Howto Find the Video 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 FourCC code for the file’s Video Codec
  • Visit the FourCC website and find out who develops that codec
  • You can now go to that developers website to download your codec.  You can also visit the Codec section of wmplugins.

Note: Do not download anything labeled as a “Codec Pack” or from the links at the top of the FourCC website.  This will help you stay out of trouble when playing your files.

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