Audio and Video Codecs

Definitions of raw and compressed pixel formats used in Windows video programming.

If you’ve ever downloaded a video, you probably come across ones that you cannot play because your system needs a decoder. Windows Media Player will play AVIs, MPGs, and many other standard formats, but not every one. Check out the above site for a huge listing of codecs, with lots of links to the company that owns the codec, and links to other info.

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