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MediaInfo is a free, cross-platform and open-source program that displays technical information about media files, as well as tag information for many audio and video files. It is used in many programs such as XMedia Recode, MediaCoder, eMule, and K-Lite Codec Pack.[2] It can be easily integrated into any program using a supplied MediaInfo.dll. MediaInfo supports popular video formats (e.g. Matroska, WebM, AVI, WMV, QuickTime, Real, DivX, XviD) as well as lesser known or emerging formats.[3] In 2012 MediaInfo 0.7.57 was also distributed in the PortableApps format.[4]

MediaInfo
MediaInfo Logo.svg
MediaInfo 0.7.37 running on Windows 7
MediaInfo 0.7.37 running on Windows 7
Original author(s)Jérôme Martinez
Initial release28 December 2002; 16 years ago (2002-12-28)
Stable release
19.04[1] / 23 April 2019; 54 days ago (2019-04-23)
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
Written inC++
Operating systemUnix-like, Microsoft Windows, macOS, Android, iOS
Size4.5 MB
Available in36 languages
LicenseSimplified BSD License
Websitemediaarea.net/MediaInfo

MediaInfo provides a command-line interface for displaying the provided information on all supported platforms. Additionally, a GUI for viewing the information on Microsoft Windows and macOS is provided. Users that want to have the Windows GUI version of the software can choose to download it bundled with the OpenCandy installer to support the software's creators.[5]

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Technical informationEdit

MediaInfo reveals information such as:

MediaInfo 0.7.51 and newer retrieve codec information optionally from tags or by computation. Thus in the case of misleading tags erroneous codec information may be presented.

MediaInfo installer was previously bundled with "OpenCandy". However, you were able continue the installation process without installing it.[7] This is no more the case since April 2016.

Supported input formatsEdit

MediaInfo supports just about any video and audio file including:

Supported operating systemsEdit

MediaInfo supports Microsoft Windows XP or later, macOS, Android[8], iOS (iPhone / iPad)[9] Solaris and many Linux and BSD distributions[10]. MediaInfo also provides source code so essentially any operating system or platform can be supported. An old version 0.7.60 for Windows 95 to 2000 exists.[10]

There is a Doom9 thread for MediaInfo developers also covering simplified[11] and modified[12] implementations.[13]

LicensingEdit

Up to version 0.7.62 the MediaInfo library was licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public License, while GUI and CLI were provided under the terms of the GNU General Public License. Starting with version 0.7.63 the project switched to a BSD 2-clause license ("Simplified BSD License").[1][14]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Change log on MediaInfo website
  2. ^ "K-Lite Codec Pack 10.3.5 Full, Standard and Basic". free-codecs.com. 2014-02-28. Retrieved 2014-02-28.
  3. ^ "MediaInfo 0.7.67-1". free-codecs.com. 2014-01-11. Retrieved 2014-02-28.
  4. ^ "MediaInfo Portable 0.7.57 Development Test 1". PortableApps. 2012-05-12. Retrieved 2014-02-28.
  5. ^ "Bundled with a software distribution network". MediaInfo at SourceForge.net. MediaInfo developers. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
  6. ^ a b MediaInfo About Page
  7. ^ http://mediaarea.net/en/MediaInfo/powered_by_opencandy
  8. ^ MediaInfo for Android
  9. ^ MediaInfo for iOS
  10. ^ a b MediaInfo Download Page
  11. ^ "Mulder MediaInfo (CLI+GUI)". SourceForge project muldersoft. 2013-12-20. Retrieved 2013-12-29.
  12. ^ Dirk Paehl (2013-12-11). "Versionen von DP MediaInfo 32/64Bit". Archived from the original on 2013-12-30. Retrieved 2013-12-29.
  13. ^ "MediaInfo(Lib) 0.7 - Reading information about media files". Doom9. 2005. Retrieved 2013-12-29.
  14. ^ MediaInfo(Lib) License on MediaInfo website

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