Codecs GSpot

GSpot 2.70a for Windows

by Steve G

Avg. Rating 4.7 (139 votes)

File Details

File Size 0.4 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows 2000/9x/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 58,478
Publisher Steve G
Homepage GSpot

Publisher's Description

GSpot identifies presence or absence of "B-VOP", "Qpel", and "GMC", thus allowing the user to determine if a DivX5 file is compatible with KISS and other popular hardware DivX players. Provides information about MPEG1 or MPEG2 video and/or MPEG1 or MPEG2 audio either as "elementary" streams or multiplexed into an MPEG1 "system stream" or an MPEG2 "program stream". Limited support for MPEG4 video when contained in an AVI stream, such as DivX5.

Latest Reviews

uberfly

uberfly reviewed v2.70a on Aug 6, 2009

This is such a useful tool. I've always liked it more than MediaInfo. Is GSpot now totally a dead project?

vcorvinus

vcorvinus reviewed v2.70 on Feb 22, 2007

I love the utility, but won't give a 5 until the "full file scan" can be done manually. I don't want that option off, but hate the CPU and I/O grind when it's scanning large files...

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BTW... Actually that is not the real basis for the name "GSpot":

"I was posting on a message forum at the time, under the rather unimaginative nick 'Steve G'. And there was already a program called EncSpot which identified audio encoders. Somewhere along the line the idea came up that I could write such a program for video and call it 'GSpot'. The idea was funny enough that I actually did it."

http://www.headbands.com/gspot/v26x/devel.html

cooldude7273

cooldude7273 reviewed v2.60 b04 on Nov 6, 2006

An amazing program to have, never fails!

vixen69

vixen69 reviewed v2.60 b03 on Nov 6, 2006

Great utility, very useful! I've often wondered about the name :) Now am enlightened ..lol

matt2971

matt2971 reviewed v2.60 b02 on Oct 30, 2006

Great utility that I've been using for years.

I believe the author on the name, but it's quite appropriate anyway, after all, the pr0n industry spearheaded the digital video revolution, and I bet G-Spot's been used more times to work out how to play that damn pr0n clip downloaded from some P2P app than for any other use!

bubbs

bubbs reviewed v2.60 b02 on Oct 30, 2006

To uninstall - just delete the program files.

In terms of the name (from the website) -

"I was posting on a message forum at the time, under the rather unimaginative nick "Steve G". And there was already a program called EncSpot which identified audio encoders. Somewhere along the line the idea came up that I could write such a program for video and call it "GSpot". The idea was funny enough that I actually did it."

midnighter_9999

midnighter_9999 reviewed v2.60 b02 on Oct 30, 2006

how do we uninstall it??

SteveJohnSteele

SteveJohnSteele reviewed v2.60 b01 Build 20061008 on Oct 9, 2006

>> Banquo

"G"
Maybe because the authors name is Steve G

"Spot"
as in "to look" "to see", its a tool for looking in files and "spot"-ing' what codec

:-)

Banquo

Banquo reviewed v2.60 b01 Build 20061008 on Oct 9, 2006

It's a great program, not sure why the author felt it was necessary to name it after a sexual reference though.

Aires

Aires reviewed v2.60 b00 Build 20060904 on Sep 6, 2006

Excellent - no more words are needed. Maybe apart from outstanding. ;)

Avg. Rating 4.7 (139 votes)
Your Rating
uberfly

uberfly reviewed v2.70a on Aug 6, 2009

This is such a useful tool. I've always liked it more than MediaInfo. Is GSpot now totally a dead project?

vcorvinus

vcorvinus reviewed v2.70 on Feb 22, 2007

I love the utility, but won't give a 5 until the "full file scan" can be done manually. I don't want that option off, but hate the CPU and I/O grind when it's scanning large files...

---

BTW... Actually that is not the real basis for the name "GSpot":

"I was posting on a message forum at the time, under the rather unimaginative nick 'Steve G'. And there was already a program called EncSpot which identified audio encoders. Somewhere along the line the idea came up that I could write such a program for video and call it 'GSpot'. The idea was funny enough that I actually did it."

http://www.headbands.com/gspot/v26x/devel.html

cooldude7273

cooldude7273 reviewed v2.60 b04 on Nov 6, 2006

An amazing program to have, never fails!

vixen69

vixen69 reviewed v2.60 b03 on Nov 6, 2006

Great utility, very useful! I've often wondered about the name :) Now am enlightened ..lol

matt2971

matt2971 reviewed v2.60 b02 on Oct 30, 2006

Great utility that I've been using for years.

