MediaInfo

Submit portable freeware that you find here. It helps if you include information like description, extraction instruction, Unicode support, whether it writes to the registry, and so on.
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MediaInfo

#1 Post by remialdo » Sun Jul 23, 2006 12:52 am

MediaInfo supplies technical and tag information about a video or audio file.
This is a free software (free of charge and free for access to source code, GPL or LGPL licence)
http://mediainfo.sourceforge.net

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MediaInfo

#2 Post by TPFC Fan » Sat Aug 19, 2006 10:46 am

Freeware, Open Source

Homepage: http://mediainfo.sourceforge.net/en

Screenshots: http://mediainfo.sourceforge.net/en/Scr ... s/GUI_Main

Download: http://sourceforge.net/project/showfile ... e_id=90341
Download the "WithoutInstaller.7z" and extract it to a folder of your choice.

MediaInfo supplies technical and tag information about a video or audio file.

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What information can I get from MediaInfo?

* General: title, author, director, album, track number, date, duration...
* Video: codec, aspect, fps, bitrate...
* Audio: codec, sample rate, channels, language, bitrate...
* Text: language of subtitle
* Chapters: count of chapters, list of chapters
and so on...
If you disable the update option it dont try to phone home.

It looks portable for me, but i´m a noob ;) ,so it would be nice if someone else could test it.

greets

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#3 Post by Toxteth O'Grady » Sun Aug 20, 2006 12:23 am

I use this, it's a great program.
I hadn't checked its portability before, but it looks like you're right. It uses "MediaInfo.cfg" in the program directory for storing its settings and the registry seems to be clean (although this should have been checked while installing the program).
The shell extension should be disabled. Otherwise it definitely will use the registry.

Oh... I don't think checking for updates is the same as phoning home, but that's a matter of opinion. :wink:
Anyway, good suggestion.

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#4 Post by Fluffy » Sun Aug 20, 2006 3:02 pm

Just tested it out and it is indeed portable. Will be adding it shortly.

[EDIT] Upon further review, it appears that 95,98,ME need a special unicode layer in order to function, so I'm going to list it as 2K/XP only and wait for Andrew to write an appropriate disclaimer for earlier OS's.
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#5 Post by Andrew Lee » Sun Aug 20, 2006 10:50 pm

I tested it on Win95, but found that it won't run even with UNICOWS.DLL in the application folder.

The reason was because it requires MSIMG32.DLL too, which is not available on Win95/NT.

It works fine on Win98 (so presumably on WinME as well). Therefore, I am putting this down as Win98/ME/2K/XP.

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#6 Post by Zen » Mon Aug 21, 2006 12:08 am

Hi, I am the developper of MediaInfo, I would like to reply to some question here :
Toxteth O'Grady wrote:It uses "MediaInfo.cfg" in the program directory for storing its settings and the registry seems to be clean (although this should have been checked while installing the program).
I confirm.
If this file is on a read only disk, no problems
Toxteth O'Grady wrote:The shell extension should be disabled. Otherwise it definitely will use the registry.
I confirm too, this is an option to modify Windows explorer, I am forced to modify the registry...

Toxteth O'Grady wrote:Oh... I don't think checking for updates is the same as phoning home, but that's a matter of opinion. :wink:
Anyway, good suggestion.
As TPFC Fan said, MediaInfo "phone home" if you let "checking for updates" option, it does something more than updates, it contacts some anonymous statistic websites, but only for this. No information other than your IP address (for unique visitor only), version of OS, screen size is sent.

Conclusion : if you desactivate The shell extension and update, MediaInfo modify nothing on the OS. if you only desactivate The shell extension, IE cache could be used for caching one page used for update checking, nothing more.
TPFC Fan wrote:Homepage: http://mediainfo.sourceforge.net/en
Could you change the homepage in :
http://mediainfo.sourceforge.net
With this, the user will be redirected automaticly on the page with the rigth language. for example, I am french, I will be redirected on http://mediainfo.sourceforge.net/fr, not the english page.
The reason was because it requires MSIMG32.DLL too, which is not available on Win95/NT.
Oups, I was not aware of this. I thougth that if you have IE 5 installed on Win95, It works... Because I use an interface of IE to check updates, and Microsft website says that I only need to have IE isntalled on Win95.
But in any cases, because Win95 is no more supported by MS, I will not work on it.

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#7 Post by TPFC Fan » Mon Aug 21, 2006 6:16 pm

Thanks for that great tool, Zen. :D
I use it very often and it helped me a lot.

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#8 Post by Andrew Lee » Tue Aug 22, 2006 5:41 am

Could you change the homepage in :
http://mediainfo.sourceforge.net
With this, the user will be redirected automaticly on the page with the rigth language. for example, I am french, I will be redirected on http://mediainfo.sourceforge.net/fr, not the english page.
The web link has been updated.

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MediaInfo 0.7.4.1

#9 Post by Toxteth O'Grady » Fri Dec 08, 2006 10:59 am

+ Japanese language
+ MPEG Transport Stream : Video info (Standard, Chroma, Interlacement...) and PlayTime
+ CDXA : PlayTime
+ MPEG-4 Video embedded in MPEG Program Stream support
+ MPEG-1 stream embedded in a Quictime file
+ MPEG-4 AAC Parametric Stereo (SBR-PS) detection
+ Detection of encrypted MPEG-4 (like iTunes)
+ Support of MPEG TS with lot of synchro errors
+ AVI : Exact Stream size calculation (but currently OpenDML files are not supported)
+ MPEG-4 : Exact Stream size calculation
+ Basic support of Korean mobilephone provider Sky (.skm)
x MPEG Program Stream : PlayTime, Delay are corrected
x #1601787 : MOV tracks issues (and crash)
x MOV : was stopping on too big "free" atoms
x MOV : Aspect Ration of DV is corrected
x MPEG : Handling of negative Delays between Audio and Video
x Musepack parser was doing too much "false positives" with some MPEG files

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#10 Post by Andrew Lee » Sat Dec 09, 2006 6:11 am

Database entry updated. Thanks!

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MediaInfo 0.7.4.3

#11 Post by Toxteth O'Grady » Fri Dec 22, 2006 11:17 am

+ MPEG-TS : Detect encrypted stream, and show the codec
+ id3v2 with UTF-16 frames
+ AVC in MPEG-TS AVC parsing
+ AVC : Width and Height
x Matroska, some crashing files (with chapters)

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#12 Post by Fluffy » Fri Dec 22, 2006 11:48 am

Updated, thanks!
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#13 Post by Toxteth O'Grady » Fri Dec 22, 2006 11:54 am

Oh my God, you look horribly scary! :shock:

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#14 Post by Fluffy » Fri Dec 22, 2006 11:58 am

Boo!
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#15 Post by Firewrath » Fri Dec 22, 2006 1:41 pm

Fluff has been waiting for weeks for someone to say that, ;)
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