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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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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Best video and audio format for small file size with very unnoticeable quality depreciation

I need to bring down disk space of my file-sharing website suggest me an audio codec and video codec which works with FFMPEG and can reduce file size with little or no loss in quality . Thanks.
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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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How can I get thumbnails in Windows Explorer for .3gp and .webm files?

Basic set up On my Windows 7 Professional 64-bit system I have installed K-Lite Codec Pack 7.10 and K-Lite Codec Pack 64-bit 4.6 with only the following options (the idea being to only add what's ...
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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?
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This .mpg video clip doesn't play well

I've installed K-lite mega codec pack v6.9.0 with playback essentials without player. My default and only media player is windows media player. here are the clip's media info: General Complete name ...
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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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converting mp3 to 3gp

How can I convert mp3 files to 3gp files that use the AMR-WB+ codec?
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What tool can I use to transcode my videos to Webm?

What tools can I use to transcode my videos to Webm?
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What video codecs have most amount of content and thus popular at present/in future? [closed]

I want to find out if I can get some data on the percentage wise distribution of video content, for different video codecs currently used for video encoding. I know there are different ...
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Why does lossless video compression cause the file size to go way up?

I have a 200MB AVI that I'm trying to add hardsubs to. I'm using VirtualDub to do it. I selected the H264 lossless codec for compression. The resulting file is 800MB. Why does this happen? Is there a ...
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install Multimedia codecs, flash on linux

i had easylife for fedora that it can install codecs and flash and some other software very easily. i want to know: is there like this tools for Debain?
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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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Sony Vegas 8 and VirtualDub codec problem

I have an EzCap 116 capture device, which can capture video and audio from composite cables. I capture the video in VirtualDub using its "Capture AVI" function. VirtualDub apparently encodes the ...
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Changing codec of audio but not video?

I want to convert audio tracks of some video I have. These are mkv files, and I want to convert only the audio. The video codec is fine. I attempted to use VLC, but VLC added occasional blocking ...
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Are f4v-files the same as flv-files?

Are these two the same just with another extension?
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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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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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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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What is this video format, and how do I convert It

Description I have a big (7.4G) .mkv file (1080p) which I want to convert to H.264 (using x264) Problem MediaCoder and GSpot are unable to detect the codec. They don't display anything. Just that ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How can I get WMC to play MKV files?

I'm trying to play a .mkv file (created with handbrake) in Windows Media Center. I'm running Win 7 x64 I've installed haali media splitter (file: MatroskaSplitter110109) I've installed ffdshow ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...