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Author Topic: SOLVED: right-click audio file bit rate info  (Read 5419 times)

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SOLVED: right-click audio file bit rate info
« on: October 01, 2012, 05:50:59 PM »
can't remember which app,but before i got win7 i used to be able to right-click and see audio file bit rate details.
now the details aren't much use,you don't even get proper sample rate detail.
would this be do-able?
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Re: SOLVED: right-click audio file bit rate info
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2012, 07:32:48 PM »
In Windows 7-64:
Right-click file for file Properties. The bitrate is shown in there.
You can also set Windows Explorer to file Details view, then add a column for Bitrate, so you can see the bitrate for every file, right there in the Windows Explorer window. (That's what I usually do when viewing my mp3/music folder.)

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Re: SOLVED: right-click audio file bit rate info
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2012, 03:56:53 AM »
thanks for your reply iain,
i know about the right-click details,but they only show kbps,which i'm not sure i know what that is?(each file seems to be different?)
 what i would find more useful is the bit rate: 8/16/24 or 32bit,also the sample rate 44100k/48000k etc.
most wave players/samplers will only play certain files eg: 16 or 24 bit,some may support 32 or more,but it would be useful to be able to check without loading into a wave editor first.
also some music apps only operate at 44100k so will play files of 48000 or larger incorrectly,again,the only way to find out is load them into a wave editor.

a few years ago i had an app which allowed rick-click but i can't remember what it is.

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Re: SOLVED: right-click audio file bit rate info
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2012, 05:00:46 AM »
$spacedad: Sorry, I think I misinterpreted what it was you were asking about.
I confess to being stumped.
All I can find is the Alt+F3 hotkey in Winamp, and the file Properties in Windows Explorer

MP3 - file details in Winamp Alt-F3.png

MP3  - file details properties in Win Explorer.png

Other audio players will presumably have similar to Winamp.
After much googling, I haven't yet found any reference to an app that gives you a shell right-click in Windows Explorer and shows the sampling rate.

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Re: SOLVED: right-click audio file bit rate info
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2012, 05:34:54 AM »
You can get this info in the Details view by adding in the appropriate columns. Just right-click on the columns and add it.

Also, in the info section at the bottom of Windows Explorer, simply click on the file and it should appear there.
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Re: SOLVED: right-click audio file bit rate info
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2012, 05:39:35 AM »
Ah! Found it! Media Info: http://mediainfo.sourceforge.net/en
It integrates into the Windows Explorer Shell. Right-click on an MP3 file, and you get:
(Sorry, I had this all along, but didn't realise until just now that it could integrate into the Windows Explorer shell.)

MP3 - 03 file dtails MediaInfo Explorer shell.png

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Re: SOLVED: right-click audio file bit rate info
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2012, 06:01:55 AM »
You can get this info in the Details view...
Yes, Windows Explorer in Details or Content view and with Preview is very informative, but @superdad seems to be wanting rather more info. than that - e.g., sample rate.
MediaInfo seems to give that and a bit more - e.g., channels. For example, see screenshot in my previous comment.

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Re: SOLVED: right-click audio file bit rate info
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2012, 06:07:40 AM »
I just checked, and apparently it's been removed from Vista/7. It used to be in XP...  :-\
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Re: SOLVED: right-click audio file bit rate info
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2012, 07:35:15 AM »
I just checked, and apparently it's been removed from Vista/7. It used to be in XP...  :-\
I never knew that. How intriguing. I wonder why MS did that?

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Re: SOLVED: right-click audio file bit rate info
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2012, 08:39:23 AM »
thanks,i'll try.:)

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Re: SOLVED: right-click audio file bit rate info
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2012, 09:02:05 AM »
yes mediainfo works a treat,even gives the info as a pop-up if you hover your mouse.
i didn't know about that one,thanks a lot,much appreciate it! 8)