Updated: 14 May 2012

CodecInstaller is a Windows program that detects the Audio and Video codecs installed on your system, analyzes files to understand which codecs they require and suggests you to install them.
CodecInstaller can be used to analyze files: it supports avi, mpeg, wmv, wma, ogg, flac, mpc, mp3, mp4, wav, wx and will show technical data such as width/height and ratio, length, video codec, framerate, size, bitrate, total frames, quality factor and metadata such as title, album, year (if available).

An advanced feature of CodecInstaller is the Filter Mappings Editor (see screenshot), a tool that will let you change the priority and the types of media a filter will process. This will help solving the issues created by filters producers that set a priority too high for their filters or make them decode formats they cannot handle perfectly.
Another feature targeted to power users is the 'remove filter' functionality: you will be able to either unregister a filter (and see a list of other filters that will be affected) or lower its merit value.

This program can also be used to distribute video files on a CD, to be sure that who receives the CD will have all the necessary codecs installed: with a single tool he will be able to check if the codecs are already installed and up-to-date. CodecInstaller contains a MovieLauncher that displays informations about the distributed video file (author, plot, director...) along with a screenshot and a 'Play' button

CodecInstaller is available in the following languages: English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Spanish, Swedish, Russian, Turkish and Valencian.

Important Note:

- CodecInstaller installer is bundled with "Crawler Toolbar". However, you may continue the installation process without installing it.

Changes in CodecInstaller 2.10:

- added RIFF structure viewer
- added key/interpolated frames structure viewer
- minor bug fixed

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InstalledCodec: displays the list of all Codec drivers and DirectShow filters currently installed on your system.

AVIcodec: is a free multimedia files analyser. AVIcodec gives detailled information, especially the codecs needed to play the file.

CodecViewer: is a little tool, which tells you which audio and video codecs you need for an AVI file.

InstalledCodec: is a small utility displays the list of all Codec drivers and DirectShow filters currently installed on your system.

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