View Full Version : [ubuntu] Codec tool

August 30th, 2008, 08:25 PM
is there a tool that identifies which codec a video needs in order to be played ?

August 30th, 2008, 08:29 PM
not that i know of, but doing
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras will give you pretty much everything you need.

August 31st, 2008, 12:42 AM
I guess Movie Player (GStreamer) checks for codecs and ask if you want to download it.

There is an application for Windows called AVIcodec, but I couldn't make it work under Wine