MediaInfo is a simple application, thanks to which you can access a vast amount of information about any file you have opened, whether a video or an audio file. The truth is that when you want to get data about your files and thus know which programs or devices to run them, few tools are as simple as this.
MediaInfo will allow you to visualize all the essential details about these files, among which we can mention, for example, the title of the files, which would be the basics, to others like the author, the duration of the file, if it belongs to a particular album, the codecs it uses to reproduce, the language in which it is, the frames per second, and many other data that will surely be useful for you.
Not only that, but if you need to have that information at hand later for different reasons, you can extract all the data fast, selecting if you want to do it in a sheet without any frills or in a TXT, HTML, or CVS file. If you work for someone and you need to offer them the technical data sheet of a file, you can be sure that this platform will get you out of more than one trouble.
Of course, you must remember that the files in question must be installed on your hard disk to get this information. And what formats is this tool compatible with? Most of the usual ones, among which we can mention some such as FLAC, WMA, DAT, MP3, MPG, AVI, MPV, MKV, AU, IFF, IFO, AAC, MAC, ASF, etc. The list of formats this application supports is much longer, and you will most likely have no problems with them.
To open any file and be able to get its information, all you have to do is follow the logical steps in this kind of case, starting by clicking on File on the upper left part of the screen, then on Open, and finally on File again. There you can select the content you want to know more about, and after a short wait, its characteristics will appear on the screen for you to view or save.
How long does this program show me the information on the different files? Usually, it takes only a few thousand seconds since you only have to open the file you are interested in, and in that time, it will load all the data about it. Of course, when we work with heavier files, the system slows down somewhat, but the truth is that it has never taken us more than a few seconds to load the data.
Then, although MediaInfo has indeed been developed mainly to provide users with information about their audio or video files, we have to say that it can also read all files related to subtitles. Indeed, it is a perfect complementary tool for those people who want to know every detail about their multimedia files.
On the other hand, a function that we quite liked, although it is not independent but goes hand in hand with the ones we have been mentioning, has to do with showing the chapters of a video when it has been recorded with that division. If you analyze a video divided into chapters with MediaInfo, you will see that it not only tells you how many chapters it has but, in many cases, will also give you the name of each.
But, What is this application for? If, although the description of MediaInfo seems interesting to you, you still haven't got an idea of what kind of use you can give to this platform, you should know that most users use it to understand what kind of files they have stored, but above all, to know which codecs they need to download to play it, or to visualize some of its compression parameters.
How about the program's interface? A well done one, that although it does not have more elements than the strictly necessary, it allows us to be sure of where each of the informative data that the software offers is located. As you can see in the images, everything is shown on a white background as a list, and one type of information is separated very well, so even if you are a novice in the field, you will have no doubts about it.
In all our performance tests, MediaInfo has shown itself to be a completely stable program, without any forced closing or screen freezing, not even without severe delays in loading data from the different files. We don't have any negative aspects too essential to mention about this software, which is unusual if you usually read all our reviews.
In summary, we can say that we highly recommend installing MediaInfo to all those users who, for whatever reason, need to have access to the basic information of all their audio and video files. If there is any reason why you need to get the data we mentioned at the beginning, you have to know that this is undoubtedly one of the best tools you can find in the segment.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Is MediaInfo downloadable for Windows 10?
- Yes, this software can be downloaded and is compatible with Windows 10.
- What operating systems is it compatible with?
- This software is compatible with the following 32-bit Windows operating systems:
Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8 64-bit, Windows 8, Windows XP 64-bit, Windows Vista 64-bit, Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP.
Here you can download the 32-bit version of MediaInfo.
- Is it compatible with 64-bit operating systems?
- Yes, although there is no special 64-bit version, so you can download the 32-bit version and run it on 64-bit Windows operating systems.
- What files do I need to download to install this software on my Windows PC?
- To install MediaInfo on your PC, you have to download the MediaInfo_GUI_20.09_Windows.exe file to your Windows and install it.
- Which version of the program am I going to download?
- The current version we offer is the 20.09.
- Is MediaInfo free?
- Yes, this program is free so you will be able to use it without any limitations, and without additional cost.
Also, this software is open source, which means that you will be able to download the source code of the program, and if you are knowledgeable enough, you will be able to see how the software works internally and modify its functionality.
- Are there alternatives and programs similar to MediaInfo?
- Yes, here you can see similar programs and alternatives.
- MediaInfo home
- Operating Systems
- Windows 11
- Windows 10
- Windows 8.1
- Windows 8 64-bit
- Windows 8
- Windows XP 64-bit
- Windows Vista 64-bit
- Windows 7 64-bit
- Windows 7
- Windows Vista
- Windows XP
- Open Source