Is there a way to make Nemo show filetype details when viewing Properties?

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Is there a way to make Nemo show filetype details when viewing Properties?

Post by Cito » Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:52 pm

For example

Linux Mint even with the plugins I could find and enable, am I missing how to turn this feature on?


Here's Linux Mint (right click -> properties) on a Cirque du Soleil movie I got.
cirquedusoleilimage.png

And while I hate windows, but still run windows 7 for gaming although thanks to steam I'm gaming more on linux mint but I love windows file manager properties as it gives you greater detail especially if you are trying to verify it's a "legit" file and not some troll or crap you downloaded.

Here's exact same file's properties in windows 7 file manager
windows-fileproperties.PNG


I Concede I may be missing some script, plugin or setting, if so my humble apologies. But I really miss being able to check properties on a file and get all the info before I decide to run it, install, read, unzip, scrap it, etc.

Or is there a 3rd party plugin that can help me out. I'd greatly appreciate any help.

Thank you.

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Re: Is there a way to make Nemo show filetype details when viewing Properties?

Post by all41 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:13 pm

Not sure this is your huckleberry, but there is a utility in the repositories named 'mediainfo' which will add context expansion of media file info
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Re: Is there a way to make Nemo show filetype details when viewing Properties?

Post by Cito » Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:01 pm

Thank you!

I was looking for something that could let me see what the file was without opening/playing/etc.

I'll give this a shot, I appreciate it.

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Re: Is there a way to make Nemo show filetype details when viewing Properties?

Post by smurphos » Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:19 am

apt install nemo-mediainfo-tab

Confirm enabled in Nemo plug-ins, right click on a media file and view properties....

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Re: Is there a way to make Nemo show filetype details when viewing Properties?

Post by Cito » Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:38 pm

smurphos wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:19 am
apt install nemo-mediainfo-tab

Confirm enabled in Nemo plug-ins, right click on a media file and view properties....

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Omg thank you!!

I thought I had got all the Nemo plugins.


This is exactly what I was looking for.

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Re: Is there a way to make Nemo show filetype details when viewing Properties?

Post by smurphos » Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:13 am

No worries..

I neglected to mention it's from a PPA - https://launchpad.net/~caldas-lopes/+archive/ubuntu/ppa :roll: :wink:

There is a nemo-audio-tab available in the main repo but it's limited to audio and won't work with nemo-media-tab enabled.

I've used nemo-media-columns from the main repo in the past with 18.x which adds loads of options for media-related properties to the columns list view but that did impact noticeably on Nemo's performance. I might try it again as it does give handy functions like sorting by image dimensions, EXIF date etc

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