How can I get metadata, such as frame rate, resolution, audio and video bitrate, from a video file? Can this data be obtained from players like VLC and Media Player Classic?
Most players will have a way of giving this information. It may also be provided by the OS, depending on which one you are using (Windows 7 shows it in the status pane).
In any case, what you can do is to install a shell-extension like MediaInfo to give you this information on demand.
$ ffprobe -show_data -hide_banner xyz.mp4 Input #0, mov,mp4,m4a,3gp,3g2,mj2, from 'xyz.mp4': Metadata: major_brand : mp42 minor_version : 0 compatible_brands: isommp42 creation_time : 2017-04-26T19:36:24.000000Z com.android.version: 8.0.0 Duration: 00:00:51.81, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 14257 kb/s Stream #0:0(eng): Video: h264 (High) (avc1 / 0x31637661), yuv420p(tv, bt709), 1920x1080, 13936 kb/s, SAR 1:1 DAR 16:9, 24.58 fps, 50 tbr, 90k tbn, 180k tbc (default) Metadata: rotate : 270 creation_time : 2017-04-26T19:36:24.000000Z handler_name : VideoHandle Side data: displaymatrix: rotation of 90.00 degrees Stream #0:1(eng): Audio: aac (LC) (mp4a / 0x6134706D), 48000 Hz, stereo, fltp, 256 kb/s (default) Metadata: creation_time : 2018-05-26T19:36:24.000000Z handler_name : SoundHandle
I did use older versions of Super software for this
It has come to my attention that Super Software has malware bundled with the software so there is a better alternative called MediaInfo which does the same thing. Once installed right click on the video file and select MediaInfo. When it opens select View>Tree to see all the information.
Be warned that the answer that advices installing the SUPER program from http://www.erightsoft.com, that the free version comes bundles with a bunch of adware programs, like browser toolbars, surfing adds and whatnot. What worse is you cant choose to NOT install this bullshit and the installer dont mention anything about this except borrowed deep down in the usage aggreement (you have to skip past tons of legal mumble jumble to get to the part that explains that the install will install browser toolbars and various add programs on your pc).
I recommend not download or installing this adware program. With such practices in the free version I wouldnt want to support the company with the paid version, let alone trust them.
Synetech mentions mediainfo shell extension.. I've often used mediainfo command line
it exists for windows or linux.. here is an example image.
ffmpeg -i inputfile.mp4 also shows some info that may be relevant.
I use mediainfo a lot to show the container codec, the video codec, and the audio codec. And you see frame rate and bit rate.