Saturday, February 28, 2009

Installing mediainfo on Ubuntu

There's no single ready made package for mediainfo as far as I can see, so no apt-get install, but the required .deb packages are available and so can be installed using dpkg.

Pick the appropriate packages for your system from the mediainfo sourceforge download page, then install in the correct order using dpkg -i.

To install the CLI version on my fit-pc Ubuntu 8.10 server, I did
$ wget
$ wget
$ wget
$ sudo dpkg -i libzen0_0.3.8-1_i386.Debian_5.0.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i libmediainfo0_0.7.11-1_i386.Debian_5.0.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i mediainfo_0.7.11-1_i386.Debian_5.0.deb
Then it's good to go.


  1. thanks for this summary. it saved me a lot of time with my YAMJ.

  2. Thanks man! Works great in Debian 6 :)