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7 Sep 2005
A class that retrieves a list of Codecs found on the local computer using the registry.

What does the code do

CCodecList's class retrieves a list of Codecs found on the local computer using the registry.

How to use it

The Zip file contains a simple demo. Here it is:

#include "stdafx.h"
#include "CodecList.h"

CCodecList codec; // an object of CCodecList class

int main()
    system ("color 5F"); // color
    system ("title Codecs list using the registry..."); // a title

    int nb = codec.m_aCodec.GetCount(); // number of Codec(s)

    if(nb > 0) // Show a list only if at least one Codec is found.
        // loop until we find a Codecs and show (it) them.
        for (int i = 0; i < codec.m_aCodec.GetCount(); i++)
            printf("%s\r\n", codec.m_aCodec[i]);


        // Here we show numbers of Codecs found.
        printf("--> Found %i Codecs installed on local computer.\r\n\r\n", 

    else // No Codecs found, inform user.
        printf("No Codecs found.\r\n\r\n");

    return 0;


Tested and works on Windows XP SP1. To know: some Codecs' description aren't retrieved, like in the case for "ffdshow" and "mastroka". To retrieve more information about Codecs, you should use the WMI.


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QuestionAudio codec - G.722 Pin
NikoJarvi24-Oct-12 23:23
memberNikoJarvi24-Oct-12 23:23 
If you wish to use a reliable audio codec that ensures high quality for various VoIP applications then I recommend you to choose G.722. Its official name is Low-complexity coding at 24 and 32 kbps for hands-free operation in systems with low frame loss.
Here is a good description about G.722:

This audio codec is a transform-based compressor that is optimized for speech, music and other types of audio since it is able to provide high quality experience. It operates on 20 ms frames of audio.

Since G.722 is a digital wideband coder algorithm, it has an audio bandwidth of 50 kHz to 7kHz and 16, 24, 32 kbps bit rates. Therefore it becomes very useful for hands-free operations in HD VoIP systems with low frame loss.

- Full and half duplex modes of operation
- Compliant with G.722.1 specification
- Optimized for high performance on leading edge DSP architectures
- Multichannel implementation
- Multi-tasking environment compatible

More details are available at

GeneralHere is my approach Pin
Justin Hallet8-Sep-05 22:46
memberJustin Hallet8-Sep-05 22:46 

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Posted 7 Sep 2005


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