Codecs ADVANCED Codecs

ADVANCED Codecs ADVANCED Codecs 14.3.3 for Windows

by Shark007

Avg. Rating 3.4 (2,697 votes)

File Details

File Size 47.3 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows 7/8/10
Date Added
Total Downloads 453,527
Publisher Shark007
Homepage ADVANCED Codecs

Publisher's Description

Audio and video codec package for Windows. The installer will automatically remove most other popular codec releases from your computer before installing this concise yet comprehensive package. You won't need to make any adjustments or tweaks to enjoy your media content immediately. Windows Media Player and Media Center will instantly recognize all your files as playable.

It does not contain a media player and it does not associate file-types. With this package installed you will be able to use any media player, limited only by the players' capabilities, to play all movies and video clips. Streaming video is supported in several formats in all popular web browsers. Users of the Win7codecs have the ability to choose what is installed and where to install it using the public redistributable. After installation you can select to remove specific portions without removing the entire package. You can also re-add the removed items at any time.

Latest Reviews

Zootopia3001

Zootopia3001 reviewed v7.8.6 on Jul 17, 2017

My choice of codecs, along with accompanying media player (MPC-BE).

Be nice if there was an update download option to include the MPC-BE update along with the codec updates. The update also resets settings, which I hate, I set LAV audio options to certain settings. Because of this I update only once a month, every patch Tuesday. Once they get to the last version of MPC version of 1.5.1.xxxx I'll probably delay updating for quite awhile, because it probably wouldn't even be necessary for some time.

Antichrist

Antichrist reviewed v6.9.9 on Jan 16, 2017

My preferred codec pack (for now). I used to use K-Lite long ago, then I switched to Kawaii Codec Pack because it installed MadVR easily. But they stopped updating. Shark007 updates the codecs all the time. I found the Advanced Codec pack was unnecessary so I recommend getting the Standard Codecs unless there happens to be some files that actually won't play for you. And then go to his Tools page and you have the option of getting the installer for MPC that includes MadVR, or if you are installing it on a weak computer, get the MPC installer without MadVR, otherwise it will play choppy! And it installs MPC-BE which I prefer because the interface allows subtitle and audio changing easier etc.

Shark007

Shark007 reviewed vv6.1.4 on May 2, 2016

Since version 6.1, this distribution is 100% clean.
No Adware.
No Virus.
No Spyware.

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v5.10 on Mar 6, 2015

Spyware and Adware

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v4.6.5 on Jun 14, 2014

this is good BUT full of spyware

dubstepmaker3000

dubstepmaker3000 reviewed v3.8.5 on May 8, 2013

not sure why this is here

Betanoob

Betanoob reviewed v3.8.5 on Nov 5, 2012

the spyware is great! thx!!!!

Betanoob

Betanoob reviewed v3.8.5 on Nov 5, 2012

Thanks for the free toolbars and spyware!

bradpitt812

bradpitt812 reviewed v3.6.8 on Jun 25, 2012

Need recommendations for data recovery experts who have worked on fire damaged computers

Šbb Kbb

Šbb Kbb reviewed v3.6.8 on Jun 22, 2012

Just install and it works.

Avg. Rating 3.4 (2,697 votes)
Your Rating
Zootopia3001

Zootopia3001 reviewed v7.8.6 on Jul 17, 2017

Pros:

Cons:

Bottom Line: My choice of codecs, along with accompanying media player (MPC-BE).

Be nice if there was an update download option to include the MPC-BE update along with the codec updates. The update also resets settings, which I hate, I set LAV audio options to certain settings. Because of this I update only once a month, every patch Tuesday. Once they get to the last version of MPC version of 1.5.1.xxxx I'll probably delay updating for quite awhile, because it probably wouldn't even be necessary for some time.

Antichrist

Antichrist reviewed v6.9.9 on Jan 16, 2017

My preferred codec pack (for now). I used to use K-Lite long ago, then I switched to Kawaii Codec Pack because it installed MadVR easily. But they stopped updating. Shark007 updates the codecs all the time. I found the Advanced Codec pack was unnecessary so I recommend getting the Standard Codecs unless there happens to be some files that actually won't play for you. And then go to his Tools page and you have the option of getting the installer for MPC that includes MadVR, or if you are installing it on a weak computer, get the MPC installer without MadVR, otherwise it will play choppy! And it installs MPC-BE which I prefer because the interface allows subtitle and audio changing easier etc.

Shark007

Shark007 reviewed vv6.1.4 on May 2, 2016

Since version 6.1, this distribution is 100% clean.
No Adware.
No Virus.
No Spyware.

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v5.10 on Mar 6, 2015

Spyware and Adware

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v4.6.5 on Jun 14, 2014

this is good BUT full of spyware

dubstepmaker3000

dubstepmaker3000 reviewed v3.8.5 on May 8, 2013

not sure why this is here

Betanoob

Betanoob reviewed v3.8.5 on Nov 5, 2012

the spyware is great! thx!!!!

Betanoob

Betanoob reviewed v3.8.5 on Nov 5, 2012

Thanks for the free toolbars and spyware!

bradpitt812

bradpitt812 reviewed v3.6.8 on Jun 25, 2012

Need recommendations for data recovery experts who have worked on fire damaged computers

Šbb Kbb

Šbb Kbb reviewed v3.6.8 on Jun 22, 2012

Just install and it works.

Betanoob

Betanoob reviewed v3.6.7 on Jun 14, 2012

Hey Shark:

..l.. ( *_* ) ..l..

jetz

jetz reviewed v3.6.5 on Jun 10, 2012

Hey look below! A clueless fanboi!

dietrkk

dietrkk reviewed v3.6.3 on May 23, 2012

at least the uninteligent one writing below chose an apprpriate nickname.
Threre is no finer codecpack than those produced by Shark.

dietrkk

dietrkk reviewed v3.5.6 on May 21, 2012

In version 3.6.2 Shark has removed the Bing toolbar, WindowsLiveID Sign In assistant and silverlight from the installer.

shark-malware

shark-malware reviewed v3.5.6 on Mar 18, 2012

This installs malware/stuff that you didn't ask to install on your machine with no option.
Avoid unless you want BING toolbar, Ask.com toolbar, WindowsLiveID Sign In assistant and Silverlight forced on your system.

