AVIcodec is a free multimedia file analyser for Windows.

If you have a codec problem, and are not a "power" user, first install on your computer a Codec Pack.
If you want more precise information, then use AVIcodec which will tell you the codec required and where to download it.
  • Recognized formats :
    • Natively : AVI & DIVX, ASF & WMV, Real (.rm, .rmvb), Ogg (.ogg, .ogm), Mpeg-(S)VCD-DVD (.mpg, .vob), FLV
    • Others : all those handled by DirectShow (.mp3, ...).
  • Features : install program, tooltips, drag & drop support, accessible from contextual menu in Explorer, export of all the information, recusive directory analysis, ...
  • Languages : Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Hungarian, Korean, Polish, Portugese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Ukrainian.
    If your language is not there, please help me to add a translation in your language.
  • Code : Borland C++ Builder 6. Source code available on demand.
  • New : Next release (1.3) will use MediaInfo DLL to grab file information. MediaInfo adds Mastroska support and others interesting things !
  • Explications en français : Paco Elgino, Patarien
  • Contact : Philippe Duby (Lyon, France)
  • Last versions : 1.2 build 106 for Windows ME/98 (jan 2005), 1.2 build 110 for Windows 2000/XP (sept 2005), 1.2 build 113 for beta tests (till end of january 2007, Change Log)
  • Download location :
France : 1.2b110 1.2b106 , Poland : 1.2b110 , USA :

General multimedia links

Information about codecs
Information about multimedia
Information about file formats

Multimedia containers

3GP, aka 3rd Generation Partnership Project ASF, aka Advanced Systems Format AVI, Audio Video Interleave DIVX Media Format FLV, FLash Video GVI, Google Video MKV / Matroska / MCF MOV / QuickTime MPEG 2 / (S)VCD / DVD MPEG 4 NSV NUT OGM, aka OGg Media RMVB, aka RealMedia Variable Bitrate Theora

Other links

Video for Windows & DirectShow & DirectX SDK Information on audio Other AVI tools Borland & DirectX Other developper links
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Last update of this page : january, 2007
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