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MediaInfo (opensource freeware)

Post by ckit » Thu Feb 09, 2006 11:19 am

MediaInfo
Supplies technical and tag information about a video or audio file.
This is a free software (free of charge and free for access to source code, GPL or LGPL licence)

Homepage: http://mediainfo.sourceforge.net/en
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Post by VuDu » Thu Feb 09, 2006 11:23 am

best known alternative:

http://www.headbands.com/gspot/
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Post by ckit » Thu Feb 09, 2006 11:27 am

VuDu wrote:best known alternative:

http://www.headbands.com/gspot/
GSpot has been discontinued as far as I know.

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Post by Olivier_G » Thu Feb 09, 2006 1:02 pm

Waouh... I never tried GSpot before, but it is really excellent (v2.52b1):
- Information is great (including GMC, QPel, B-Frames, etc... in Xvid/DivX)
- Codecs Register/Unregister and Priority is a welcome addition
- Codecs inventory and tests are quite useful
- Interface is very efficient
...and all this in a 183KB download!

(I also found DRF Analyser, AviCheck... but No. And I will uninstall RadLight Filter Manager, now... :) )

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Post by ckit » Fri Feb 24, 2006 5:51 am

MediaInfo 0.7.1.1 has been Released!

Changes:
Version 0.7.1.1 2005-02-24
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+ Now ~900 codec names (Audio/video/Text) are known (instead of 500)
+ Turkish translation
+ Matroska : Framerate is now for all kinds of codec (and not only FourCC based ones)
+ MPEG-4 (m4V, Quicktime...) with unicode filename are now handled (before : crash on htis kind of file)
+ #1326802: MOV with 3GPP datas.
+ Meta-tags of Quickime HD files
+ #1244215: bit-rate details for MPEG-1 Video (VBR) (calculated with other CBR streams)
+ Detection of MXF files
+ #785338: Huge work on RealMedia parser (bitrate, channels, sampling rate, fps...)
+ #1428289: .divx files are handle by MediaInfo in the context menu
x #1435086: Translation problems if the program is launched directly with a filename
x #1361647: Complete rewrite of MPEG-4 (newest Quicktime, 3GPP, iTunes...) parser to be more robust.
x Some minor (but crashing :( ) bug fixes
x AVI with DV was not well parsed

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Post by ckit » Fri Mar 10, 2006 12:48 am

MediaInfo 0.7.1.2 has been Released!

Changes:
Version 0.7.1.2 2005-03-10
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+ #1438441: show TV format (PAL/NTSC) for DVD and DV
+ #1343147: Matroska, Show Chapter names
+ MPEG-1 and 2, more precise playtime
+ MPEG-1 and 2, Added Encoded_Application if it is in video user data
+ Quicktime: Support of Quicktime "wide" (header at the end of the file)
+ MPEG Audio: Detect small (examples, less than 200K) MPEG Audio files with Id3v1 tag
+ #1441661: AVI, Handling of DV Type 1
x #1440480: No Audio Found in MPEG-2 after 0.7.0.4
x #1438987: Infinite loop with some Matroska files
x Matroska, Recorded date is now in UTC format, rather than the number of seconds since 1970
x AC3 noted 5 channels (because of 5.1) are now noted 6 channels (more realistic)
x Quicktime: "ima4" or "twos" codecs were detected as Video stream instead of Audio stream

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Post by ckit » Sun Apr 30, 2006 1:55 pm

MediaInfo 0.7.2.0 has been Released!

Changes:
Version 0.7.2.0 2005-04-30
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+ Polish language
+ Turkish language
+ Multi-plural languages support, example in Polish : 1 kanal, 2 kanaly, 6 kanalow
+ Genres can be translated by translators
+ AVI with DivX or XviD : encoder name, GMC/QPel/B-frames indicator if present (beta)
+ AVI and WAV with MP3 : encoder name, precise version and layer number, VBR indication
+ Matroska: support of anamorphic videos (right Aspect Ration even if pixel aspect ratio is not 1:1)
+ AVI/WAV : support of extended wave files (20 bit per sample and more than 2 channels) and channel position
+ AVI : support of Exif tag format
+ AVI : more tags are supported
+ Real : detect RealAudio Lossless Format
x #1454010 : v0.7.1.2 was checking updates even if the user did not want
x #1454009 : AC3, sometimes wrong AC3 playtime
x #1469423 : MP3 with cyrilic filenames, Id3 tags can be read
x #1464066 : Hang ups with raw h264 streams
x x1462647 : Quicktime files with preview image, crash
x x1445150 : crash with some malformed MusePack files (workaround, this is a the Musepack bug, not yet corrected)

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Post by herr_k. » Fri Jun 02, 2006 1:09 am

GSPOT:
http://www.headbands.com/gspot/ wrote:- News Flash -

We're back!

New version 2.60 coming shortly...

Advanced MPEG
MP4, FLV, & more.
18 May 2006
aha! seems they are brewing sth.

