[FFmpeg-user] Is this a video file?

Christian Ebert blacktrash at gmx.net
Sat Mar 1 13:16:53 CET 2014

* Reindl Harald on Saturday, March 01, 2014 at 12:37:56 +0100
> Am 01.03.2014 12:09, schrieb Christian Ebert:
>> * Reindl Harald on Friday, February 28, 2014 at 14:47:05 +0100
>>> RTFM aka "file --help"
>> That is rather platform dependent.
>>> [harry at srv-rhsoft:/data/autotest/parts/ffmpeg/targets]$ file --mime-type *
>> [...]
>>> test.webm:        video/webm
>> [...]
>> $ file --mime-type test.webm
>> test.webm: application/octet-stream
>> $ sw_vers
>> ProductName:	Mac OS X
>> ProductVersion:	10.9.2
>> BuildVersion:	13C64
> funny for people running a webserver on that crap with HTML5 videos.....
> the OS version is *not* relevant
> the version of the file command and the magic file *is* relevant

huh? OS X comes with Apache and you can set the mime-type no
problem in the appropriate places.

> [harry at srv-rhsoft:~]$ file --version
> file-5.14
> magic file from /etc/magic:/usr/share/misc/magic

$ file --version
magic file from /usr/share/file/magic

> [harry at srv-rhsoft:~]$ rpm -q --file /etc/magic
> file-5.14-16.fc20.x86_64
> [harry at srv-rhsoft:~]$ rpm -q --file /usr/share/misc/magic
> file-libs-5.14-16.fc20.x86_64
> i bet the reason is that the file command on OSX is a
> horrible outdated version like usual other CLI tools
> like bash are at that time webm was not known at all
> __________________________________________

And that Apple "discourages" any other formats and codecs than
QuickTime compatabile ones.

> honestly OSX is not a serious operating system becasue it
> behaves always and in any context different than anything
> else and that said by 11 years wondering people around me
> working with that while angry about the buggy system and
> i have enough expierience with OSX on servers to flare
> down any X-Server i find
> anyways, the thread starter is using Linux because i know
> the name from Fedora Bugreports and mailing-lists too

Calm down, mate. I wasn't advocating Mac OS, I was just pointing
out that file --mime-types is platform dependent, or version
dependent if you prefer.

If I'm desperate I can install a more recent version of file.

And when it comes to webservers, you can't always choose your
own, and I came across quite some with even older systems and
consequentially file version.

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