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#3 Codecs FAQ

Posted by captain on 11 February 2011 - 12:31 PM

How can i start the first post from Codecs and Tools board if not with a link to Microsoft FAQ.

If you're newbie, the questions answered there will help you understand what's with all the fuss around codecs and of course, exempt us from answering already answered questions :)

Here is a question that, i bet, many multimedia savvy guys don't know the answer:

How do I tell which codecs are installed on my computer?

If you need to see a list of the Windows Media Player components and codecs installed on your computer, do the following:

1. On the Help menu, click About Windows Media Player.
If the Help menu is not visible, click Organize, point to Layout, and then select Show menu bar.
2. On the About Windows Media Player dialog box, click Technical Support Information.

Yes, it's that simple! No codec identifiers, viewers or other tools.

If this FAQ doesn't shed some light on your questions regarding codecs, i also suggest you to check:
What do you need to know about codecs and, of course, the famous question (and guide)... What Codecs Should I Use?



Other good articles about codecs:

All About Video Codecs and Containers - from Tech Hive:

What Exactly Is 'Codec'? Why Would I Ever Need It? - from about:

Good luck and welcome to our new forum!



Later edit:
Windows DVD Maker FAQ is here:


and Common Movie Maker errors, here:

the List of Multimedia Fomats Supported by Windows Media Player:

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#12 Let me google that for you

Posted by captain on 16 February 2011 - 04:09 PM

If one of your friends asks that dumb question: ...but what is ***?, you can send her/him here:

For more fun, check their search log:
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#534 How to correct the subtitle within in the mkv files

Posted by captain on 09 October 2012 - 10:48 AM

The subtitles are embedded into files?
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#4053 Subtitles in WMP 12

Posted by Guest on 19 February 2016 - 12:11 AM

Youre not being very clear but if its separate files, rename the subtitles you want exactly like the file name of the movie. EXAMPLE: XYZ-Movie.avi XYZ-Movie.sub srt, whatever the extension for subtitles you are using BSplayer works like this, vlc is pretty good also.
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#4011 Corruption in LAME MP3 Encoder Package

Posted by Guest on 20 January 2016 - 08:32 PM

Today I downloaded lame3.99.5-64.zip. For some reason it is  missing lame_enc64.dll. Instead there is a file called lame_enc.dll. This file however doesn't match the size the same file in the 32-bit version of the codec. I had a version that I downloaded on another system a couple of months ago so I've been able to use that one and move on. I'm reporting this so that whoever controls the LAME package can correct the issue.

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#1439 A good codec pack that's XP SP2 compatible?

Posted by andwan0 on 23 June 2014 - 06:50 PM

I used to love K-Lite Mega Codec Packs... but then they started saying that SP3 is a requirement.

I have a really slow PC (P4 single-core 512RAM, etc) and I don't want to upgrade to SP3 (XP) coz from past experience it makes my computer very very slow.


A good codec pack that's XP SP2 compatible?

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#103 The Great Global Warming Swindle

Posted by captain on 12 June 2011 - 03:55 PM

Don't be....IT'S NOT TRUE.


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