CodecInstaller - the Codecs Tool

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Ever had a movie where you could only hear the sound and there were no video? Or only video and no sound?
That's almost certainly a codec missing! CodecInstaller is here to help you understand which codec you need and to let you install it in minutes.

CodecInstaller is a Windows program that detects the Audio and Video codecs installed on your system, analyzes files to understand which codecs they require and suggests you to install them.
Check out the features tour for usage examples and screenshots of the program.

This program can be used to analyze files: it supports avi, mpeg, wmv, wma, ogg, flac, mpc, mp3, mp4, wav, wx and will show technical data such as width/height and ratio, length, video codec, framerate, size, bitrate, total frames, quality factor and metadata such as title, album, year (if available).

An advanced feature of CodecInstaller is the Filter Mappings Editor (see screenshot), a tool that will let you change the priority and the types of media a filter will process. This will help solving the issues created by filters producers that set a priority too high for their filters or make them decode formats they cannot handle perfectly.
Another feature targeted to power users is the 'remove filter' functionality: you will be able to either unregister a filter (and see a list of other filters that will be affected) or lower its merit value: the effect is that the filter won't be used anymore.

CodecInstaller can also be used to distribute video files on a CD, to be sure that who receives the CD will have all the necessary codecs installed: with a single tool he will be able to check if the codecs are already installed and up-to-date. CodecInstaller contains a Movie Launcher that displays informations about the distributed video file (author, plot, director...) along with a screenshot and a 'Play' button

CodecInstaller is available in the following languages: English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish, Swedish, Russian and Turkish.
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Operating System: Windows 2000 - WindowsXP - Windows Server 2003 - Windows Vista
Libraries: Microsoft .NET Framework 2 or higher is required in order to use CodecInstaller. It is freely downloadable from microsoft.com site. The installer will automatically check if you already have it on your PC.




CodecInstaller is available into two packages (click to download):

CodecInstaller 2.10.4 - network install ~ 500 KB
This package contains just the core CodecInstaller module and
it will download only the optional components the user selects.
Requires an internet connection during installation.

CodecInstaller 2.10.4 - full package ~ 3.06 MB
This package contains all the optional components.
Does not require an internet connection during installation.



If you don't know which one you should download, get the full package. You can find more info on the 2 packages in this post in the forums.

If you have an idea about a new feature to insert into this program or a suggestion, please send me an : I'll try to implement it in the next version.



from v2.10 to v2.10.2 (maintenance release)

from v2.10 to v2.10.1 (maintenance release)

from v2.9 to v2.10:

List of changelogs of the previous versions.

Page keywords: Codec Installer, Divx codec, xvid codec, codec pack, install filters, installed codecs, analyze video file, file analysis, remove filter, remove codec, video analysis



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