May 26, 2018

Parsers of most common file formats

hachoir-parser is a package of most common file format parsers written using hachoir-core. Not all parsers are complete, some are very good and other are poor only parse first level of the tree for example.

A perfect parser have no “raw” field with a perfect parser you are able to know each bit meaning. Some good but not perfect parsers

  • Matroska video
  • Microsoft RIFF AVI video, WAV audio, CDA file
  • PNG picture
  • TAR and ZIP archive

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