World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article


MediaInfo 0.7.37 running on Windows 7
Original author(s) Jérôme Martinez
Initial release 28 December 2002 (2002-12-28)
Stable release 0.7.78[1] / 2 October 2015 (2015-10-02)
Development status Active
Written in C++
Operating system Unix-like, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS
Size 4.5 MB
Available in 36 languages
License Simplified BSD License
Website /MediaInfo.netmediaarea

MediaInfo is a free and open-source program that displays technical information about media files, as well as tag information for many audio and video files. It is used in many programs such as XMedia Recode, MediaCoder, eMule, and K-Lite Codec Pack.[2] It can be easily integrated into any program using a supplied MediaInfo.dll. MediaInfo supports popular video formats (e.g. AVI, WMV, QuickTime, Real, DivX, XviD) as well as lesser known or emerging formats such as MKV including WebM.[3] In 2012 MediaInfo 0.7.57 was also distributed in the PortableApps format.[4]

MediaInfo provides a command-line interface for displaying the provided information on all supported platforms. Additionally, a GUI for viewing the information on Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X is provided. Users that want to have the Windows GUI version of the software can choose to download it bundled with the OpenCandy installer to support the software's creators.[5]


  • Technical information 1
    • Supported Input Formats 1.1
    • Supported operating systems 1.2
  • Licensing 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Technical information

MediaInfo reveals information such as:

  • General: Title, author, director, album, track number, date, duration
  • Video: codec, aspect ratio, fps, bitrate
  • Audio: codec, sample rate, channels, language, bitrate
  • Text: subtitle language
  • Chapters: numbers of chapters, list of chapters[6]

MediaInfo 0.7.51 and newer retrieve codec information optionally from tags or by computation. Thus in the case of misleading tags erroneous codec information may be presented.

- MediaInfo installer is now bundled with "OpenCandy". However, you may continue the installation process without installing it.[7]

Supported Input Formats

MediaInfo supports just about any video and audio file including:

  • Video: MXF, MKV, OGM, AVI, DivX, WMV, QuickTime, Real, Mpeg-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DVD (VOB), DivX, XviD, MSMPEG4, ASP, H.264 (Mpeg-4 AVC)
  • Audio: OGG, MP3, WAV, RA, AC3, DTS, AAC, M4A, AU, AIFF
  • Subtitles: SRT, SSA, ASS, SAMI [6]

Supported operating systems

MediaInfo supports Microsoft Windows XP or later, Mac OS X, Solaris and many Linux and BSD distributions.[8] MediaInfo also provides source code so essentially any operating system or platform can be supported. An old version 0.7.60 for Windows 95 to 2000 exists.[8]

There is a Doom9 thread for MediaInfo developers also covering simplified[9] and modified[10] implementations.[11]


Up to version 0.7.62 the MediaInfo library was licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public License, while GUI and CLI were provided under the terms of the GNU General Public License. Starting with version 0.7.63 the project switched to a BSD 2-clause license ("Simplified BSD License").[1][12]

See also


  1. ^ a b Change log on MediaInfo website
  2. ^
  3. ^
  4. ^
  5. ^
  6. ^ a b MediaInfo About Page
  7. ^
  8. ^ a b MediaInfo Download Page
  9. ^
  10. ^
  11. ^
  12. ^ MediaInfo(Lib) License on MediaInfo website

External links

  • Official website
  • MediaInfo at Open Hub
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.