Juanito - You are misinformed and you are misleading the folks who are downloading this.

IT INSTALLS STUFF THAT YOU DIDN"T ASK IT TO INSTALL

Here is the log file of the install - you can see for yourself if you know how to read logs...
The last entry (earliest in time) is the start of the WIN7Codec install
The rest of the stuff is what it jams down your throat.

Information 3/8/2012 10:49:19 PM MsiInstaller 1042 None Ending a Windows Installer transaction: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\Installers\DefaultManager2.1.55\DefaultManager.msi. Client Process Id: 6328.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:19 PM MsiInstaller 1033 None Windows Installer installed the product. Product Name: Microsoft Default Manager. Product Version: 2.1.55.0. Product Language: 1033. Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation. Installation success or error status: 0.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:19 PM MsiInstaller 11707 None Product: Microsoft Default Manager -- Installation completed successfully.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:19 PM MsiInstaller 1040 None Beginning a Windows Installer transaction: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\Installers\DefaultManager2.1.55\DefaultManager.msi. Client Process Id: 6328.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:19 PM MsiInstaller 1042 None Ending a Windows Installer transaction: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\Installers\SearchEnhancementPack2.0.271\SearchEnhancementPack.msi. Client Process Id: 6156.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:19 PM MsiInstaller 1033 None Windows Installer installed the product. Product Name: Microsoft Search Enhancement Pack. Product Version: 2.0.271.0. Product Language: 1033. Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation. Installation success or error status: 0.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:19 PM MsiInstaller 11707 None Product: Microsoft Search Enhancement Pack -- Installation completed successfully.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:17 PM SeaPort 0 None "The description for Event ID 0 from source SeaPort cannot be found. Either the component that raises this event is not installed on your local computer or the installation is corrupted. You can install or repair the component on the local computer.

If the event originated on another computer, the display information had to be saved with the event.

The following information was included with the event:

Service started
"
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:17 PM MsiInstaller 1040 None Beginning a Windows Installer transaction: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\Installers\SearchEnhancementPack2.0.271\SearchEnhancementPack.msi. Client Process Id: 6156.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:16 PM Microsoft-Windows-RestartManager 10001 None Ending session 0 started ?2012?-?03?-?09T03:49:16.749227100Z.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:16 PM Microsoft-Windows-RestartManager 10000 None Starting session 0 - ?2012?-?03?-?09T03:49:16.749227100Z.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:16 PM Microsoft-Windows-RestartManager 10001 None Ending session 0 started ?2012?-?03?-?09T03:49:16.389206500Z.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:16 PM Microsoft-Windows-RestartManager 10000 None Starting session 0 - ?2012?-?03?-?09T03:49:16.389206500Z.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:16 PM Microsoft-Windows-RestartManager 10001 None Ending session 0 started ?2012?-?03?-?09T03:49:15.940180800Z.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:15 PM Microsoft-Windows-RestartManager 10000 None Starting session 0 - ?2012?-?03?-?09T03:49:15.940180800Z.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:15 PM Microsoft-Windows-RestartManager 10001 None Ending session 0 started ?2012?-?03?-?09T03:49:15.003127200Z.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:15 PM Microsoft-Windows-RestartManager 10000 None Starting session 0 - ?2012?-?03?-?09T03:49:15.003127200Z.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:16 PM MsiInstaller 1042 None Ending a Windows Installer transaction: {E21DA178-9FB0-4F91-B79C-5A6DDEEBFB8D}. Client Process Id: 4512.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:16 PM MsiInstaller 1035 None Windows Installer reconfigured the product. Product Name: Bing Bar Platform. Product Version: 5.0.1423.0. Product Language: 1033. Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation. Reconfiguration success or error status: 0.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:16 PM MsiInstaller 11728 None Product: Bing Bar Platform -- Configuration completed successfully.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:16 PM MsiInstaller 1036 None Windows Installer installed an update. Product Name: Bing Bar Platform. Product Version: 5.0.1423.0. Product Language: 1033. Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation. Update Name: Toolbar Platform Patch. Installation success or error status: 0.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:16 PM MsiInstaller 1022 None Product: Bing Bar Platform - Update 'Toolbar Platform Patch' installed successfully.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:16 PM MsiInstaller 1040 None Beginning a Windows Installer transaction: {E21DA178-9FB0-4F91-B79C-5A6DDEEBFB8D}. Client Process Id: 4512.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:16 PM MsiInstaller 1042 None Ending a Windows Installer transaction: C:\Users\jim\AppData\Local\Microsoft\MSN Suite\Packages\msntlb40.Msi. Client Process Id: 4512.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:16 PM MsiInstaller 1033 None Windows Installer installed the product. Product Name: Bing Bar Platform. Product Version: 5.0.1423.0. Product Language: 1033. Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation. Installation success or error status: 0.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:16 PM MsiInstaller 11707 None Product: Bing Bar Platform -- Installation completed successfully.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:16 PM MsiInstaller 1040 None Beginning a Windows Installer transaction: C:\Users\jim\AppData\Local\Microsoft\MSN Suite\Packages\msntlb40.Msi. Client Process Id: 4512.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:16 PM MsiInstaller 1042 None Ending a Windows Installer transaction: {89F4137D-6C26-4A84-BDB8-2E5A4BB71E00}. Client Process Id: 6980.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:16 PM MsiInstaller 1035 None Windows Installer reconfigured the product. Product Name: Microsoft Silverlight. Product Version: 3.0.40818.0. Product Language: 1033. Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation. Reconfiguration success or error status: 0.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:16 PM MsiInstaller 11728 None Product: Microsoft Silverlight -- Configuration completed successfully.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:16 PM MsiInstaller 1036 None Windows Installer installed an update. Product Name: Microsoft Silverlight. Product Version: 3.0.40818.0. Product Language: 1033. Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation. Update Name: Microsoft Silverlight 3.0.40818.0. Installation success or error status: 0.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:16 PM MsiInstaller 1022 None Product: Microsoft Silverlight - Update 'Microsoft Silverlight 3.0.40818.0' installed successfully.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:15 PM MsiInstaller 1040 None Beginning a Windows Installer transaction: {89F4137D-6C26-4A84-BDB8-2E5A4BB71E00}. Client Process Id: 6980.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:15 PM MsiInstaller 1042 None Ending a Windows Installer transaction: d:\c3ea6a754b4b03b229db18d1\Silverlight.msi. Client Process Id: 6980.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:15 PM MsiInstaller 1033 None Windows Installer installed the product. Product Name: Microsoft Silverlight. Product Version: 1.0.0.0. Product Language: 1033. Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation. Installation success or error status: 0.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:15 PM MsiInstaller 11707 None Product: Microsoft Silverlight -- Installation completed successfully.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:14 PM MsiInstaller 1040 None Beginning a Windows Installer transaction: d:\c3ea6a754b4b03b229db18d1\Silverlight.msi. Client Process Id: 6980.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:13 PM MsiInstaller 1042 None Ending a Windows Installer transaction: C:\Users\jim\AppData\Local\Microsoft\MSN Suite\Packages\wllogin_64.msi. Client Process Id: 4512.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:13 PM MsiInstaller 1033 None Windows Installer installed the product. Product Name: Windows Live ID Sign-in Assistant. Product Version: 6.500.3165.0. Product Language: 1033. Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation. Installation success or error status: 0.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:13 PM MsiInstaller 11707 None Product: Windows Live ID Sign-in Assistant -- Installation completed successfully.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:10 PM MsiInstaller 1040 None Beginning a Windows Installer transaction: C:\Users\jim\AppData\Local\Microsoft\MSN Suite\Packages\wllogin_64.msi. Client Process Id: 4512.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:01 PM MsiInstaller 1033 None Windows Installer installed the product. Product Name: Win7codecs. Product Version: 3.5.4. Product Language: 1033. Manufacturer: Shark007. Installation success or error status: 0.
Information 3/8/2012 10:49:01 PM MsiInstaller 11707 None Product: Win7codecs -- Installation operation completed successfully.
Information 3/8/2012 10:48:19 PM MsiInstaller 1042 None Ending a Windows Installer transaction: C:\Users\jim\AppData\Local\Temp\{1591BAA4-8EFE-47B4-8B14-C554270129F9}\Ask Toolbar.msi. Client Process Id: 2556.
Information 3/8/2012 10:48:19 PM MsiInstaller 1033 None Windows Installer installed the product. Product Name: Ask Toolbar. Product Version: 1.14.1.0. Product Language: 1033. Manufacturer: Ask.com. Installation success or error status: 0.
Information 3/8/2012 10:48:19 PM MsiInstaller 11707 None Product: Ask Toolbar -- Installation operation completed successfully.
Information 3/8/2012 10:48:16 PM MsiInstaller 1040 None Beginning a Windows Installer transaction: C:\Users\jim\AppData\Local\Temp\{1591BAA4-8EFE-47B4-8B14-C554270129F9}\Ask Toolbar.msi. Client Process Id: 2556.
Information 3/8/2012 10:48:06 PM Microsoft-Windows-RestartManager 10001 None Ending session 0 started ?2012?-?03?-?09T03:47:51.867372100Z.
Information 3/8/2012 10:48:06 PM MsiInstaller 1042 None Ending a Windows Installer transaction: C:\ProgramData\Win7codecs\{347F21F8-275A-4761-95D8-35710742AEFD}\Win7codecs.msi. Client Process Id: 5208.
Information 3/8/2012 10:47:51 PM Microsoft-Windows-RestartManager 10000 None Starting session 0 - ?2012?-?03?-?09T03:47:51.867372100Z.
Information 3/8/2012 10:47:50 PM System Restore 8194 None Successfully created restore point (Process = C:\Windows\system32\msiexec.exe /V; Description = Installed Win7codecs.).
Information 3/8/2012 10:47:35 PM MsiInstaller 1040 None Beginning a Windows Installer transaction: C:\ProgramData\Win7codecs\{347F21F8-275A-4761-95D8-35710742AEFD}\Win7codecs.msi. Client Process Id: 5208.

