Video Codecs issue – Can’t play a video file on my computer!

posted by Firas Sameer on April 18, 2011 in SW/HD Maintenance with 4 comments
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I am trying to play a video file but the media player says there are missing video codecs?

video codecsSometimes when you play a video file using the Windows Media Player or any other players you get a message after the playing failure stating that a missing video codecs are required in order to play this media file.

What does a video CoDec mean?

codec (‘Compressor-Decompressor’ or  ‘Coder-Decoder‘) is a computer program that handles the encoding and/or decoding of a digital data stream or signal, also defined as a software that compresses and decompresses audio and video data streams. The purpose of it is to reduce the size of digital audio samples and video frames in order to speed up transmission and save storage space.

How to solve the video codecs problem?

You can check what are the missing video codecs that preventing the video file from playing and also install that Missing CoDec using a FREE tool called Video Inspector, this tool designed to provide you with as much information as possible about your video files, it will help you installing the required CoDecs (coder/decoder software) for an optimal performance, it is very useful tool for those who are facing problems playing their Audio/Video files.

Why this tool is important? because in this case you don’t need to install a bunch of video codecs trying to make your video file to work, using this tool will tell you exactly what codec is required to play such a kind of video files within your Windows operating system.

If you want to download the VideoInspector tool use the below download button.

Download VideoInspector

In addition to the VideoInspector software, you can solve your CoDec issue by downloading and installing a CoDec package such as K-Lite Pack that is support almost all Video and Audio CoDec format and will absoulutly solve your problem.

If you want to download the K-Lite Pack use the below download button.

Download K-Light CoDec Pack

 
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