Posts Tagged ‘ video problems ’

An Introduction about Codecs and Codec Packs

June 12, 2012
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“Codec” is a technical term for compression/decompression. In addition, its definitive meaning is compress/decompress and code/decode. Many of these variations have a similar meaning. A Codec is software format that minimizes large video files, and make them usable on computers. Codecs are required for media players, so they could play media formats. Without them playing music and movies will be unbearable. Consider the fact that compressed files basically include a number of the data perfectly located at the original file, the codec could be the necessary “translator” that decides what data causes it to be in the compressed version...

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3 Ways to play any video format

August 23, 2011
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3 Ways to play any video format

Let’s start from the easiest, and to a more time consuming approach. Easy Catch! 1. Download the VLC Player. Playing DVD’s videos on your desktop/laptop wouldn’t be a problem if you have a VLC player. The Famous VLC player, a  free open source software that has helped millions of users worldwide in playing different video formats without using or installing any codecs. Pro vs Cons Pros FREE Supports a large number of audio, video and streaming formats! Not memory-intensive Simple user interface Platform-independent Cons Lacks multiple selection feature Can’t use escape key to exit full-screen view No comprehensive help...

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How to play WebM files in windows media player

August 22, 2011
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How to play WebM files in windows media player

Playing WebM files into Windows Media Player Let’s take a recap. WebM files or formats where meant and designed for use on the web. With its high resolution and fast playback, it competes with other web media formats like FLV and H.264. Its files consist of video streams compressed with the VP8 video codec and audio streams compressed with the Vorbis audio codec. The file structure is based on the Matroska media container, like so. Check my blog here if you want to know why do I want webM videos. This isn’t much of a problem, since you can easily...

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How to solve common video problems part 2

June 5, 2010
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After my previous blog entry about how to solve common video problems I wrote a little longer document for my list. If you are on my Fast video indexer list should already have gotten the link but if you are not, here it is: Solve video problems Download and print or save it for later. Feel free to share the document as you want, link to it, mail it to your list or host it on your site. I would love to hear your feedback and ideas for improvements on the document

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