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Audio Codecs?

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ToiletDuck

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Aug 17, 2002
Is there some way that I can see what kind of Audio codec a file is using while playing it in media player? I've tried playing some files in a few players and can't seem to get the audio working. It just says that it is looking and then gives an error. Any ideas?
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NookieN

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Jul 14, 2002
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Depending on what the codec really is, you might be able to open the file in a text editor and read some codec info from the header. That only works for about 1/3 of most codecs though.

If you're feeling lucky, you could install the Nimo codec pack. It would almost certainly have the codec you need. I've heard that the newest versions of Nimo can mess up some of your other codecs though.
 

_Will_

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Jul 26, 2001
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Minneapolis, MN
Yeah, I've had some limited problems with the new Nemo beta codec...just stick to the solid releases. As the the above question, if its not listed in the info, or through the text editor I'm not really sure where you could find what codec it uses...possibly a video/sound editing program would lend some more insight?