I've got a small electronic device that records video as a secondary function.Though I can play that video back on most things, some editing software seems to have trouble loading it properly. I suspect this is down to an unusual video format being used, or a problem codec on my PCs. To narrow this down I'd like to see exactly what codecs/formats/wrappers are being used.
Last time I did this sort of thing I used the GSpot Codec Information Appliance but it looks like that hasn't been updated for years and is no longer actively developed or supported. Some of GSpot's feature were just how much info it gives and in so much detail, the fact that it's a tiny "portable" no-install-needed executable, and identifying video details was as simple as drag-and-dropping the video onto Gspot's window and then waiting a few seconds for analysis.
What I'm looking for is:
- Software for Windows (works on 64-bit Win 8.1 preferred, but I do have access to 32-bit Win7 too if there are compatibility problems).
- Gives detailed information on video/audio codecs/formats/wrappers, framerates, sizes, etc
- Lists possibly compatible locally installed codecs, with options to test them
Nice to have:
- Flags about possible corruptions in the file
- Cheap or Free (not worried about whether it's open source or not)
- 'portable' ie no install needed