[FFmpeg-trac] #603(FFmpeg:new): FFmpeg can't display file information

FFmpeg trac at avcodec.org
Tue Nov 1 15:37:29 CET 2011

#603: FFmpeg can't display file information
               Reporter:  zexon      |                  Owner:  michael
                   Type:             |                 Status:  new
  enhancement                        |              Component:  FFmpeg
               Priority:  normal     |               Keywords:  file, info,
                Version:             |  information, display
  unspecified                        |               Blocking:
             Blocked By:             |  Analyzed by developer:  0
Reproduced by developer:  0          |
 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.

Ticket URL: <https://ffmpeg.org/trac/ffmpeg/ticket/603>
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