More about audio-video

J. Landman Gay jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Thu Jan 17 18:53:00 EST 2013


On 1/17/13 5:34 PM, Mark Wieder wrote:
> J. Landman Gay <jacque at ...> writes:
>
>> In the Media Player app itself, all the above formats play perfectly. I
>> did not need to download any extra codecs, not even for .mov files.
>
> It gets worse. You can't rely on just the file extension.
>
> The other day I pulled down a GoToMeeting archive as a .wmv file and VLC, my
> go-to media player, wouldn't play it. Launched it in the Dreaded Windows Media
> Player and it played just fine. The .wmv file was encoded in a format I've never
> heard of before (Gsomething24, if I remember correctly), and it seems that only
> the DWMP has the decoder built in.
>

Decoders are part of apps and not the OS?

At least in my case, the videos will be known in advance and have the 
right extensions. I guess that doesn't mean today's test videos did though.

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