tigreseis

tigreseis reviewed v3.4.9 on Feb 21, 2012

Sucks. I have a clean system. Unchecked Weatherbug then it proceeded to install Bing, Ask toolbars and a Windows Live ID sign in assistant. What a scumbag.

Betanoob

Betanoob reviewed v3.4.5 on Feb 7, 2012

..l.. ( *_* ) ..l..

The Seeker 11

The Seeker 11 reviewed v3.4.3 on Feb 1, 2012

@rosewoodj

The Bing Bar installed silently for me (I'm in the UK) - no opt outs to mention. To install a third party program without the user's permission is unacceptable.

jetz

jetz reviewed v3.4.2 on Jan 30, 2012

Forced toobars are great! TYVM for the spyware LOSER!

jetz

jetz reviewed v3.4.2 on Jan 30, 2012

LOL @ the clueless!

For the last time, the toobar installs will depend on your location. SIMPLE!

Most of you will get forced toolbars that transmits your info. Enjoy!

Betanoob

Betanoob reviewed v3.4.2 on Jan 30, 2012

Malware installer updated again!

juanito1968

juanito1968 reviewed v3.4.2 on Jan 30, 2012

@sans
I never got ANY toolbars from Win 7 CoDecs installed on my machines.
I make the decision 2 install the Google Toolbar on Mozilla Nightly 12.0 Alpha 1 and Bing Toolbar on IE 9 (tried on IE 10 as well but it didnt work at all).
One of my OS: MS Windows 8 Developer preview (September 2011).

@Shark007:
plz include on next releases Real Alternative, Quick Time Alternative, WebMMF (from Google) codecs, n Divx Web Player (4 browsers). This way yr pack ll b really complete.

rosewoodj

rosewoodj reviewed v3.4.1 on Jan 30, 2012

This is a codec package like every other - it does what it should and works fine for me for years.
No malware or other brain-melting stuff in it.
If you are unable to avoid all the flashy "download" buttons on majorgeeks and untick two checkboxes in the installer you shouldn't use a computer or the internet at all.

rosewoodj

rosewoodj reviewed v3.4.1 on Jan 30, 2012

This is a codec package like every other - it does what it should and works fine for me for years.
No malware or other brain-melting stuff in it.

