Best Codec Pack for Windows 7

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  1.    #61

    There seems to be some wide disagreement within the replies here about whether anyone even needs any codec packs in W7 WMC and also "if" one should install or use one. I can also clearly note that too many people think that this is an answer to unrelated playback issues. I see no explanations here for the lay man on what codecs are or why they would ever be needed.

    Doesn't the use of 'file association' and 'allowing codecs to be downloaded automatically' cure most codec related issues, noting that WMP12 (and therefore WMC) natively supports the mostly widely found formats?:

    File types supported by Windows Media Center

    If you are experiencing playback issues with W7 MC, I suggest reviewing the W7 help pages first:

    Windows 7 Help & How-to - Microsoft Windows

    Additionally, I note that using hardware designed for at least MS Directx 9.0C (many older video cards and sounds card do not) will cure more playback issues that any codec pack will solve.

    Of course, local laws related to proprietary files formats, the use of encrypted files, licensing and copyrights should also be reviewed carefully before proceeding to install so called third party fixes.
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  2. Posts : 744
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
       #62

    I'd recommend the Shark007 pack before you find that all the reghacks
    and filename changes leave you in need of yet another formatted partition. Your choice of player is irrelevent. Use MPC-HC or the NoHoldsBarred player. As long as it can use DirectShow, it will use the Shark codecs.

    It is the only safe option that is FULLY configurable for the plethora of formats available across the internet. It will revert all changes made by the installer AND through the settings application upon uninstall and completely set your system back to a preinstallation environment if that is your wish.

    NOTE: uninstalls must be performed using the UNINSTALL button provided on the Help TAB of the Settings Application. Other means of uninstall are disabled, on purpose.
    Last edited by Shark007; 13 Feb 2010 at 07:30. Reason: Removed unneeded comments
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  3.    #63

    Shark007 said:
    NOTE: uninstalls must be performed using the UNINSTALL button provided on the Help TAB of the Settings Application. Other means of uninstall are disabled, on purpose.
    Why is it necessary to uninstall an application properly designed for Windows in such a manner?
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  4. Posts : 744
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
       #64

    [QUOTE=Swanson Photos;402247]
    Shark007 said:
    Why is it necessary to uninstall an application properly designed for Windows in such a manner?
    The conventional uninstaller would ony remove what it installed.

    There is no way to tell the builtin uninstaller that the settings application is capable of modifying several aspects of your system (registry and files) that are not touched during the installation and during uninstall these modifications need to be reverted because my settings interface goes wayyyyy beyond the conventional and to be able to set your system back to a pre-installation environment it was nessasary for me to build my own uninstaller.
    Last edited by Shark007; 13 Feb 2010 at 07:31.
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  5.    #65

    Again, it's my choice, and my advice, but I would not install an application where "There is no way to tell the builtin uninstaller that the settings application is capable of modifying several aspects of your system (registry and files)".

    I also suggest that it is more correct to add "known to me as designed" to this quote between no and way.

    Can your un/installer verify how your application, when installed alongside other applications, will behave on all hardware as a result?

    Does your application keep track of all other versions of all other software installed?

    Can your application's uninstaller verify that no other application has also modified these reg keys?

    If not, what could the 'unintended' results be?
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  6. Posts : 744
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
       #66

    Swanson Photos said:
    Again, it's my choice, and my advice, but I would not install an application where "There is no way to tell the builtin uninstaller that the settings application is capable of modifying several aspects of your system (registry and files)".

    I also suggest that it is more correct to add "known to me as designed" to this quote between no and way.

    Can your un/installer verify how your application, when installed alongside other applications, will behave on all hardware as a result?

    Does your application keep track of all other versions of all other software installed?

    Can your application's uninstaller verify that no other application has also modified these reg keys?

    If not, what could the 'unintended' results be?

    when my software is removed, it reverts your system to a pre-installation environment.

    end of story.

    FYI: I have exercised my right to retain my sanity and have added you to the forum provided, ignore list. This is posted for informational purposes only so that you will understand why i am no longer responding to you.
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    Last edited by Shark007; 13 Feb 2010 at 07:31.
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  7.    #67

    "when my software is removed, it reverts your system to a pre-installation environment" is my point, it has no idea what has happened in between install and removal.
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  8. Posts : 551
    XP Pro/Vista Ultimate (64)/Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition(64)
       #68

    Thank you Shark007 for youe awesome codec pack, it works very well and fills the gaps that MS has nicely
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  9. Posts : 744
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
       #69

    you're welcome.

    It is always nice to hear from someone capable of appreciating quality software
    that does exactly what it was designed to do.
    Last edited by Shark007; 13 Feb 2010 at 07:31.
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  10. Posts : 833
    Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
       #70

    Orpheous said:
    Thank you Shark007 for youe awesome codec pack, it works very well and fills the gaps that MS has nicely
    I second the thanks.

    I used to use another codec pack but I switched to Shark's and haven't looked back.

    P.S. - There's a "Donate" link on his site - hint, hint. :)
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