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Post by VuDu » Tue Jun 06, 2006 12:25 pm

hurray :D

new v2.60 expected soon ;)
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Post by marsh » Sun Jun 25, 2006 5:17 am

I'd stay away from the current GUI versions of Mediainfo because it automatically reassociates your file types just by running program.

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Post by Dreamer » Sun Jun 25, 2006 9:48 pm

marsh wrote:I'd stay away from the current GUI versions of Mediainfo because it automatically reassociates your file types just by running program.
Thanks for this useful information.
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Post by ckit » Fri Jul 21, 2006 7:48 am

MediaInfo 0.7.3.0 has been Released!

Changes:
Version 0.7.3.0 2005-07-19
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+ "ToolTip", move your mouse on a file in Windows explorer, info will be shown (Beta)
+ MPEG-1 and 2 Transport Stream support
+ MPEG-1 and 2 Video : Custom Matrix detection
+ MPEG-4 Video : Custom Matrix detection
+ Google Video (GVI) support
+ AMV/MTV (Chinese) detection (if you have specifications of theses formats, email me)
+ AVI/DivX/GoogleVideo and MPEG-4 Video : packed bistream detection.
Now you can know if your DVD player can read the file before burning. Next step: a database of DVD player capacities ;-)
+ MPEG-4 : Language
+ MPEG-4 : Text streams (subtitles)
x #1485003 : MP3, "Title" tag was sometimes forgotten
x #1485804 : Wrong bitrate and time in PCM files
x #1485810 : wrong playtime on CBR MP3 files with big id3v2 tags
x #1485803 : some WMA tags were forgotten
x #1488449 : crash on very rare buggy MP3 files
x #1482686 : ShellExtension, crash when moving a directory
x #1488770 : PlayTime, some "minutes" formating were forgotten
x #1485044 : some .ico files were detected as MPEG Audio
x AVI, handle some malformed timestamps in tags (carriage return at the end...)
x MPEG-1 and 2 : incoherancy of PlayTime

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Post by ckit » Wed Aug 09, 2006 4:18 am

MediaInfo 0.7.3.1 has been Released!

Version 0.7.3.1 2006-07-30
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+ Galician language
+ Swedish language
+ Chinese (traditional) language
+ MPEG-1/2 PS : more files have a duration
+ AVI with MPEG-4 Video based codecs (DivX, XviD...), more encoder string detections
x Matroska, crash with big (>4GB) files

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Post by ckit » Fri Nov 24, 2006 9:50 am

MediaInfo 0.7.4.0 has been Released!

Version 0.7.4.0 2006-11-24
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+ Chinese (simplified) language
+ AVI with AAC-SBR : detection of real SamplingRate (not the sampling rate in header)
+ AVI with DV : basic information about audio
+ AVI with DV : detection of duplicated audio stream
+ Google Video : metadatas
+ AVI : now able to read metadatas at the end of the file
+ AVI : Bitrate computed is based on filesize in header instead of real filesize (for broked files)
+ AVI (DivX) : Menu detection (yes or no)
+ AVI : detection of VBR MP3 (useful for DVD players, sometimes they don't accept it)
+ AVI : detection of Delay between Audio and Video (for MPEG Audio, AC3 and DTS)
+ PlayStationPortable MPEG-4 files support
+ 3GPP5 files support
+ MPEG-4 : Detection of MP3, Vorbis streams embeded in a 'mp4a' atom
+ MPEG-4 : Detection of AVC streams embeded in a 'mp4v' atom
+ MPEG-2TS with MPEG-4 and AC3 detection
+ Speed improvements
x AVI : infinite loop on one example file
x AVI : some bad detections corrected
x MPEG-PS : infinite loop in intra Matrix on one example file
x MPEG TS : better detection of streams

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Post by ckit » Fri Dec 08, 2006 11:52 am

MediaInfo 0.7.4.1 has been Released!

Version 0.7.4.1 2006-12-08
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+ Japanese language
+ MPEG Transport Stream : Video info (Standard, Chroma, Interlacement...) and PlayTime
+ CDXA : PlayTime
+ MPEG-4 Video embedded in MPEG Program Stream support
+ MPEG-1 stream embedded in a Quictime file
+ MPEG-4 AAC Parametric Stereo (SBR-PS) detection
+ Detection of encrypted MPEG-4 (like iTunes)
+ Support of MPEG TS with lot of synchro errors
+ AVI : Exact Stream size calculation (but currently OpenDML files are not supported)
+ MPEG-4 : Exact Stream size calculation
+ Basic support of Korean mobilephone provider Sky (.skm)
x MPEG Program Stream : PlayTime, Delay are corrected
x #1601787 : MOV tracks issues (and crash)
x MOV : was stopping on too big "free" atoms
x MOV : Aspect Ration of DV is corrected
x MPEG : Handling of negative Delays between Audio and Video
x Musepack parser was doing too much "false positives" with some MPEG files
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