Codec - (enCOder/DECoder or COmpressor/DECompressor) - software (or hardware) that compresses and decompresses audio and video data streams.
The purpose of codecs is to reduce the size of digital audio samples and video frames in order to speed up transmission and save storage space.
For More information go to http://www.free-codecs.com/guides/What_you_need_to_know_about_codecs.htm
When you play a video, or sound file through EasyWorship, it has to know how to decode that file. A codec is a piece of software that tells EasyWorship how to decode the video or audio file. If you don't have the proper codec installed on your computer, EasyWorship won't be able to play your multi media file.
Standard codecs that are included automatically in Windows Media Player are :
Video: Mpeg1, AVI, WMV .
Audio: MP3, WAV,WMA
EasyWorship can use any of these types of files without installing extra codec software.
EasyWorship can play many other types of files as long as you have a codec for EasyWorship to decode the file with. Mpeg2, Mpeg4, Divx, Mov files require extra codec software.
Avoid downloading codec packs that claim to have a codec for every type of file. Many times they will install software that conflicts with EasyWorship and can cause your media files to play incorrectly. The only codec pack we current recommend is the K-Lite codec pack. We have specific instructions for installing it.
We recommend Gabest, DScaler or PowerDVD6 or 7 codecs for playing Mpg2 files and DVDs. See: Recommended DVD & Mpg2 Decoders
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