GSpot


Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 50 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2.70a
File Size:
401.86KB
Date Added:
February 23, 2007
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Total Downloads:
210,422
Downloads Last Week:
245
Additional Requirements:
Not available

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.7

    out of 50 votes

    • 5 star: 21
    • 4 star: 13
    • 3 star: 5
    • 2 star: 3
    • 1 star: 8
  • Current Version:

    3.7

    out of 23 votes

    • 5 star: 7
    • 4 star: 8
    • 3 star: 3
    • 2 star: 3
    • 1 star: 2
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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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