Use the MediaInfo tab extension to display a wide range of media information in Nautilus, Nemo or Caja

If you want to view deeper media information directly from a file manager (such as Nautilus, Nemo, or Caja), each file manager that implements this feature has an extension. Nautilus / Nemo / Caja MediaInfo Tab extension used Media information Utility program for displaying technical and tag data of audio and video files.
MediaInfo can display information such as format, codec, frame and bit rate, encoding settings, tags (id3v2, id3v2, etc.), such as artist, album or track name, subtitle format and compression, writing applications and libraries, etc. .
The extension adds a new tab to the file manager properties dialog (can be accessed by right-clicking on the audio or video file and selecting properties). This is an extension of using Nautilus, Nemo and Caja file managers:

MediaInfo tab in Nautilus (default Gnome file manager)

Media Information Tab Nemo
MediaInfo tab used by Nemo (default Cinnamon file manager)
Media Information Caja
MediaInfo tab used with Caja (default MATE file manager)

The MediaInfo tab does not support translation, so now you can only get media information in English, but this is on the to-do list. See also: Download subtitles from the file manager or the command line with by right-clicking (supports Nautilus, Nemo and Caja).

Install MediaInfo Tab extension for Nautilus, Nemo or Caja

Download Nautilus, Nemo or Caja MediaInfo Tab extensions (including DEB packages and Python sources/scripts) from the following GitHub project page:

For Caja built with Gtk2 (Ubuntu 16.04 and Linux Mint 18, some PPAs without upgrading MATE/Caja to Gtk3 version), please download caja-mediainfo-tab-gtk2_0.1_all.deb Software package, and for Caja built with Gtk3 (Ubuntu 18.04 / Linux Mint 19), please use caja-mediainfo-tab_0.1_all.deb package.
If you install the extension from source, please make sure python-mediainfodll Dependencies, and file manager Python bindings (python-nautilus (Eg Nautilus, etc.). After installing the extension, make sure to restart the file manager to make it work. You can use the following command in the terminal to do this:

  • Nautilus:
nautilus -q
  • Nemo:
nemo -q
  • Kaha:
caja -q

All three extensions are available PPA, You can use it in Ubuntu and Ubuntu-based Linux distributions (such as Linux Mint).