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How to find what codec was used in a video (Audio/Video) and extra information like in nautilus. The below screenshot is from nautilus.

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Is there any GUI way to find codec information, without shifting from file manager?

Is it possible to get the details in pantheon-files ?

I have already tried mediainfo-gui

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This is not a complete GUI information, but the next solution to it, I think. On Github there are contracts among other for video and audio information: Create a file in /usr/share/contractor

  • Open Scratch as root gksudo scratch-text-editor (in order to create the file in /usr/share/contractor).
  • Create a new file and copy and paste following lines.
  • Save as mediainfo.contract
  • Log out.

For video:

[Contractor Entry]
Name=Media info
Icon=video
Description=media info
MimeType=video
Exec=gnome-terminal --window-with-profile=new1 -e "mediainfo -i %f"
Gettext-Domain=pantheon-files

For audio:

[Contractor Entry]
Name=Media info
Icon=video
Description=media info
MimeType=audio
Exec=gnome-terminal --window-with-profile=new1 -e "mediainfo -i %f"
Gettext-Domain=pantheon-files

EDIT: Seems that Scratch does not create the right file type, so use gedit instead.

  • Can you provide details instead of links :) – Ravan Jan 1 '16 at 10:02

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