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#1 Scipio

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 01:33 PM

I'm posting this for a friend, but I'd be most grateful for advice I can pass on to him. I don't have his codec problem:

"Anyone know anything about codecs? My laptop is being overun by nonstandard codecs, and my audio is bugging out and lagging. I can seem to find the problem. I've cleaned my registry and done a complete system restore. But they are still there. Any ideas?"

I'm not a tecchie and I'm not even sure what he's taking about, but I'm sure many of you folks do.

Edited by Scipio, 06 December 2011 - 01:33 PM.

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#2 Sam.

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 02:11 PM

Have your friend:
  • Open Windows Media Player
  • Press the ALT key to access the menus dropdown.
  • Follow ?Help?->?About Windows Media Player?
  • Click on the ?Technical Support Information? link in the About Window
  • It will generate a browser window showing the list of codecs on the PC.
Post the list here so we can see what we're dealing with and we'll go from there :)

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#3 Scipio

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 02:45 AM

Have your friend:

  • Open Windows Media Player
  • Press the ALT key to access the menus dropdown.
  • Follow ?Help?->?About Windows Media Player?
  • Click on the ?Technical Support Information? link in the About Window
  • It will generate a browser window showing the list of codecs on the PC.
Post the list here so we can see what we're dealing with and we'll go from there :)

Thanks, Sam, I'll do that.
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