Quote: Originally Posted by ZULU1957
Should I download this..?
I installed ZOOM player MAX, that included FFdshow and Haali for Matroska Splitter....
So far excellent player wit plenty of configuration options....
I don't want to overload the machine with things that I don't need/use...
I was holding back commenting here but it has to be said;
your 1st statement is that you are happy with your current playback
your 2nd statement is that you dont want to install something you do not need
....... so why ask if you should install more codecs when you feel you have it covered?
To install my codecs you would 1st need to ABANDON
everything you have previously installed. Haali, Matoska splitter (isnt this Haali?) FFDshow, and probably Zoom player as well, unless you can block its internal codec instllation process. If it installed codecs, you're best uninstalling the player also. That in itself would be scary, but to each thier own. I am not familiar with Zoom player, so I could be completely wrong on that point.
My installations support ANY directshow player (not just 1 player) but I focus mainly on the native players, Windows Media Player and MediaCenter. I'm sure Zoom player can still be utilized using my codecs, but you'd 1st need to block its internal codec installation mechanism. (if it has this).
Installing my software will playback 90% of currently available video's using a default installation and no settings adjustments whatsoever. The obscure 10% not covered by default settings are easily handled with a simple tweak applied through the provided Settings Application. If an AVI fails to play, go into the Settings Application, click the AVI TAB, and choose a different splitter. Often choosing Gabest will play that odd AVI that failed innitially. Same settings adjustments apply to other popular formats, such as MKV etc.
Anyway, bottomline to my story....
If your current playback ability satisfies you, don't look elsewhere.
Fire up that 'singular player', and enjoy a video. It is already working for you.