[mythtv-users] Extracting info from h264 videos

Christopher Meredith chmeredith at gmail.com
Mon Apr 18 14:52:40 UTC 2011

On Mon, Apr 18, 2011 at 9:49 AM, Yan Seiner <yan at seiner.com> wrote:
> I am working on an embedded server for Roku.  This is a cross-platform
> project; the goal is to have a small embedded machine running OpenWRT act
> as a server for the Roku.
> At this point I have the OpenWRT box serving the movies, but the Roku and
> the flash player need some meta-info such as size, bitrate, etc.
> I am using RokuConnect http://www.rokuconnect.com/ , which in turn uses
> ffmpeg to provide that information.
> To extract this information using ffmpeg, I also need libx264 and libfaac.
> I am wondering if there is a simpler utility that can extract just the
> video information, something lighter weight than ffmpeg.
> (There is a tie-in to Myth; one of the ultimate goals is to be able to
> export myth videos to the AP.)

I use this: http://mediainfo.sourceforge.net/en

Very simple, easily parsable, and even has a library you could use if
you wanted to roll your own.

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