GSpot 2.70a Build 20070222 Final
Where it comes handy
Viewing a particular video file is not always possible, and that's probably due to the fact that you don't have the codecs it requires. Dismissing the chance to watch a movie because it requires a codec that you just can’t put your finger on is not the solution. GSpot can help you in that matter.
G-Spot is a nifty application that you can use to identify the shortcomings of a video format. In other words, if a movie needs a certain codec, then G-Spot will tell you what it is, and maybe even guide you to a possible solution.
The advantages of being portable
The application doesn't need to be installed; you can just keep it on a Flash drive and run it without leaving a footprint on the computer’s registry.
The whole program consists of a single window, that you might find plain at first, but it offers all the information you need about a video file. Simply browse for a clip and G-Spot will instantly load additional information.
It is divided into several portions - File, Container, User Data/Metadata, Audio, Video, and Proposed Codec Solutions. The part you are mostly interested in is the status for video and audio. It should read "Codec(s) are Installed", else start looking for them (begin with G-Spot's proposed solutions, if any).
An efficient and reliable codec analyzer
In conclusion, GSpot offers you full reports on video codecs. It reduces the time you would normally spend searching for codec information to just a few seconds.
Reviewed by Elena Opris, last updated on July 9th, 2014
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- Windows Vista Compatible (tested on 32-bit version only)
- Added MOV and WMV support (not fully complete)
- Extended MP4 support including ftyp identification
- Many bug fixes
Application descriptionGSpot is a useful application which establishes what codecs (audio and video) are required to play a media file and de...