Ubuntu / Linux Mint – Installing MediaInfo From PPA


MediaInfo is a handy application for querying media files about their video and audio bitrates and video resolution and so on:

  • General: title, author, director, album, track number, date, duration…
  • Video: codec, aspect, fps, bitrate…
  • Audio: codec, sample rate, channels, language, bitrate…
  • Text: language of subtitle
  • Chapters: number of chapters, list of chapters
  • Video: MKV, OGM, AVI, DivX, WMV, QuickTime, Real, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DVD (VOB)…
    (Codecs: DivXXviD, MSMPEG4, ASP, H.264, AVC…)
  • Audio: OGG, MP3, WAV, RA, AC3, DTS, AAC, M4A, AU, AIFF…
  • Subtitles: SRT, SSA, ASS, SAMI…

Installing MediaInfo on Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic) and later releases is very simple via Personal Package Archive (PPA). Open a Terminal and enter the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:shiki/mediainfo
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install mediainfo-gui

Now that MediaInfo is installed you can just drag and drop files into the application to query them.

That’s it!

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