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Im looking for console tool that will output most detailed information about sound file (particularly mp3).

Tried to use different tools (id3, lame, ffmpeg)

Looking to get such info:

  • Format (Mp3/Wave/etc..)
  • Encoder
  • Bitrate
  • Compression
  • Stream size (not filesize)

Thanks

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I use mplayer -identify filename

It works with almost any audio/video file.

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+1 for naming a piece of software that might already be installed. –  Algific Jul 12 '10 at 10:51
    
Actually, even file can produce useful details about audio/video files. This is certainly installed on most Linux systems. –  vtest Jul 13 '10 at 2:45
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I used a few years back this little tool called mp3info and I was pleased with it.

You can get it here: http://www.ibiblio.org/mp3info/

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ffmpeg-based: ffprobe

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There is also a sox based tool - soxi

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Try MediaInfo. I use this on Windows (although not restricted to) and it's pretty comprehensive at what it does.

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