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Cathy Buggs
Cathy BuggsUpdated 3 years ago

Free driver update for your high-def audio codec

IDT High Definition Audio CODEC is a free utility software by EliteGroup Computer Systems that updates your computer’s corresponding audio driver and fixes any bugs or errors that the previous version had. Using this lightweight program, you can easily update your IDT High Definition Audio Codec without much hassle so there’s no need to fret if you’re that skillful when it comes to computers.

Sound upgrade

A codec is a tiny computer program with an algorithm that encodes and decodes data. Most codecs are for media files, such as video and audio clips. Coming from the words “coder-decoder,” codecs allow you to be able to play media files without losing quality or leaving so much storage space for them. Some media formats require special codecs in order to be played, as well.

This is why when you come across the issue of updating media drivers, you’ll often hear this term. However, it can be tricky to work with codecs, especially if you’re a total beginner at the subject and you don’t want to mess up anything with your computer. Fortunately, codecs and drivers are easy to deal with, as long as you’ve got a reliable source for them.

Required maintenance

There are tons of audio drivers and codecs dedicated by default to your computer system. In order to make sure that they’re working properly, you need to keep them updated when your PC alerts you that they’re in need of a new version. One of the codecs that a PC has—especially notebook PCs—is the IDT High Definition Audio Codec. It’s meant for high definition audio performance, so if you want crisp and clearer-sounding audio files, this should be taken care of every now and then.

Thus, this little utility software launches a driver meant for the codec and fixes any errors that the codec may have. All you have to do is download it to your computer, open your Device Manager from the Control Panel, update your audio driver, and manually select this codec tool from its folder.

Highly specific

All in all, this software is pretty straightforward and there’s absolutely no need to even get any third-party installers to do your work for you. Sadly, this is all there is to the program. Like other drivers meant for updating, it’s designed specifically for one audio codec and won’t affect any other. This means that if your other codecs need to be updated, you need to get their own drivers, as well.

PROS

  • Fix audio errors from past drivers
  • Simple update installation
  • No need for third-party installers

CONS

  • Limited purpose
  • May not work on some drivers or your current OS

Program available in other languages


IDT High Definition Audio CODEC for PC

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 1.0
  • 3.7
  • (129)
  • Security Status

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