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Windows 7: Best Codec Pack for Windows 7

13 Jan 2011   #131
Seventy Nine

Windows 7 x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WolfSoul View Post
Why's UAC needed to install.. ok I can under stand the whole "security" crap but personally I don't wanna be notified a million times on my own personal computer which I use at home where I live alone
You can put the UAC back to whatever settings you want immediately after installing the Shark007 codecs so no problems on that count.....

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25 Mar 2011   #132

Windows 7 Professional x64 | Windows ME | Windows 8 Dev Preview

Hi. Newbie here, so please be kind.
This post has no connection to the last reply in this thread.
But I have a question that may sound rather silly.

A few months back (say, 10 months??) I installed a rather handful of codec packs. Some of those are already mentioned here (Shark007, K-Lite, CCMP, ffdshow, etc.). I didn't uninstall any of those, and there's this one that even asked me to uninstall another codec pack (I don't know what for, vanity issue? lol).

Anyway, as I've mentioned, I've been using these codec packs for 10 months now and nothing seems wrong and all. Video and audio playback is smooth sailing. But now that I've read some of the posts here, I'm rather bothered. Is it actually safe to install all those codec packs (and I assume they run at the same time too when called for by the machine). Now I realize, is there any compatibility issues that arose from having done this?

I was just discovering my machine then, and was rather astounded by the ever growing space that Windows left with my machine so I thought I'd rely to third parties to make my machine a little less incomplete, so forgive my folly.

Thank you.
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25 Mar 2011   #133

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

depending on the order of installation, you may only have the Shark007 codecs installed.
The Shark007 installer automatically cleans other codecpacks from your system to avoid pontential conflicts.
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25 Mar 2011   #134

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ajfudge View Post
..... Is it actually safe to install all those codec packs (and I assume they run at the same time too when called for by the machine). Now I realize, is there any compatibility issues that arose from having done this?....
Too many codec packs can only spoil the broth and a definite no, no.

Though Shark007 codecs may clean others as mentioned by him above, I would prefer to go one step ahead and uninstall all the codec packs manually (including the Shark007 codecs), scrub the system clean and then install only the latest Shark007 codecs.

Before you scrub your system clean, do create a system restore point and take a system image and save it to an external HDD, just as a matter of abundant caution.
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25 Mar 2011   #135

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

I've tried Shark007's codec pack and I satisfied with it (my previous codec pack was K-Lite Mega Codec Pack)
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26 Mar 2011   #136

Windows 7 Professional x64 | Windows ME | Windows 8 Dev Preview

@Shark007 and Ponmayilal,

Thank you for responding.
Now the problem is, I can't remember all of the codecs that I installed. Is there a way for me to view/monitor these non-native codecs that I installed? I'm afraid I might leave something behind once i start un-installing them.
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29 Mar 2011   #137

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)

K lite had no issues what so ever and plays what I need it to.
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29 Mar 2011   #138

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)

Shark007's Codec Pack, 'nuff said.

Best codec pack i've used. it's free. it won't mess with your registry. and plays (almost) everything you throw at the WMP/WMC.

By "Almost" i mean: i had issues with .mov files, but there's a really good explanation from Shark007 himself.

The actual contents within the MOV (or any media file) file can be very different from one file to the next.
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15 Apr 2011   #139

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

Is Shark007's is Better than K-lite codec??
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20 Apr 2011   #140

Windows 7 Professional x64

IMHO Shark's pack is more stable and less likely to screw up your existing W7 codecs. I have installed 3 versions of the drivers now and haven't had a hitch. SOmeone posted earlier that you need to install the shark codec pack as well as a player, which is retarded because that is the point of installing the codec pack in the first place. I am using Shark's Codec pack and watch any format I want with WMP with no problems.
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