GSpot

Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 50 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.70a
  • Total Downloads:
    213,171
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 23, 2007
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    401.86KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    178
  • Platform:
    Windows

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5 stars

"Does what it says"

October 02, 2013  |  By recording_fil

 |  Version: GSpot 2.70a

Pros

Helps me figure out what goofy codecs they've delivered their video with

Cons

None that I've found

Summary

If you need to know some details about a video file, this is your program

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2 stars

"Only worked one time"

August 13, 2013  |  By ardisiusa

 |  Version: GSpot 2.70a

Pros

Looks good, I was excited first time I used it...revealed much-needed video data

Cons

After first time didn't show any video data

Summary

Disappointed in what at first appeared to be exactly what I needed. [The name sure did put me off, though]

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5 stars

"Does what you need -- if you know what you need!"

November 02, 2012  |  By collinsps

 |  Version: GSpot 2.70a

Pros

Yes, it is for those who know what it is for. Very complete detail for my novice needs.

Cons

No magic here, just easily accessible information on the file in question. Yes, you have to figure out what the info means and then what to do. I think this program helps me, a media neophyte, understand the goings on behind the curtain.

Summary

Haven't found any magic out there yet, but this program sure helps me understand and compare files and begin to get the basic gist of things.

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5 stars

"Good tool to check video file problems"

March 23, 2012  |  By MyLadyKate

 |  Version: GSpot 2.70a

Pros

Gives a lot of info about the codecs needed for video files

Cons

A bit geekie and the interface is very dated and clunky

Summary

I like this tool. It has helped me determine what codecs I needed

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1 stars

"What the Heck!"

September 15, 2011  |  By Nissj

 |  Version: GSpot 2.70a

Pros

Absolutely None!

Cons

On download attempt, my computer went berserk!

Summary

I have never seen my 4 year old Dell computer behave in such a manner as when I attempted to download this ah so-called program.

I have no idea what happened, but I know after I downloaded the program to my desktop and clicked the icon to open and download the program into my computer, my non-default browser, IE began to open and close, it opened again and closed again and again and again and so on and so forth until some no longer closed. Not to mention the constant color change to black and white.

It was so bad at one point I had at least 8 thumbnails of IE, all in black and white and I could not close any of them. And more IEs continued to open and close.

Finally I resorted to Task Manager. Task Manager could not end the download of Gspot, and the IEs were opening and closing so fast that as soon I attempted to click one link in Task Manager, it closed and another opened in another spot. I also tried to X them close but again as fast as one IE closed another opened.

Finally I employed clt, alt and delete and shut down the computer. It was truly scary since I did not know what damage had been done to my computer.

I restarted my computer after a few minutes and although it took longer than usual, it booted up. At this writing everything appear normal but I have yet to see how my computer responds under regular use.

As I mentioned above, I do not know what happened but I will not be downloading this program again. I should have been suspicious when I read this program was lasted updated in 2007!.

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3 stars

"Does the job"

March 03, 2011  |  By spartain

 |  Version: GSpot 2.70a

Pros

Free;
Portable, so no need to install.

Cons

Help pages are a bit geeky, poor explanations, and have not been updated to the latest version.

Summary

I just needed to know what codec was used to process a movie clip, and this did the job. there's a load of other stuff but the help page is just so badly written that I had trouble staying awake. Had this been better I'd have given it more stars.

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3 stars

"Very strange"

February 24, 2011  |  By Roland Longden

 |  Version: GSpot 2.70a

Pros

I haven't a clue

Cons

I haven't a clue

Summary

This is a very clever pgm, so clever that, until I got the TechTracker notice that it needed updating.I wasn't even aware that I had it on board.

As soon as I was aware of it, I had to find it pdq because it gave the impression of being some pornographic pgm - "GSpot", how ludicrously misnamed!

Anyway, where it came from in the first place I don't know, especially since I seem to have had it from sometime in 2007. How has it remained so successfully hidden ever since? And you can't find it under GSpot, oh no: it's under ACE Mega CoDecS Pack, as a Search soon ascertained.

I haven't used it yet, so I haven't a clue what to expect from it. All I am aware of is that news videos are interminably slow, with frequent stops whilst the next bit of info is being downloaded. And for a repeat, the system is so magnificently clever that, oh no, the video doesn't remember that it's already been downloaded, but it starts form the beginning again, with all the stops.

So, at the moment, I am not impressed. By clicking on three stars I'm merely being fashionable.

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1 stars

"This program works as intended."

September 16, 2010  |  By AlmostSuperSquirrel

 |  Version: GSpot 2.70a

Pros

This program works as intended.

Cons

This program works as intended.

Summary

This program works as intended.

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2 stars

"On download list for Drivers Updates"

September 06, 2010  |  By loveglenn2003

 |  Version: GSpot 2.70a

Pros

Tried didn't like

Cons

didn't like

Summary

Tried, didn't like, removed it from my computer.

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5 stars

"Did exactly what I wanted it to do."

August 03, 2010  |  By yovaya

 |  Version: GSpot 2.70a

Pros

Gives a lot of information

Cons

Primitive interface

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.70a
Vista compliancy, WMV, MOV, extended MP4.
General
Publisher GSpot
Publisher web site http://www.headbands.com/gspot/index.htm
Release Date February 23, 2007
Date Added February 23, 2007
Version 2.70a
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows, Windows NT
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 401.86KB
File Name GSpot270a.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 213,171
Downloads Last Week 178
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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