The Windows operating system (Homepage) provides useful information about video files playable by Windows Media Player (Homepage). This information includes the video length, frame width and height and other similar properties. Unfortunately there is no Java API which can easily retrieve such information. Instead we need to rely on third party native libraries such as MediaInfo (Homepage) and create wrappers around it. In this article we will see how to use the aforementioned third party native library to retrieve the video properties from a Java application.