MediaInfo supplies technical and tag information about a video or audio file. Supports many audio and video formats, with different methods of viewing information.
- - MediaInfo is the most popular Windows, Mac & Linux alternative to CodecInstaller.
- - MediaInfo is the most popular Open Source & free alternative to CodecInstaller.
The standard installer is bundled with adware, but the portable version is clean and adware free: http://www.videohelp.com/software/MediaInfo
GSpot is a Windows-based freeware designed to identify codecs used in video files. In addition, the application checks if the required DirectShow filters or Video for Windows codecs are installed and configured for proper playback.Discontinued
The program is no longer updated. Last version, 2.70a, released on 22 February 2007, can be still downloaded from the official website.
VideoInspector is a tool designed to provide you with as much information as possible about your video files.Discontinued
KC Softwares has shut down all activities by end of October 2023.
Small utility to scan your video files and store the media details (audio, video, subtitles) into a small database. Support export end printing of data, multiple databases, external subtitle, HDR and 3D detection, etc.
AVInaptic is a program with a simple GUI (GTK +2) that analyzes file type AVI, ASF / WMV, MP4/MOV, Matroska (MKV), OGG, OGM, FLV, and shows a lot of information about technical characteristics (useful in predicting if the movie will be read from your portable player).
VideoSpec is a free AppleScript studio App (Xcode 3.0 on Leopard) making use of MediaInfo CLI, MPlayer, FFmpeg, qt_tools and AtomicParsley binaries to display detailed informations on video files. Compatibility of analyzed media file with QuickTime Player v.7.6.Discontinued
The program is no longer developed. Last version, v.0.9.8, released in 2014, can be still downloaded from the official website
MediaTab provides you information of your multimedia files, like MediaInfo does, but without the need to launch an application. MediaTab use the power of MediaInfo integrating it on your operating system.
- - MediaTab is the most popular Android alternative to CodecInstaller.
For Windows 10 Desktop. Extract immediatelly all video and audio info from any given Media file (video or audio). View filmstrip of the video. Provides 6 actions for the file (share, open with,etc).Use with "Share", Right Click,Open with on Windows!.