App to show Codec?

steve23094

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I’m looking for a method to view a list of video files in a folder that shows the video codec.

I’m wanting to change my video collection to H.265 and I’m going to do it piecemeal. So I would like to view a simple list of files with which codec they use so I can see what has already been done. I don’t need any other features, bells and whistles. The apps I’m aware of to check codecs work by loading in the file and viewing them one at a time, which would be terribly cumbersome.
 

JoeInMilwaukee

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Unless you are desparately short on storage space, I would recommend keeping your video files in their current formats. Converting from one lossy video format to another will result in an increase in artifacts.
 

steve23094

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I know. But I'm short and can't invest in additional storage right now.
 

chabig

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Search the App Store for "codec". Several apps exist for displaying media info. You might be able to use one of them.