By Diego Massanti
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Media Inspector is the definitive tool for the analysis and reporting of audio and video files of any kind, and in any type of container.
Ever wondered why the quality on that movie file is so impressive ? You can now "reverse engineer" it and see the exact parameters used to encode it and print, save or share reports online.
Media Inspector runs as a systemwide service, allowing you to analyze files on demand with just a single click and integrates with the Mac OS X Finder, adding a contextual menu item for quick file analysis.
What's New in Version 2.0.1
* Fixed most UI issues reported by several users.
* Fixed Drag and Drop functionality.
* Fixed "Open With..." annoyances.
* Added new icon and graphics for retina display Macs.
* Updated MediaInfo Library
This is an upgrade from MediaInfo Mac. They had to change the name for copyright reasons. The drag 'n' drop feature works for .mkv files but not for .m4v files or .mp4 files. If you try this the app crashes. They open if you use the "add file" feature which is teadous.
The reviews about this app not supplying as much info as MediaInfo Mac are not true. It supplies the exact same info, you just have to click the "full report" button. The container stream info is now at the bottom of the list instead of the top.
MediaInfo Mac seems to be a better app. I do not advise an upgade if you have it.
Still a work in progress
It does a good job with the details, but I would suggest that it open to the full report by default and only to the raw report if requested. The Save option fails every time I tried it. It runs for a while and then the app dies. Also, the page length is too short, so I hope that can be adjusted to a longer default length. Reports that the information is not there are incorrect, but it would be better to have it appear instead of having to ask for it.
Needs reporting capability for comparison
I’d like to select the values in which I am interested, and present them in column form. This would let me compare values in several files