The Seeker 11

The Seeker 11 reviewed v3.4.1 on Jan 26, 2012

Forget this steaming pile, use CCCP instead.

Input Overload

Input Overload reviewed v3.4.0 on Jan 19, 2012

I think if a scan was done with a 'half decent' anti-malware product such as Malwarebytes you will find you have crap on your system.

It's the people who use crap or single scanners for malware on there system that enable DOS attacks to take place.

Sans

Sans reviewed v3.4.0 on Jan 18, 2012

Juanito1968 - I would like to know how you opt out of getting those toolbars that are installed.

juanito1968

juanito1968 reviewed v3.3.6 on Dec 23, 2011

I repeat my previous comment: if detractors r even unable 2 show any proof of evidence, well. who could trust 'em?
So, Shark007 plz ignore 'em all n go ahead wz yr hard damn good job.
P.S.: Any major SW as of 2day's bundled wz some other stuff (uTorrent, Vuze, etc.) the maker would like 2 have installed on your PC, so don't bother us anymore wz yr "theories".

soldier1st

soldier1st reviewed v3.3.5 on Dec 12, 2011

if i could give this a -1000 i would. Being forced to install junk is a definite No-No. Being given an option to opt out would be acceptable.
juanito1968: Plz provide us a few screenshots which shows no toolbar junk and tell us where you got the installer. Once he makes his junk ALL optional then we won't rate it so bad. His excuses are unacceptable. it is easy to tell when he is lying to his users. His answers are pure FAIL.

juanito1968

juanito1968 reviewed v3.3.5 on Dec 11, 2011

I invite all Shark 007 detractors to explain me some things:

1) how can you play any type of multimedia file using Windows Media Player 12.0.8102.0 WITHOUT having any codec installed

2) how can you play DivX movies from within IE n FX browsers without having any codec installed

3) to post a screenshot hyperlink of the FORCED malware installed by Shark 007 CoDec Packs.

As far as I've experienced I've opted out from all Ad/MalWare which comes bundled in the developer's packs.

I also did a deep scan using Super Anti SpyWare Professional and the returned results were ZERO spywares found on my W 7 / 8 OSs.

On which paybills are you all listed at, Sirs?

B4 any comment it's necessary connect brain 2 hands!

Regards.

The Seeker 11

The Seeker 11 reviewed v3.3.3 on Dec 5, 2011

I'd rather stick pins in my eyes than install this duplicitous piece of crap.

xartion

xartion reviewed v3.3.2 on Dec 1, 2011

My rating from November 21, 2011 still stands... The installer is still infested with spyware. I'm not sure of the author's excuse either. Plenty of software allows you to opt out of the Bing toolbar installation. Oh wait, now I am sure of the author's excuse: he wants to make money (off of other people's codecs).

The Seeker 11

The Seeker 11 reviewed v3.3.2 on Dec 1, 2011

I will keep rating this junk 1 until the overall rating follows suit.

Betanoob

Betanoob reviewed v3.2.9 on Nov 29, 2011

Worst of the worst! Now with forced spyware!

The Seeker 11

The Seeker 11 reviewed v3.2.8 on Nov 28, 2011

Don't. Just... don't.

xartion

xartion reviewed v3.2.7 on Nov 21, 2011

This guy does not even code any of the actual codecs. So essentially what he is doing is this: taking a bunch of other people's work (codecs), packaging them into an installer, and forcing users to install spyware (which silently installs associated services such as Windows Live-ID) in order to use the software. So in other words, he's taking a bunch of free codecs and packaging them into a product through which he can make money for himself. Shady at absolute best, despicable at worst.

I cannot stand behind this codec pack. If you must use a codec pack, rather than an all-in-one player such as VLC, then I would definitely recommend using the K-Lite codec pack (which receives very frequent updates here on Fileforum)

Betanoob

Betanoob reviewed v3.2.7 on Nov 21, 2011

Shark is dumb because he don't make sh1t off his spyware installs.

soldier1st

soldier1st reviewed v3.2.6 on Nov 19, 2011

Until Shark007 removes his garbage that he adds, this is to be avoided at all costs. The reg files he provides are useless as: they cannot be used before the install so again he forces his junk(He insists that you do a search with the garbage that he forces on users just for a quick buck. again he only cares about money) true, everyone needs to make a living, but he is doing it all wrong. yet he refuses to admit his failing and refuses to fix his mistake. If i could give this a negative 100 or more i would. ALL OF HIS SOFTWARE IS THE SAME SO AVOID AT ALL COSTS.

pcexpert

pcexpert reviewed v3.1.8 on Oct 28, 2011

Shark007 only cares about making s***loads of money.

The Seeker 11

The Seeker 11 reviewed v3.1.8 on Oct 27, 2011

Steer clear, unless you like bundled rubbish in your programs that installs silently. Give PotPlayer a go instead.

mike59

mike59 reviewed v3.1.8 on Oct 27, 2011

Forced malware updated again!
Clean install required for more forced toolbars!
What a loser!

The Seeker 11

The Seeker 11 reviewed v3.1.7 on Oct 27, 2011

I installed this today only to find that the Bing bar had installed silently. (No, there was no option to not install - only for the WeatherBug app.) I would give this pile of crap zero stars if FileForum were to let me.

Betanoob

Betanoob reviewed v3.1.7 on Oct 26, 2011

Malware infected and this creep want donations?
You are dumb loser!

jetz

jetz reviewed v3.1.6 on Oct 21, 2011

Foreign 'tards still don't get it. Only certain locals get the forced malware.
Read the license scrubs and get a clue.

Floodland

Floodland reviewed v3.1.6 on Oct 21, 2011

It is a shame.... From being a pretty good pack to a malware infected crap in no time. Oh, sorry, in a time...

Floodland

Floodland reviewed v3.1.6 on Oct 21, 2011

It is a shame.... From being a pretty good pack to a malware infected crap in no time.

merlin666

merlin666 reviewed v3.1.6 on Oct 20, 2011

I am really worried now, I have been using this for two years using most updates and weekly scan with comodo and malwarebytes, and they have never found anything. Must be pretty potent stuff if it's not detected. Please educate what scanner can find evil shark spyware so I can get rid off this.

