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ffmpegGet duration of video

Use ffprobe (included with ffmpeg) to get the duration:

ffprobe EXAMPLE.mp4 -v quiet -show_entries format=duration -of default=noprint_wrappers=1:nokey=1 -sexagesimalctrl + c
ffprobe EXAMPLE.mp4

ffprobe the file

-v quiet

reduce the amount of output

-show_entries format=duration

return only the 'duration' entry

-of default=noprint_wrappers=1:nokey=1

remove the '[FORMAT]' wrappers by setting the format


format the time to be in hours:minutes:seconds:milliseconds