On Sun, 14 Feb 2021 08:23:09 +0000, Ian Stewart wrote:
$ ffprobe -h has about 2000 options.
Most of that is actually irrelevant to its main function. The man page
is more helpful.
It’s a very useful tool for analyzing a media file. First of all it
breaks down the file into the individual tracks/streams, then it can
tell you where all the packets for each stream are--their locations in
the file, and their associated movie timestamps (“presentation
timestamp” or PTS).
Did you notice it can format its output in a number of handy ways,
including XML and JSON?