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    Codec Pack msi

    Does anyone know of a free codec pack that comes as an msi? The powers that be will not allow me to install VLC media player onto the curriculum machines as it is not Microsoft I know I can get codec packs easily enough but I don't want to have to install it manually.

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    Re: Codec Pack msi

    You mean you actually "asked" if you could install something on your own network?

    or are you bsf? If not.. get it installed!

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    Re: Codec Pack msi

    I used WinINSTALL LE http://www.softpile.com/Utilities/Mi...745_index.html to package up a ffdshow pack which seems to work nicely. No problems with the packaging.

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    Re: Codec Pack msi

    Many of the popular codec packs do support a silent install. Not seen many as a native MSI but there is nothing stopping you using the silent switch in conjusction the Windows Installer Wrapper Wizard. Mine install at fist boot after RIS.

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    Cheers guys!

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    Re: Codec Pack msi

    Quote Originally Posted by TeddyKGB
    You mean you actually "asked" if you could install something on your own network?

    or are you bsf? If not.. get it installed!
    I have to get everything I want installed cleared first. To be hoin est its a pain in the rear yet if a teac her buys something then it is given to me to install with out question.....

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    Re: Codec Pack msi

    That is insane.

    I'd tell them to trust me or I'm off - couldn't work like that!

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    Re: Codec Pack msi

    That's such typical out of date school thinking, the lowly "technician" needs and eye keeping on them. Most schools now employ "professional" IT staff and they should be treated as such.

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    Re: Codec Pack msi

    Quote Originally Posted by cookie_monster
    That's such typical out of date school thinking, the lowly "technician" needs and eye keeping on them. Most schools now employ "professional" IT staff and they should be treated as such.
    I know what you are saying because I have been doing this jobs since 1999 and still get treated like I know nothing about the job I do. To be honest it wasn't so bad when I was working in secondary schools but with primary schools its becoming a joke.

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    Re: Codec Pack msi

    Wouldnt mind knowing if theres a MSI codec pack around myself. .

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    Re: Codec Pack msi

    Quote Originally Posted by richard
    Quote Originally Posted by cookie_monster
    That's such typical out of date school thinking, the lowly "technician" needs and eye keeping on them. Most schools now employ "professional" IT staff and they should be treated as such.
    I know what you are saying because I have been doing this jobs since 1999 and still get treated like I know nothing about the job I do. To be honest it wasn't so bad when I was working in secondary schools but with primary schools its becoming a joke.
    I was in the same boat till word got out that i have a second job part time updating/upgrading a computer network for my grandads electrical company. Based in london and turns over millions.

    Its a sad story though when people dont respect one another.

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    Re: Codec Pack msi

    Search (and know where to look) and thou shalt find

    http://www.ryanvm.net/forum/viewtopi...ighlight=codec

    http://www.ryanvm.net/forum/viewtopi...ighlight=codec

    Don't know how good they are or what they contain but RyanVM is an incredibly useful util..


    Whoops... my bad.. not an MSI but still easily wrappable.

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    Re: Codec Pack msi

    how would one go about wrapping a exe?

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    Re: Codec Pack msi

    Windows installer wrapper wizard.

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    Ive wrapped the K-Lite Mega Pack, and we use GPO to deploy it. PM me and Im quite happy to get you going.

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