Nothing beats the frustration one gets when he or she tries to play a media file only to get a faulty playback error message probably due to wrong speed, incompatibility of the file, or missing audio codecs. This is where the Media Player Codec Pack comes in.
This is basically a compilation of most of the codecs, filters, and media splitters you need to play files in all formats. Codecs are actually pieces of software capable of encoding and decoding media files to enable the player interpret and display the data on the file being played. Windows media Player Codec Pack comes with all the media tools to handle any modern audio format. This easy to install package supports up to 99.9% of all previous and current formats for most media files. The splitters in the Media Player Codec Pack help to resolve any playback problems your system may encounter such as lack of audio or video playback while the filters assist in removing noise and other unwanted artifacts.
In terms of features, the Media Player Codec Pack is capable of supporting many of the current video formats including AAC, MO3, AC3, FLAC, APE, MOD, OGG Vorbis, DTS, MTM, UMX, WV, S3M, XM, and TTA. It also supports audio formats such as 3GPP, FLV, AVI, MKV, MPEG, VOB, MP4, DAT, OGM, PS, and TS. It supports both Standard Definition (SD) and High Definition (HD) resolutions. The pack provides other optional extras that can allow the user to play Blu-Ray discs in Windows Vista or Windows 7 operating systems. The package also includes encoding codecs that can handle files in other formats such as Divx, x264, and XviD among others.
It is an easy to install package designed to create a compatible environment between codecs, splitters, and filters. It works with Windows Media Player eliminating the need for installing another player. However, a few of the copyright protected files, for example iTunes and RealMedia require their own specific players.
Compared to other similar codec packs such as the Shark007 Video-audio Codec Pack, the Media Player Codec Pack may lack a few of the most recent updates but still remains one of the most versatile collection of codecs, filters, and splitters in the market today. On the upside, it is favored by many users due to its comprehensive nature and ease of installation. However, unlike the other older versions, the Media Player Codec Pack lacks a few of the obsolete formats which are rarely used today.
The Media Player Codec Pack is a comprehensive and reliable collection of codecs and media tools that allows users to play files in most of the current audio-visual formats. It is also effective in resolving compatibility issues of the type of codecs installed in your computer by correcting any codec pack that has been installed incorrectly. It is only available for Windows and can be downloaded free of charge.
The Media Player Codec Pack is developed and published by Microsoft. It is licensed as freeware and can be downloaded free of charge. The pack works in Windows 32-bit and 64-bit OS. The current version is the Media Player 9 Codecs Pack 1.0 which was updated in February 2012. It is available for use as a free download to all the software users.
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