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Shorthand for "Encoder/Decoder". A codec allows to convert data into a different representation and decode it again. Codecs are mostly used in signal transmission, e.g. for audio/video playback or streaming.

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Protect video file using DRM

I would like to protect a video file (can be any format, avi, wmv, mkv) Something like, user should only be allowed to view first 10 seconds of video or a another video clip showing link to site where ...
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What SIP client for Windows does include g729 codec? [closed]

I'm looking for a, preferably free, multi-SIP client for Windows that does support g729 codec.
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Out of sync divx movie when playing on car player

What causes out-of sync when playing DivX movies on portable / car player ? I think it has something to do with how the movies are encoded, so here's the MediaInfo comparison of both movie file. ...
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Youtube has no voice but the music continues just fine?

PC CONFIG: gigabyte EP45C UD3R with the realtek HD onboard 4gb dual channel Qcore 2.83ghz When i watch to videos on youtube now the voice some times is in static and some times so ...
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How to learn about media encoding, decoding, formats, etc

While engaging in some media processing (ripping DVD to .avi to watch on my laptop), I became interested in all the technicalities I encountered regarding the video and audio encoding etc. What are ...
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Should I leave my Flip Video files as-is? Or should I convert them to something else?

I was surprised to find that I needed to install software in order to watch my Flip Video files (first generation device). My initial thought was "what happens if this company goes out of business? ...
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Quicktime X + AVI = no sound

i got an avi container file and want to play with QT X. I installed Perian but sound does not work for a few files. I used MediaInfo(http://mediainfo.sourceforge.net) to determine the used audio codec ...
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Ways to play 1080p video on laptop that is not capable to run it

How to run 1080 video on laptop that can only play smoothly 720p video because of its poor hardware? Can I download some special codecs or lower details in some way, or do I need to change its format ...
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How do I watch 1080p video on this setup computer without lagg?

My hardware: CPU: Q6600 @ 2.4GHz RAM: 4GB GPU: Radeon HD5750 OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Codecs: K-lite codec pack default install I'm trying to watch a 1080p bluray movie backup ...
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Windows Media Player not playing MP4 files correctly, codec doesn't work either

I have video files with MP4 extension (downloaded from my cellular phone) and it appears automatically associated with WMP in the computer. It doesn't play correctly because the sound is not ...
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Does AVI codec matter?

Say I use VirtualDub to combine a bunch of video clips from my digicam and re-encode to AVI using a high-compression codec like H.264/x.264. I am sure it will play fine on the PC where I do the ...
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workings of codecs

I am looking for information about how different codecs function in detail. Not just the names of the containers, but what is it actually that makes one codec different from the other. Can anyone help ...
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Audio CDs Won't Play In WMP 11 In Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why won’t regular CDs play on my Windows 7 system? I've got some regular audio CDs that I cannot get to play on my Windows 7 (64 bit) system. When I try to play ...
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Why won't regular CDs play on my Windows 7 system?

I've got some regular CDs that I cannot get to play on my Windows 7 (64 bit) system. When I try to play them I get the message: "Windows Media Player cannot play the file. The Player might not ...
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Windows Media Center Codecs

I like Windows Media Center but I find the codecs limited for it and when I install a codec for Windows Media Player, Windows Media Center doesn't seem to pick it up. So my question is: how do I ...
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Optimal iPad video settings?

I'm converting some video to put on an iPad, and recently MPEGStreamclip has been producing unsatisfactory results when I try and load it onto the device. What are the optimal video settings for an ...
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Best video codec to store my own collection

I think this question has already been asked but with different flavours. My problem resised in the fact that my camera (Canon G9) creates video with almost raw codec (I think it's plain old MPEG) so ...
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SWF -> Compatible YouTube format and retain ActionScript

I have an swf (just a sequence of slides with audio, timing controlled by actionscript) that I want to convert to a compatible YouTube format (flv, mp4, etc.). I've tried using the Moyea SWF4Tube ...
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Not able to see Videos in Windows Vista

I can run all different formats of videos in all different players but i dont get to see video in any, i can just hear the audio. Is it because of some codec or some missing driver? Also, i can see ...
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Drivers and Codec Compilations

Do you know any software or compilations that you recommend to handle drivers and codecs for newly formated computer? I am having problem gathering drivers and codecs when I format my computer or ...
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Windows Media Player 11 doesn't download codecs for avi files

I've got some avi files that WMP will play the audio for but not the video. Why doesn't WMP download the codecs it needs? Or is the solution to download a codec pack and install that manually? In ...
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Online collection of small public video files encoded with different codecs for testing purposes [closed]

I'm trying to spot a bug in a video player and I suspect that it's related to a particular codec. Is there a site that contains a collection of small public-domain video snippets (1-2 MB) encoded with ...
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unknown codec 0x0064 (G726 ADPCM)

I've got a number of audio recordings which I can't play back. It appears to be a case of a missing codec, but I can't locate the codec in question. VLC will not play the files. ffmpeg gives the ...
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No suitable decoder module: VLC does not support the audio or video format “undf”.

