MMCompView v1.10
Copyright (c) 2003 Nir Sofer

Notice: MMCompView is obsolete. For Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista, it's recommended to use the successor of MMCompView - InstalledCodec


The MMCompView utility displays the details of all installed multimedia components (Codec and ActiveX filters) and allows you to disable and enable specific components.

Versions History

Date Version Description
22/06/2003 1.10
  • Automatically save your settings (window size, columns and more) and load them in the next time that you run this utility.
  • Added the "Code" column. (only for codec items)
  • The enable/disable process works smoother then in the previous version. (without refresh).
12/05/2003 1.00 First Release.


This utility is released as freeware for personal and non-commercial use. You are allowed to freely distribute this utility via floppy disk, CD-ROM, Internet, or in any other way, as long as you don't charge anything for this. If you distribute this utility, you must include the 'readme.txt' file in the distribution package, without any modification !


The software is provided "AS IS" without any warranty, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The author will not be liable for any special, incidental, consequential or indirect damages due to loss of data or any other reason.

Using the MMCompView utility

This utility is a standalone executable. It doesn't require any installation process or additional DLLs. Just run the executable (mmview.exe) and all installed multimedia components will be displayed.

Disable and enable multimedia components

If you install multiple Codec packages and other multimedia software on the same computer, you might find out that some multimedia files are not played properly as before. This problem is occurred if Windows Media Player uses the codec or filter of the newly installed multimedia software. If you install a new Codec package and something goes wrong, you can try to fix the problem disabling the newly installed components.

Command-line options

/stext <Filename> Save the details of all multimedia components into a regular text file.
/stab <Filename> Save the details of all multimedia components into a tab-delimited text file.
/stabular <Filename> Save the details of all multimedia components into a tabular text file.
/shtml <Filename> Save the details of all multimedia components into HTML file.


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Download MMCompView v1.10 (15KB)