Where does windows keep its codecs?

By UnWarierMage224
Jan 13, 2007
  1. Hi all,

    pure curiosity on my part... where does windows keep the A/V codecs and is there any way to install new ones/uninstall existing ones? (I've gotten a bit bolder in tinkering with my laptop now that I have a backup source) I tried going through add/remove programs and the helper thingy in windows keeps telling me to use the "windows setup" tab in add/remove programs when there is none...

    running xp pro, if that helps anything.


  2. klaw24

    klaw24 TS Rookie Posts: 23

    If u want to see the codecs installed in ur system, try this:

    Start->Run->'devmgmt.msc' (without the quotes) and hit enter.
    Now scroll down to 'Sound, video and game controllers' and expand it by dbl-clicking.
    Then dbl-click on 'Audio Codecs', and then, in the dialog box that opens, click on the 'Properties' tab.
    Here u can see all installed codecs and also remove them.

    To install new codecs, I wud recommend the K-Lite Codec Pack.
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