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I am looking for method or a program (Windows XP or 7) that will allow me to select multiple video clips (or a folder) and tell me the total duration of all the video clips combined.

When I export video clips from my video camera, I end up with directories of small "scenes" running from a few seconds to several minutes. But there are hundreds of them per project, sometimes organized in several directories.

I'm looking for a quick way to display much video I have in a directory or project.

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Open up the Library pane of Windows Media Player (at least on v10), and then drag and drop the video files.

You should then see the Estimated Time of all the files reflect the sum of all the video and any other media you have sitting in the library pane.

WMP Library calculation

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I remember that WinAmp used to tell you the duration of a playlist (which can include videos), but that was probably a dozen versions ago, so your mileage may vary.

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Try selecting all related media, right click on one, and go to properties->details and check length attribute.I tried this on Windows 8 though.

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You can also use Lister. This simple app lists many pieces of information about video/audio clips, including the duration. You can easily add the durations in a spreadsheet app.

Currently (as of version 0.8), the following formats are supported:

  • mp3, mp2 (common extensions: .mp3, .mp2)
  • MPEG (common extensions: .mpg, .mpeg, .mpe)
  • AVI (common extension: .avi)
  • Ogg Vorbis (common extension: .ogg)
  • RealAudio, RealVideo (common extensions: .ra, .rm)
  • Microsoft Advanced Streaming Format (common extension: .asf)
  • Microsoft Windows Media Audio (common extension: .wma)
  • Microsoft Windows Media Video (common extension: .wmv)
  • Twin-VQ (common extension: .vqf)
  • Playlist files (common extensions: .pls, .b4s, m3u)
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