[Ffmpeg-devel] samples database

Måns Rullgård mru
Sun Jul 9 23:54:19 CEST 2006

Mike Melanson <mike at multimedia.cx> writes:

> M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
>> Hence the "where possible" qualifier.  Things like container format
>> and codecs should be possible to probe automatically (unless it's a
>> file that specifically lies about codecs or something).
> Good call. I know of at least one Win32 program that can do this (which
> escapes me right now)-- scan through your collective of AVI files and
> create a list of codecs used.

The Unix version of that is called "file".

> Yes, for the standard containers (AVI, WAV, ASF, AIFF, MOV, etc.) we
> should be able to create a cursory database/spreadsheet
> automatically with some simple ad-hoc tools.

ffmpeg -i comes to mind, or perhaps something using mplayer.

M?ns Rullg?rd
mru at inprovide.com

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