[MPlayer-users] find file's length in seconds

Julián Nuñez julian at proteger.org.ar
Tue Feb 1 22:10:07 CET 2005

Media Streaming Services wrote:

>Hi All!
>Does mplayer have option to produce a short log file including file's
>length in seconds? I need to read a XVID file and according to its
>length create a mencoder profile for encoding.
mplayer -identify file.avi
And look al the ID_LENGTH property.
If you want it to show this info and exit use:
mplayer -frames 0 -identify file.avi


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