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Old 09-04-2007, 04:36 AM   #1
kite dirk
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new here


hai all

new here , dirk from the netherlands, using linux for a week now and it takes time to learn but it goes wth hurdle's
so i have a question, i have several dvd programs but i need to find this info (this is an example)

Video Attribute :
Video compression mode : MPEG-2
TV system : 525/60 (NTSC)
Aspect Ratio : 4:3
Display Mode : reserved
Source picture resolution : 720x480 (525/60)
Frame Rate : 29.97
Source picture letterboxed : Not letterboxed
Bitrate : 4.00Mbps

how and where do i find that, using xine gives not all

thx
 
Old 09-04-2007, 04:52 AM   #2
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Hi and welcome to LQ! On the command line you can try
Code:
file name_of_video_file
See man file for details.
 
Old 09-04-2007, 08:29 AM   #3
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This looks like "metadata"---similar to what you would find in the EXIF data in an image file. I don't think the "file" utilitiy will see this.
Do some googling using keywords like "metadata" and the file format of the file.
 
Old 09-04-2007, 09:26 AM   #4
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I don't think the "file" utilitiy will see this.
Hi, pixellany! It actually does, perhaps not all the information included in the metadata section, but it could be a good starting point and a fast way to check the video format, e.g.
Code:
# file video.avi
video.avi: RIFF (little-endian) data, AVI, 640 x 480, 25.00 fps, video: DivX 5, audio: MPEG-1 Layer 3 (stereo, 44100 Hz)
Cheers!
 
Old 09-04-2007, 09:29 AM   #5
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mplayer displays this information when it loads a file, although there's a lot of other info you have to wade through to get to it!
 
  


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