Video Codecs

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Video Codecs

Post by barddzen » Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:24 am

Is there a plug-in, add-in, extension, etc. that allows me to easily browse the video codec? Ideally another column in the file manager.

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Re: Video Codecs

Post by phd21 » Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:10 am

Hi barddzen,

Yes, install "mediainfo" and "mediainfo-gui" from the "Synaptic Package Manager (SPM)" which will give your file managers a right-click option for showing various information about media files including video and audio codecs used.

Depending upon the file manager you might also be able to adjust its preferences and or settings to display that information in the various views (icon, compact, details). And, you might be able to add a file manager add-on, extension, or script to display that information. FYI: a lot of applications use mediainfo for this information. My Dolphin (KDE) file manager has always been able to show this information without right-clicking.

Hope this helps ...
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Re: Video Codecs

Post by barddzen » Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:27 am

This kind of does what I'm looking for, but doesn't support NAS, only local folders. I tried to mount a NAS location and it didn't work.

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Re: Video Codecs

Post by phd21 » Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:56 am

Hi barddzen,

You are welcome...

Now you are adding something completely new to your original post request that you did not mention before regarding files on remote Network Attached Storage (NAS).

How did you mount your NAS? Did you install the "cifs-utils" package and perhaps the Samba packages?

Assuming your user has read and write access to the NAS and its contents and it is mounted and available, I do not see why mediainfo and other file manager options would not work with that. There may also be other file manager and or system settings for allowing non-local files and folders and or files of certain sizes.
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Re: Video Codecs

Post by ColdBootII » Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:04 pm

You can also try drag&drop the media file from NAS to their online service https://mediaarea.net/MediaInfoOnline to view the codec info, although, as phd21 pointed, you should be able to use locally installed mediainfo as well unless, something went south with your NAS settings.

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