MediaInfo v18.05 Updated

billon on 9 May 2018
  • 12MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 May 2018
  • Suggested by remialdo

MediaInfo displays a variety of technical and metadata/tag information from audio/video files. It features many different available layouts to display the information, as well as the ability to create custom layouts. The program can be used to find missing codecs or get more information about a given media file.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: LGPL (Ad-supported)
How to extract:
  1. Download the 7z package "GUI (32 bit only without installer)" and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete MediaInfo_InfoTip.dll and unnecessary language files
  3. Launch MediaInfo.exe
  4. Shell extension and Shell InfoTip should be unchecked before choosing OK
What's new? See:

27 comments on MediaInfo  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

raphael 2006-11-25 10:55

Yup great, but then again my simple portable mediaplayer MPLAYER does it all :-)
BTW, as any player should IMHO.

Zen 2006-11-26 04:59

raphael> MPLAYER does not tel you what are all the tags included in the file, or the codec settings (MP3 VBR or not, DivX with B-frames or not...). MediaInfo is useful for codec finding *and* a lot of other things ;-)

tripex 2007-02-07 14:51

It's not that accurate than GSpot, i.e the bitrate when vbr. Audio and video bitrate was wrong on my test files).
Furthermore it tells you only DivX 5 instead of DivX 6.4 and so on...

spchtr 2007-02-07 16:48

Aspect Ratio function seems to have changed. Movies that previously reported 2.35 are reporting 16/9 (1.777) which is quite a difference... I use this program to figure AR for MediaCoder when I reencode to mp4.

Webfork 2007-04-29 17:21

Since the download link has a long list of files that may confuse those not familiar with sourceforge:

You'll want to get the file:


(Note that over the weeks or months, those numbers may increase as the program is updated but the "GUI_Win32_WithoutInstaller" will likely remain.)

Zen 2007-04-30 03:13

tripex> DivX 6.4 codec does NOT exist, the 4CC is always DX50 (wich is always only MPEG-4 ASP codec...). The encoder is DivX 6.4 (you can see it in the detailled views), and any MPEG-4 player will read this file, even if the player is released 2 years before the release of DivX 6.4 ;-)

spchtr> This may be a bug, I will verify the AR on my test files.

If you have some problems with this version, you can create a bug report on Sourceforge project page.
Zen, developper of MediaInfo

gamiras 2008-04-16 07:54

Unicode support is partial. Unicode paths aren't accepted when sent from command line.

tripex 2008-05-24 09:45

avinaptic is the best if information is more important than a cute look

Stanley 2010-02-21 22:20

Why does this page say Version 0.7.28, while the page pointed to by the Download icons says Version 0.7.27?
Where cab I find 0.7.28 portable>

mindstalker 2010-04-16 17:49

@Stanley: well, I guess the screenshots here are mainly as a quick reference, and updating them each time theres an updated version wouldn't be very practical

Mark 2010-04-17 12:57

Anybody can suggest a similar app to get ALL info for JPG - BMP - PNG - TIFF?

MediaInfo is actually supposed to support these formats but the info supplied is nothing more than the one given by the OS.

Tnx in advance

avoidz 2010-05-02 13:57

OpenCandy and other such backdoorware doesn't belong in these open source projects. Like someone else suggested, get the 7z version not the installer version.

Kunju 2010-05-09 07:47

But kmplayer gives the same info IMHO

Terry Hollett 2010-05-16 23:02

It's great for identifying files that have no extensions.

mranonmous 2010-10-24 13:27

just tried to convert e.g. "Patent_Absurdity_LQ_350kbit.ogv" into "mpeg4-aac.mp4" (for smartphone) - all failed. Who can help?

spicydog 2011-04-04 11:52

Does anybody know a program that does the same as MediaInfo but for image files (jpg, bmp, png, etc.)?

I would need something (ideal would be in a tooltip like MediaInfo or a menu in the Windows context menu) to show the selected image file information (size, color-depth, format).

I have tested ShellPicture (by Babex) but I am allergic to shareware developers (in general) who UPX unknown stuff into .exe/.dll files, so I stopped using it.


mrpink 2011-12-17 21:21

Isn't this already stealth with Winpenpack instructions?


mrpink 2011-12-18 11:12

Before running the program, please create a file named MediaInfo.cfg inside the Plugin (folder presents in the main program folder).
The MediaInfo.cfg must contain following data:

ShellExtension = 0


Magibon 2011-12-22 07:49

Updated PAF launcher for v0.7.52: | 2.57MB | 32/64


jrgermann 2012-03-15 17:25

Exactly where is the .7Z package


jrgermann 2012-03-15 17:30

Exactly where is the .7Z package. Sorry, my computer did not respond to clicking on the "(without installer" portion of the link so I thought it was not there. Tried it later and got the 7Z


Magibon 2012-05-29 15:43

x64bit download link was linked to Version 0.7.54.
the main link was to Version 0.7.57.



juvera 2013-06-10 13:13

1) As of June 10, 2013, the download link points to a "file downloader", not the actual MediaInfo that you expect.
2) Careful: when you install MediaInfo (the file that was downloaded by the downloader), it installs by default the AVG toolbar and other things you did not ask for. Read carefully before accepting.


Mike.S.G. 2013-06-10 16:02

MediaInfo has been 'bundling' crap (in the installers) for a while now, read here. You don't want the installer.

I don't recall seeing '' in the links before, it could be only a backend for MediaInfo or a partnership, just not sure.

I go to SourceForge for the downloads, hopefully this will stay put.

Cli: -
Gui: - MediaInfo_GUI_0.7.xx_Windows_i386_WithoutInstaller.7z


joby_toss 2013-06-10 17:18

I have no idea why the "GUI version without installer" has the .man extension, but it's only a simple archive and can be extracted with 7zip or UniversalExtractor. So "How to extract" field is still displaying correct information.


Mike.S.G. 2013-06-10 19:00


joby_toss 2013-06-11 09:35

You are right! My Opera is at fault here. My beloved Opera failed my once more...again... Maybe it's finally time to put it to rest...


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