[FFmpeg-user] Retrieve Specific Format Tag section e.g comments as String Ouput

Otieno Rowland rowlandmtetezi at gmail.com
Fri Feb 14 05:56:46 EET 2020

I have tried:

ffprobe -v error -show_format -show_entries format=tag:comment -of
default=noprint_wrappers=1:nokey=0  NG_S1E14.mp4

but that does not seem to work, as it ends with error (Failed to set value
'format=tag:comment' for option 'show_entries': Invalid argument)

On Fri, Feb 14, 2020 at 6:31 AM Otieno Rowland <rowlandmtetezi at gmail.com>

> I would like to retrieve a specific tag section e.g the comments metadata.
> I have a huge text exceeding 255, which would get cut-off when reading
> ordinary metadata fields.
> However, it does not get cut-off in the tag section of the format. Hence,
> I would like to be able to just fetch this one field as a string output.
> Is there a way to do this via ffprobe or ffmpeg?
> --
> Sincerely,



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