Howto Find the Audio Codec Used In An AVI

This is a very simple process and can be done using the GSpot Codec Information Tool.  Just download the program and install it.  Now go into your Start Menu and open the program.

  • Select File | Open and select your AVI file
  • Look for the section labeled Audio Codec
  • You will see the name of the Audio Codec you need download.
  • You can now go to that developer’s website to download your codec.  You can also visit the Codec section of wmplugins.

Note: Do not download anything labeled as a “Codec Pack”.  This will help you stay out of trouble when playing your files.

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