MediaInfo 19.04

Uncover the essential technical details of just about any audio or video file



It's taken a very long time, but you've finally found and downloaded that audio or video file you've been looking for. So it's particularly frustrating that it won't play. At all. But why?

You could try downloading the file again, just in case it was corrupted. Maybe using another media player would help. How about installing a new codec pack? Troubleshooting media problems is tricky, and you could spend hours trying to figure out the problem.

There is a quicker alternative, though. Just open your audio or video file in MediaInfo, and you'll see lots of technical information about it: video and audio stream type, codec, aspect ratio, frames per second, sample rate and more.

If the file is broken - a missing video stream, say - then you'll see that immediately, and won't have to waste time tweaking your own system. And if it's just using a codec that you don't have installed, then you can quickly grab the latest version, and hopefully fix your playback problems right away. (There's even a "go to the web site of this video codec" button, so it's only a single click away.)

As a bonus, MediaInfo also displays file tags: album and track name, performer, composer, publisher, whatever it might contain. And wide support for video and audio formats means it'll work with just about any file type - MKV, OGM, AVI, DivX, WMV, QuickTime, Real, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DVD (VOB), OGG, MP3, WAV, RA, AC3, DTS, AAC, M4A, AU, AIFF and more.

Version 19.04 brings (changelog):

+ USAC: DRC effect types, Sample peak level, True peak level, Program loudness
+ HDR: SMPTE ST 2094 App 4 (including HDR10+) support
+ HDR: move HDR10, Dolby Vision and SL-HDR meta to specific generic "HDR Format" lines
+ Matroska: SMPTE ST 2086 (HDR10) support
+ Matroska: FieldOrder support
+ HEIF image format support
+ AV1: support of AV1 in MP4, HEIF, IVF
+ MOV: Add a lot more countries to AppleStoreCountry field internal list
+ MXF: Fix memory leak when fully parsing big file with acquisition metadata
+ HEVC: more HEVC profiles (Multiview, Scalable, Screen Content...)
+ AAC: better handling of corrupted streams
+ AAC: better handling of unknown channel layouts
+ AVC in MP4: better support of corrupted streams
x B1101, AVI: fix crash with some invalid streams
x B1101, SMPTE ST 337: fix crash with some invalid streams
x Matroska: chapters timestamp were not display if chapters have no name
x MXF: Fix false positive truncated file detection when there is no Random Index Pack
x AAC: channel layout typos (Rls instead of Lrs, Lr instead of Rb)
x ProRes: correctly show color space if alpha plane is present
x MPEG Audio: some VBR files use "Info" Xing header, so we ignore the  difference between "Info" and "Xing"
x I943, MPEG-4: wrong display aspect ratio in some corner cases (32-bit release only)
x I1096, OGG: assign METADATA_BLOCK_PICTURE tag to cover

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You won't need MediaInfo often, but when you do it'll come in very handy. Grab a copy now

Specification: MediaInfo 19.04:

Windows XP,Windows Vista (32 bit),Windows 7 (32 bit),Windows 8,Windows Server,windows 10,Mac OS X,Linux
Open Source
Jerome Martinez
Date Added:
April 25, 2019

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