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Recommended video tutorials about codecs

Updated: 14 Jul 2016 | Views: 2461

A few video tutorials, selected by us, about codecs, containers or formats.

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How to install/uninstall DLL and AX codec/filter files

Updated: 12 Apr 2014 | Views: 526670

Learn to install/uninstall DLL, AX files using command prompt.

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How to synchronize subtitles?

Updated: 23 Sep 2013 | Views: 31404

Learn how to synchronize subtitles using DirectVobSub/VSFilter.

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An easy way to play 3GP files

Updated: 12 May 2013 | Views: 455253

3GP is a file format specially developed for 3rd generation mobile devices and based on the...

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How to play AMR files?

Updated: 1 Feb 2013 | Views: 16160

Some easy ways to play AMR files using Winamp or Windows Media Player.

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How to fix divide error in module IVIAUDIO.AX at...

Updated: 22 Mar 2011 | Views: 27209

It exists in systems that have various Sound Blaster Live (Creative Labs) sound cards and WinDVD (InterVideo, Inc.) installed.

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Downloadable & External Guides

Updated: 14 Oct 2009 | Views: 29101

A page with guides available for download & links to other external guides.

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How to capture images from movies using Media Player Classic

Updated: 15 May 2009 | Views: 55657

There is nothing more easy! Open the movie with Media Player Classic and choose...

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Audio Codec Tags

Updated: 12 May 2006 | Views: 62065

The list of most common audio tags and their corresponding codecs.

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What do you need to know about codecs

Updated: 19 Feb 2006 | Views: 66942

Have you ever asked yourself "What a codec is?", "What's the difference between Lossy and Lossless codecs or Speech and Audio codecs?" and so on...?

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The easiest way(s) to capture images from Windows Media Player

Updated: 20 Oct 2005 | Views: 34979

Pressing the "Print Screen" key while playing a movie file in Windows Media Player will not allow you to save the current frame. However, you can do it...

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CD Ripping / Encoding Guide

Updated: 11 Oct 2005 | Views: 96727

Learn to rip your favorite songs from your favorite CDs, and encode those digital songs as high-quality MP3s, using CDex and LAME, the world's best MP3 encoder.

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How to play AC3 files, or AVI with AC3 audio?

Updated: 30 Aug 2005 | Views: 90575

In order to play AC3 (Dolby Digital) files or DTS (Digital Theatre Surround) streams included in AVI/OGM/MKV files...

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How to fix Class not registered or 80040154 error

Updated: 25 Jun 2005 | Views: 258008

Class not registered is one of the most annoying and frustrating error message

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Fixes for MPEG4 videos

Updated: 14 May 2005 | Views: 30188

Remove blocky and smearing or bleeding effects.

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How to Get the Codecs Downloaded Automatically to Windows Media Player

Updated: 11 Feb 2005 | Views: 83779

The default settings do not allow for the download of the codecs but fixing it is quite simple.

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VBR encoded MP3 files, advantages (and disadvantages?)

Updated: 16 Jan 2005 | Views: 41265

With Variable Bit Rate MP3s, the encoder automatically detects which bit rate is most apropriate for the sound...

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What Codecs Should I Use?

Updated: 11 Dec 2004 | Views: 211925

You have downloaded a video or audio file and you are unable to open it or it does not play properly. This can be due to a simple reason: a missing codec.

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Checking Installed VIDEO and AUDIO Codecs In Windows XP

Updated: 11 Dec 2004 | Views: 132919

View your installed codecs in Windows XP without playing the guessing game.

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DVD Digital Copy Protection (Madness)

Updated: 3 Dec 2004 | Views: 46941

Or the dirty little secret of DVD; few interesting things about CSS, RCE, DVD Region Coding...

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What's the difference between decoding, encoding, recoding and transcoding?

Updated: 1 Dec 2004 | Views: 61693

See the exact difference between these terms.

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How to (re)install Default Codecs in Windows XP/2000

Updated: 27 Aug 2004 | Views: 145010

Install Microsoft ADPCM Audio Codec, IMA ADPCM Audio Codec and all default codecs.

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Codecs Supported by Windows Media Player for Windows XP

Updated: 24 Jun 2004 | Views: 50525

A list of codecs that are supported in Windows Media Player for Windows XP.

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Adding and Removing Default Codecs (and MCI) in Windows 95/98/Me

Updated: 18 May 2004 | Views: 60873

Removing and reinstalling a codec may solve problems playing a particular file type.

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Four-Character Codes(FOURCC)

Updated: 4 Jan 2004 | Views: 94812

A set of codes that are four characters in length, introduced to clearly identify video data stream formats. They also describe the format of the data itself.

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