Retrieving Profile and Level of an H.264 file

From Digisaster
Jump to: navigation, search


Retrieving information on Profile and Level of an H.264 file

If you need to get Profile and Level of an H.264 video file you may use a tool such as MP4Box.

MP4Box is an MP4 converter/multiplexer.

It has many utilities (for details, please, google the internet: <> ), among others it allows to retrieve information on H.264 video files.

MP4Box is a command line tool, but it can be used with graphical user interfaces such as YAMB (Yet Another MP4Box Gui for Windows - for details, please, google the internet: <>).

Run your command line shell (click Start -> Run, when the Run window appears type in cmd and click OK)*:

In the command line shell go to the location of the mp4box.exe file (to go to a given drive type a proper disk letter followed by a colon sign and press [Enter]; to go to a given directory/folder type cd command followed by a directory name):

Type in mp4box -info command followed by full location path of a given H.264 file, and press [Enter]:

Information on your H.264 file will be displayed:

You will be able to find here also information regarding the Profile and Level of your H.264 file:

  • If you're using Windows 2000/XP type the cmd command, if you are using Windows 98/ME type command command