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How to see video codec details like in Ubuntu?

Postby Janiporo on Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:41 am

In ubuntu when I right click on video file and choose preferences (translated from Finnish, not sure it is that, anyway it is the bottom one) and choose the last tab on the right, it tells me codec info, audio info, framerate, etc. How do I enable it in Mint? Or is it even possible. :roll:
Or some kind of easy way to see codec details with mouse click.

Thank you :shock:
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Re: How to see video codec details like in Ubuntu?

Postby Garvan on Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:04 am

I get the CODEC details when I right click and select Properties, so perhaps you can provide more details about your Mint version.

Tested on Cinnamon Mint 13.

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Re: How to see video codec details like in Ubuntu?

Postby Janiporo on Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:55 am

Oh, Mint 13 Mate, I think :roll:
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Re: How to see video codec details like in Ubuntu?

Postby Garvan on Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:14 am

Janiporo wrote:Oh, Mint 13 Mate, I think :roll:


We need somebody with Mate to check to see if it works, or if there is a special problem with your install.

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Re: How to see video codec details like in Ubuntu?

Postby Janiporo on Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:06 am

Yes, yes we do :shock:
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Re: How to see video codec details like in Ubuntu?

Postby bl934242 on Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:41 am

In response to Garvan, I'm using Mint 13 Mate and there are no codec (or any other) details when I go into the properties of any video files.
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Re: How to see video codec details like in Ubuntu?

Postby DrHu on Tue Sep 11, 2012 3:29 pm

If you have a media player running/installed you could check the codecs installed for that application, it will be the defaults or the ones used by that application (eg VLC, MPlayer etc!)

Probably if you check the package manager for codecs or multimedia you will find the list that is installed onto your system..
http://www.aboutlinux.info/2007/04/inst ... ss-in.html
http://www.linuxmint.com/rel_katya_whatsnew.php
--check the multimedia section..

http://www.linuxandlife.com/2012/05/lin ... eview.html
    For multimedia, you have Banshee, VLC, Gnome Player and Movie player. If you chose to download the standard ISO file, all the necessary multimedia codecs are pre-installed by default.
--looks like codecs are all installed by default already
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