Windows Imaging Component made it possible for 3rd parties to add first-class support for additional image formats to the operating system through plugin components known as "codecs", providing thumbnail views in Explorer, as well as previews and slideshows in Windows Photo Gallery, Windows Photo Viewer and, on Window 7, also within Windows Media Center 7 and Media Player 12, as well as integration with the built-in desktop search engine.WIC-compliant codecs also enable a number of applications to directly new file formats, such as for example Microsoft ICE, Sony Creative Software's Vegas Professional or The Panorama Factory, just to name a few.
Now you've found another good reason to justify the purchase of your favorite handheld device.(*) Due to technical limitations currently imposed by Microsoft for their Win RT platform, the Fast Picture Viewer Codec Pack decoders are not exposed to "Metro" aka "Modern" aka "Windows Store" applications at this time, as they elected to block non-Microsoft codecs for those apps.Running Windows 7 with Media Center and have an Xbox 360 or another Media Center Extender?I have tried a few 3D movies on it too and they look superb, almost as good as the 3D effect at the cinema. I got this phone 4 months ago and at the beginning it was fine, however for a new smartphone it lacks the features that competitors have.As the phones 'USP' is the 3D features, it seems to be less focused on the working of the phone overall.
Among other codecs, these are supported: 3GP, 3GPP, 3GPP2, AAC, AC3, AMR, ASF, AVI, AVISynth, DVD, FLAC, FLV, H.261, H.263, H.264, M4A, M1V, M2V, M4V, Matroska (MKV), MMF, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, TS, MP2, MP3, MP4, MP4V, MOV, OGG, PSP, (S) VCD, Southwestern German Broadcasting Corporation, VOB, WAV, WMA and WMV.