[FFmpeg-user] How to get video duration in a script using ffmpeg?

Peter van den Houten petervdh at gmail.com
Wed Jan 19 20:30:32 EET 2022

On 19/01/2022 20:12, Shupert, Jim via ffmpeg-user wrote:
> I have used mediainfo
> mediainfo --Inform="Video;%Duration/String3%" $SrcDir/${f%.*}.*  > $HOME/t.txt
> trt=$(<$HOME/t.txt)
This is more accurate for bitrate as it doesn't read headers but does sample reads of the file (some formats do not express bitrate in the headers). It therefore takes a bit longer:

mediainfo --parsespeed=1 filename

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