You know what they say, right? “Curiosity killed the cat.” While not wanting to associate myself with felines (I prefer dogs and lizards; wife likes cats and fish) or death, a little curiosity goes a long way.
So, dear Mac user with a curiosity gene, you can dig into multimedia files and extract all the pertinent information– useful or otherwise– with a little known and very free multimedia inspector app known as iMediaHUD.
Like a politician in an election year who lies only when his or her lips are moving, this oh so useful app does one thing, and one thing only. It reads all the detailed meta data about Mac media files.
Using iMediaHUD couldn’t be much easier. Grab a folder full of audio or video files and drop it onto iMediaHUD’s little floating window (or, one file at a time; works that way, too).
What you get is a popup window filled with all the details you care about (and probably some you do not). It works equally well with almost any kind of media file– audio, video, even photos.
What you get is all the file’s details– all the information you need and nothing you don’t (provided you need all the details).
iMediaHUD works well with a folder of files, too, and can open meta details for each one so you can compare the data more easily; side-by-sideish.
It’s hard to beat the detail iMediaHUD displays and it’s hard to beat free.