Know better your media files


Keywords
video, mkv, mp4, mediainfo, metadata, movie, episode, tv, shows, series
License
MIT
Install
pip install knowit==0.3.0

Documentation

KnowIt

Know better your media files.

Latest Version Travis CI build status License
Project page: https://github.com/ratoaq2/knowit

Usage

CLI

Extract information from a video file:

$ knowit /folder/Audio Samples/hd_dtsma_7.1.mkv
For: /folder/Audio Samples/hd_dtsma_7.1.mkv
Knowit 0.4.0 found:
{
    "title": "7.1Ch DTS-HD MA - Speaker Mapping Test File",
    "path": "/folder/Audio Samples/hd_dtsma_7.1.mkv",
    "duration": "0:01:37",
    "size": "40.77 MB",
    "bit_rate": "3.3 Mbps",
    "container": "mkv",
    "video": [
        {
            "id": 1,
            "duration": "0:01:37",
            "width": "1920 pixel",
            "height": "1080 pixel",
            "scan_type": "Progressive",
            "aspect_ratio": "1.778",
            "pixel_aspect_ratio": "1.0",
            "resolution": "1080p",
            "frame_rate": "23.976 FPS",
            "bit_depth": "8 bit",
            "codec": "H.264",
            "profile": "Main",
            "profile_level": "4",
            "media_type": "video/H264",
            "default": true
        }
    ],
    "audio": [
        {
            "id": 2,
            "name": "7.1Ch DTS-HD MA",
            "language": "English",
            "duration": "0:01:37",
            "codec": "DTS-HD",
            "profile": "Master Audio",
            "channels_count": 8,
            "channels": "7.1",
            "bit_depth": "24 bit",
            "bit_rate_mode": "Variable",
            "sampling_rate": "48.0 KHz",
            "compression": "Lossless",
            "default": true
        }
    ],
    "provider": {
        "name": "mediainfo",
        "version": {
            "pymediainfo": "5.0.3",
            "libmediainfo.so.0": "v20.9"
        }
    }
}

Extract information from a video file using ffmpeg:

$ knowit --provider ffmpeg /folder/Audio Samples/hd_dtsma_7.1.mkv
For: /folder/Audio Samples/hd_dtsma_7.1.mkv
Knowit 0.4.0 found:
{
    "title": "7.1Ch DTS-HD MA - Speaker Mapping Test File",
    "path": "/folder/Audio Samples/hd_dtsma_7.1.mkv",
    "duration": "0:01:37",
    "size": "40.77 MB",
    "bit_rate": "3.3 Mbps",
    "container": "mkv",
    "video": [
        {
            "id": 0,
            "width": "1920 pixel",
            "height": "1080 pixel",
            "scan_type": "Progressive",
            "aspect_ratio": "1.778",
            "pixel_aspect_ratio": "1.0",
            "resolution": "1080p",
            "frame_rate": "23.976 FPS",
            "bit_depth": "8 bit",
            "codec": "H.264",
            "profile": "Main",
            "default": true
        }
    ],
    "audio": [
        {
            "id": 1,
            "name": "7.1Ch DTS-HD MA",
            "language": "English",
            "codec": "DTS-HD",
            "profile": "Master Audio",
            "channels_count": 8,
            "channels": "7.1",
            "bit_depth": "24 bit",
            "sampling_rate": "48.0 KHz",
            "default": true
        }
    ],
    "provider": {
        "name": "ffmpeg",
        "version": {
            "ffprobe": "v4.2.4-1ubuntu0.1"
        }
    }
}

Using docker:

docker run -it --rm -v /folder:/folder knowit /folder/Audio Samples/hd_dtsma_7.1.mkv
For: /folder/Audio Samples/hd_dtsma_7.1.mkv
Knowit 0.4.0 found:
{
    "title": "7.1Ch DTS-HD MA - Speaker Mapping Test File",
    "path": "/folder/Audio Samples/hd_dtsma_7.1.mkv",
    "duration": "0:01:37",
    "size": "40.77 MB",
    "bit_rate": "3.3 Mbps",
    "container": "mkv",
    "video": [
        {
            "id": 1,
            "duration": "0:01:37",
            "width": "1920 pixel",
            "height": "1080 pixel",
            "scan_type": "Progressive",
            "aspect_ratio": "1.778",
            "pixel_aspect_ratio": "1.0",
            "resolution": "1080p",
            "frame_rate": "23.976 FPS",
            "bit_depth": "8 bit",
            "codec": "H.264",
            "profile": "Main",
            "profile_level": "4",
            "media_type": "video/H264",
            "default": true
        }
    ],
    "audio": [
        {
            "id": 2,
            "name": "7.1Ch DTS-HD MA",
            "language": "English",
            "duration": "0:01:37",
            "codec": "DTS-HD",
            "profile": "Master Audio",
            "channels_count": 8,
            "channels": "7.1",
            "bit_depth": "24 bit",
            "bit_rate_mode": "Variable",
            "sampling_rate": "48.0 KHz",
            "compression": "Lossless",
            "default": true
        }
    ],
    "provider": {
        "name": "mediainfo",
        "version": {
            "pymediainfo": "5.0.3",
            "libmediainfo.so.0": "v20.9"
        }
    }
}

All available CLI options:

$ knowit --help
usage: knowit [-h] [-p PROVIDER] [--debug] [--report] [-y] [-N] [-P PROFILE] [--mediainfo MEDIAINFO] [--ffmpeg FFMPEG] [--mkvmerge MKVMERGE] [--version] [videopath [videopath ...]]

positional arguments:
  videopath             Path to the video to introspect

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit

Providers:
  -p PROVIDER, --provider PROVIDER
                        The provider to be used: mediainfo, ffmpeg, mkvmerge or enzyme.

Output:
  --debug               Print information for debugging knowit and for reporting bugs.
  --report              Parse media and report all non-detected values
  -y, --yaml            Display output in yaml format
  -N, --no-units        Display output without units
  -P PROFILE, --profile PROFILE
                        Display values according to specified profile: code, default, human, technical

Configuration:
  --mediainfo MEDIAINFO
                        The location to search for MediaInfo binaries
  --ffmpeg FFMPEG       The location to search for ffprobe (FFmpeg) binaries
  --mkvmerge MKVMERGE   The location to search for mkvmerge (MKVToolNix) binaries

Information:
  --version             Display knowit version.

Installation

KnowIt can be installed as a regular python module by running:

$ [sudo] pip install knowit

For a better isolation with your system you should use a dedicated virtualenv or install for your user only using the --user flag.

External dependencies

KnowIt can use MediaInfo, ffprobe (FFmpeg) or mkvmerge (MKVToolNix)

KnowIt supports MKV regardless if MediaInfo, FFmpeg or MKVToolNix are installed.

MediaInfo, FFmpeg or MKVToolNix increases the number of supported formats and the number of extracted information.

MediaInfo is the default provider. Visit their website and install the proper package for your system.

ffprobe (FFmpeg) can be downloaded here

mkvmerge (MKVToolNix) can be downloaded here