Windows 10: Showing Video Aspect Ratio in File Info Tooltip

  1.    2 Weeks Ago #1

    Showing Video Aspect Ratio in File Info Tooltip


    Is there a way to show the aspect ratio of video files in the Windows Explorer file tooltips?
    A few hours of research taught me how to add extra file info that isn't there by default (like frame height x width) but for some reason I can't get the aspect ratio to show.
    This is the registry info I tweaked and each property worked except aspect ratio:
    Code:
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.mp4]
    "InfoTip"="prop:System.ItemType;System.Size;System.Media.Duration;System.Video.FrameWidth;System.Video.FrameHeight;System.Video.HorizontalAspectRatio;System.Video.VerticalAspectRatio;System.DateModified"
    The property syntax I got from Video (Windows)
    Can anyone else figure out why it doesn't work?
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  2.    2 Weeks Ago #2

    Hi, it is possible to add those show they are shown in Properties, Details
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    But the result does not seem very interesting.
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    Here, using Mediatab, the aspect ratio is shown, which seems more useful.

    I also tried adding the fields to the Preview pane, but whilst I could remove e.g. the title line completely, adding these or another I tried did nothing.
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    It seems some sort of limitation applies- which may be the case for Infotip.
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       2 Weeks Ago #3

    There used to be a parameter within Photo Gallery that would show detailed hover tips, but, I don't see it working in PG any longer.

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    An indispensable Explorer add-on that does just that is QTTabBar:

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  4.    2 Weeks Ago #4

    dalchina said: View Post
    It seems some sort of limitation applies- which may be the case for Infotip.
    Aha! So it isn't me then. You couldn't get it working either, so it's one of those "Windows Things". OK, thanks so much for giving it a shot! I appreciate your time.
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  5.    2 Weeks Ago #5

    Edwin said: View Post
    There used to be a parameter within Photo Gallery that would show detailed hover tips, but, I don't see it working in PG any longer.
    I actually created expanded tooltips for images and audio as well and was able to get the info I wanted to pop up for each media type. The only thing I couldn't get to show was the aspect ratio for videos. Oh well.

    This QTTabBar looks interesting. I might give it a shot. I thought I had all the geeky add-ons already, lol. Thanks!
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  6.    2 Weeks Ago #6

    pjfarr said: View Post
    Aha! So it isn't me then. You couldn't get it working either, so it's one of those "Windows Things". OK, thanks so much for giving it a shot! I appreciate your time.
    My top screenshot shows those parameters (=1) so the result wasn't interesting, so they may not be useful.
    Note I didn't try specifically with the Tooltip parameter as I didn't want to fiddle with mine, but it's a similar parameter list. I was just curious as to whether those parameters could be used at all.

    Quizo's Qttabbar has a lot of options- reliable, except I find this odd thing happening in its options:
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