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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Is it possible to use aptX on unsupported computers or phones?

I've been reading up recently on different ways of wirelessly streaming media. At first I ignored bluetooth connections because of the quality, but then I started reading about aptX, which sounded ...
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OneNote 2013: How to change the Codec from Windows Media Audio 9 to 10

I'm trying to improve the audio recordings in OneNote. I need to be able to record lectures in lecture halls without the audio sounding garbled. HELP PLEASE. I think I might be able to start by ...
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Microsoft Camera Codec Pack not working in Windows 7

Because the Windows Update was not offering this as update after several update checks, I went online and downloaded the Microsoft Camera Codec Pack (6.3.9721.0) from the download center. I used the ...
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What all factors affect the ability of a video player to play a particular file?

I am trying to determine what all factors decide whether a file can be played by a particular video player, such as software or dvd player or TV with usb function or any media player. Are there other ...
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How to convert mjpg file type to flv using ffmpeg?

I can convert avi, wmv and other video files easilly, but not this format. I`ve looked for some info how to convert mjpg files with ffmpeg and found nothing. As this format is widely used in web ...
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Bandicam Reinstallation stopped working

I had the product Bandicam installed on my Windows 7 computer. It worked great and got done what I needed it to. I uninstalled it previously, but decided to reinstall it a few weeks ago. After ...
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Which Bluetooth Stack supports APT-X on Windows 7

I'm thinking about buying wireless desktop speakers for ease of use with different audio sources (Notebooks, Mobile Phone etc.). For higher audio quality over the standard A2DP protocol there are ...
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Php ffmpeg exec

with code $a = exec('"ffmpeg" -y -i "test.mp4" -ab 128k -s 640x480 -vcodec mpeg4 -acodec:a copy "output.mp4" 2>&1 ', $output, $error); Input file was 82.21mb output file was 13.74mb ...
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Decrypt sysprep unattend.xml user password

How do I decrypt user passwords that are encrypted and used in Windows 7 Sysprep unattend.xml file? What Encryption method is used in this file?
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“windows media player cannot play the file” mp4

We have an .mp4 video hosted on a web site. I can play back the video from the production version of the web site, but not the test version of the site. The production web site has the .mp4 MIME ...
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What does Asterisk need codecs for?

Let's take a system which consists of one Asterisk server and two SIP clients. Each client has an equal set of codecs installed. Traffic encoding and decoding is performed on a client side. Then why ...
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What can I do if I get a movie that is encrypted?

I have a movie and it is not working on KMP. This message appears on the screen: the video is encrypted please download codec How can I handle this?
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MP3 vs M4A (AAC): what is the audio codec for portable devices which gives maximum independence?

A couple of years back MP3 was the most supported format for portable devices. Then Apple came along and wiped the floor of all the portable devices with the iPod as well as the iPhone. They clearly ...
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Are video encoders installed per-application or system-wide on Windows?

I normally use Linux where, if I want programs to be able to encode video, once libXXXX.so is installed all programs which are aware of it can use it. By comparison, I have witnessed various programs ...
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Change audio track of a video without codec

I have some AVI files of an old Win 3.11 game, where I want to change the audio track, without touching the video part. I have a (propertiary) codec as *.drv file (VfW; works in Win95), but it is ...
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Use ffmpeg copy codec to combine *.ts files into a single mp4

I've got a bunch of ts segments described by a single index.m3u8 file: index.m3u8 segment1_0_av.ts segment2_0_av.ts segment3_0_av.ts segment4_0_av.ts segment5_0_av.ts I know they ...
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Playing opus files under ubuntu

Opus is a new audio codec standard for audio on the web. Features include: Better compression than mp3/ogg/aac. Good for both music and spoken word. Dynamically adjustable bitrate, audio bandwidth, ...
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Which lossless image codec can achieve the highest compression ratio on photographs of buildings? [closed]

I was wondering which lossless image codec is best for compressing photographs* if we only care about final file size? * scanned negativs specifically Additionally does it make a difference if the ...
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How to get and install g723 codecs for sip applications?

I install an ubuntu desktop in my company network (windows network) that use SIP on software phone and hard SIP phones. I use Jitsi that is a good client for SIP and works well with others software ...
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FFmpeg - PNG / JPG - Invalid data found when processing input

I am trying to add a watermark to a video with FFmpeg. I have a custom build of FFmpeg that I am creating with a view to keep the binary size down. I seem to have excluded the ability for FFmpeg to ...
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container format requires global headers

Using this file: youtube-dl --youtube-skip-dash-manifest --format m4a --output alpha.m4a 19GFDljxrY0 If I run this FFmpeg command: ffmpeg -i alpha.m4a -c copy bravo.m4a I get this message: ...
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How to hide the opaque gray information on MPC HC in the upper left of the video

I just updated K-Lite Codec Pack. The updated version of MPC HC is showing this gray opaque OSD box: Anyone knows how to disable that? I can't seem to find the option to remove it. It's getting ...
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ffmpeg: Could not find codec parameters for stream 0 (Video: h264) unspecified size

I try to convert a video from .raw to .mp4. For this reason I did download, build and install both x264 and ffmpeg. However, command: ffmpeg -f h264 -i output.raw -vcodec copy output.mp4 fails with ...
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Converting AVI encoded file with an IMM5 codec

As part of a legal matter, I received a copy of a security video encoded using what appears to be an 'IMM5' codec, apparently often used by police. I also received a copy of 'BackupPlayer', which can ...
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Installing the iLBC codec (libilbc) on Mac OS X for use with FFmpeg

I'm trying to use FFmpeg to encode files with the iLBC codec, e.g.: ffmpeg -i audio.wav -ar 8000 -acodec ilbc audio.lbc -y This worked fine on Windows, however on Mac OS X I'm getting the error ...
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Incorrect Codec Parameters While using '-acodec' option while Working with FFMPEG

I am working with FFMPEG Library. I am capturing streams in particular compression codes to the destination file with the specified format with the following command: ffmpeg -i ...
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FFmpeg Degrades Quality of Video [closed]

I have been tasked with converting a batch of videos from MOV to MP4 for an application my company is building. We're converting the videos because a short MOV file has an extremely large file size ...
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How can I encode an image sequence to a 24bit RGB888 AVI file on OSX?

