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    CodecInstaller Alternatives

    CodecInstaller is described as 'Ever had a movie where you could only hear the sound and there were no video? Or only video and no sound?' and is an app in the Video & Movies category. There are more than 10 alternatives to CodecInstaller for Windows, Linux, Mac, Windows S and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is MediaInfo, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like CodecInstaller are GSpot (Free), VideoInspector (Free), MediaInfoXP (Free, Open Source) and MovieScanner (Free).

    This page was last updated May 24, 2019
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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?
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    1. [The standard installer is bundled with adware, but the portable version is clean and adware free: http://www.videohelp.com/software/MediaInfo ]

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      The standard installer is bundled with adware, but the portable version is clean and adware free: http://www.videohelp.com/software/MediaInfo

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      GSpot is a Windows-based freeware designed to identify codecs used in video files. In addition, the application checks if the required DirectShow filters or Video for Windows codecs are installed and configured for proper playback.

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      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 2.70a, released on 22 February 2007, can be still downloaded from the official website.



    2. VideoInspector is a tool designed to provide you with as much information as possible about your video files.
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      GUI for MediaInfo, an open source tool for displaying technical information about media files.
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      Small utility to scan your video files and store the media details (audio, video, subtitles) into a small database. Support export end printing of data, multiple databases, external subtitle, HDR and 3D detection, etc.


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      AVInaptic is a program with a simple GUI (GTK +2) that analyzes file type AVI, ASF / WMV, MP4/MOV, Matroska (MKV), OGG, OGM, FLV, and shows a lot of information about technical characteristics (useful in predicting if the movie will be read from your portable player).
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      VideoSpec is a free AppleScript studio App (Xcode 3.0 on Leopard) making use of MediaInfo CLI, MPlayer, FFmpeg, qt_tools and AtomicParsley binaries to display detailed informations on video files. Compatibility of analyzed media file with QuickTime Player v.7.6.

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      The program is no longer developed. Last version, v.0.9.8, released in 2014, can be still downloaded from the official website

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      AVIcodec is a free multimedia file analyser for Windows.
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      Themonospot is a simple application that can be used to scan multimedia files and extract some informations about audio and video streams:
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      For Windows 10 Desktop. Extract immediatelly all video and audio info from any given Media file (video or audio). View filmstrip of the video. Provides 6 actions for the file (share, open with,etc).Use with "Share", Right Click,Open with on Windows!.
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