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