[FFmpeg-user] Get codec information of video file

tank pranav akshar_tank at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 31 05:15:37 CET 2012


use ffprobe command to know information related to video.


 From: Matthew Morgan <lytithwyn at gmail.com>
To: FFmpeg user questions and RTFMs <ffmpeg-user at ffmpeg.org> 
Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 4:32 AM
Subject: Re: [FFmpeg-user] Get codec information of video file
On 01/30/2012 07:59 AM, Jalpesh Agja wrote:
> Hi, Is there any way to detect the CODEC of a video file or get the format of video file? We want to know whether the file is compatible with H.264 encoded or not. Thanks,Jalpesh                         
If your file is called mymovie.avi, running `ffmpeg -i mymovie.avi` will usually print out anything you want to know about an audo/video file.
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