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Old December 11th, 2010, 08:53 AM   #1
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I need a simple program to be able to view the specs (video type, aspect ratio e.t.c.) of a video file. Any one you recommend?

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Old December 11th, 2010, 09:02 AM   #2
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I was going to say QuickTime Pro, but that costs money.

VLC VideoLAN - VLC media player - Open Source Multimedia Framework and Player is free. Example info window below:
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Old December 11th, 2010, 09:25 AM   #3
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For the Mac side VLC or Movist. Add in Perian to get common video codecs not installed natively on the Mac.
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Old December 11th, 2010, 10:48 AM   #4
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I thought he wanted to see the specs, not actually watch the movies.

For specs I suggest G-Spot or Mediainfo. I am unsure if they have equivalents on a Macintosh.
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Old December 11th, 2010, 11:22 AM   #5
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Thanks Perrone. G-Spot is the one I wanted.

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Old December 11th, 2010, 01:25 PM   #6
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Glad you got what you needed.

Just in case anyone else was wondering, MediaInfo Mac MediaInfo Mac :: Multimedia file analyzer for the Macintosh would show the information without actually opening the video file if for some reason that was a problem.
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Old December 13th, 2010, 09:04 AM   #7
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MediaInfo is available for PC as well, it's not Mac only.

I have been using a portable version of it on Windows 7 for over a year now. Works on XP as well, and you don't even have to install it.

It gives you a lot more info (practically everything) compared to G-spot which I used for years before I found MediaInfo.
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