Well, my question is if in Windows 7, DirectX and video codecs have to be installed by the user just as in Windows XP, because as far as I can see, some movies can be seen, and I haven't tried games yet.
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I haven't had to download any codecs but I installed VLC Player and I think that comes with a whole bunch. Does anyone know if it installs codecs for all players to use or is it that only VLC is able to play files?
While a lot more video formats work OOTB, it may be worth d/ling a codec pack anyway. The codec quality in both WMP and VLC just doesn't seem to have as good a picture quality compared to Vista+codec pack.
It could be driver related though. (haven't installed a codec pack in 7 yet)
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