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iMediaHUD gives extended information about video and audio media files: just drag and drop media files or folders containing media files onto the main window. You can open as many info windows as you like in order to compare files easily.

What's New

Version 2.0.1:
  • New animated window
  • Fixed several align issues
  • Updated to latest MediaInfo

Requirements

OS X 10.6 or later

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GeoProf Member IconComment+877
GeoProf
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I love it. But I wish it offered an option to not create a new window every time a file is dropped on the media dropzone but instead replace the information in the existing window. That would make it perhaps the most versatile such app available.

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Version 1.5.0
Flavum
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Multiple windows are handy for comparing files side-by-side, but offering an option within the preferences would be an even better solution.

Jazzyguy Member IconComment+3659
Jazzyguy
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It does not work in 10.6.8 on any of my music files FLAC or MP3 on both of my imacs running 10.6.8. I sent an email to the developer per his request but someone there said "I guess you are referring to iMedia Hud" but nothing occurred.

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Version 1.5.0
Magosilvan Member IconReview+94
Magosilvan
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Very quick and exhaustive media analyzer.
It's only a bit astonishing for using MiB (Mega binary Byte) resulting in a slightly different file size compared to usual MB.
See Mebibyte on Wikipedia.

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Version 1.5.0
Jazzyguy Member IconComment+3659
Jazzyguy
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It won't do any of my FLACs but it does Mp3s well.

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Version 1.5.0
Dev-iffmpeg
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Should work with FLACs too. Please send a mail to info@iffmpeg.com so we can take a look at this asap.

Jazzyguy Member IconReview+3659
Jazzyguy
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Works Well! I tried numerous movies with it and it works all the time. I noticed that it is an invisible app by that I mean it shows no icon when it is running. I give it 5 stars as it does exactly what it claims it does!

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Version 1.5.0
June8 Member IconReview+136
June8
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A service like "Analyze with iMediaHUD" would be very useful.

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Version 1.2.7
Kkthompson Member IconComment+15
Kkthompson
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Would be great as a QuickLook plugin.

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Version 1.2.3
sjk
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Wouldn't that override default Quick Look behavior for the selected file(s), i.e. display iMediaHUD output instead of content playback?

Drdul
+1

Not necessarily. Have a look at SneakPeek Photo, which adds a bunch of metadata information to the QuickLook display of photos, without losing any QuickLook functionality. Something similar for videos would be fantastic!

sjk
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Yup, it seems possible to override Movie.qlgenerator with a QL generator that has a superset of functionality which includes displaying metadata information.

Kkthompson
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Yeah, that's exactly what I was getting at.

Old_guy Member IconReview+228
Old_guy
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Great little app with a simple and beautifull gui. Cheers for making this free.

-- The dev claims he is going to add this into iFFmpeg too. That would be very cool indeed!

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Version 1.0.1
GeoProf Member IconReview+877
GeoProf
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From the day of iMediaHUD's first release I loved it, though it still needs some important features. I’m not complaining though, the developer deserves kudos for making it free while devs of other such freeware apps have recently thrown them onto the for-profit side of the crApp Store blandwagon. But a couple of issues make this version too annoying for repeated use.

It desperately needs an opacity preference because it’s really hard to read at this level of transparency. If there were such a preference, I’m guessing most people would choose 100% opacity — this transparency fad has already run its course, so the novelty has worn off for most folk. If given an either/or choice, I’m guessing most would rather leave it than take it.

Also, the File menu does absolutely nothing, even though many folks would love to use the kind of Open file command that usually resides under it.

Another major flaw is the paucity of data it illustrates compared to other apps, like VideoSpec and Invisor (not the lite version). Just today I threw an AVI at it and it didn’t list the video bitrate (and yes, I did pull the window all the way down), while both above-mentioned apps did. To some people, it may not seem info-poor because what important info it doesn’t display is more than made up for by its listing of lots of unimportant/useless data.

Nevertheless, it’s a great start.

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Version 1.0.1
Dev-iffmpeg
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About data: iMediaHUD uses the fantastic MediaInfo (credits to Jerome Martinez) to display all options. So if MediaInfo cannot retrieve it, iMediaHUD will not show it. :)
But I tried several avi files and they all showed the video and audio bitrates.

About HUD:
With some backgrounds, HUD windows can be hard the read. I agree. I will change the opacity to make it more readable. :)

Also, in the next version I will implement more extended info.

If you have any other issues/feature requests, send me a mail at info@iffmpeg.com

BTW I got many requests to implement this into iFFmpeg. That is a good idea and is now on the todo list. :)

Shooters Member IconReview+68
Shooters
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There are other comparable free and payable apps out there. But this is the only I found which enables you to compare files.

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Version 1.0.1
Houdini
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VideoSpec enables you to compare up to 15 files

Shooters
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Didnt know Videospec can do this too. But in general I preffer the HUD windows of Imediahud because you can layer them more easily. Also no amount limit I think.

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Shooters, VideoSpec — probably the most popular of all such apps — does multiple, comparative analysis layouts, though in a modestly differently format than the normal single-file analysis (and it too works on Lion). I love it, but in the last couple of versions it’s become picky as hell about filetypes, too stupid to figure out when there’s no Internet connection (which makes it insist on it until you click its alert response button 8 or 9 times, an utterly idiotic move by the developer that smacks of data mining), and it crashes often.

So while I’m pining for VideoSpec to get back on its feet again, I’ll give iMediaHUD the go-to for a month or so. You never know, maybe the dev will add a single spreadsheet capable of comparing multiple files side-by-side. A man can hope, right?

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Cyclicjo
Version 2.0.1
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RONIN427
Version 1.5.0
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Heinzy
Version 1.5.0
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iMacintosh
Version 1.5.0
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Macs007
Version 1.5.0
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Christa_1980
Version 1.2.9
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Widber
Version 1.2.8
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Morgan_Alex
Version 1.2.7
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Christa_1980
Version 1.2.3
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Quiiick
Version 1.2.3
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Downloads 15,683
Version Downloads 1,333
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Date 16 May 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
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