More about audio-video

J. Landman Gay jacque at
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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