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Retrieve info for various multimedia file formats.   Free
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AviInfo allows you to get info for the following file formats: avi, vob, mpeg, mpg, mov, mkv, ogm, ogg, ifo, srt, smi, mp3, wmv
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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Momijigari reviewed on 19 Feb 2011
This software supplies the essential info in a simple and practical list you can copy to the clipboard.

It works both by drag-and-drop to the dock icon, and by using the menu to locate the file.

Most of my videos are in avi-format, and none of the ones I have tested gives an error.

The only unimplemented feature that I miss is an option to save directly to a textfile instead of the clipboard.

Tested on an Intel Core i5 running Snow Leopard with no incompatibility issues.
[Version 1.0]



Aikousha reviewed on 12 Mar 2008
If this actually worked (a large amount of it does not operate as stated), this would be a perfect alternative to launching the appropriate player and opening the "info' window.


You need DRAG :& DROP!!! It took over 50 seconds to track down and determine which file to open using a browse window (I have more than 100,000 video files used for video processing and they are in hundreds of folders and the files are very similarly named). With drag and drop, this would have taken LESS than a second.

There is no need for an "Get Info" button. Once the target is located, there is only one thing to do, supply the info, or state that there was an error.

The first couple files I tested were matroska, the first two wouldn't even access, even though VLC plays and gives info on them. Going on to more matroska files, I got many to display but with erroneous info... An audio freq of "jpn"; I never got a single audio bitrate, a framesize of "jpn 40x38"?!?. on a HD file?.

It seems to work better with standard .avi files, but with some non-standard A/V pairings, I started getting odd results again.

It's free and I couldn't get it to crash, but a large number of things just didn't work or work right.
A few more major bug fixes and info implementation, and I think this would be a permanent fixture on my dock (of which a drag and drop implementation would surely be needed).

Keep working on it!
[Version 1.0]

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Momijigari replied on 19 Feb 2011
Drag-and-drop to the dock icon works fine for me.
And I get info for every avi I have tested so far.

treadman commented on 25 Nov 2007
Very nice and useful.
[Version 1.0]

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Jason_Milles_76 rated on 21 Mar 2012

[Version 1.0]


Momijigari rated on 19 Feb 2011

[Version 1.0]

Version Downloads:6,434
Type:Multimedia Design : Video
Date:12 Apr 2007
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
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AviInfo allows you to get info for the following file formats: avi, vob, mpeg, mpg, mov, mkv, ogm, ogg, ifo, srt, smi, mp3, wmv

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