[FFmpeg-user] How to identify the format of a video file with no extension?

Carl Zwanzig cpz at tuunq.com
Sun Mar 8 19:03:31 EET 2020

On 3/8/2020 8:15 AM, Carl Eugen Hoyos wrote:
>> Am 08.03.2020 um 14:50 schrieb Stanislas Defawes<sdefawes at ina.fr>:
>> I think you better use Mediainfo for that

> Why?
> If you have a video file that cannot be detected with FFmpeg, please share it!

The OP didn't say that ffmpeg wouldn't do the job, they asked an open-ended 
question. Mediainfo _is_ a good tool for that particular job; ffmpeg will do 
it, too.


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