Determine Codecs Required to Play the Internet Downloaded Movies

We like downloading many movies from internet and this thing takes a lot of time as well. The most frustrating thing after that is when we find out that the movie we just downloaded is not playing on the computer properly or playing with no audio sound.

Wait do not delete it, as the problem is of the missing codecs and can be played easily and properly if your system has the right codec installed to play the file.

Here are two ways to determine the codec required to play the movie files properly:

Method 1:


Using MediaInfo is very easy, as you just have to load the movie file and it will display the codecs required to play the file by it and that too in the following format:

General: title, author, director, album, track number, date, duration…
Video: codec, aspect, fps, bitrate…
Audio: codec, sample rate, channels, language, bitrate…
Text: language of subtitle
Chapters: number of chapters, list of chapters

Download MediaInfo

Method 2:


GSpot requires no installation and you just have to run the exe file. On running it will show either “the codecs are installed” or “the codecs are not installed” in the system. If the codecs are not installed then just manually download that codec and you are done.

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