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How to install a Codec in Windows 9x???

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Hello. I have a video file that uses a Ligos propietary Codec and i would like to distribute it. I have identified the two .ax files that compose the codec. but i don't know how to install them.

I have seek in the registry for peeks, but there's two keys for each of the files (with a horrible CLASSID). Those CLASSID then appear in the Windows Media Player entries of the registry. I could reproduce this at hand, but i'm sure that the only PC in the world that will take that as valid is mine, and I want my program to be run in other machines as well.

There's an API or anything else to do this???
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CODECS (or .ax files) are just regular InProc server DLLs. To install them, copy them to the Windows' System Directory and run 'regsvr32.exe mycodec.ax' or call the 'DllRegisterServer()' entry point.
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Ooops, this should have been an 'answer' :o)
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Damn. That Easy???

All Right. I'll try.  If is that, I'll kill myself...
(Just a joke)
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Thank you very much.
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I just hope that you're still alive ;-)
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