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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Media Center MKV files & Non-Admin Users

Our Media PC has 2 accounts. Admin Viewer I've got kids, and if I let the kids watch shows, they are bad about deleting shows from our media library by accident. So, the Viewer account is given ...
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Rending on Mac: Major codec issues with video editing software

We bought a Mac Pro thinking that it would increase the speed of rendering than on an unoptimized PC. But we ran into codec issues with MPEG and WMV. Our Tricaster PC outputs to MPEG, while it the PC ...
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Trouble playing a 1bpp video

I have created a 1 bit per pixel video (.avi) on windows XP (The way I created it is not important because it works), and I have played the video with the default Windows Media Player of Windows XP (...
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Lossless DVD to avi?

I'm looking for a free or GPL program to rip DVDs to avi. I have AutoGK, but that only makes a compressed DVD. I want full quality, filesize be damned!
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ffdshow DXVA vs. MPC-HC internal DXVA in k-lite setup

The setup of k-lite codec pack lets me choose between ffdshow DXVA and MPC-HC internal DXVA for H.264 and VC-1.               &...
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Is there an up-to-date user-made variation of the Lagarith Lossless Video Codec?

For gameplay recording I use Dxtory and the Lagarith Lossless Video Codec . However, the last update was December 2011. About 1 year ago. Are there any users out there that actively continue to ...
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What's the difference between FFmpeg's “-vcodec copy” and “-sameq”?

What is the difference between using -vcodec copy and -sameq with FFmpeg? Do they do the same thing?
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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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How to use NeroAacEnc in Terminal on Mountain Lion

How can I encode audio using the amazing NeroAacEnc? Is there a way to compile it for Mac OS or is Wine the only solution? I am trying to combine it with x264 through ffmpeg for HD video transcoding.
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Transcode moviefile to h264/aac with ffmpeg for video and neroacenc for audio

I'm on Mac OS 10.8.1, with ffmpeg-devel installed as a macport. I can run NeroAacEnc(win32) via Wine. I can transcode a movie into h264/aac using a simple ffmpeg command: ffmpeg -i INPUT.MP4 -vcodec ...
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Can't find USB Codec in Windows 8

My Sony turntable requires a USB codec in order to run the Sony Sound Forge Audio Studio 9.0 software included; however, I cannot find the USB codec in Windows 8. Any idea where I can find a related ...
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How Video4Linux and ALSA work with Codecs

My understanding is that a codec is both a decoder and a specification for decoding. So some group writes a codec which explains how to decode from their format back into the raw bitstream, and they ...
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Not playing .mov files in WMP, not loading .mov files in Windows Live Movie Maker. What am I missing?

My friend needs to create a video and she has some source files that are .MOV format. I assume they are h.264. She can view the files with QuickTime. She has a laptop running Vista, and a just-...
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Codecs, Premiere Pro & Quicktime: Import or Play Error

Original Question I've been using a FS-H200 (not the Pro variant) recorder with a JVC ProHD camera. I have been shooting with the DTE FORMAT to Quicktime (.mov). I copied the files to an external ...
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For which codecs/containers does Windows Media Player now have inbuilt support with Windows 8?

Assuming WMP has been enhanced for more functionality, I'd like to know for what codecs/containers WMP now has inbuilt support in Windows 8 (which weren't already there in Windows 7) since I tend to ...
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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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accurate cutting of video (+ audio) with ffmpeg

I want my website to allow users to accurately create their own clips from a source video I provide. I have a source video file that I first want to convert to something suitable for a website: ...
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What video files can Windows 8 play without having to download external codecs? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: For which codecs/containers does Windows Media Player now have inbuilt support with Windows 8? Do I still need to download and install something like K-Lite with Windows 8, ...
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Windows 8 N & Media Player/DVD playback [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Playing DVD movies in Windows 8 An open-ended question (ie I havn't encountered this yet...) Being in the UK I consider it only a matter of time until I come across the ...
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What's the best audio format available when I want to convert my files?

I'm a music lover. I have lot of songs stored on my laptop, but the problem is I'm running out of space on my hard disk, because of the different audio formats which occupy lots of space. Now I want ...
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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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Codec for MPEG2 file on 64 bit Windows 7 system

Can someone point me to a 64-bit MPEG2 codec for Windows 7? I am trying to read some big MPEG2 files using MATLAB's VideoReader. I get an error saying I should install a MPEG-2 codec, but I haven't ...
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ffmpeg: Pipe input error

I'm facing an issue while working with ffmpeg when input and output are pipes. Though Output pipe is working fine, piping the input is causing some error. I tried to convert mp4 video to flv using ...
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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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Where can I find a DVD Decoder Codec for Windows XP? [closed]

By default the Windows XP Windows Media Player does not support DVDs. It links to their site which suggests different vendors where you have to pay for DVD codecs/decoders. I have found some free ones ...
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Codec problem: Video noise / squares blinking as it play

Its a weird and intermittent problem, it comes and goes with time. I thought I could fix it rebooting, but it seems that is not always. Take a look: This noise keeps blinking at the screen the ...
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Which codecs should I install on Mac OS X? [closed]

I'm with a refresh Snow Leopard install. What Codec Pack (for DivX, XviD, etc) should I install?
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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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Can't play movie on TV with DTS audio codec

Most movies have DTS audio codec but my TV can't play it. Is there anything can be done about it? Maybe somehow change codec? Or maybe you can download audio in separate file? If it matters I play it ...
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Is Windows Media Player able to play DTS audio? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: No DTS Audio output in Windows 7? I'm trying to play DTS audio with Windows Media Player 12 on Windows 7. For a MPEG-TS file with video and DTS audio, only video is played....
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Why G.722 has 64 kbps bit rate?

I'm learning a few things about codec, and now I'm confused by G.722. There's a way to calculate codec bit rate that I read here on wikipedia. It said: bit rate = sampling rate x bit depth G.722 has ...
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Conditional conversion of media

I have a collection of videos in various formats. While all of them play perfectly on my computer, it's a different matter when I put them on a stick to watch on my TV. I would like to convert them ...
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Unable to watch some videos on YouTube

When I try to watch some videos on YouTube, I get the output of the following type: The behavior persists regardless of the web browser. Is there a solution for this problem?
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Why would my PC no longer be able to play audio files that it was able to play yesterday?

I'm having a very specific problem, with no idea as to what may be causing the issue. Here is a description of what I'm seeing: I have a CD of PDF/Audio files that are generated by a third party. Up ...
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Pinnacle Studio Codecs

I'm having problems importing TV recordings into Pinnacle Studio 12 on Windows Vista. My STB records TS files. I believe the Australian digital standard is to use MP4 but I'm not certain. I have tried ...
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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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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 codec....
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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 so I ...
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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 ...