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September 6th, 2009, 06:19 AM
How do I view the duration of an mp3 file in the terminal,
ls -l does not give the duration.
it only gives the time in which it was last modified , i want to view all the properties that we see in the nautilus browser when we right click and select properties ,in the terminal

can somebody please enlighten me on this.

September 6th, 2009, 06:26 AM
Use "libimage-exiftool-perl", it's on the repositories. Run:

sudo apt-get install libimage-exiftool-perl


exiftool file.mp3

For more information on it:

man exiftool

September 6th, 2009, 05:28 PM
Thanks a ton man.
It works perfectly.
i am able to pipe this command to grep and get what i want ,
thanks a lot once again