MediaInfoXP Displays Detailed Codec Information for Media Files

MediaInfoXP is an open-source tool that can analyze your media files (both audio and video files) and display very detailed information about the codecs used to encode that media file. It is available in two formats – CLI (command line interface) format that can be used only through command line and a GUI format. The CLI version of the program is as efficient as the GUI version, but it might not be as convenient to use. It is a portable tool and does not require any installation.

The GUI version of MediaInfoXP has a very simple user interface. You can just drag-n-drop a media file on the MediaInfoXP window and it will start analyzing it right away. You can also click on the Analyze File button to select the media file and it will perform the analysis. Only one file can be selected at a single time.


Since it is available only as a portable program, it does not make changes to the system in the beginning. But if you want to integrate it with Windows File Explorer, then you can choose the option from the menubar Application → Preferences → Enable the Shell Integration. You can follow the same steps if you want to remove this integration from your system. This does not require any administrator privileges.


After this integration option has been enabled, you can just right-click on any media file and select Analyze file with MediaInfoXP. It is same as launching MediaInfoXP manually and selecting a file using the Analyze File button or dragging-n-dropping it on its window. The analysis will start instantly and details are displayed in seconds.


In the details of a media file, it displays three sections – General, Video and Audio. In the general section, it displays some basic information like file name, file size, media format, duration, encoding date etc. In the video section, you can find details of the video codecs used and similarly the audio sections gives details of the audio stream encoding. All this information can be copied to the clipboard or saved to a TXT file.

You can download MediaInfoXP from