Compare pictures, music and video metadata

Each multimedia file (music, pictures, or video) contains some metadata:

  • Music files (like MP3) contain information about bitrate
  • Picture files (like JPG, PNG, GIF) contain information about color depth, compression quality, camera used to take picture, etc.
  • Video files (like avi and MP4) contain information about frame rate, width, height, etc.

Compare Suite can extract this information from two files and compare it.

Comparing two picture or photos

When you have two picture files (it might be some business chart, or some photo) Compare Suite can compare:

  • Meta information from files (like color depth or compression quality, are useful to choose a picture of better quality)
  • Compare actual images pixel by pixels and find the groups of changed pixels

Compare jpg files with Compare Suite


A picture file might include various data inside, the basic data is something like this:

FileSize 1532 Bytes

Size 128×75

Bits per color 24

Compression quality 90%

Grayscale : no

Progressive : no

When you compare two pictures visually then Compare Suite will show you a toolbar at the bottom where you will be able to choose:

  • If you want to see changed or unchanged pixels only
  • If you want to highlight changed areas with rectangles (sometimes it’s hard to see the difference in just few pictures without these rectangles)

Use CS to compare info from picture files

When you compared pictures visually, you might want to click “Compare file data” to switch to the Meta information comparison mode.

Comparing music files

You can compare popular music file formats like MP3 or WAV. The program will extract Meta information (also called MP3 tags) from these files and will present it for the comparison.

Normally a music files contains this data:

  • Author name
  • Track title
  • Bit rate

If you have two MP3 files then you can quickly learn which of two has a better quality (bitrate).

Comparing Meta data from video 

Besides information about the sound video files also contain information about:

  • Data rate,
  • Frame rate,
  • Frame width and height,
  • Copyright information.

Using Compare Suite it is possible to quickly compare Meta data from two video files. The list of the supported formats:

  • avi, mpg, mpeg, mp2, mp3, wav, asf

If you don’t find your extension in the list, then go to the Tools > Options > Plugins > Multimedia and add your extension there.

Have you tried Compare Suite’s multimedia comparison? Give it a try and share you experience in the comments!

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Where Compare Suite is used:

Compare Suite Features:

Compare FileCompare documents to find differences regardless of the format: MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, PDF.

Compare FoldersCompare two local or remote folders to find and synchronize any changes made.

Compare by KeywordsUse the keywords comparison to analyze non-related documents created from different formats.

Compare ArchiveArchive comparison: compare Rar and Zip archive files without unpacking / unzipping.

COmpare Web-PageCompare web pages as code with HTML tags or as text as seen in a web browser.

Compare ImagesCompare two images of various formats to find all possible differences, even slight ones.

Compare MultimediaMultimedia comparison. Compare information from multimedia and graphic formats.

Ignore WordsIgnore words. Compare Suite can ignore certain keywords or strings during comparison.

Integrate with DMSDMS Integration. Easily integrate Compare Suite into 3rd party document management systems.

Highlight SyntaxSyntax highlighting for .pas, .asm., cpp, PHP, XML, bat, css, dpk, xsl files supported.

Compare FTPCompare files located on FTP as easily as on hard drives or local area networks.

Compare Command LineUse command line to automate comparisons and integrate it with 3rd party tools.

Compare UnicodeUNICODE is fully supported: open and compare documents in any language or encoding.

Review compared documents:

Compare ReportCreate a fully customizable comparison report on two files or folders.

Compare CommentsWrite your own comments on changes you or your colleagues make, improving collaboration.

Audit DocumentUse document audit to accept or decline changes made in plain text files.

What is Compare Suite?

  • It is a file compare tool
  • In office Compare Suite helps to compare word files, Excel spreadsheets, web-pages
  • Software developers and web-masters use Compare Suite to do version compare, approve changes in documents or compare certain file types like XML, PHP, C-Sharp
  • Office managers use Compare Suite to diff PDF files, compare invoice files
  • Compare Suite also make it much easier synchronization of directories