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20 Mar 2010   #301
TheSchaft

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MadMaxData View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shark007 View Post
The x64 Components are an 'addon' to the 32bit installation.
addon = not a standalone product.
Okay, so tell me Shark. Right now I haven't encountered any problems with WMP 12, but I'm sure I will eventually, it's the default player in 7 Ultimate x64. If I install your codec pack, I shouldn't expect any future trouble playing any file type? You seem pretty knowledgable in this area, so I'm just asking if it's a good idea to install your codec pack as a preventative measure for future problems? I'm not a power media user or anything, just your normal video files I'll be trying to play.

The reason I'm leary of codec packs is that I've had a few bad experiences with them. A few times I had to reinstall the OS it was so bad.

One last question. Will it play flash video's, and VOB DVD media?
I can attest to Shark's codecs playing Flash videos - ".flv" files from YouTube. I haven't tried ".vob" files, but have used them for a lot of other video formats.

I can also state that Shark's codecs have NEVER hosed my system in any way, shape, or form.


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20 Mar 2010   #302
MadMaxData

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheSchaft View Post
I can attest to Shark's codecs playing Flash videos - ".flv" files from YouTube. I haven't tried ".vob" files, but have used them for a lot of other video formats.

I can also state that Shark's codecs have NEVER hosed my system in any way, shape, or form.
You've just about got me sold. Now if Shark says I need it, I'll install it. Thank you for your input. Especially that it never botched your system in any way. BIG PLUS!
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20 Mar 2010   #303
Shark007

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MadMaxData View Post
I've had a few bad experiences with them. A few times I had to reinstall the OS it was so bad.

One last question. Will it play flash video's, and VOB DVD media?
These bad experiences with K-crap and the re-installation of operating systems was my innitial incentive to create a pack for personal use. I've expanded a bit on the personal use part of the statement.

All filetypes are supported. FLV's will play immediately after installation. Some files will need you to make adjustments using the settings interface. Nothing about your playback ability is changed by default other than adding support for a wider range of media files.

Since you feel you do not have an immidiate need for the enhanced playback ability my package offers you, I do suggest that after installation you choose to associate all filetypes to the windows players using the button provided on the Help TAB of the settings interface.

If ever you do have a troublesome file, at the bottom of the settings application is a checkbox to use 'suggested settings' which will most likely solve the issue. If it is still a problem, please search my forum for answers.
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20 Mar 2010   #304
MadMaxData

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Okay I'm sold. One last bothersome question. Your codecs don't come bundled with another media player do they? The reason I ask is because you said I should select WMP as the default player. I always use that as my default player, and I don't want yet another player on my PC. I was already forced to use Nero media player with it's install, and I never use it at all. I like WMP.
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20 Mar 2010   #305
TheSchaft

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MadMaxData View Post
Okay I'm sold. One last bothersome question. Your codecs don't come bundled with another media player do they? The reason I ask is because you said I should select WMP as the default player. I always use that as my default player, and I don't want yet another player on my PC. I was already forced to use Nero media player with it's install, and I never use it at all. I like WMP.
Sorry if I'm stepping on Shark's tail, as it were...

The codecs use the Windows Media Player, or any other that you have installed. They do not contain their own player(s). When you want to use a file, right click on it to check and select WMP if it isn't the default.
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20 Mar 2010   #306
PsychoClown

7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hybridfan View Post
Been using K crap as Shark calls it and I had problems playing mkv files, but now I installed his codecs they run very well no stuttering or sound problems, thankyou very much Mr Shark for all your hard work and dedication

mkv files play great with k-lite installed.
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20 Mar 2010   #307
MadMaxData

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Thanks guys...installing now. And yes, I still have my fingers crossed.

So I download the x64 version from MajorGeeks? Download links would be helpful, Shark's website is confusing. A link to the first 32Bit installer, then the 64Bit addon would be great.
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20 Mar 2010   #308
PsychoClown

7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MadMaxData View Post
Okay I'm sold. One last bothersome question. Your codecs don't come bundled with another media player do they? The reason I ask is because you said I should select WMP as the default player. I always use that as my default player, and I don't want yet another player on my PC. I was already forced to use Nero media player with it's install, and I never use it at all. I like WMP.
do yourself a favor and download media play classic. plays more than wmp. wmp is a resoursce hog and it is too intrusive.
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20 Mar 2010   #309
MadMaxData

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

I don't want another media player. I like WMP 12 just fine. Thanks for the tip though.
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21 Mar 2010   #310
Seven Eleven

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PsychoClown View Post
mkv files play great with k-lite installed.
that's why i don't rush to change codec packs.


one question, though: does shark codec pack support apple's mov/hdmov playback?
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