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I see that for many media files, under Properties/Details there are some needed info like audio/video bitrate, but it seems limited - for example it does not work for flv.

Is there a way that would extend this possibility?

I was trying to convert some files to mp3, and in order to do that properly i have to know what is the input bitrate in order to set the same for output

I am aware that superuser discourages asking for a specific program: I am not asking for that, but for a generic answer - what to do about it in general.

I had a comment saying:

(i) there is no such ONE tool for all media files;

(but i see that win7 already does that except for flv. why?)

(ii) that i need a tool that 'supports' flv.

(what does that mean? i already can convert and play the flv but know nothing about the audio bitrate)

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We don't really do software product recomendations on Superuser. there isn't a single tool that does this or covers ever single media type. You just have to search for a specific tool that supports .flv files – Ramhound May 10 '13 at 12:16
@Ramhound - i was trying to convert some files to mp3, and in order to do that properly i have to know what is the input bitrate in order to set the same for output - more here. no tool for all media? in linux there are a lot of tools that can display info of many if not "all" media formats (like here). why not in windows? considering "support"": you mean a converter or a player? i can play and convert the flv but the player/converter doesn't tell me much about it. – cipricus May 10 '13 at 12:40
@Ramhound: have edited the question to comply – cipricus May 10 '13 at 12:48
Have you tried MediaInfo?...wont put stuff in "prpperties" but will get you all the details... – tumchaaditya May 10 '13 at 13:21
@cipricus - It seems in today's age there are more video codecs and file containers then people in the world. Microsoft can only write native support for so many. Just find a video player that supports the codec and .flv container and it should provide this information to you. – Ramhound May 10 '13 at 13:57
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You can try MediaInfo

It is a freeware and puts a right-click context menu item so that you can quickly get info about most of the media files.

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Also as an addition, try Free Studio:
It has a host of media conversion tools including dedicated tools for flash(flv) videos. If I remember correctly, these flv converters allow you to keep the bitrate same while conversion so you don't have to bother checking bitrate for each file.

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i see that you gave me a supplementary answer to my other question. i am used with Format Factory, but am always curious to find new and better – cipricus May 10 '13 at 18:15
but Free Studio is not better, not at all (and contains some adware) – cipricus May 10 '13 at 20:26

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