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

Carl Eugen Hoyos ceffmpeg at gmail.com
Sun Mar 8 20:27:09 EET 2020

Am So., 8. März 2020 um 18:03 Uhr schrieb Carl Zwanzig <cpz at tuunq.com>:
> 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.

(Which makes very limited sense on this mailing list)

> Mediainfo _is_ a good tool for that particular job; ffmpeg will do
> it, too.

I wonder if this is true: FFmpeg supports a few very uncommon
formats that can hold video, so while it is easy to beat FFmpeg
in mp3 detection, for everything else I wonder if it isn't the
better tool.

Carl Eugen

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