See File Properties with FFmpeg "ffprobe" Command

This section provides a tutorial example on how to use the FFmpeg 'ffprobe' command to print out file properties of multimedia data files.

After played with the "ffplay" command, let's try the "ffprobe" command from the FFmpeg package. "ffprobe" command should print out information from a multimedia data file. Let's use the MPEG4 file, Tony_reel_2009_512kb.mp4, downloaded in the previous tutorial as an example.

C:\herong>\local\ffmpeg\bin\ffprobe Tony_reelshow_2009_512kb.mp4

...
Input #0, mov,mp4,m4a,3gp,3g2,mj2, from 'Tony_reelshow_2009_512kb.mp4'
 Metadata:
  major_brand    : isom
  minor_version  : 512
  compatible_brands: isomiso2avc1mp41
  creation_time  : 1970-01-01 00:00:00
  title          : Animation Showreel 2009 
           - http://www.archive.org/details/AnimationShowreel2009
  encoder        : Lavf52.31.0
  comment        : license:
           http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/
 Duration: 00:03:11.80, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 580 kb/s

 Stream #0:0(und): Video: h264 (Constrained Baseline) 
           (avc1 / 0x31637661), yuv420p, 416x240, 512 kb/s, 
           25 fps, 25 tbr, 25 tbn, 50 tbc (default)
 Metadata:
  creation_time  : 1970-01-01 00:00:00
  handler_name   : VideoHandler

 Stream #0:1(und): Audio: aac (mp4a / 0x6134706D), 44100 Hz, stereo,
           fltp, 63 kb/s (default)
 Metadata:
  creation_time  : 1970-01-01 00:00:00
  handler_name   : SoundHandler

The output tells us that:

Last update: 2014.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction of Adobe Flash

 Adobe Flash Player Plugin for Firefox

 Adobe Flash Player Plugin for Chrome

 Adobe Flash Player Plugin for Safari

 Adobe Flash Player ActiveX for IE

 Using "object" Elements for Flash Files

 Using "embed" Elements for Flash Files

 "mp3player" - MP3 Music Player

 SWFObject - Hidding "object" behind JavaScript

 Flash Player Projector

 SWFTools - SWF File Manipulation Tools

 SWFC Script to Generate Flash SWF Files

 ActionScript Embedded in SWFC Script

 AS3Compile - ActionScript 3 Compiler

 Adobe Flex SDK 4

 SWF File Structure and Tags

 SWF File Processing Rules

SWF Files for Video and Audio Streams

 Video and Audio Stream SWF File Structure

 Installing FFmpeg to Manipulate Video SWF Files

 Playing Movie with FFmpeg "ffplay" Command

See File Properties with FFmpeg "ffprobe" Command

 Convert File Format with "ffmpeg" Command

 Issue with "ffplay" on SWF Output File

 "ffplay" Interactive Commands

 Break Long Video into Parts with "ffmpeg"

 Concatenate Video Files with "ffmpeg"

 Video/Audio Stream Concatenation Order

 Split Audio Stream Out of SWF File

 Split Video Stream Out of SWF File

 Merge Video and Audio Streams to SWF File

 Reduce Video Stream Resolution

 Reduce Video Frame Rate

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

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