Windows XP Video Decoder Checkup Utility

Updated: 18 Sep 2004

5 from 3 Reviews

Windows XP Video Decoder Checkup Utility is a small diagnosis tool which determines if you have an MPEG-2 video decoder (also known as a DVD decoder) installed on your computer.
It has been designed for Windows XP users and it also lets you know if the decoder is compatible with your version of Windows Media Player.

Files encoded in the MPEG-2 format, besides DVDs, are DVR-MS files, MPG and some AVI files.

Who needs this utility? You should deploy Windows XP Video Decoder Checkup Utility to your computer if you can’t play a DVD in Windows Media Player or when you are not able to synchronize or copy recorded TV shows to a Portable Media Center.

After installing the application, launch it and a simple window will open. If you have those MPEG-2 decoders on your computer, they will be listed automatically. Windows XP Video Decoder Checkup Utility will display information about the decoders, such as media player compatibility, file name and version of decoder.

Other actions that this diagnosis tool can perform is looking for updates and marking a decoder as the favorite one. You always have the possibility of returning to default values. Additionally, you can undo the changes that Windows XP Video Decoder Checkup Utility has made to the Windows registry.

Choosing a preferred video decoder is necessary in order to allow Windows Media Player 10 to properly synchronize DVR-MS files to portable devices.

Windows XP Video Decoder Checkup Utility needs a very low amount of system resources in order to run and it doesn’t affect your computer’s performance.

Even if it has not been developed anymore since 2004, Windows XP Video Decoder Checkup Utility may still be useful to Windows XP users who want to ensure optimal playback of video contents encoded in the MPEG-2 format.
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