I believe the author on the name, but it's quite appropriate anyway, after all, the pr0n industry spearheaded the digital video revolution, and I bet G-Spot's been used more times to work out how to play that damn pr0n clip downloaded from some P2P app than for any other use!

bubbs

bubbs reviewed v2.60 b02 on Oct 30, 2006

To uninstall - just delete the program files.

In terms of the name (from the website) -

"I was posting on a message forum at the time, under the rather unimaginative nick "Steve G". And there was already a program called EncSpot which identified audio encoders. Somewhere along the line the idea came up that I could write such a program for video and call it "GSpot". The idea was funny enough that I actually did it."

midnighter_9999

midnighter_9999 reviewed v2.60 b02 on Oct 30, 2006

how do we uninstall it??

SteveJohnSteele

SteveJohnSteele reviewed v2.60 b01 Build 20061008 on Oct 9, 2006

>> Banquo

"G"
Maybe because the authors name is Steve G

"Spot"
as in "to look" "to see", its a tool for looking in files and "spot"-ing' what codec

:-)

Banquo

Banquo reviewed v2.60 b01 Build 20061008 on Oct 9, 2006

It's a great program, not sure why the author felt it was necessary to name it after a sexual reference though.

Aires

Aires reviewed v2.60 b00 Build 20060904 on Sep 6, 2006

Excellent - no more words are needed. Maybe apart from outstanding. ;)

rip_pit

rip_pit reviewed v2.60 b00 Build 20060904 on Sep 5, 2006

The first i used and one of the best.
VideoInspector is also good in the same vein.

What you can read from author on the website about the v2.60 b00 :
- FLV, MP4, DV1/2 & Raw DV support, more...
- Significant advanced features for technical users
- Includes unique "Visual GOP Structure" (VGS) subsystem
- This is a pre-Beta release, not all features are tested or complete yet.
It may be of more interest to technical users, although anyone interested should feel free to download & try it. [...] but much of the new information provided is of a rather technical nature. But it may tell you exactly what you need to know...
- Ironically, some simpler features for casual users, (e.g. "You need to install codec 'X' to play this file...") are not complete yet. And I am aware of that, to a large extent...
- This temporary limitation is partially due to the complexities of some of the recently developed multimedia formats and variations thereof...
see website to read the end.

dhry

dhry reviewed v2.52 Beta 01 Build 040915 on Mar 4, 2006

Excellent program. Oh, and can everyone please shut up about Xboxes and DVD players? Cheers.

deadmonkey

deadmonkey reviewed v2.52 Beta 01 Build 040915 on Sep 18, 2004

Great program. Does exactly what it says it will and does it well.

As for the person who says "don't buy an expensive KiSS player" all I have to say is. What the hell you talking about? My KiSS DP-1000 was only £80 including delivery. Show me where you can get an Xbox which can play DivX and XviD with a remote control and RGB output for £80 please. You can pick up the Xbox (only recently) for £100, then £30 to mod it (which is illegal), £15 for the remote and £15 for the advanced scart lead to get RGB output so in total you are looking at about £160 perhaps £150 if you are lucky that is still £70 more than the KiSS player. As for the KiSS players not playing everything. I only ever see movies in XviD and DivX and in all honesty they are the two best formats so why use anything else? The Xbox is good if you also want a console however for someone like myself who don't want a console I would rather save about £70 and buy a KiSS player.

BeerLion

BeerLion reviewed v2.51 Beta 02 Build 040827 on Aug 28, 2004

This is just the best utility of it's kind!

betateen

betateen reviewed v2.5 Beta 8 Build 040729 on Jul 31, 2004

Gspot hits the spot. Make uncooperative codecs and media play well together.

FORGET expensive players (~$500) like KISS.

An xbox with (xenium) modchip and free media player software can play essentially ANY video format for substantially less (~$210). KISS is severely limited in the video formats it can handle. The Xbox can also play a wide variety of audio formats. Oh, and xbox can play games, too. ;)

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