Useful guides and tutorials related to codecs and multimedia.
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What do you need to know about codecs

19 Feb 2006
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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

20 Oct 2005
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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

11 Oct 2005
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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?

30 Aug 2005
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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

25 Jun 2005
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Class not registered is one of the most annoying and frustrating error message
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How to Get the Codecs Downloaded Automatically to Windows Media Player

11 Feb 2005
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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?)

16 Jan 2005
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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?

11 Dec 2004
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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

11 Dec 2004
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View your installed codecs in Windows XP without playing the guessing game.
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DVD Digital Copy Protection (Madness)

3 Dec 2004
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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?

1 Dec 2004
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See the exact difference between these terms.
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How to (re)install Default Codecs in Windows XP/2000

27 Aug 2004
179168
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

24 Jun 2004
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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

18 May 2004
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Removing and reinstalling a codec may solve problems playing a particular file type.
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Four-Character Codes (FOURCC)

4 Jan 2004
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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.