How to determine which codec a video is encoded in

andrew clarke mail at
Tue Jul 6 16:26:11 UTC 2010

On Mon 2010-07-05 22:20:10 UTC+0300, Dotan Cohen (dotancohen at wrote:

> > MediaInfo. ??There is a command-line and GUI version.
> >
> >
> >
> > It is not currently in the Ubuntu repos, but you can install it from
> > the MediaInfo PPA:
> >
> > sudo add-apt-repository ppa:shiki/mediainfo
> > sudo apt-get update
> > sudo apt-get install mediainfo
> Thanks,  Andrew, I will give that app a try.
> How did you come across that app? Google? On what keywords, my
> Google-foo is getting weak I see.

Short answer: Word of mouth :-)

Long answer: It was recommended to me in a conversation on IRC about a
year or so ago.  Back then I was running Windows.  The Windows version
of MediaInfo works equally well (under Windows).

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