Can I include your codecs into my installer?

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Can I include your codecs into my installer?

Post by positive on Sun Feb 16, 2014 6:37 pm

Hi, I develop screen recorder for Windows. I would like to include you codec pack into my installer.

Can I do that? Are there any requirements?


Thanks!

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Re: Can I include your codecs into my installer?

Post by Admin on Mon Feb 17, 2014 5:44 pm

Blindly installing codecs will can cause problems. Users may already have the required software installed.

I assume your application only needs specific encoder(s). You should detect if the required codecs are present, and if not, instruct the user to download and install the codec pack. That way they get the latest version, and also have the option to install things manually.

Detecting VFW codecs is easy. Just look for entries in this registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Drivers32

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