Video – Two Free Video Analysis Tools; MediaInfo and Bitrate Viewer

The video below shows two tools that I’ve installed on every computer that will run them; MediaInfo on all Windows, Linux, and Mac workstations, and Bitrate Viewer, which is Windows only. If you don’t know about these tools, you’ll find the seven-minute video very, very useful.

As a preview, MediaInfo provides information about my H.264, HEVC, VP9, and AV1-encoded files like data rate, resolution, codec, bits per pixel and encoding details like Profile and Level for H.264.

Bitrate Viewer shows a frame graph of H.264-only video files so I can diagnose problems like mid-stream interruptions.

In this video, you’ll learn why you need these programs and where to get them.

About Jan Ozer

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I help companies train new technical hires in streaming media-related positions; I also help companies optimize their codec selections and encoding stacks and evaluate new encoders and codecs. I am a contributing editor to Streaming Media Magazine, writing about codecs and encoding tools. I have written multiple authoritative books on video encoding, including Video Encoding by the Numbers: Eliminate the Guesswork from your Streaming Video (https://amzn.to/3kV6R1j) and Learn to Produce Video with FFmpeg: In Thirty Minutes or Less (https://amzn.to/3ZJih7e). I have multiple courses relating to streaming media production, all available at https://bit.ly/slc_courses. I currently work as www.netint.com as a Senior Director in Marketing.

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