Find more about your multimedia files

By | November 17, 2008

This is a nice trick to easily access information about your multimedia files. Install the mplayer package then add the following to your ~/.bashrc file:

mplayer -identify -frames 0 -ao null -vo null -vc dummy “$@” 2>/dev/null | grep ID_

Now run it like

idmedia file.mp3

(this tip was sent in by lockw3)

2 thoughts on “Find more about your multimedia files

  1. John

    I tried this and it didn’t work. The command was not recognized. I copied and pasted the line to ensure it was correct. I use Zenwalk, a slackware based distro.


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