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Which codec pack would you choose?


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Poll: Which codec pack would you choose? (42 member(s) have cast votes)

Which codec pack would you choose?

  1. K-Lite Codec Pack (19 votes [45.24%])

    Percentage of vote: 45.24%

  2. Matroska Pack (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. Satsuki Decoder Pack (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. Combined Community Codec Pack (2 votes [4.76%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.76%

  5. Nimo Codec Pack (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. Voted Other (5 votes [11.90%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.90%

  7. Vista Codec Pack (5 votes [11.90%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.90%

  8. XP Codec Pack (1 votes [2.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.38%

  9. None (10 votes [23.81%])

    Percentage of vote: 23.81%

Which codec pack would you choose for your Mom that lives in another state and doesn't have VNC :-)

  1. K-Lite Codec Pack (16 votes [43.24%])

    Percentage of vote: 43.24%

  2. Matroska Pack (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. Satsuki Decoder Pack (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. Combined Community Codec Pack (2 votes [5.41%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.41%

  5. Nimo Codec Pack (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. XP Codec Pack (2 votes [5.41%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.41%

  7. Vista Codec Pack (5 votes [13.51%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.51%

  8. Voted Other (3 votes [8.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.11%

  9. None (9 votes [24.32%])

    Percentage of vote: 24.32%

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#1
mraeryceos

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Which codec pack would you choose?

Edit:

Sorry, but I added some choices to make it more complete. Some of the three existing "other" votes may have been for Vista Codec Pack.

Edited by mraeryceos, 10 September 2008 - 02:41 AM.



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Vista Codec Pack because it works, isnt bloated with lots of codecs, the author is responsive, and final releases are more frequent than say...CCCP.

Edited by anonymous_user, 09 September 2008 - 10:26 PM.


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I don't use packs. I only use ffdshow and matroska splitter, the latter for HD movies.

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Vista Codec Pack because it works, isnt bloated with lots of codecs, the author is responsive, and final releases are more frequent than say...CCCP.

What he said. :thumbup

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i like kaaza lite Codec Pack for me alone :hello:

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K-Lite (mega) Codec Pack!

It is installed, updated, and uninstalled easily, seems to be updated regularly, and I don't see it as "bloated"

Sorry, I seen this thread listed with "View New Posts" and didn't realize that the banned knucklehead opened
this up again. I better check my other "Poll" post - :rolleyes:

Edited by gUiTaR_mIkE, 02 July 2009 - 11:26 AM.


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Klite for XP, 7 codec pack + x64 addon for win7

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dont use codec packs, I prefer to avoid them, I usually only use FFDShow and VLC and that suits me fine for everything.

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dont use codec packs, I prefer to avoid them, I usually only use FFDShow and VLC and that suits me fine for everything.


As you can imagine, without stating WHY, everyone will question your motivations

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dont use codec packs, I prefer to avoid them, I usually only use FFDShow and VLC and that suits me fine for everything.


As you can imagine, without stating WHY, everyone will question your motivations

because it makes life much simpler.
vlc can play just about anything.

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dont use codec packs, I prefer to avoid them, I usually only use FFDShow and VLC and that suits me fine for everything.


As you can imagine, without stating WHY, everyone will question your motivations

because it makes life much simpler.
vlc can play just about anything.


Ok, I'll try it next time. In the past I was always coming across videos I couldn't play, until I got a codec pack. I've been using k-lite's basic pack, which did it for me. Maybe things have changed.

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There's a fair amount of stuff VLC just won't play (its H.264 decoder seems especially crummy, has glitches, and 4x higher CPU usage than anything else -- when it even works). And the interface is one of the worst ever too. And the video post-processing options are extremely limited too (compared to ffdshow for example), and that makes a HUGE difference (sharpening, scaling and so on).

MPC HC is about a trillion times better IMO.

Plays mostly everything (I do however have ffdshow tryouts, ac3filter and haali splitter installed though), great interface, good keyboard bindings, good popup menus, nice subtitle support, can use great directshow codecs too (you can force it to use/not use some and so on), far more options in general, support for EVR renderer (looks great), playback of 1080p H.264 @ 10mbit (profile 4.1) using like 1% CPU usage with almost any recent vid card (using built-in decoder too -- no need for coreavc or anything), ditto for VC-1, built-in codecs for most common formats, great audio switcher and tons more.

VLC is better for supporting some rather obscure formats out of the box (although any media player with ffdshow tryout installed will play almost anything anyways), playing incomplete & damaged files, and streaming/transcoding. Besides that, it's so far behind MPC HC it's not even funny.

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you are tempting me to give up on VLC now, haha.
perhaps i will.

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I'd go for K-Lite Codec Pack every time.
I don't have anyone who lives too far away that I cannot pop round and sort out any issues, but even then, all my friends & family members who's PC I've looked at, have either LogMeIn Free, UltraVNC or Remote Desktop installed, so I can just log in and sort any issues out pretty quickly.

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i use k-lite mega codec pack, precisely.
of coz i'll choose the same for her since im using it
it's also user-friendly
i tried out many and this is the best one in my opinion

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Some of the three existing "other" votes may have been for Vista Codec Pack.

Vista Codec Pack because it works, isnt bloated with lots of codecs, the author is responsive, and final releases are more frequent than say...CCCP.

Hey, what are the Vista Codec Pack & XP Codec Pack?.. Links?!

Edited by nimd4, 21 April 2010 - 05:18 PM.


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K-lite Mega with Media Player Classic Regular (current hardware does not support Home Cinema). Had the occasional problems with MPC (non-responsiveness, CPU to 100%), but that's been gone for over a year.

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http://codecs.com/do..._Codec_Pack.htm
http://codecs.com/do...dec_Package.htm

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K-Lite Mega for XP, with all options checked.

There are also separate K-Lite codecs for Vista and Win-7.

One download won't do you for life. New packs are released quite often, like updates to your AV software.
Those Codec packs are FREE, so update them often.

Cheers Mates!
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XP Codec Pack 2.5.1 & The KMPlayer






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