Betanoob

Betanoob reviewed v3.1.6 on Oct 20, 2011

worst codec pack on the planet! Now with forced spyware!

The Seeker 11

The Seeker 11 reviewed v3.1.6 on Oct 20, 2011

Way too bloated for what it does (bearing in mind CCCP is only a touch over 10 MB). I much prefer PotPlayer.

FinnDeLux

FinnDeLux reviewed v3.1.5 on Oct 18, 2011

Works as expected, no rubbish isntalled. Are these 'knockers' for real, this is great software, I'd even pay for it, so up your's ratbags!!

Betanoob

Betanoob reviewed v3.1.2 on Oct 14, 2011

Forced spyware installs! Aviod anything from this creep!

jetz

jetz reviewed v3.1.0 on Oct 6, 2011

I see cluless juan is still clueless as ever.
Vimes must be his clueless brother.

FreeSpeech

FreeSpeech reviewed v3.1.0 on Oct 6, 2011

Anyone that has a clue knows that you don't need codecs.

mike59

mike59 reviewed v3.1.0 on Oct 6, 2011

"NOTE: This release is designed to compliment the 32bit codec packages. The installation requires the 32bit codec release to be installed as a prerequisite."

This is for the forced spyware and malware installs ^^^

mike59

mike59 reviewed v3.1.0 on Oct 6, 2011

The clueless n00b fanoiz need to read the EULA. They are so clueless, they don't what a EULA is.

There are at least 2 malware installs that you CAN NOT uncheck during install depending on your local. Again, get a clue!

Get a clue fanboiz!!!
Stop talking about thing you know nothing about!!

Divx webplayer!! ROFL!! Dats a gud playa!

MPC-HC

juanito1968

juanito1968 reviewed v3.1.0 on Oct 6, 2011

*** Follow up at the Discussion "tab" ***

I completely agree wz Vimes n theshaggyman: I just installed this codec pack on a Windows Developer Preview (Windows Next / Win 8 / Win NT 6.2) an what a surprise: everything goes fine; no crap, no ad-ware, nothing but the codecs themselves.
I also tried a bunch of other codec packs (Win Essential and k-Lite are two among those) but they're pure crap.
So, Shark 007, don't pay attention to your detractors and accept a suggestion for the next releases:
please include Divx Web Player (required by some sites) [it's used by IE n FX browsers], Quick Time and Real Alternative codecs as well.
This way your pack will be the most complete over the net.
Great job as always.
Thanks so much for bringing us a cute piece of software.
A "fanboy" (as despectively your detractors nicknamed me).
Long live the CoDecs pack King.

*** Follow up at the Discussion "tab" ***

Vimes

Vimes reviewed v3.1.0 on Oct 6, 2011

As usual these codecs do what they say on the tin. They are well supported and updated often. Whether you would need a codec pack is up to you and your use but if you do then these tick the box.

jackmehoff

jackmehoff reviewed v3.0.9 on Oct 3, 2011

Tried this in a VM.
You guys are right. Installs spyware.

FreeSpeech

FreeSpeech reviewed v3.0.9 on Oct 3, 2011

Author has a lot of nerve to force install malware on you!!

This won't be around much longer.

FreeSpeech

FreeSpeech reviewed v3.0.9 on Oct 3, 2011

Change log:

Forced malware updated to v10.010

Betanoob

Betanoob reviewed v3.0.9 on Oct 3, 2011

Still full of forced malware and spyware!

DO NOT install this garbage!!

jetz

jetz reviewed v3.0.8 on Sep 30, 2011

Ignore the cluless fanboyz. There is no opt out of the malware in the US.
You can opt out of the weatherbug. Not the other malwares.

Betanoob

Betanoob reviewed v3.0.8 on Sep 30, 2011

What a turd full of malware! And that malware is forced!

juanito1968

juanito1968 reviewed v3.0.8 on Sep 27, 2011

I completely agree wz Vimes n theshaggyman: I just installed this codec pack on a Windows Developer Preview (Windows Next / Win 8 / Win NT 6.2) an what a surprise: everything goes fine; no crap, no adware, nothing but the codecs themselves.
So, Skark007, dont pay attention to your detractors and accept a suggestion for the next release:
plz include Divx Web Player (required by some sites) [it's used by IE n FX browsers], Quick Time and Real Alternative codecs as well.
This way your pack will be the most complete over the net.
Great job as always.
Tx so much.

Vimes

Vimes reviewed v3.0.7 on Sep 17, 2011

As usual Shark has done a great job with these. Not sure why there is still so much hate, unless people can't ensure that they read as they are clicking "next" etc. during their install.

The codecs work well and support is good. Well worth using.

theshaggyman

theshaggyman reviewed v3.0.7 on Sep 14, 2011

As a long-time user of this particular codec pack, (been using since v2 thereabouts) I would like to say that this does not have "bundled malware" as some people (or paid shills, if you like) are insinuating.

Whatever adware if any recommended can be easily skipped or declined during the install. LOOK before you click next (*&^ ret***s!).

This, together with x64 components does a stellar job on Win7 x64. Similiarly Vista Codec Pack does a very good job on Vista & XP!

And in answer to a very obvious question I'm not from the US, UK or EU. I'm from the orient, and have no connections to the author. I am a satisfied user, though.

juanito1968

juanito1968 reviewed v3.0.7 on Sep 13, 2011

People dont believe to detractors paid from someone who wanna destroy the Shark007 job.
Win 7 CoDecs are as of today one of best codec packs available over the web.
When you opt out for the adware you're really saying them Goodbye coz (on Windows 7 and in Argentina) NOTHING is installed against your willings: you've full control of the software you're going to install (tried on a virtual machine too and the results are the same).
I also tried KLite but, imho, is TOO heavy to install compared with the Shark007 one.
So, long live to Skark007.

soldier1st

soldier1st reviewed v3.0.6 on Sep 12, 2011

I second that, this should be considered Malware/Too be avoided. Shark007, since he started adding garbage to ALL of his installs is losing all supprt that he once had. His reason is" To make money" but instead of giving the user a choice, he is forcing junk on his users in the sake of "Making money". True, a person should be paid for his work but he is doing things all wrong. Shark007, if your reading this listen up, forcing junk on users is the wrong way to make a living. If i could give this a negative rating then i would.

