As long as they are installed correctly and not missing, out of date or causing
incompatibilities everything is fine. Codec related problems may take some time
to fix. Many users like to resolve codec issues by installing a codec pack, or
switching to a media player using binary codecs.

That’s fine and often works, but it does not always resolve the underlying
problem. Codec Toolbox is a free beta program for Windows that can check the
system for codec problems.

All that a user needs to do is to start the portable program and select the
Check problems of codecs option in the pull down menu in the main interface.

codec problems

codec problems

The program scans all installed codec information and displays errors related
to them in the text box on the same screen. It will for instance notify the user
if a codec is missing on the hard drive that is referenced in the Windows

At this time, there is no option to automatically resolve the codec problems
from within the software. This means that the user has to repair the problems
manually. For a missing file and reference in the Registry this would for
instance mean to delete the entry in the Registry.

codec Toolbox can do more than just scan the system for missing codecs. It
can create a list of all codecs installed on the system, and read and change the
merit value of codecs. The merit value is used by applications to select a codec
if multiple are able to play a media file. The codec with the highest merit
value is picked automatically by the applications.

Codec Toolbox comes with command line parameters as well to perform the
supported operations. The program is still in development, and users will likely
notice that in one form or the other. It is for instance not possible to change
the size of the program interface, which makes it incredible difficulty to read
the outputs of the program.

The portable program is compatible with 32-bit and 64-bit editions of
Windows. A download is provided at
the developer forum. Alternatives are Codec
, Codecinstaller
or G-Spot.

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