AVIcodec is a free multimedia file analyser for Windows.

If you have a codec problem, and are not a "power" user, I suggest you first install on your computer a Codec Pack.
If you want more precise information, then use AVIcodec which will tell you the codec required and where to download it.
  • Warning ! I am not the author of www.avicodecpack.com, which contains a trojan spyware !
  • Recognized formats :
    • Natively : AVI & DIVX, ASF & WMV, Real (.rm, .rmvb), Ogg (.ogg, .ogm), Mpeg-(S)VCD-DVD (.mpg, .vob), FLV
    • Others : all those handled by DirectShow (.mp3, ...).
  • Features : install program, tooltips, drag & drop support, accessible from contextual menu in Explorer, export of all the information, recusive directory analysis, ...
  • Languages : Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Hungarian, Korean, Polish, Portugese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Ukrainian.
    If your language is not there, please help me to add a translation in your language.
  • Code : Borland C++ Builder 6. Source for 1.1, 1.2b113, 1.2 last version
    I decided to release this code to the community because I do not have any time to continue the developpement to release 1.3 version which should have merged with MediaInfo project.

  • Explications en français : Paco Elgino, Patarien
  • Contact : Philippe Duby (Lyon, France)
  • Download location :
    Last version (1.2 build 113 - jan 2007) can be downloaded here : France, Poland with INSTALKI.pl, USA with Softpedia.com

  • Last codec database : codecs.xml, to be put in AVIcodec directory

General multimedia links

Information about codecs
Information about multimedia
Information about file formats

Multimedia containers

3GP - K3G, aka 3rd Generation Partnership Project ASF, aka Advanced Systems Format AVI, Audio Video Interleave DIVX Media Format F4V/FLV, FLash Video GVI, Google Video MKV / Matroska / MCF MOV / QuickTime MPEG 2 / (S)VCD / DVD MPEG 4 OGM, aka OGg Media RMVB, aka RealMedia Variable Bitrate Theora

Other links

Video for Windows & DirectShow & DirectX SDK Information on audio Other AVI tools Borland & DirectX

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