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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Video format/codec for PowerPoint 2007?

I would like to add video files to PowerPoint 2007 slides (on PC). 1) Which codec should I use for maximum quality? 1b) Does this depend on computer-specific installed plugins/codecs? 2) Is there ...
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what's the best rendering filter to play videos on THE KMPLAYER? [closed]

I'm using THE KMPLAYER to watch my videos. I'm not familar with codecs or rendering filters . I choosed VMR9 Renderless (HQ subtitle ) by testing once after once. it seems good ! which one is the ...
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Windows 7 Media Player and Codecs

We use our Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit PC as a Media PC. If it matters, it is the Asus EB1501. A little slow, but it works. In an effort to get .MKV files to play, I installed Shark007's codec pack. ...
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What is the audio encoding codec that has the less latency?

There is a lot of audio codecs : MP3 AAC FLAC OGG SPEEX etc Some compress a lot and other less .... however it does not mean that one codec is having less less latency than another. For a general ...
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WinXP Movie Maker Codec Error

I'm trying to use Windows XP Movie Maker, but when I try to import an AVI video, it shows an error telling me that it wasn't import due to an the fact that the codec wasn't available (I'm able to see ...
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Is there a free codec for Windows XP to allow display of RW2 files

Does anyone know of a codec for Windows XP which allows the display of Panasonic RW2 files? I've seen this link for the Microsoft Camera Codec Pack but it only applies to Windows Vista and later. Also ...
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Windows Media Player 11 Codec Installation

Scenario: Some of our users are trying to play DVD's or other media files and are getting a message telling them that they are missing a codec. Since there are not admins they cannot install the ...
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FLV codec for Windows Media Player? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I play a FLV file in Windows Media Player? What I want is a FLV codec for WMP 12, on Windows 7 Professional x64, that's it. I'm really happy how it plays mp4s ...
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Can I transcode a video if I have an application that can play it?

My condo complex was burglarized last week and I've been tasked with retrieving the video from our security system to provide to law enforcement. The system is an older DVR (DiViS DVR - warning: PDF ...
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Video encoding for archival

I would like to archive some home videos (DV). I don't need to save them losslessly, but I would like to encode them in something high-quality. What format is both pretty indistinguishable from the ...
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Do motion-heavy and motion-light scenes influence the total encoding time?

I'm an avid gamer. Occasionally I like to record my gameplay with Fraps and upload it on YouTube. For my encoding I use Komisar's x264 codec in VirtualDub with the following settings: link to image ...
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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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H.264 (MTS) videos freeze in WMP 12? Fresh install

I posted a question earlier (http://superuser.com/questions/271028/win-7-computer-locks-up-when-dragging-large-video-files-in-explorer-or-closing) but it seems that the issue isn't with the codecs. By ...
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Realtek HD Audio playing weird with certain video formats

I have a Gigabyte motherboard with an onboard Realtek HD sound card. The card is working perfectly everywhere, except for a single video format, where the voice is distorted, sounds as if it's been ...
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What are AC'97 and High Definition Audio?

I've read they were hardware audio codecs. But how are they different from mp3, aac codecs? mp3 and aac codecs can also be implemented in hardware (can't they?). What key differences do AC'97 and ...
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DVDs stuttering on Pentium 4 system with 4gb RAM?

My system used to play DVDs flawlessly. Now all of a sudden, it stutters. I have tested multiple commercial DVDs (standard definition, not HD), which are clean and not scratched. All of them stutter ...
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ffmpeg encoded video - seeking is “quantised” in VLC

I'm running the following command to convert an mp4 video into the VP8/Webm format: ffmpeg -y -i lists.mp4 -f webm -vcodec libvpx -vb 600k -r 20 -acodec libvorbis -ab 64k -ac 1 lists.webm When I ...
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ffmpeg: video file played OK on Ubuntu, but no sound on XP

I created a video clip using ffmpeg (vcodec: mpeg2video, acodec: AC3 5.1). The file can be played normally on Ubuntu, but when I play it on an XP machine, there is no sound. I can play AC3 files and ...
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Adobe Premiere Pro and Elements only play the first seconds of sound for my videos

I have some movie clips from my camera. The problem is that when I import such a video into Adobe Premiere Pro or Elements, the video is working all fine, but from the sound, I just hear a few ...
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FFMPEG able to convert m4a -> mp3, but unable to convert mp3 -> mp3?

FYI: Fedora 8 running on Amazon EC2... Having a difficult time with FFmpeg doing a (what should be pretty simple) conversion. I can get FFmpeg to encode an mp3 file from an m4a file using the ...
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Stream video with FFMPEG, “Output file does not contain any stream”

I would like to stream an H.264 encoded elementary stream wrapped in RTP headers to a port using FFMPEG. I have tried the following command lines to no avail... ffmpeg -i 1080p_1.h264 -f rtp -vcodec ...
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which codec inside mkv file?

I built an HTPC built on a Zotac ion mobo, and i put a 1core conroe chip in it. the 9300 video chip onboard is supposed to accelerate video decoding, but it doesnt seem to be working all the time. ...
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Which file formats can be played slower (or faster) than normal in Windows Media Player?

