tool to list details of MP4 files

Tero Pesonen mail at
Sun Aug 7 12:38:25 UTC 2011

On Sun, 7 Aug 2011, Chris Jones wrote:

>I'm looking for a tool in ubuntu that can tell me exactly what streams an MP4 file contains, both the video and audo streams, the codecs, etc. The main piece of information I am after is the number of audio channels (stereo, 5.1 etc.) in each audio stream.
>Ideally command line, but GUI would be fine.
>I've searched around and not found anything that gives what I need. I sure there must be something but I just not looking in the right place... ?

On my 10.10, there's a package called mpeg4ip-utils, containing:

 - mp4info - display information about tracks in mp4 file
 - mp4dump - dumps contents from mp4 files
 - mp4trackdump - dumps track information
 - mp4tags - sets iTunes tag information
 - mp4art - extract iTunes cover art
 - mp4videoinfo - dump information about video tracks in mp4 files

Maybe that helps.

Tero Pesonen

More information about the ubuntu-users mailing list