Hi. I did some research to learn that a codec is pretty much an algorithm used to encode/decode media on the fly.
What I don't understand is if a codec is a simple reference file that can be used by multiple applications or I'd have to download the appropriate incarnation of that codec for each media-playing application I intend to use.
At present I downloaded an application that plays my media but is not the application I want to use -- but the app I want to use can't play my media! Any info would be appreciated.