Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Vista TIP: How to check installed audio and video codecs

Before Vista, you can check the installed audio and video codecs by:
  1. Go to Control Panel.
  2. Click on the Sounds and Audio Devices icon.
  3. Click on the HardwareVideo Codecs and click on Properties button.
  4. Click on the Properties tab and you’ll see the whole list of Video Codecs installed.
  5. To check installed Audio Codecs, on step 4, select Audio Codecs and follow the rest of the steps.
However, in Vista, Microsoft has removed this from the Control Panel applet. Instead, you have to:
  1. Start Windows Media Player.
  2. Click on Help and About Windows Media Player.
  3. Click on the link Technical Support Information and a webpage will popup.
  4. Scroll down to see the list of installed Audio and Video Codecs.

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