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    Question GSpot on Linux?


    Hi,

    Does anyone know of a Linux equivalent to the GSpot Codec Information Appliance?

    Thanks in advance...

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    I doubt it, simply because linux codecs vary with the player. They come in diff packages for diff distros (because of directory differences) and thus making something like this would be extremely difficult. (alot of maintainance)

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    Yes, but all I really want is an app that can read fourcc codes and, if possible, tell me the name of the associated codec. (The former is more important than the latter.)

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    you may able to use it under wine i guess?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stubbe
    you may able to use it under wine i guess?
    Unfortunately not.

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    Just stumbled across this thread while googling for the same information. I didn't find an answer, but I worked out a temporary fix.

    Though it isn't a complete solution, VLC Media Player will give you most of the info you want. Play the file you need to analyze, then click "View" > "Stream and Media info". It will tell you the fourcc, resolution, framerate, audio codec, and a handful of other useful bits. Hope this gets you where you need to be.

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    Seth, thanks!

    I think I'll email the people at VLC and ask them if they can make a standalone tool from their code.

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    No problem! Hopefully the VLC team can make us a standalone tool, that would be awfully nice.

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    Lightbulb did you??

    Quote Originally Posted by allanlewis
    Seth, thanks!

    I think I'll email the people at VLC and ask them if they can make a standalone tool from their code.
    hi everybody =) i stumbled upon this thread just because i was searching for an equivalent application to Gspot for GNU/Linux. Unfortunately it does'nt exsist but i found really useful the VLC "trick" offered by Seth.

    @allanlewis: did you email VLC for asking a separate app???

    i think we all should spread this idea/request to other people and mass mail VLC.
    In GNU/Linux we really need something useful like Gspot, don't you think???

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