sararocs

sararocs reviewed v3.0.6 on Sep 10, 2011

I like the product, HOWEVER, it installs unwanted junk that is difficult to get rid of AND it doesn't always let you opt out, so for that, it gets a low rating. Just use K-lite. It works just as good or better and you don't get any spyware.

jetz

jetz reviewed v3.0.6 on Sep 9, 2011

This needs to put under the catagory of "Malware". Or "System Hijacker".

annainlove011

annainlove011 reviewed v3.0.3 on Aug 25, 2011

Works well on my PC and user friendly.

rihabn

rihabn reviewed v3.0.3 on Aug 23, 2011

Hey, I've used shark's codecs for years but now I've got to find a comparable package as shark is installing the crapware all over your computer regardless of whether you opt out during installation. I think that is rude and I no longer trust his software. It took hours to find and clean that trash out of my files and registry. Goodbye Shark007! Don't know why I trusted a shark anyway!

mike59

mike59 reviewed v3.0.3 on Aug 21, 2011

Look at all the fanboy reviews. LOL!!
Bunch of n00bz that don't realize you don't need codec packs.
They are so dumb they don't know they have forced malware by installing this garbage. And it is PURE GARBAGE! The author has a LOT of nerve forcing malware and hijacking systems! Fanboyz will defend this saying, "he has to make money somehow". He will never make money this way. That shows how clueless he is! He lost 1000's of users from this policy of forced malware. And he also lost 1000's of fanboys that will never again install this garbage after getting burned by the forced malware.
Bu, if you like forced malware and spyware, and you are a fanboy, this is thee codec pack for you.

VistaUser

VistaUser reviewed v3.0.3 on Aug 21, 2011

I started using the shark codecs back in the Vista days. The interface is simple to use and understand and makes codec selection a simple one-click solution.

alo23

alo23 reviewed v3.0.3 on Aug 21, 2011

After using k-lite for years, this is a refreshing alternative to get videos working in Media Center. THANKS.

BIg_DD

BIg_DD reviewed v3.0.3 on Aug 21, 2011

Excellent work! Thanks for the LAV integration.

dietrkk

dietrkk reviewed v3.0.3 on Aug 21, 2011

I suggest that all the klite fanboyz posting here go and install the latest klite beta's to get the klite toolbars and spyware installed for free.

When it comes to codecs, Shark007 is the BEST and easiest to use option.

jetz

jetz reviewed v3.0.3 on Aug 19, 2011

Nothing but junk with forced malware!!

Even all his fanboyz are uninstalling this and switching to KLite!!

jetz

jetz reviewed v3.0.3 on Aug 19, 2011

You forgot to include "Spyware Updated" in the change log loser.

laray

laray reviewed v3.0.3 on Aug 19, 2011

install ask toolbar and other spyware without your knowledge. I unchecked that option to install the toolbar and it installed anyway. Low rating for this spyware crap!!

Betanoob

Betanoob reviewed v3.0.3 on Aug 19, 2011

Even if this didn't have the forced toolbar, this is still the worst codec pack on the planet.

jetz

jetz reviewed v3.0.2 on Aug 17, 2011

Pure junk with forced spyware!! Hijacks your browser setting.

jetz

jetz reviewed v3.0.2 on Aug 17, 2011

Spyware / system hijacker

FreeSpeech

FreeSpeech reviewed v3.0.1 on Aug 3, 2011

Juan didn't get any malware since he's still using win 3.1 ^.^

Wow! He does sound clueless!! Only the clueless install codecs.

mike59

mike59 reviewed v3.0.1 on Aug 3, 2011

Cluless juan the fanboy..
You still don't comprende.
Fanboyz are blind. There is better software, but they will never see it.
This fanboy is exceptionaly clueless. He will never understand the EULA and the toolbar policy.
Now his account will be closed for cursing.
See ya! Been nice not knowing a clueless one like you!

Edit:
Juan is LOL!!
Everytime he writes something, the more clueless he sounds!!!
He still no comprende the EULA.
You sound very smart with words like coz!! ROFL!!
Yeah I get paid for this :D
Paid codecs! Wow you are dumb!!
The only "strange world" is your make believe world!!
Go away troll!!
Oh and yes your account will be banned soon :D

juanito1968

juanito1968 reviewed v3.0.1 on Aug 3, 2011

Follow up:
@mike59

I'm not a fanboy, i'm one of those people who tried almost everything the available for Windows, since Win 3.1 is out.
So, if I'm cursing is coz I'm tired to read useless reviews like yours.
I''m using those codecs since Win 7 was just a milestone release for testers (actually W7 Ultimate SP1 fully updated) and on Win 8 (6.2.7955): NEVER, I REPEAT, NEVER I'VE BEEN FORCED TO INSTALL ANYTHING BUT THE CODECS.
Obviously I'm not using U.S. I.P.s nor I will, but I tested those codecs over Europe and South America and the results have ever been the same: NEVER I'VE BEEN FORCED TO INSTALL ANYTHING BUT THE CODECS.

So, if you just hate the developer due to personal reasons leave his job outside of yr troubles.

Unless you're paid from other codecs companies in order to reduce the number of the available codec packs.

Why? Coz when just a few packs will be available they could become "PAID"; What option people prefere? AdWare (optional) or Paid (mandatory).

Think about that users who read thse lines, think!

Windows is a strange world where "paying" is becoming a mandatory choice, in spite of all freeware, open source and adware (third option not to be throwed away) software available.

@mike59 and @jetz

Jerks, go trolllin' yr home, dirty a******s.
Windows 7 CoDecs is, as far of today the best codec package for Windows 7.
The shame is that Real Player and Quick Time CoDecs aren't included in the package as for the DivX Web Player.
No SpyWares are forced to install, so just shut up your ****in' mouth, your idiot brain and leave FileForum, that's not a suitable place for you.

People, trust the positive reviews: these codecs are good and safe; adware is just AN OPTION: u choose whter to install it or not.

jetz

jetz reviewed v3.0.1 on Aug 2, 2011

Another POS malware from this author!
All this losers software hijacks your system and installs spyware without your permission! There is no opt out in the USA.
And yes if your in some countries other than the USA, you may not get this malware forced.
Funny how the fanboyz defend this loser!

