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Codec Information Applications

Hi all, I hope you have a nice day!
I would like to find a device to help with media files. It would be easy to configure and intuitive for a neophyte (me!). It would reveal what codec it needed to play the file, and have the live link to the maker of its codec, and ability to download the codec.
Is there such a thing, or is it a matter of hunting the entire Internet for days to find it and get it mooving? And then having a hundred keystrokes in antiintuitive places to get it moving?
Thanks and Best to you!

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What type. . .

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of media files. There's a gazillion. No one application handles this.

This one is pretty comprehensive

I have a simple one at my site that will add DVD functionality to WMP9. See the Free Software link.

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Try GSpot

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Codec Information Appliance(s): Mark and Wayne; Thanks!

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Hi Mark and Wayne;
That's great that you checked in, I send my thanks to you, a lot of thanks. Many folks don't care, you did--thanks!
IMHO, these apps you proposed are cranky, which tells you I am a newbie. Otherwise i would like that quality--a fresh challenge, what?!!
I will go on searching for two things that frankly irritate me about the Internet today: chaotic media formats and total lack of privacy. In a perfect world, i will find easy encryption that works and easy media formats that work.
Again, very best to you!
NB Comments are received enthusiastically, keeping in mind i am newbie.

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