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NAME

media-info - Get information about media files/URLs

VERSION

This document describes version 0.08 of media-info (from Perl distribution Media-Info), released on 2015-09-03.

SYNOPSIS

Usage:

 % media-info [options] <media>...

COMPLETION

This script has shell tab completion capability with support for several shells.

bash

To activate bash completion for this script, put:

 complete -C media-info media-info

in your bash startup (e.g. ~/.bashrc). Your next shell session will then recognize tab completion for the command. Or, you can also directly execute the line above in your shell to activate immediately.

It is recommended, however, that you install shcompgen which allows you to activate completion scripts for several kinds of scripts on multiple shells. Some CPAN distributions (those that are built with Dist::Zilla::Plugin::GenShellCompletion) will even automatically enable shell completion for their included scripts (using shcompgen) at installation time, so you can immadiately have tab completion.

tcsh

To activate tcsh completion for this script, put:

 complete media-info 'p/*/`media-info`/'

in your tcsh startup (e.g. ~/.tcshrc). Your next shell session will then recognize tab completion for the command. Or, you can also directly execute the line above in your shell to activate immediately.

It is also recommended to install shcompgen (see above).

other shells

For fish and zsh, install shcompgen as described above.

ENVIRONMENT

MEDIA_INFO_OPT => str

Specify additional command-line options

CONFIGURATION FILE

This script can read configuration file, which by default is searched at ~/.config/media-info.conf, ~/media-info.conf or /etc/media-info.conf (can be changed by specifying --config-path). All found files will be read and merged.

To disable searching for configuration files, pass --no-config.

Configuration file is in the format of IOD, which is basically INI with some extra features.

You can put multiple profiles in a single file by using section names like [profile=SOMENAME]. Those sections will only be read if you specify the matching --config-profile SOMENAME.

List of available configuration parameters:

 format (see --format)
 media (see --media)
 naked_res (see --naked-res)

FILES

~/.config/media-info.conf

~/media-info.conf

/etc/media-info.conf

HOMEPAGE

Please visit the project's homepage at https://metacpan.org/release/Media-Info.

SOURCE

Source repository is at https://github.com/perlancar/perl-Media-Info.

BUGS

Please report any bugs or feature requests on the bugtracker website https://rt.cpan.org/Public/Dist/Display.html?Name=Media-Info

When submitting a bug or request, please include a test-file or a patch to an existing test-file that illustrates the bug or desired feature.

AUTHOR

perlancar <perlancar@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is copyright (c) 2015 by perlancar@cpan.org.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.

OPTIONS

* marks required options.

Configuration options

--config-path=filename

Set path to configuration file.

Can be specified multiple times.

--config-profile=s

Set configuration profile to use.

--no-config

Do not use any configuration file.

Environment options

--no-env

Do not read environment for default options.

Output options

--format=s

Choose output format, e.g. json, text.

Default value:

 undef
--json

Set output format to json.

--naked-res

When outputing as JSON, strip result envelope.

Default value:

 0

By default, when outputing as JSON, the full enveloped result is returned, e.g.:

    [200,"OK",[1,2,3],{"func.extra"=>4}]

The reason is so you can get the status (1st element), status message (2nd element) as well as result metadata/extra result (4th element) instead of just the result (3rd element). However, sometimes you want just the result, e.g. when you want to pipe the result for more post-processing. In this case you can use `--naked-res` so you just get:

    [1,2,3]

Other options

--help, -h, -?

Display help message and exit.

--media-json=filename

Media files/URLs (JSON-encoded).

See --media.

--media=filename*

Media files/URLs.

Can be specified multiple times.

--version, -v

Display program's version and exit.