracks without frame rate info
+ MPEG-4: stream order (hidden by default), in order to provide the same numbers as mkvtoolnix 5.2+ Track ID
+ QuickTime: default channel map is "L R" for stereo streams (as it seems to be in QuickTime player)
+ MPEG-4: support of WMA (version 1, version 2, Pro, Lossless) in MPEG-4
+ FLV: handling of metadata with an underscore before the real metadata name
+ MXF: support of files with header missing TrackNumber in the descriptor (if it is present only in footer)
+ MXF: Language from DMS-1
+ ProRes: analysis of the ProRes raw stream (including scan order for interlaced content)
+ colour_primaries, transfer_characteristics, matrix_coefficients: canonicalization of results
+ MPEG-4 Visual: colour_primaries, transfer_characteristics, matrix_coefficients
+ ProRes: colour_primaries, transfer_characteristics, matrix_coefficients
+ GIF: Display Aspect Ratio
x #3533984, different behavior depending of compilation options (so Linux version was missing some info)
x MPEG-4: audio/video delay was wrong in case of negative delay
x CEA-608: Memory leaks removed
x AVC: crash in case of analyzing some invalid SEI
x MPEG Audio: crash with some files having Lyrics 2 tags
x MPEG Audio: crash with some files having APE tags
x AVI: secondary genre comes after primary genres in the "Genre" field
x FLV: better handling of files containing more than 1 meta chunk
x MPEG-TS/MPEG-PS: was aborting during full parsing in the case of very damaged streams
x Vorbis: infinite loop if codebook_entries>=256
x Id3v2: crash with some unsynchronized frames, especially with UTF-16 comments
x Id3v2: Wrong mime type of covers
x MPEG-PS: crash in case of language info in descriptors
x Java binding: crash with MediaInfo::Inform() (Windows 32-bit only)
x MPEG-TS: false-positive in case of some MPEG-4 files with wrong extension
x FLV: crash in some specific cases (malformed files)
x 3548314, MVC: Scan type was wrong with MVC-only (without the underlying AVC stream) stream
x 3553588, MPLS: stream duration was wrong with standalone (without the referenced M2TS) files
x 3553588, MPLS: incoherent behavior with MPLS having more than one PlayListItem
x 3554154, MPEG-TS: crash with some corrupted streams
x MOV: all EIA/CEA-608 captions were not well detected
x Matroska: Trying to better detect VFR streams, frame rate was wrong in case of interlaced content

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