I'm playing a video in VLC which has dual audio tracks. It runs fine with one track (Language), but when I change to the second audio track, doesn't play the audio and gives the error below: "No ...
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mplayer (mplayerhq.hu) repeats ending audio frames

mplayer (from mplayerhq.hu) on windows repeats the last few audio frames upon exit. When the video ends, before you can see Exiting... (End of file) in the command prompt, you will hear the ...
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GOM Player can't play RealMedia files

I have CCCP codec pack installed on my system which runs Windows 7. However, GOM Player cannot play RealMedia files like .rm and .rmvb. As I won't use any other players, how can I make GOM Player play ...
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App to identify codecs in video files

I am looking for an app that will identify audio and video codecs in a given AVI or MP4 or what have you. Does something like that exists?
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Video codec that can be read on clean installs of either Windows, OS X and Ubuntu

I have to make a video that will need to be watched on different operating systems. Is there a "universal" video codec that can be played on Windows, OS X and Linux without requiring additional ...
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How to make a video play correctly on any computer?

Does anyone know how can i see what codecs a video files is using? I need to run a video on a friend computer but i don't know if he has the same codecs as I do. How you will solve this problem? ps: ...
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Why is my ogg bigger than my m4a?

I am using the following commands to encode an audio file to m4a & ogg formats: ffmpeg.exe -i 0123456789 -ab 192k out.m4a ffmpeg.exe -i 0123456789 -f wav - | oggenc2.exe - -r -q 6 -o out.ogg ...
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Videoediting slow on windows with HD footage in .MOV format

My camera is a Canon 5D mark II that serves me .mov files in HD. But these are a pain in the neck to edit on my pc. I have tried Premier, Vegas, Pinnacle, etc, but it is almost impossible to edit and ...
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What is the current state of development for the FLAC codec? [closed]

I have a pretty large collection of FLAC files created from my CD collection. I love the FLAC format and the sound quality that you can get from it. Lately, however, I've been trying to write a few ...
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Error playing a video: VLC does not support the audio or video format “IV50”

I have used every step mentioned in the below given link: http://www.moviecodec.com/solutions/iv31-iv32-iv41-iv50-indeo-3-4-and-5-8211/ installed older version on quick-time, window media player ...
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Codec Problems with trying to edit videos with VirtualDub

So, I'm a little frustrated. According to this post and various other internet sources, virtualdub is supposed to allow users to quickly split and join video files. I am using windows 7 64 Bit and ...
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What is the video format to use for archiving videos for long term storage? [closed]

I want to store some videos for long term. But I'm not sure what is the most compatible video format. I don't want to wake up one day in the future when computers use some totally different ...
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How to best uninstall Codecs manually (via tools)?

I'm looking for a tool, which should be fairly up-to-date and maintained, which uninstalls individual Codecs from the pc. A bonus would be if the tool were to scan my pc for existing codec. Anyone ...
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Trouble installing Lagarith Lossless Codec (Codec Removal?)

I had been using the Lagarith Lossless Codec with camstudio on Windows XP Pro SP3 for a little while before I switched to Ubuntu. Now I'm back trying to do something on windows and the codec is now ...
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Flash video for Windows/VirtualDub/media player

I don't want to install any codec packs because I remember the last time I did it unwanted results occurred. (I think a codec didn't play nice with an application and was a known problem with the ...
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Is the gom player and codec safe to download?

is the gom player and codec safe to download?
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linux video codecs error, movies in black and white hue

i have an ubuntu 9 installed on my desktop and recently started getting an unusual error when i watch a movie. It doesn't matter what player i use i see the movie in black and white hue. I try'ed ...
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Ripping a DVD to watch on iPod touch

I have a DVD that I'd like to watch on my iPod touch. Can I use normal PC ripping software or is there something special I need to do to get iTunes to sync it to my iPod?
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One codec to rule them all

I am streaming videos in my house via Windows Media Player Streaming, which is basically DLNA. So theoretically any DLNA compliant device can pick up the stream. However, I've quickly found that ...
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Windows Media Player - Can't find video codec for the file, will it still play the audio part?

If I try to play a movie file, whose video codec WMP doesn't recognize, and assuming it does know the audio type, will it play just the audio ? or will it flash an error message and stop? How do I ...
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streaming video on Ubuntu 9.10

I am trying to get streaming video to work on install of fully up to date Ubuntu 9.10. For example: http://cbc.ca/video I am guessing that the packages/codecs necessary cannot be distributed with ...
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Media Player Classic rmvb compatibility issue in Windows 7 x64

I get this error whenever i try to run an rmvb (RealMedia Variable Bitrate) file. I've installed K-Lite Codec Pack, DirectX, and Shark codec. Is there a solution? (When I press OK, another screen ...
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What format is “undf”?

By accident, I recently removed some videos from my phone. I tried to restoring them with Recuva and TuneUp Utilities and the results were "undf" files. I tried to open with VLC, Media Player Classic ...
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Install codecs for VirtualDub

I have many video codecs installed on my machine but Virtualdub only lets me choose from a very basic selection. Do I have to manually point VirtualDub to the codecs somehow?
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Good video codec to extend battery life?

I want to rip DVDs and play them on my netbook on flights. Are there specific video codecs/file formats that use less processing power during playback?
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How to get a smooth playback for high definition videos?

How to get the maximum number of frames processed in real time despite hardware limitations? In 720p I am getting less than 12 fps in VLC Media Player in a specific hardware, for a MKV encoded video.
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Win Vista to Win 7 Upgrade problem - Drivers

Have just upgraded from Vista Home Premium 32 bit to Win 7 Home Premium 32 bit which appeared to go well but i now have 2 annoying driver problems. Whenever i now boot my computer a message pops up ...