cfourcc 0.1.2

This program identifies the codec used in AVI files (*.avi) and allow the user to change the FourCC description code.

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LICENSE TYPE:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
USER RATING:
2.8/5 16
DEVELOPED BY:
mypapit
HOMEPAGE:
sarovar.org
CATEGORY:
ROOT \ Multimedia \ Video
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cfourcc
This program identifies the codec used in AVI files (*.avi) and allow the user to change the FourCC description code (like fourcc-changer in Windows). It is useful for people working with Microsoft AVI file.

I created this simple program after reading divx/mpeg4 related forums. It comes to me that there arent any software developed in GNU/Linux (nor other UN*X-variant) that have similiar functionality as "Nic's Mini AviC" in Microsoft Windows platform.

FourCC (Four Character Code) is a (rather crude) method to identify codec used to encode Microsoft RIFF AVI files. Application software/hardware use the FourCC to correctly select a codec suitable for playing the AVI file in question. The problem arises when a video player (usually the hardware one) fail to recognize a FourCC, and unable to select a newer/compatible codec to play the AVI file. This simple program solves this problem by providing a simple way to change the FourCC of the AVI file to a value accepted by the video player.

What's New in This Release:

add '-f' (force) option to enable changing FourCC in unsupported files.

Last updated on July 20th, 2006

#avi codec #FourCC description code #Microsoft AVI #avi #file #video #code

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