Sometimes, for a video file, you might need to view its video resolution and its frame rate. Video resolution is the dimension: width x height of a video file. The video resolution information allows you to confirm the quality of the video that you are watching. Frame rate tells us the number of frames per second the video is. Higher frame rates means smoother video quality.
To find out video resolution and frame rate of a video file, you can simply view its properties in modern Windows or any other OS. In Windows 7, the information is found out from the Properties > Details (tab) of a video. Video information like frame width and frame height is present there.
It should also be noted that this same information is viewable easily using VLC Media Player. You can quickly find out the resolution (frame width x frame height) and frames per second of any video that you are currently playing in VLC.
To find out video resolution using VLC Media Player:
- Make sure that you are using the default VLC Media Player skin. You shouldn’t be on the skinned mode of VLC.
- Make sure that your video is open in VLC Media Player.
- From the VLC menu, click on Tools > Codec Information [ Shortcut: CTRL + J ].
- VLC will come up with something like this:
You can normally see our video and audio stream information. Under video stream information which is “Stream 0” above, you can see your video file information. The video resolution in the above example is 1920×1080 (width x height) which makes it a 1080p video. Similarly, frame rate is 23.976024 which can be used to say that the video is 24 frames per second. Other information like video codec, audio information (sample rate, language and codec) can also be found out.