Knowledgebase: Windows Administration
What Codec does an Audio/Video file use?
Posted by Mont Rothstein on 03 February 2012 07:26 PM

What Codec does an Audio/Video file use?

Here are some tools to help determine what video file is used by a specific audio or video file:
This shows up as a new tab in the file's properties:
A standalone application:
Another (older) application:
What codecs are currently installed?
For Windows Media Player:
  1. If WMP is in player mode switch to Library mode
  2. Right-click on an empty an empty area of the tool/menu bar
  3. Select Help->About Windows Media Player
  4. Click Technical Support Information
For the entire system:
The second post here has some good info on media playback:

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