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Windows 7: A Silly Question.

14 Jan 2009   #1
M00nDancer

Win7&XP SP2
 
 
A Silly Question.

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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14 Jan 2009   #2
newly

Windows 7
 
 

wmp supports more codecs now, even xvid as far as i can tell.
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14 Jan 2009   #3
mansrm81

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/ Windows Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

I haven't had to download or install any codecs so far.
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14 Jan 2009   #4
tdk08

Windows 7 Ultimate Beta 7000
 
 

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?
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18 Jan 2009   #5
CPappas

Windows 7
 
 

VLC is running great on mine but i have not loaded all the differant types yet. ill try later and let you know what codecs wont start

i do remember in vista with both VLC and Media Player Classic installed i still had to go find a very old codec for 1 file. but that was it only 1 file.
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18 Jan 2009   #6
smarteyeball

 
 

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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18 Jan 2009   #7
HikerRemastered

Windows 7 build 7000 x86
 
 

VLC player only uses codecs for itself.
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18 Jan 2009   #8
tdk08

Windows 7 Ultimate Beta 7000
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HikerRemastered View Post
VLC player only uses codecs for itself.
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