I would like to convert an image sequence(PNG or JPG) to an RGB888 avi file on OSX. I used VirtualDub on Windows, but I'd rather not go back and forth between operating systems if I can. I did try ...
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How do I know if hardware acceleration of the GPU is enabled in VLC?

Under the new VLC interface (Linux) with video-Catalyst driver installed what option I can chose to enable GPU hardware acceleration? How can I be sure it is enabled? $ vainfo give me this ...
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Unable to re-encode audio stream with different bitrate using ffmpeg

A similar question has been asked elsewhere without a satisfying answer for me. The following ffmpeg command results in error. When "-c:a copy" is added to just copy the audio stream, the video ...
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How do i configure background traffic in Opnet 16.4?

I am currently working on a project which investigates codec performance over IPv6 networks. i have a two topologies for each codec, one with background traffic and one without. so far i have only ...
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How do I compress my video without compromising it too much

Alright, i'm down to crunch time. I have a video that I have rendered out for something I have to turn in. The submission requires that it be At Most: 200 MB and be one of the following formats: ...
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how to join ts files together into mp4 with ffmpeg?

I download a lot of streams since the internet speed is too slow to watch high definition. When I download a stream I find the .m3u8 file which points to the TS files. Then I use the following ...
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MP4 files I download look pale and have colors misplaced [closed]

Ok, first things first: here's a screenshot from a recap I've downloaded. I guess if Neil Patrick Harris would host the ceremony back in 70s it'd look like that. There's this obvious offset of the ...
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VLC freezes in fullscreen

I am running VLC media player 2.0.6 Twoflower under Linux Mint 17. I do not have a dedicated graphics card so the display output is set to X11. With certain .avi files (not all of them) the video ...
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Using ffmpeg for mp3 conversion: could not find codec parameters / unspecified frame size

I have an mp3 file that I can't play with any of my audio players that I have on Windows 8, so I decided to convert it using ffmpeg. I downloaded it from a website, which was able to play the mp3. I ...
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ffmpeg or video codec

I have this problem but I don't understand if is a codec or wrong ffmpeg profile. I'm viewing a video in a web player (videojs). From some PC video work good but, from other PCs, with the same version ...
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MJPEG format not working

Gphoto2 captures live preview frames from cameras and store them as a MJPEG encoded movie. For some reason, nothing besides ffmpeg works with it as it should, all programs just see the first JPG ...
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ffdshow filter cannot be selected in Media Player Classic-HC

I installed ffdshow on my Windows 8.1 x64, as you can see: My MPC-HC can't see it as an external filter: Where should I look for it?
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Video encoding: How much does the video file size increase with fps?

Given that the next blockbusters of e.g. Peter Jackson (The Hobbit) and James Cameron (Avatar 2) are going to be shot with a frame rate of 48 fps (or even more) - i.e. more than the usual 24 fps - I ...
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Windows Media Player Play to - failed to retrieve media information from media server

So, I'm recently having issues playing any sort of mp4 file to my xbox one. Everytime I try, I just get the message "Failed to retrieve media information from media server". I've tried the common ...
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How to hardcode subtitles into an AVI without loss of quality

I am using a program to hardcode subs into an AVI file. The problem is that is recompresses the video using a codec. I don't see why this is necessary and causes a noticeable loss of quality. Is there ...
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How to set profile compatibility of an fMP4 using ffmpeg?

I'm using ffmpeg to generate a fragmented mp4 stream that will be consumed by an HTML5 player. I think I have a correctly formatted mp4 stream of data with an empty moov at the start and a series of ...
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How can I change video codecs for Chrome/YouTube?

Today I opened this video which is available in 720p and 1080p at 50 fps. For some reason my laptop can't handle it. I have Core 2 Duo T9300 2.5GHz. Single core performance of this CPU is just 30% ...
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How do I view an AVI file that requires GTCC codec?

I have pretty much tried every type of decoder package out there (K-lite, CCCP, Satsuki, etc.) but no luck. I used an old webcam back in the early 2000s when recording. Really need to know what this ...
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Which has the best codec support: Mplayer or VLC?

So, put everything else asside. Forget the interface, the extra functions, the speed, or whatnot. Which of these two media players supports the largest number of video codecs right out of the box? In ...
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What are the rules for using Dolby codecs in mobile and desktop apps?

I'm developing a video player and can't get a straight answer. VLC on iOS plays Dolby codecs (AC3, EAC3, TrueHD) if the user is not in a US timezone. I didn't check the source code for Android, but it ...
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Enabling Microsoft Windows Media player to play Matroska (MKV) container and H.264 codec videos

My understanding of the technical aspects associated with Video files is very basic. Our company developed a Thick-client software product for the commercial market that would allow users to view ...
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Best video and audio format for small file size with very unnoticeable quality depreciation [closed]

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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How to fix choppy sound replay with VLC

I've got a problem with vlc playing some file formats, for example mkv or m2ts (I didn't notice this problem with avi though). The sound plays ok, than dissappears for a second or two, than ...