How to identify video formats from command line on Linux

Posted by xmodulo on Sep 17, 2013 7:33 PM EDT
Xmodulo; By Dan Nanni
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If you want to know what video/audio codec are used for the video file you downloaded from somewhere, you can play the video itself with VLC or MPlayer. There are also command-line utilities that allow you to determine video properties quickly. This tutorial describes how to check video formats from the command line on Linux.

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