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Windows 7: problem with built-in codecs

15 Nov 2009   #1

windows 7 professional x64
problem with built-in codecs

does anyone know how to disable the built-in codecs of windows 7 professional x64 ? (i want to disable the built-in codecs because it doesn't let other codecs to decode videos )

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15 Nov 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stefandr View Post
does anyone know how to disable the built-in codecs of windows 7 professional x64 ? (i want to disable the built-in codecs because it doesn't let other codecs to decode videos )
Hi and welcome

What app are you using to play videos and what codecs? There are apps like VLC that will open virtaully any video file without any additional codecs

Ken J
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16 Nov 2009   #3

windows 7 professional x64

I use VLC ,it is the only player that play video good but other players(windows media player , bsplayer , media player classic) have poor quality. Whatever codec i installed (Win7codec , K-lite) the quality is the same . I think that the built-in codecs doesn't let installed codecs to decode.
Example: if i play a .avi file the quality is the same with a codec installed or without it but if i play a file that windows media player can't open with built-in codecs like .mkv , the installed codecs begin to decode and the quality is good.
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16 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)

Usually most .avi's are pretty crappy quality compared to the kind of files that usually come in .mkv format which frequently are HD quality. So it's natural that avi's would look worse because they are lower quality.

Also, just installing W7 codecs in and off itself is not necessarily enough to implement the kind of changes you might want to make. You need to open Shark's settings app that comes with the W7 codecs and play around with the settings to change the codecs and splitters that are used with the various file types. One of the great things about W7 codecs is how easy that settings app that comes with the package makes it to control which codecs and splitters are used for various file types.
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