Is there a way to check if a codec is already installed?

Do any of you experts know if there is a way to check if a certain codec is already installed?
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Mikal613Commented:
Codecs are usually dll's so just check if the dll  is there

use this

Public Function FileExists(filename As String) As Boolean
    FileExists = (Dir(filename, vbNormal Or vbReadOnly Or vbHidden Or vbSystem Or vbArchive) <> "")
End Function

Private Sub Command1_Click()
    If FileExists("C:\Config.sys") Then
        MsgBox "Config.sys is available"
    Else
        MsgBox "Sorry Can't find Config.sys"
    End If
End Sub
 
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John AccountAuthor Commented:
Thank you there, Kind Sir. That was a most excellent solution! Kudos to you...and a whopping 500 points. :-)
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