How to Determine Which Codecs are Used in Audio and Video Files

This very brief overview will show you how to get detailed information about any video file in Windows.

Please note: This guide was published back in 2008 and is now considered out of date, unless you’re using an older version of Windows (Windows Vista or earlier). Regardless, I’d suggest trying out MediaInfo instead – it’s kept up to date and works in all versions of Windows up to and including Windows 10.

Using the great little app MediaInfoGUI, just drag and drop your audio and/or video files into the window, and all the information about those files is displayed.

mediagui .net in action
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