If you need a codec pack, use KLite
http://fileforum.betanew...-Pack-Beta/1080441198/2
No forced malware with KLite.

jetz

jetz reviewed v3.0.1 on Aug 2, 2011

Don't install this hijacker unless you like forced spyware installs. And all you noob scrubs from other countries, read the EULA!
Shame we have people like GibMonkey in the IT industry.

GibMonkey

GibMonkey reviewed v3.0 Beta 5 on Jul 29, 2011

I'm getting tired of writing these reviews. Honestly look at the comment history. If for some reason you think this is bad software then so be it. I'll tell you right now it isn't. It works. It's easy. Several other codecs caused me major problems before this one. I've used it for at least the last 3 years and I'm an IT guy. I install it on any PC I personally work on. It's stupid proof. You install it and it works. PERIOD. Nothing else to say - other than these other idiots want to sway you to the dark side. Sorry to say. Have yourself a nice day.

FinnDeLux

FinnDeLux reviewed v3.0 Beta 5 on Jul 29, 2011

This works just fine here, no malware or anything of the kind. There are some blatant untruths floating around here, what is the point 'they' are trying to make, promoting some other software? I would'nt touch anything they recommend with a ten foot pole, and, they are not doing any favours for the other coder anyway.

Pfffttt....

dsp_418

dsp_418 reviewed v3.0 Beta 1 on Jul 29, 2011

Many releases ago this was really good imho.
Now my opinion is: do-not-install-it!
As already pointed out by ghammer, you'll get some unwanted junk software installed, even if you disable that option. I've got changed even the default search engine in Firefox address bar.
I would hadn't installed this c***p. With VLC I could already play eerything.

mike59

mike59 reviewed v3.0 Beta 5 on Jul 28, 2011

Toolbars / malware / system hijacker / spyware are all included in this poorly coded pack.

Do not install this!!

Use KLite if you need a codec pack:
http://fileforum.betanew...Codec-Pack/1080441198/1

XXXXXXX

XXXXXXX reviewed v3.0 Beta 1 on Jul 28, 2011

Boy the K-Lite Trolls are out in big numbers here spreading there Bull.....
This coder works hard to give an excellent codec pack for FREE! Again so what it installs a couple of programs, a simple uninstall and your done.

XXXXXXX

XXXXXXX reviewed v3.0 Beta 5 on Jul 28, 2011

Win7 Codecs are the best bar none. So what it installs to two little programs, just go to control panel and uninstall. Morpheus quit trolling on this Coders excellent product.

Morpheus

Morpheus reviewed v3.0 Beta 5 on Jul 28, 2011

Ok, I've used these codecs for a LONG time with no problems, until now. Almost all the pinned programs in the start menu disappeared after installing :(

I would have given it a 5 star rating but anytime an install alters something it's not supposed to, that's not a good thing.

tigrezz

tigrezz reviewed v3.0 Beta 4 on Jul 25, 2011

I had 2 toolbars installed after I install this. There was no way to not install these. Uninstalled. Definatly going with klite codecs.

juanito1968

juanito1968 reviewed v3.0 Beta 4 on Jul 25, 2011

@mike59 / @jetz / @FreeSpeech

Guys,
could u plz stop writing bulls***?
I use these codecs since Win 7 was just a Milestone, I mean a build for testers, n I've had NEVER a problem nor my OS crashed, self-destroyed or all the lies u'r posting over here?
Who pays u 4 blamng the Win7Codec coder?
I'm testing the K-Lite codec pack on an early pre-beta release of Win 8 (6.2) but, 2 b true, I not so satisfied as wz Win7Codecs.
Plz plug yr brain at yr finges b4 2 publish fake reviews, ok?
Otherwise go trolling elsewhere.
Cheers.

Oldbridge

Oldbridge reviewed v3.0 Beta 4 on Jul 25, 2011

This application doesn't install any malware. You can opt out of the weather bar and any other software. This software works perfectly.Have been using it for 2 years and using 32x and 64x. What would be nice if there was an option just to upgrade both versions in one go withouth having to uninstall. Would be willing even to pay for such a version! Author take note.

mike59

mike59 reviewed v3.0 Beta 4 on Jul 25, 2011

Do not install this! It will destroy your system!! The author is a clueless noob that can't code. He forces malware with every install.
I will be contacting BN to get this banned.

jetz

jetz reviewed v3.0 Beta 4 on Jul 25, 2011

Who wants a forced malware/system hijacker? Get a real job scrub! You will never make a living off your malware installs! Even your fanboyz will switch to KLite!

LittleJuan=LittleIQ

FreeSpeech

FreeSpeech reviewed v3.0 Beta 4 on Jul 25, 2011

Pure garbage that includes malware!
Aviod this at all costs!
KLite is light years ahead of this.
http://fileforum.betanew...Codec-Pack/1080441198/1

juanito1968

juanito1968 reviewed v3.0 Beta 3 on Jul 20, 2011

@jetz & mike59
Well, I dont know how is there in the USA bit over here, in the deep south of the world (Argentina) the package doesnt force us to install anything, leaving us the option to install something called Weather bar together to another one of which name I dont remember right now.
No Bing or Ask Toolbars at all, and, most important of all, we're NOT forced to install those bars if we dont want to.
Is it differente in the USA, the Country of freedom?
I really dont know, but if it is try using a proxy when downloading that package and then install it WITHOUT being connected to the net (NO IP found, NO Country selected).
Let the package author earn some bucks if there're users allowing it (we're not all the same!).
The only shame is that Real and Quick Time codecs are not included in the package, dont know why.
Bye.

@jetz & mike59
Dear users,
in order to install the CoDecs Pack without the (optional) toolbars simply choose a personalized installation and uncheck the two toolbar boxes, as I always do on my Win 7 Ultimate SP 1 (I just uninstalled the 2.92 release to installl this one, obviously without Ask / Wheater bug toolbars).
Yes, this is an AdWare, but with a little bit of attention during install it could simply be a Freeware, even if not an Open Source.
Dont be upset, rude or angry, just pay attention when installing it: it's so easy to get a FreeWare from an AdWare (at least in this case).
Regards.
John

mike59

mike59 reviewed v3.0 Beta 3 on Jul 19, 2011

Clueless fanboyz defending malware!

