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Checking the Codecs installed on your PC

NOTE: This section deals with the codecs used to play and create AVI files.  Codecs used with other formats such as QuickTime cannot be checked by this method.

Short for compressor/decompressor, codec is a technology for compressing and decompressing data.  Codecs are used to compress AVI files as they are very large.  There are several different codecs available for compressing AVI files.  To view an AVI file, you need to have the codec which was originally used to compress the file installed on your PC.  To find out the codec used to compress an AVI file, right-click the file, click Properties, and then click Summary.  The next step is to check whether that codec is installed on your PC.

Check installed Codecs in Windows XP

  1. Click Start, then click on Control Panel.


  2. In the Classic View, click on ‘Sounds and Audio Devices’, and then click on Hardware Tab.

  3. Select Video Codecs/Audio Codecs and then click on Properties. 

  4. In the Video/Audio Codec properties window, select the "Properties" tab at the top.  This will show you all the codecs that are installed.  You can choose to Remove a particular codec completely or check the Codec status from this window.

Check installed Codecs in Windows 2000

  1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel. 

  2. Double-click Sounds and Multimedia. 

  3. In the Sounds and Multimedia Properties dialog box, click the Hardware tab. 

  4. Scroll down to Video/ Audio Codecs and click on Properties. 

  5. In the properties dialog box, click the Properties tab.

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