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  G Spot - determine codec required to play avi file
Are you having trouble playing an AVI file you downloaded? Maybe you don't have the right codec installed. Find out for sure with G Spot.

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Establishes what video codecs (audio and video) are required to play an AVI file.
Determines whether these codecs are installed on your system.
Isolates problems associated with these codecs.
Simple operation - Basic use: "File > Open", then read results
Identifies download induced problems (truncated files, "cooked" files, etc.)
Shows framerate, duration, aspect ratio, bitrates, AVI structure info, and more.
Displays and allows editing of  RIFF info (title, etc); displays "hidden" ASCII info.
Drag and Drop and "Send To" support, multi-file (batch) processing support
Copy/Paste or text export G Spot information - format is user configurable.
Built-in database of 350 video and 150 audio codec types
Advanced UI including "dual-mode" and hyperlinked "persistent" tool tips
Full support for OGG media files as well as AVI stream formats
Identification (only) of non-AVI files (.mpg, .mov, .qt, .rm, .swf, .wmv, .asf, etc.)
Supports VFW, ACM, DirectShow and DMO codec types (audio and video)
No Install (optional), No spyware, No advertising, No registration
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