I occasionally run into a film strip icon that requires that I download a codec to view the file.
What makes this necessary - I have Windows Media Player built into my machine.
I have been warned that many of these "codecs" contain viruses, so up till now, I have backed off downloading them. Are they legitimet applications, and if so, why doesn't Windows provide them?
Maybe they're from Apple - I rememeber that Quick Time used to mess up the computer in the past, then I was told it was something about Apple and Windows fighting over control of the file.
Can anyone shed some light on this? Thanks.