Some file formats (or some files that are coded used some codecs) can be played in Windows Media Player "slow" or "fast". I can enable this by right clicking on the movie while watching, clicking ...
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How do I play back a video encoded with x264 in QuickTime?

I recently encoded a screencast using x264. The video is here: http://www.libsys.und.edu/dev/ssl.avi It works fine in VLC, but QuickTime claims it needs extra components to play it. I'm confused. ...
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Which file format to use for simple video editoring

I've just bought a Sanyo VPC-CG10 camcorder which saves clips as MPEG-4 (specifically, High-Definition 720p MPEG-4 AVC/H.246) I want a simple, cheap way to edit the clips and as, I'm using Windows ...
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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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Codec supported by most exernal DVD/Video players

My video camera records video using H.264 codec, although it does not look like old DVD players support this format. I would like to convert these videos into some most commonly found, generic ...
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Is there still need for codecs in Windows 7?

Aren't modern OS already packaged with the basic and most used codecs? Is there any reason to install a codec pack on a Windows 7? What are those reasons? Where can someone look for safe codec packs? ...
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Cannot get Xvid video codec to work

I have several videos that were encoded with XVID MPEG-4 video codec that I cannot get to play correctly on my Windows 7 laptop. Have no problems playing videos with other codecs. I have tried ...
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What resources or software should my computer have to play M2TS file without delays?

My computer's configuration is: Intel Core i5-2500 3.30GHz RAM 8 GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 1GB HDD 1GB 7200 Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio Monitor with 1920x1200 resolution Windows 7 Ultimate ...
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Which codec is optimal for streaming a screencast with a small webcam PIP?

I need to stream a video feed generated in real time using CamTwist and QuickTime Broadcaster on OS X. The video is of a fairly static desktop, with some mouse movements, and occasional mild changes ...
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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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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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CoreAVC Professional on Windows 7

Has anyone had any success in getting CoreAVC with Haali Media Splitter playback on Windows 7? I've been trying both KMPlayer (the Korean one, not the OSS one) and Media Player Classic Home Cinema ...
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Do I really need a specific headset to get the benefit of Super Wideband Audio?

Back in 2003 Skype released their Super Wideband Audio codec which was supposed to be a lot better than all other audio codecs. (better sound less bandwidth.) And they give it away with a royalty free ...
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What media formats do I have to use to prevent Zune from having to convert media for Windows Phone?

Zune is able to accept pretty much every media format under the sun, or at least can once someone's installed something like the KLite Codec Pack. However, it does do conversion on your behalf to a ...
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Burning DVDs to disk - what audio codec should I pick?

I finally got around to burning all the DVDs to files, so that I can get rid of all the plastic media once and for all. Most DVDs have several audio codecs available (2 channel stereo or 5.1 Dolby). ...
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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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Best video format for Windows and Mac Compatibility?

I'm about to encode several videos that will physically distributed to clients running either Windows XP (and upwards) or OS X. Is there a compressed format that would be playable on both platforms ...
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How can I check the video/audio format for a MKV file?

I have a MKV video file. Can you please tell me how I can find out the video/audio codec of that file, and how I can find out if it is 1080p or 1080i? I have a Windows 7 desktop PC. Thank you.
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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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Bandwidth Aware Video Streaming

In the recent Broadcasts of IPL Matches on YouTube (Indian Premier League), I noticed that the Video Quality of the live stream degrades and Up-scales according to the bandwidth available. This is a ...
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Windows Media Based video audio converter?

This may seem like an odd question. Right now ONLY windows media player, VLC and media player classic opens and plays my audio video correctly. Virtualdub plays it back with the wrong framerate and ...
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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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Winamp playing sound but no video

I am having problems playing video in Winamp (the movie I am trying to play is an AVI - not sure if other formats work). I have installed the K-Lite Codec Pack, and the video does work in Winamp ...
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Which codec and (Linux) video tool for highly compatible video on Windows?

I'm looking for a Linux tool that allows me to transcode videos to a video codec that is highly compatible to the Windows platform. We produce large scientific videos from measurements and would like ...
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Playing video dumps .wav files into root directory until hard drive is full

After playing a (Xvid) video on my laptop my hard drive space is zero. Turns out loads of files like AC3_xxxxxx.wav are dumped to my C:\ root directory (where xxxxx are some seemingly random ...
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How to add/remove codecs in linux

Friends, I'm new to Linux, I need to work on Linux. I have ported Linux to AT91SAM9261-EK board. Now i need to work on Codecs. I just know the definition of codec from wikipedia, Now i need add my ...
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Codec and format problems with DLNA Server

I use the Windows build in DLNA server controlled with the Windows Media Player under Windows Vista. This is working. The problem is that the Sony Bravia TV does not list all videos which I have ...
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How to install x264 for use with ffdshow

x264 isn't showing in ffdshow. I downloaded x264.exe. What am I supposed to do with it so that x264 will show in ffdshow?