GSpot Alternatives

    GSpot is described as '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' and is an app in the Video & Movies category. There are more than 10 alternatives to GSpot for Windows, Linux, Mac, Windows S and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is MediaInfo, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like GSpot are VideoInspector (Free), MediaInfoXP (Free, Open Source), AVInaptic (Free, Open Source) and MovieScanner (Free).

    This page was last updated Mar 15, 2018

    1. [The standard installer is bundled with adware, but the portable version is clean and adware free: http://www.videohelp.com/software/MediaInfo ]

      Bundleware

      The standard installer is bundled with adware, but the portable version is clean and adware free: http://www.videohelp.com/software/MediaInfo

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      MediaInfo vs GSpot opinions
      Most users think MediaInfo is a great alternative to GSpot.
      Adware bundled with installer! Beware, I had to disable my entire anti-virus program to get it to install (a risk I was willing to take on this system for now).
      Positive comment almost 6 years ago

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    2. VideoInspector is a tool designed to provide you with as much information as possible about your video files.


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      GUI for MediaInfo, an open source tool for displaying technical information about media files.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      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).
      AVInaptic vs GSpot opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      lachtaylor Thorough information, simple UI (launch the app, then drag your file onto the app's window), completely portable (no Windows installation required), and no adware. No threats detected by BitDefender. Just what I needed to determine that the larger of the two files of the same movie was actually the lower resolution and color depth. Go figure. But this app confirmed my impression that the picture was better on the copy that had the smaller filesize.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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    3. 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.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      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

    4. Ever had a movie where you could only hear the sound and there were no video? Or only video and no sound? That's almost certainly a codec missing! CodecInstaller is here to help you understand which codec you need and to let you install it in minutes.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • Windows S
      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!.
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    5. AVIcodec is a free multimedia file analyser for Windows. Find avi and divx codecs, solve codecs issues.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Themonospot is a simple application that can be used to scan multimedia files and extract some informations about audio and video streams: * Video codec used * Frame size * Average video bitrate * File size * Total time * Frame rate * Total...
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