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I'm beginning to run into more and more problems with audio playback being traced to codecs in use. I need to find utilities that tell me exactly which codec a given file used.
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by:bastibartel
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Hi juststeve,

Select the two columns you would like to have sorted.
(main menu -> Data (? - mine is german) -> Sort... )

In the dialog that pops up:

Select the ZIP-Code colum from the topmost drop-down box
If you have a header on top of your columns, check the corresponding checkbox (at the bottom of the sort-dialog.

Go!
The sorting will always rearrange all selected columns.

Cheers!
Sebastian
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by:bastibartel
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juststeve,

sry - wrong thread.
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by:shuboarder
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Hi JustSteve,

use the following:

GSpot is a video codec identification utility.
GSpot identifies which video codec and audio compression method is used on .avi files.

www.headbands.com/gspot/

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by:juststeve
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anything for more generalized detection? MPEGs/VOBs? or are things in those formats not as variable as in AVIs?
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The following free program can also be used to identify codec issues:

AfreeCodecVT 2.0.82
http://www.download.com/AfreeCodecVT/3000-2169_4-10462999.html?tag=lst-0-1

Hope this helps!
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Merete earned 800 total points
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as shuboarder  suggested G spot is the best.
There is also Nero CD-DVD Speed is a benchmark which can test the most important features of an optical drive.
http://www.free-codecs.com/download/Nero_CD-DVD_Speed.htm

If I am really stuck I have used easy divx I know its a program to convert dvd to avi
in the advanced it lists what codecs you have installed. Which is handy
download here
http://www.tucows.com/get/241303_96392
illistrated here
http://www.digital-digest.com/dvd/articles/sefy/dvd2divx.html

And finally
process explorer
Process Explorer will show you information about which handles and DLLs processes have opened or loaded.
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Info/Process-Explorer.shtml
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by:Merete
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oops also you can test your audio go to start run type in dxdiag press enter and run the sound tests the results will at least provide some insight into what problems if any exist.
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by:CodedK
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Hi.

As other users suggested GSpot and Sherlock are the only programs around that can identify
file codecs.

Now if you decide to use them, you can use them along with "MMCompView", it can
display the details of all installed multimedia components (Codec, ActiveX filters)
and allows you disable/enable specific components that run in your computer.

More over about your posting :
>>anything for more generalized detection? MPEGs/VOBs

GSpot v2.52 b01 Includes MPEG support    ( http://gspot.headbands.com/ )

And the new GSpot v2.60 b00 (Not available yet. Estimate: July, 2006)
Will support : DV1, DV2, Raw DV, FLV, MP4 support (and others...)

I hope this helps.
CodedK.
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You can find MMCompView in :
 http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/mmview.html
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