See also Players, Media / Video – /mlabs/video/players/.
|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.”
- Documentation: exiftool.org/exiftool_pod.html
- Tag Names: exiftool.org/TagNames/
- EXIF Tags: exiftool.org/TagNames/EXIF.html
Last login: Mon Nov 30 09:55:08 on ttys056
MBP17:~ johan$ ff<tab+tab>
ffescape ffeval ffhash ffmpeg ffplay ffprobe
- no man page
- built-in help (-h)
- but not directly clear of purpose, usefulness, from just reading this…
- (ffeval – NOT part of ffmpeg package)
- no man page
- no built-in help
- More players at /mlabs/video/players/
- THIS is a goody!
- ffmpeg.org/ffprobe.html – ffprobe tool
- good to start with
- some 17 pages printed, as available Dec 2020
- ffmpeg.org/ffprobe-all.html – ffprobe tool and FFmpeg components
- a very long page, some 636 pgs printed, as available Dec 2020
- if want to have one page for easy searching inside when reading / learning / developing something
- MediaInfo – own section below
- QCTools – own section below
- and much more
MediaInfo (FOSS, BSD-style)
- MediaInfo by JAS – /mlabs/lib/tools/mediainfo-by-jas/
- Change log: mediaarea.net/MediaInfo/ChangeLog
- Downloads: mediaarea.net/en/MediaInfo/Download
- Sources (FOSS, BSD-style license): mediaarea.net/en/MediaInfo/Download/Source
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).”
(Has it’s own section.)