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Is there a good program (preferably small and freeware) that can display information such as frames per second for .MPG, .MP4, .FLV and .AVI video files?

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MediaInfo supplies technical and tag information about a video or audio file.

The software is Open Source and constantly being updated by the developers.

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@Wil I appreciate your answer wil, but your explanation totally missed the mark. Extension is irrelevant.I have tested things a little.I see video files can be said to have 3 things, a Container format,a Video codec, and an audio codec. I suppose that assuming the file has the right extension - one matching the container format,then video codec or audio codec, isn't (as I previously thought) a subclass of the container format, since they work in other container formats. But they are just compatible with the container format. Extension is as I said, irrelevant. –  barlop Jun 5 '11 at 23:15
    
@Wil I think mediainfo is more up to date in that it supports flv and from that last test maybe gspot doesn't.And mediainfo has a nice command line, at least your efforts got some votes. I think my comment above resolves it and explains what you didn't. I've settled on mediainfo for its command line is neat. –  barlop Jun 5 '11 at 23:17
    
@Wil So the relationship is, the video file has A)A container format B)a video codec C)an an audio codec. The "file type" reflected by the extension, is the container format. But as we know, with video files, there's more to their "file type", what is in the container format.. which video codec, which audio codec. This explanation i've given, is an explanation that hits the mark, I can write it now 'cos I understand the concept better now. But I appreciate your effort. Better luck next time! –  barlop Jun 5 '11 at 23:20
    
i'm using the command line, it has a nice command line version, but that aside. It'd have been a good idea to point out with an arrow or words, where frames per second is in that screenshot, but I see it. under where it says "First video stream...(new line)...30.000 fps" –  barlop Jun 5 '11 at 23:25
    
@barlop sorry, yeah 'tis a bit of a minefield finding specific figures within the mass of information in the GUI. –  Kez Jun 6 '11 at 7:18
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I haven't used it in many years... and got some funky results searching for it via name, but I always used to use "G-Spot", see if it works for you!

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FYI, Found it first go...

edit -- Well... sort of yes, sort of no... Some formats e.g. .WMV are linked closely to a codec (with a few exceptions, e.g. can be different versions of a codec), where as .mkv or .avi can be pretty much anything. In any case, by using a program such as this that looks at the codec, can display raw information about the video e.g. quality, resolution and framerate etc.

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VLC Media Player allows you to view media CTRL-I and codec information CTRL-J under the tools menu.

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Another option would be to use MPlayer's command line utility. It can be installed with Homebrew on OS X.

$ mplayer -identify ~/Torrents/\[Elysium\]K-ON\!\!\(BD.1080p.FLAC\)/\[Elysium\]K-ON\!\!.EP18\(BD.1080p.FLAC\)\[C6111A68\].mkv
MPlayer 1.1-4.2.1 (C) 2000-2012 MPlayer Team
Can't init Apple Remote.

