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MediaInfo v20.09

billon on 9 Oct 2020
  • 12MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Oct 2020
  • Suggested by remialdo

MediaInfo displays a variety of technical and metadata/tag information from audio/video files. It features many different available layouts to display the information, as well as the ability to create custom layouts. The program can be used to find missing codecs or get more information about a given media file.

Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract:
  1. Download the 7z package "GUI (32 bit only without installer)" and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete MediaInfo_InfoTip.dll and unnecessary language files
  3. Launch MediaInfo.exe
  4. Shell extension and Shell InfoTip should be unchecked before choosing OK
What's new? See:
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joby_toss on 2013-06-10 17:18

I have no idea why the "GUI version without installer" has the .man extension, but it's only a simple archive and can be extracted with 7zip or UniversalExtractor. So "How to extract" field is still displaying correct information.

joby_toss on 2013-06-11 09:35

You are right! My Opera is at fault here. My beloved Opera failed my once more...again... Maybe it's finally time to put it to rest...

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InstalledCodec v1.30

Checker on 21 Mar 2014
  • 66KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

InstalledCodec finds information on media types that can play on your system. This small utility displays the list of all Codec drivers and DirectShow filters currently installed on your system. Display Name, Type, Disabled Status, Installed/Modified Time, Description, Company Name, Filename, etc. are available for each codec. The program allows you to easily disable or enable any Codec/DirectShow component or export the list to a text/XML/HTML file.

64-bit users must select "x64 Mode" under Options.

Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch InstalledCodec.exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'Auto Size Columns+Headers' option.
  • Added 64-bit build.
Latest comments
Magibon on 2011-05-21 00:36

thank you for this :)

i updated the info to include Win7.
works well for Win7601x64.

this is very handy.
there are codecs installed by default with Windows that are used even if you install your own codecs.

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GSpot v2.70a

Checker on 15 Mar 2014
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

GSpot determines which audio and video codecs are required to play a file, as whether these codecs are installed on your system. Simply drag-and-drop any AVI file to the GSpot window.

Note: Has not been updated for several years, so newer codecs may not be recognized.

Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista
Writes settings to: Windows registry. I am accepting it as portable on the assumption that it will only be used occasionally to troubleshoot codec problems, so portable settings is that important.
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch the program by double-clicking on GSpot.exe.
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GBJ on 2007-02-23 10:39

I have no idea how or why this app has the nerver to call itself portable. It writes a ton of settings to the registry. Enough said...

krungthep on 2007-03-09 11:32

An alternative would be AviCodec

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