Ticket #603 (closed enhancement: needs_more_info)
FFmpeg can't display file information
|Reported by:||zexon||Owned by:||michael|
|Blocking:||Reproduced by developer:||no|
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Why FFmpeg cannot show / export file information?
It's ridiculous to use a separate program called FFprobe just to get a few lines of file information. FFprobe is equally as big as FFmpeg, adding another 16 MB to the total size.
FFmpeg retrieves file information anyway, since it needs it to perform the conversion. It could show just the basic info, like file format, number of frames, frame rate, image size, audio format, etc, that can be redirected to a file. Like this:
ffmpeg -info file.mpg > file_info.txt
I'm sure I'm not the only one that wants this.