[FFmpeg-user] getting some xml-ish dump while ffprobing a media file's metadata?

Stefano Sabatini stefasab at gmail.com
Mon Dec 19 18:41:50 CET 2011

On date Monday 2011-12-19 02:17:52 +0000, Albretch Mueller encoded:
>  the thing is that tika(.apache.org) is sorely missing media file
> metadata handling
> ~
>  http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/tika-user/201112.mbox/thread
> ~
>  "parsers implementations for media files (mpeg, flv, webm)"
> ~
>  and parsing what ffprobe spits is messy and unreliable
> ~
>  Have you thought of that? Is this happening any time soon?

There is a patch floating since more than a month:

some minor usability issues need to be addressed, since you're a
potential user your feedback is very welcome.
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