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Windows 7: Alternative to Shark's Codec Pack?

02 Aug 2010   #1
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 
Alternative to Shark's Codec Pack?

I was using the Shark's codec packs both for Vista64 and Windows7 32 bit. I really don't want the Bing Bar and it seems to insist on sticking it on my system. Anyone know of another general codec pack for Windows7?

I'm especially looking for one compatible with BDRebuilder and if possible, something that supports PGS subtitles. The last couple of updates it seems to have gone sour.


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02 Aug 2010   #2
merkat106

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1
 
 

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03 Aug 2010   #3
windows7theme

Windows 7
 
 

Go for K-Lite mega codec pack .. you dont need any other codec pack after installing .. you will also get the mplayer automatically installed too with that pack .. K-Lite codec pack is the best without a tinge of doubt.

You can download it here

http://www.free-codecs.com/download/...codec_pack.htm


You also do not need to install real player as the mega codec pack also has the real player alternative for playing real media files
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03 Aug 2010   #4
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

+1 for the K-Lite mega pack.

Includes Windows Media Player classic -- which appears to be able to play some "legacy" video codecs that the current WMP can't handle.
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03 Aug 2010   #5
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
+1 for the K-Lite mega pack.

Includes Windows Media Player classic -- which appears to be able to play some "legacy" video codecs that the current WMP can't handle.
Thanks all for the suggestions. I'm trying Matroska pack. If that doesn't work out I'll give the k-lite a shot.
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03 Aug 2010   #6
neo101

WIN7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Carefull coz Malwarebytes picked up a nasty that was dialling home in one of those packs and i'm usually very cautious where I download from!!

Not Shark codec pack!
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03 Aug 2010   #7
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by neo101 View Post
Carefull coz Malwarebytes picked up a nasty that was dialling home in one of those packs and i'm usually very cautious where I download from!!

Not Shark codec pack!
That's kind of vague isn't it?

Anyway, other than the aggravation of Shark's pushing Bing Bar on me, the issue turned out to be BDRebuilder insisting on certain versions of software tools. It's just long enough between updates that I forget about it. He has links to the specific tools to install. When I encode video I usually use DirectShow and more and more players are coming with their own support for video display(or just use directshow) so maybe the day of the codec pack is done.
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04 Aug 2010   #8
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Another reason not to use malwarebytes then. Use SuperAntiSpyware.
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05 Aug 2010   #9
neo101

WIN7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by neo101 View Post
Carefull coz Malwarebytes picked up a nasty that was dialling home in one of those packs and i'm usually very cautious where I download from!!

Not Shark codec pack!
That's kind of vague isn't it?

Anyway, other than the aggravation of Shark's pushing Bing Bar on me, the issue turned out to be BDRebuilder insisting on certain versions of software tools. It's just long enough between updates that I forget about it. He has links to the specific tools to install. When I encode video I usually use DirectShow and more and more players are coming with their own support for video display(or just use directshow) so maybe the day of the codec pack is done.
You're quite correct - vague coz I couldn't remember which package it was with the built-in nasty - got a feeling it was the linux/Windows freebie one with the M/soft media player lookalike!
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05 Aug 2010   #10
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

In any event I can understand if someone needs income. I can live with some "3rd party ware" that goes along with a free program if it's made easy to opt out of it. I don't like it being pushed on me. At that point I'll go out of my way to find something else.
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