How to get Complete details of an Audio Video File

Have you ever caught yourself in a situation where you need details of an audio/ video media file? When you really want to know what video codec was used in the video file. What bit rate the audio file has? Now, these are not the things that you might want to know every day. But when you want to know, it becomes really important.

And this is really important in certain cases when you need to have the exact details of a file. These details can help you a lot, while creating another similar media file. Or to check weather the media file will be compatible with your device.

So without ado let’s see how can you get these required details with a matter of clicks and get your work done easily.

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Media Info Software to get details pf media files

MediaInfo is an open-source program that lets you easily see all the details of a media file. In the case of video files, this includes the format, the codec, aspect ratio, frame rate, bit rate, color space, chroma subsampling, bit depth, scan type, scan order and others.

And for Audio files or for Audios embedded in Videos file it has support for format, codec id, sample rate, channels, bit depth, language, bit rate. In terms of Video containers (file extensions), it supports MPEG-4, QuickTime, Matroska, AVI, MPEG-PS (including unprotected DVD), MPEG-TS (including unprotected Blu-ray), MXF, GXF, LXF, WMV, FLV.

It has support for video codecs MPEG-1/2 Video, H.263, MPEG-4 Visual (including DivX, XviD), H.264/AVC, H.265/HEVC, FFV1. So overall its supports most of all video formats and codecs. This should be enough to get info about any video file.

It’s quite easy to use this software, after installation all you need to do is right-click on the media file and click on MediaInfo. And then in the MediaInfo, you will see all the required info of the file. This gets you all the required the details with just a few click.

This is a free and open source software that you can download and use for free.


I hope this software helps you in getting whatever details you are in need of any media files. This will give you all the required details, to get your work done.

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