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Which video codec is being used for replay?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by savro, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. savro

    savro Flightless Bird

    I watch movie clips on my PC using several media players.

    How can I tell which video codec (filter?) is being used when I watch a
    movie using a particular player.
     
  2. Jose

    Jose Flightless Bird

    On Feb 9, 9:05 am, savro <inva...@nospaml.com> wrote:
    > I watch movie clips on my PC using several media players.
    >
    > How can I tell which video codec (filter?) is being used when I watch a
    > movie using a particular player.


    If might be easier if you list the several media players, then maybe
    we will be able to tell you the codecs each one likes to use or how to
    figure it out.
     
  3. Paul

    Paul Flightless Bird

    savro wrote:
    > I watch movie clips on my PC using several media players.
    >
    > How can I tell which video codec (filter?) is being used when I watch a
    > movie using a particular player.


    http://gspot.headbands.com/

    http://gspot.headbands.com/v26x/GSpot270a.zip

    You can start the program after installation, then drag and drop a
    movie onto it. The filter graph for playback, is shown in the lower
    pane. Clicking the numbered buttons will start the movie playing,
    if the codecs to play the movie are available.

    Paul
     
  4. savro

    savro Flightless Bird

    On 16:19 9 Feb 2010, Paul wrote:

    > savro wrote:
    >> I watch movie clips on my PC using several media players.
    >>
    >> How can I tell which video codec (filter?) is being used when I watch
    >> a movie using a particular player.

    >
    > http://gspot.headbands.com/
    >
    > http://gspot.headbands.com/v26x/GSpot270a.zip
    >
    > You can start the program after installation, then drag and drop a
    > movie onto it. The filter graph for playback, is shown in the lower
    > pane. Clicking the numbered buttons will start the movie playing,
    > if the codecs to play the movie are available.
    >
    > Paul


    I tried Gspot and clicked the button beside "Proposed Codec Solutions
    and Tests". But I didn't get the info.

    The media players I might use are WMP10, VLC, Media Player Classic, Gom,
    Mplayer, Irfanview, etc. Let's say I have a WMV file. I want to see
    exactly which decoder file is used by each of those media players when
    they play my WMV file.

    (I expect some players would use the same decoder as another player.)
     
  5. Donald Anadell

    Donald Anadell Flightless Bird

    "savro" <invalid@nospaml.com> wrote in message
    news:Xns9D1ADA0516DFE5D4AM2@160.sjc.astraweb.com...
    > On 16:19 9 Feb 2010, Paul wrote:
    >
    >> savro wrote:
    >>> I watch movie clips on my PC using several media players.
    >>>
    >>> How can I tell which video codec (filter?) is being used when I watch
    >>> a movie using a particular player.

    >>
    >> http://gspot.headbands.com/
    >>
    >> http://gspot.headbands.com/v26x/GSpot270a.zip
    >>
    >> You can start the program after installation, then drag and drop a
    >> movie onto it. The filter graph for playback, is shown in the lower
    >> pane. Clicking the numbered buttons will start the movie playing,
    >> if the codecs to play the movie are available.
    >>
    >> Paul

    >
    > I tried Gspot and clicked the button beside "Proposed Codec Solutions
    > and Tests". But I didn't get the info.
    >
    > The media players I might use are WMP10, VLC, Media Player Classic, Gom,
    > Mplayer, Irfanview, etc. Let's say I have a WMV file. I want to see
    > exactly which decoder file is used by each of those media players when
    > they play my WMV file.
    >


    > (I expect some players would use the same decoder as another player.)


    Possibly, but you should keep in mind that other Players function
    differently that Windows Media Player. For instance VLC and MPlayer, do not
    use "codecs" at all in the conventional sense they are all "built in" to the
    player(s).

    Also note that Irfanview uses it's own "plugins" for viewing video files,
    see the Irfanview\Plugins folder. So if you are using Irfanview to view a
    ..WMV file, it is most likely using either the IV_Player.exe and or Video.dll
    located in the Plugins folder to render the video.
     

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