Download latest version: Medialyser 0.4.beta
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What is Medialyser ?
Medialyser is a software tool to help you identify the content of your media files.
It will be useful in the following situations:
  • If you want to identify the real format of a media file that was named with an incorrect file name extension. (common problem with files downloaded from the internet)
  • If the file does not play correctly (or not at all...) you can determine what codec(s) you need to install and/or configure properly.
  • If you need to know parameters such as bitrate or framerate of a particular movie to troubleshoot playback problems due to performance issues (your computer may not be able to keep up with high framerates, etc...).
  • If you want to estimate media quality, even before you finished downloading it...
  • If you want to know if you'll have to re-encode video and/or audio to fit a particular target format (vcd,dvd,...).
  • If you just need to display the details about a media file you are planning to upload (or share via p2p), so that people will know what they are going to download.
Medialyser does not rely on the operating system to identify files so it does not require any specific codec or library to be installed.
Supported formats
  • AVI (.avi)
  • MPEG, all mpeg-1 and mpeg-2 formats including DVD files (.vob), elementary streams (.mpv,.m2v,...), and transport streams (.ts)
  • Matroska (.mkv)
  • PVA (Technotrend/Hauppauge DVB recordings)
  • OGG (.ogg/.ogm)
  • QuickTime (.mov)
  • Windows Media (.wmv/.asf)
  • Jpeg