Best Codec Pack for Windows 7

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  1. Posts : 744
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
       #41

    tmp said:
    Shark007,
    Is it not ok to disagree with the "Great Master Shark?"
    we can agree to disagree but why do you recommend to people to install the xiph codecs?
    Do you enjoy destroying other peoples systems as well as your own?

    For your convenience, and review, I have attached a list of known issues with the current xiph releases.
    Best Codec Pack for Windows 7 Attached Files
    Last edited by Shark007; 13 Feb 2010 at 07:32.
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  2. Posts : 2,344
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #42

    My Avast has just flagged Sharks codec pack as a Virus (Today) have had it installed for about 3-4weeks but it just happened Today.
    Have uninstalled it
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  3. Posts : 833
    Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
       #43

    kodi said:
    My Avast has just flagged Sharks codec pack as a Virus (Today) have had it installed for about 3-4weeks but it just happened Today.
    Have uninstalled it
    That is a false positive. Shark talks about it on his forum - Announcement
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  4. Posts : 744
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
       #44

    kodi said:
    My Avast has just flagged Sharks codec pack as a Virus (Today) have had it installed for about 3-4weeks but it just happened Today.
    Have uninstalled it
    Just this morning i sent my uncompiled scripts to Avast for review.

    It is common for AV companies to flag executables from
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    and this has been an ongoing issues for several months already.

    Many companies have fixed their detection methods but a few such as Nod32 (eset.com)
    and now Avast continue to flag my files.
    Last edited by Shark007; 13 Feb 2010 at 07:33.
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  5. whs
    Posts : 26,213
    Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
       #45

    Before you get all excited about codec packs, you might want to read this ( Why Codec Packs Are Bad :: How-To Geek Wiki ). I know the author myself and he always struck me as being very knowledgeable in the matter of codecs.
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  6. Posts : 4,927
    Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
       #46

    Thats just one persons oppinion, he has his and I have mine. I prefer codecs :)

    Notice he doesnt mention sharks pack.
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  7. Posts : 744
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
       #47

    whs said:
    Before you get all excited about codec packs, you might want to read this ( Why Codec Packs Are Bad :: How-To Geek Wiki ). I know the author myself and he always struck me as being very knowledgeable in the matter of codecs.
    Finding people that dislike codec packs is not a difficult task.

    maybe tmp and whs can team up and solve all your playback issues in a single thread somewhere.
    From what i read, all you have to do is install haali and everything will play. good luck with that.
    They can take turns destroying other peoples systems and then apply for jobs at k-lite.
    Last edited by Shark007; 13 Feb 2010 at 07:33.
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  8. whs
    Posts : 26,213
    Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
       #48

    Shark007 said:
    whs said:
    Before you get all excited about codec packs, you might want to read this ( Why Codec Packs Are Bad :: How-To Geek Wiki ). I know the author myself and he always struck me as being very knowledgeable in the matter of codecs.
    Finding people that dislike codec packs is not a difficult task.

    maybe tmp and whs can team up and solve all your playback issues in a single thread somewhere.
    From what i read, all you have to do is install haali and everything will play. good luck with that.
    They can take turns destroying other peoples systems and then apply for jobs at k-lite.

    I really did not want to start a flame war on the subject. I know too little myself about the intrinsic details of Codecs to argue the subject. But the man who wrote the article is an MVP on the matter and I always gave good advice. Besides, I had my own problems with codec packs and since I uninstalled them, there is peace in the box.
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  9. Posts : 833
    Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
       #49

    whs said:
    Before you get all excited about codec packs, you might want to read this ( Why Codec Packs Are Bad :: How-To Geek Wiki ). I know the author myself and he always struck me as being very knowledgeable in the matter of codecs.
    A reasonable approach would seem to be get your system running in vanilla mode, then add good tweaks and see if there are any negative effects.

    I got my three systems up and going, then added in Irfan for pictures ONLY - no problems. Added in Shark007's codecs for video - no problems. YMMV with either one. If you have a problem, drop back. Try to stay within the parameters of the system. More ways to do something is not always a good thing.

    A last thought - The article seemed to pick on K-Lite more than others, and alluded to using "old" or "illegal" codecs as well as difficulties setting parameters. Neither applies to Shark's stuff.

    Bottom line for me - Shark's codecs work for me on three Windows 7 32 bit systems and I would recommend them.
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  10. Posts : 833
    Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
       #50

    whs said:
    I really did not want to start a flame war on the subject. I know too little myself about the intrinsic details of Codecs to argue the subject. But the man who wrote the article is an MVP on the matter and I always gave good advice. Besides, I had my own problems with codec packs and since I uninstalled them, there is peace in the box.
    It seems like codec packs are like AV/firewall solutions - everybody has a favorite, some work better than others for different folks.

    Expert opinions are still just that - opinions. A close reading of the article will show that his main objection to codec packs is a lack of attention to detail by the builders.

    Shark isn't selling anything, and he started this as a way of helping friends with stuff he had built for himself, according to his site. If his stuff has a problem, he jumps on it. That's pride of ownership. Give it a shot, and know that if you have a problem, he will try to help - personally.

    FWIW - I've never met Shark, I only know him by his passion for his work.
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