Tools (for Media / Photo / Video / …)

See also Players, Media / Video – /mlabs/video/players/.


Application Audio Image Video Subtitles Other
ExifTool Yes: PDF Primary focus is images, photos
ffprobe (FFmpeg) Primary focus is Video
mediainfo Primary focus is Video
QCTools GUI, Primary focus is Video



“ExifTool is a free and open-source software program for reading, writing, and manipulating image, audio, video, and PDF metadata. It is platform independent, available as both a Perl library (Image::ExifTool) and command-line application.” Products

Last login: Mon Nov 30 09:55:08 on ttys056
MBP17:~ johan$ ff<tab+tab>
ffescape  ffeval    ffhash    ffmpeg    ffplay    ffprobe

    • MediaInfo – own section below
    • QCTools – own section below
    • and much more

MediaInfo (FOSS, BSD-style)


QCTools, by MediaArea (FOSS, GPL)

“QCTools is a software tool that helps users analyze and understand their digitized video files through use of audiovisual analytics and filtering.
Initially funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Knight Foundation; designed and led by Dave Rice and the Bay Area Video Coalition; developed by MediaArea, Fabio Utzig, Alexander Ivash.
Version 1.1 with a redesigned player is brought to you by New York Public Library.
Version 1.2 with support of panel tracks and QCVault is brought to you by Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology (TIB).”


Video Downloadhelper

(Has it’s own section.)