How can I check video file's information from VLC?
I want to see the movies' resolution(weather 1080p or 720p, or whatever), encoding information, encoded time etc.

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you click on Tools and then Media Information:

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you can also press ctrli

On Mac, it's under Window and then Media Information. You can press commandi

On either OS, be sure to look under the Codec Details tab for resolution information.

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    Make sure to check the Codec Details tab for additional information.
    – heavyd
    Oct 19, 2011 at 11:15
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    On Mac it's under Window->Media Information or hit <kbd>command</kbd>+<kbd>I</kbd>
    – Jason
    May 25, 2014 at 12:29
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    This answer is useless without mentioning the Code Details and we can get to the Code Details directly using Ctrl+J. The answer is the "Resolution" in the Code Details.
    – Sam Hobbs
    Jan 28, 2017 at 22:29
  • @user34660 hit the "edit button" and improve the answer.
    – akira
    Jan 29, 2017 at 11:12
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    Does anyone know a way to get this information to show in the "Detailed List" playlist view mode?
    – AJM
    Mar 24 at 12:57

On Mac it is located at: Window Menu, - Media Information

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