CodecInstaller is a Windows program that detect which Audio&Video codecs are installed on your system and that suggest you to install the ones necessary to correctly view the movie it is distributed with:in fact it's designed to be burned on a CD together with a compressed video, to be always able to play them.
The users who receive the CD, with a single tool with a simple and intuitive interface, can check if the necessary codecs are already installed and up-to-date and with just a click can install the ones required.
Who distributes videos on CDs can include this program to be sure that who have to see the video, will have all the necessary codecs installed.
CodecInstaller can be also used just to have the complete list of the installed codec and detailed informations on them.Since version 1.3, contains a MovieLauncher that displays informations about the distributed video file (author, plot, director...) Since version 1.4 can analyze avi files. It detects: width/height and ratio, lenght, video codec, framerate, size, bitrate, total frames.
CodecInstaller can be used to analyze files: it supports avi, mpeg, wmv, wma, ogg, flac, mpc, mp3, mp4, wav, wx and will show technical data such as width/height and ratio, length, video codec, framerate, size, bitrate, total frames, quality factor and metadata such as title, album, year (if available).
An advanced feature of CodecInstaller is the Filter Mappings Editor (see screenshot), a tool that will let you change the priority and the types of media a filter will process. This will help solving the issues created by filters producers that set a priority too high for their filters or make them decode formats they cannot handle perfectly.
Another feature targeted to power users is the 'remove filter' functionality: you will be able to either unregister a filter (and see a list of other filters that will be affected) or lower its merit value: the effect is that the filter won't be used anymore.
CodecInstaller can also be used to distribute video files on a CD, to be sure that who receives the CD will have all the necessary codecs installed: with a single tool he will be able to check if the codecs are already installed and up-to-date. CodecInstaller contains a MovieLauncher that displays informations about the distributed video file (author, plot, director...) along with a screenshot and a 'Play' button
CodecInstaller is available in the following languages: English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish, Swedish, Russian and Turkish.
The license of this software is Freeware, you can free download and free use this codec pack software.