The File Information Tool Set (FITS) identifies, validates and extracts technical metadata for a wide range of file formats. It acts as a wrapper, invoking and managing the output from several other open source tools. Output from these tools are converted into a common format, compared to one another and consolidated into a single XML output file. FITS is written in Java and is compatible with Java 1.7 or higher.
The tools used in the latest version of FITS are:
- ADL Tool
- Apache Tika
- FFIdent (no longer maintained - the archived website can be found here)
- File Utility (windows port)
- National Library of New Zealand Metadata Extractor
- OIS Audio Information
- OIS File Information
- OIS XML Information
More information on currently wrapped tools: Tools
FITS is released under the GNU LGPL open source license.