Playing /Users/lauri/Torrents/[Elysium]K-ON!!(BD.1080p.FLAC)/[Elysium]K-ON!!.EP18(BD.1080p.FLAC)[C6111A68].mkv.
libavformat version 54.6.101 (internal)
libavformat file format detected.
ID_CHAPTER_ID=0
ID_CHAPTER_0_START=0
ID_CHAPTER_0_END=38000
ID_CHAPTER_0_NAME=Intro
ID_CHAPTER_ID=1
ID_CHAPTER_1_START=38000
ID_CHAPTER_1_END=128000
ID_CHAPTER_1_NAME=Opening
ID_CHAPTER_ID=2
ID_CHAPTER_2_START=128000
ID_CHAPTER_2_END=674000
ID_CHAPTER_2_NAME=Side A
ID_CHAPTER_ID=3
ID_CHAPTER_3_START=674000
ID_CHAPTER_3_END=1330000
ID_CHAPTER_3_NAME=Side B
ID_CHAPTER_ID=4
ID_CHAPTER_4_START=1330000
ID_CHAPTER_4_END=1420000
ID_CHAPTER_4_NAME=Ending
ID_CHAPTER_ID=5
ID_CHAPTER_5_START=1420000
ID_CHAPTER_5_END=1451745
ID_CHAPTER_5_NAME=Preview
ID_VIDEO_ID=0
ID_VID_0_NAME=K-ON!! - Episode 18
[lavf] stream 0: video (h264), -vid 0, K-ON!! - Episode 18
ID_AUDIO_ID=0
ID_AID_0_LANG=jpn
ID_AID_0_NAME=Japanese Audio
[lavf] stream 1: audio (flac), -aid 0, -alang jpn, Japanese Audio
ID_SUBTITLE_ID=0
ID_SID_0_LANG=eng
ID_SID_0_NAME=English Subtitles
[lavf] stream 2: subtitle (ass), -sid 0, -slang eng, English Subtitles
VIDEO:  [H264]  1920x1080  0bpp  23.976 fps    0.0 kbps ( 0.0 kbyte/s)
Clip info:
 title: K-ON!! - Episode 18
ID_CLIP_INFO_NAME0=title
ID_CLIP_INFO_VALUE0=K-ON!! - Episode 18
 creation_time: 2011-05-17 07:51:06
ID_CLIP_INFO_NAME1=creation_time
ID_CLIP_INFO_VALUE1=2011-05-17 07:51:06
ID_CLIP_INFO_N=2
Load subtitles in /Users/lauri/Torrents/[Elysium]K-ON!!(BD.1080p.FLAC)/
ID_FILENAME=/Users/lauri/Torrents/[Elysium]K-ON!!(BD.1080p.FLAC)/[Elysium]K-ON!!.EP18(BD.1080p.FLAC)[C6111A68].mkv
ID_DEMUXER=lavfpref
ID_VIDEO_FORMAT=H264
ID_VIDEO_BITRATE=0
ID_VIDEO_WIDTH=1920
ID_VIDEO_HEIGHT=1080
ID_VIDEO_FPS=23.976
ID_VIDEO_ASPECT=1.7778
ID_AUDIO_FORMAT=61868
ID_AUDIO_BITRATE=0
ID_AUDIO_RATE=48000
ID_AUDIO_NCH=2
ID_START_TIME=0.00
ID_LENGTH=1451.74
ID_SEEKABLE=1
ID_CHAPTERS=6
==========================================================================
Opening video decoder: [ffmpeg] FFmpeg's libavcodec codec family
libavcodec version 54.23.100 (internal)
Selected video codec: [ffh264] vfm: ffmpeg (FFmpeg H.264)
==========================================================================
ID_VIDEO_CODEC=ffh264
==========================================================================
Opening audio decoder: [ffmpeg] FFmpeg/libavcodec audio decoders
AUDIO: 48000 Hz, 2 ch, s16le, 0.0 kbit/0.00% (ratio: 0->192000)
ID_AUDIO_BITRATE=0
ID_AUDIO_RATE=48000
ID_AUDIO_NCH=2
Selected audio codec: [ffflac] afm: ffmpeg (FFmpeg FLAC audio)
==========================================================================
AO: [coreaudio] 48000Hz 2ch s16le (2 bytes per sample)
ID_AUDIO_CODEC=ffflac
Starting playback...
Unsupported PixelFormat 61
Unsupported PixelFormat 53
Unsupported PixelFormat 81
Could not find matching colorspace - retrying with -vf scale...
Opening video filter: [scale]
Movie-Aspect is 1.78:1 - prescaling to correct movie aspect.
ID_VIDEO_ASPECT=1.7778
[swscaler @ 0x10d4e0280]BICUBIC scaler, from yuv420p to yuyv422 using MMX2
VO: [corevideo] 1920x1080 => 1920x1080 Packed YUY2 
[ASPECT] Warning: No suitable new res found!
A:   1.9 V:   1.9 A-V:  0.013 ct:  0.042   0/  0 30% 24%  1.0% 0 0 

Exiting... (Quit)
ID_EXIT=QUIT
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