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How to get video file duration and resolution in python
from subprocess import Popen, PIPE
import re
def getvideodetails(filepath):
cmd = "avconv -i %s" % filepath
p = Popen(cmd, shell=True, stdout=PIPE, stderr=PIPE)
di = p.communicate()
for line in di:
if line.rfind("Duration") > 0:
duration = re.findall("Duration: (\d+:\d+:[\d.]+)", line)[0]
if line.rfind("Video") > 0:
resolution = re.findall("(\d+x\d+)", line)[0]
return duration,resolution
# call function with file path
getvideodetails("/home/bala/sample.mp4") # change this line to your video file path
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fossbalaji commented Feb 25, 2016

Incase avconv command not found, In debain based systems
sudo apt-get install libav-tools

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