How to determine which codec a video is encoded in

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at
Mon Jul 5 09:27:17 UTC 2010

I have some video files that I need to know what codec is used to
decode them. I know that the Windows software G-spot will help, is
there anything for Linux / Ubuntu? I have googled and found nothing,
and the ffmpeg manpage does not give any information on the topic. I
even tried "strings" on the files but that yielded nothing useful!

Thanks in advance.

Dotan Cohen

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