Opened 10 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

#603 closed enhancement (needs_more_info)

FFmpeg can't display file information

Reported by: Zexx Owned by: MN
Priority: normal Component: ffmpeg
Version: unspecified Keywords:
Cc: Blocked By:
Blocking: Reproduced by developer: no
Analyzed by developer: no


Why FFmpeg cannot show / export file information?

It's ridiculous to use a separate program called FFprobe just to get a few lines of file information. FFprobe is equally as big as FFmpeg, adding another 16 MB to the total size.

FFmpeg retrieves file information anyway, since it needs it to perform the conversion. It could show just the basic info, like file format, number of frames, frame rate, image size, audio format, etc, that can be redirected to a file. Like this:

ffmpeg -info file.mpg > file_info.txt

I'm sure I'm not the only one that wants this.

Change History (2)

comment:1 by Carl Eugen Hoyos, 10 years ago

Keywords: file info information display removed

What's wrong with

ffmpeg -i file.mpg >file_info.txt


Version 0, edited 10 years ago by Carl Eugen Hoyos (next)

comment:2 by Carl Eugen Hoyos, 10 years ago

Resolution: needs_more_info
Status: newclosed

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