VideoInspector 2.15.5.149

VideoInspector 2.15.5.149

Reviewed by Dan Vlasic

"Offer you information about your video files."

Overview

Video Inspector is probably not the tool of primary necessity for you, but you will need it once you face difficulties opening a video file. Video Inspector comes handy when you need to know as much information about your video files as you can. This nifty tool will tell you why your file won't open or refuses to play correctly. With the help of this lightweight software, you will be able to download and install the required codecs to be able to play stubborn video files. No longer you need to search for required codecs manually.

Those of you who are closely familiar with video recording and playing technicalities may know the websites where you can get the latest codecs for the most complicated file formats. However, those of you who seldom face the necessity to update the codecs and prefer to stick with a single media-player, may lack the knowledge. This is where Video Inspector comes handy; the application is free of charge and lightweight, so why not try it?

Installation

Installation is simple and straightforward as long as you keep in mind that the installer pack may contain third-party programs. The latter are not required for the program to run properly; this program is advertising supported and may contain sponsors like Relevant Knowledge and PowerPack. However, the developer’s website offers several options to download the software, and two of them offer the installer without any sponsors. The program also has a portable version.

Features

Video Inspector supports the following file formats: AVI, Matroska, MPEG I and II, QuickTime. The program automatically detects codecs available on your computer and can download the required codecs from an online database. The program also displays bitrate graph and FourCC changer, as well as file integrity check and batch file analysis. Video Inspector displays movie information, audio streams and video streams in great detail, it also calculates video quality factor and offers a convenient drag-and-drop feature. Video Inspector is available in many languages and can even burn CD and DVD, provided you agree to download an additional module to the program, CopyToDVD.

Interface

Video Inspector sports a simplistic, even Spartan, interface, which is extremely easy to use and intuitive. All the buttons are self-descriptive, and all the features are available on the surface - there is nowhere a novice user can get lost here. Video Inspector conveniently opens the codecs database online once you need additional codecs to play your video file.

Pros

The program is lightweight and uses very little amount of system resources. In terms of video file information, the program is a perfect information aggregator. If you need extensive information about your video file, you can simply export it to a document and have it available in a convenient format. If you face a problem playing your video file, Video Inspector will promptly download the required codecs Video Inspector also features information about audio and video streams and a bitrate graph. It is simple, non-intrusive and does what it was designed for. Video Inspector can even burn data to CD or DVD.

Cons

We used the regular installer, and it did not offer any checkbox to opt out from installing the bundled adware; so, you may want to look for an installer that does not contain any sponsor and third-party programs.

Alternatives

MediaInfo is an open source program which allows you to uncover basic technical details of any audio and video files you have.

Conclusion

Video Inspector is a small, yet powerful tool, which tells you just about everything you may want to know about your video files. All you need to do is open a video file from the program, and Video Inspector will tell you everything about its bit rates, frame, resolution, duration, video and audio streams. You will be able to see the video file format, as well as download required codecs and burn your selected videos to CD or DVD. The burning feature is available if you download the CopyToDVD add-on. Overall, Video Inspector offers a quick and easy way to make your video files work.

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Antivirus information

Download3K has downloaded and tested VideoInspector on 28 Sep 2020 with some of Today's best antivirus engines and you can find below, for your convenience, the scan results:
  • Avast:

    Clean
  • Avira:

    Clean
  • Kaspersky:

    Clean
  • McAfee:

    Clean
  • NOD32:

    Clean
VideoInspector Antivirus Report
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