Best Codec Pack For Windows 7?

#1
What Is The Best Codec Pack For Windows 7?

Or What Do you guys use/recommend?

I Have VLC Media Player, but I want to be able to use WMP for as much as I can, So I don't have to switch between programs.

Thanks :)

Andrew B.
 


MikeHawthorne

Essential Member
Microsoft Community Contributor
#2
Hi

I haven't loaded any codec packages that didn't come with Windows and I haven't found anything that Media Player won't play.

I think that the .mov codec may have been installed by some software I installed like Adobe Premiere but I'm not sure.

But I can run AVI, MOV, Mpg, WMV, DVD, I can't really remember anything I've tried to run that didn't.
And I use it for everything. I don't have any other player except for QuickTime which I try and avoid.

Mike
 


#3
Thanks for the reply,

The two I want to play are, .mkv and .flv.

Any Ideas?
 


#5
Ok, Thank You :)
 


Josephur

Windows Forum Admin
Staff member
Premium Supporter
#6
I know this is an older thread, but for anyone currently looking K-Lite has been my favorite codec pack since XP. Works fine on Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Can be downloaded here: http://www.free-codecs.com/download/K_Lite_Codec_Pack.htm
 


Pauli

Extraordinary Member
Premium Supporter
#7
I know this is an older thread, but for anyone currently looking K-Lite has been my favorite codec pack since XP. Works fine on Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Can be downloaded here: http://www.free-codecs.com/download/K_Lite_Codec_Pack.htm
I too know, it's an older thread, but never to old a matter to be discussed. I would agree with Mike Hawthorne above, having run ffdshow, K-Lite, and a few others, I've sort of gone back to the basics, running Windows as far as it goes. Although having lost my MediaPlayer for some reason, VLC works fine with basic Windows codecs.

The main thing is, not to have several codec packs. They just war each other! :eek:
 


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