AV and Multimedia Related Thread, Windows XP Codec's Gah in Technical; What do you install to allow video files to play on Windows Media Player?
Most 'codec packs' seem to come ...
18th October 2010, 06:46 PM #1
Windows XP Codec's Gah
What do you install to allow video files to play on Windows Media Player?
Most 'codec packs' seem to come bundled with toolbars so they are ruled out. I have tried DirectShow Filter pack but that needs to run through setup whenever the user tries to play a video. I have the same problem with DivX and FFDshow.
Any ideas on how I can have a video just play rather than try to install codec's.
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18th October 2010, 06:55 PM #2
install VLC and play through that. it handles most codec.
18th October 2010, 06:58 PM #3
Normally I would use VLC, however there is some special translation / subtitling software that is using the Windows Media Player Codec system (direct show?) to render the video.
I was thinking of having a look with GraphStudio to see what was going on under the hood.
Last edited by somabc; 18th October 2010 at 07:01 PM.
18th October 2010, 07:20 PM #4
Windows Media Player Classic or home cinema edition ??
Download Media Player Classic v184.108.40.206 (20081210) (open source) - AfterDawn: Software downloads
Media Player Classic - Home Cinema - Video Player
That or use gspot to establish what the video file(s) require with regards to video and or audio codecs
GSpot Codec Information Appliance
From G spot you should be able to establish what codecs you need to install ie divx / xvid or whatever
FNGM suggested this one some time ago
Last edited by mac_shinobi; 18th October 2010 at 07:24 PM.
19th October 2010, 02:46 AM #5
I normally use the CCCP codec package at home on my windows xp machines.
19th October 2010, 08:29 AM #6
Yep this one works really well
Originally Posted by mac_shinobi
19th October 2010, 09:23 AM #7
CCCP works fine here, too, no toolbars, customizable install......does what it says on the tin.
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