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Gspot video info and codec finder

Despite the risque title, Gspot is an awesome little app. For a while, I was sick of video files I would find and then try to play on my PC, so much so, that my chagrin was overloaded. If you have a video file that only plays audio, or won't play at all, Gspot will tell you what type of file, what codec you need, and whether you have it currently installed or not. It lists just about every other video file detail you can imagine including meta-data, bit-rate, fps, video dimensions, even the codec or test it thinks will fix your playing problem. Most of the time, you can just go download a codec and the file will play. It is very nearly brilliant (I can hear the Guinness guys in the back of my head, Brilliant!), and takes the frustration out of trying to get the bleeping thing to play.
Here is another portion of the Gspot window. The level of detail is great for finding out what works to play your file.

This shows Gspot's advanced features, this one is the interlace field analysis screen.

Tags: codec, help, opensource, video



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