Hey little juan, get a clue nub! You sound very cluesless and no one cares about your clueless opinions! If you had a clue, you might try reading their forums.

Posted by Shark himself:
"during installation you must read and agree to an EULA.
by agreeing to the EULA, you agree to having the toolbar installed.

I apologize for the forced installation but I do provide regfiles to stop any further intrusions."

Notice the word FORCED?

Here is some of sharks lies:

"(04-22-2011 04:40 PM)Shark007 Wrote:
beginning with version 283, it will be presented during installation as an opt out option."

"If you were to use a current release, you'd see an opt out option during install. "

"The opt out box for the Ask toolbar is not working in the current release of the Vista Codec Package.
I am having it fixed so that you will have the option to not install the Ask toolbar in the next release."

Yup, and he wants donations.
Users that get burned by this forced spyware install will never use it again. Even if it is clean in the future. That is not a problem since KLite is better.

jetz

jetz reviewed v3.0 Beta 3 on Jul 19, 2011

Make money? You dumb idiot! You CAN NOT opt out of the malware!
You dont make money by forcing malware on your users!!
This malware should be banned from fileforum!!
Author is a loser!! GET A JOB LOSER!!

Do not install this malware!
If your need a codec pack, use KLite.

You can not opt out of these maware toolbars in the US. It may be different for your region.
It installs the Ask toolbar and the Bing toolbar. And some MSN crap.

This is from the license agreement:

NOTE: For certain installation in particular regions: By installing this application, you agree and understand the Ask.com End User License Agreement found at and Privacy Policy for the Toolbar.

Furthermore you agree and want to install the Ask Toolbar. If you do not agree or do not want to install the Ask Toolbar, please click the “CANCEL” Button.
NOTE: For certain installations in particular regions: By installing this application, you agree to the installation of the Bing Toolbar or Bing Bar. Furthermore you agree to the following:
Bunch of MS crap!

GibMonkey

GibMonkey reviewed v3.0 Beta 2 on Jul 17, 2011

Yeah I'm not really sure what these two trollz are trying to accomplish other than the standard troll fanfare. If ya got two brain cells to rub together just do a custom install. Guy has to make money somewhere doing the fine job that he is. If a few stupid folks can't figure out how to avoid the adware then more power to the creator of this Codec package. Like I said - it just works.

juanito1968

juanito1968 reviewed v3.0 Beta 2 on Jul 16, 2011

@jetz & mike59
Dear users,
in order to install the CoDecs Pack without the (optional) toolbars simply choose a personalized installation and uncheck the two toolbar boxes, as I always do on my Win 7 Ultimate SP 1 (I just uninstalled the 2.92 release to installl this one, obviously without Ask / Wheater bug toolbars).
Yes, this is an AdWare, but with a little bit of attention during install it could simply be a Freeware, even if not an Open Source.
Dont be upset, rude or angry, just pay attention when installing it: it's so easy to get a FreeWare from an AdWare (at least in this case).
Regards.
John

mike59

mike59 reviewed v3.0 Beta 1 on Jul 13, 2011

Hope your like your new toolbars and system hijacked Gib!
This is a codec is a joke compared to Klite! Klite is 1000 times better than this joke of a codec pack!

Only people that like this pack are the fanboyz. They are clueless.

GibMonkey

GibMonkey reviewed v3.0 Beta 1 on Jul 13, 2011

Honestly after using K-Lite forever this codec was a godsend. This plus the 64-bit version (for a 64-bit operating system) is awesome. Everything just works.

jetz

jetz reviewed v3.0 Beta 1 on Jul 13, 2011

Stop posting this malware loser!!
No one wants malware!!
GTFO!!

jetz

jetz reviewed v2.9.2 on Jul 12, 2011

Do not install this malware!!

Author is a cluess loser!! ,,!,

This codec pack is crap anyway!

KLite, which has no forced spyware, is and will always be the best!

http://fileforum.betanew...-Pack-Full/1094057842/3

mike59

mike59 reviewed v2.9.2 on Jul 12, 2011

Probably updated the forced toolbars and included new mailware.

mike59

mike59 reviewed v2.9.1 on Jun 28, 2011

They sould ban this malware!
Why would anyone want their system hijacked?

jetz

jetz reviewed v2.9.1 on Jun 28, 2011

Do not install this malware!

Stick with klite. No forced malware or spyware!!
http://fileforum.betanew...-Pack-Full/1094057842/3

mike59

mike59 reviewed v2.9.0 on Jun 20, 2011

This is malware!

jetz

jetz reviewed v2.9.0 on Jun 20, 2011

This f#cking sh1t install at least 2 toolbars with no option to opt out!!
And they want donations?
YOU SUCK!!
Stick with KLite codec pack and avoid this malware system hijacker!!

SnoBrdr

SnoBrdr reviewed v2.8.7 on May 13, 2011

Tried using K Lite for a week, after using Shark's for a year or so.

After K Lite wouldn't play several things, it is gone and I reinstalled Shark's codec package.

egg83

egg83 reviewed v2.8.6 on May 5, 2011

Am rating on functionality and reliability, not bundled app that comes with program. Works fine for me, is not buggy and unreliable like K-Lite codec pack has been recently. Am not sure if it is MPC or what, but have problems with rendering .flv and some .avi files as of late. Plus, am having problems with audio as well. That was before I uninstalled K-Lite. All is well w/Win7codecs, for now.

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v2.8.4 on Apr 28, 2011

adware and spyware use klite

statm1

statm1 reviewed v2.7.8 on Mar 22, 2011

Have been using this Codec pack for years and never had it cause any problems.

And I for one love that he makes UAC a requirement. Keeps idiots from turning it off. SO WHAT if its 'alittle" annoying. If its off then your back to XP era security. And if you think thats fine then I hope you do get tons of viruses..

HeilNizar

HeilNizar reviewed v2.7.8 on Mar 22, 2011

The whole thing (Author and his work) is a joke, he is famous to be rude to users, and known to embed ad-wares, toolbars and who knows what else in his so called codec.
Avoid this and stick to K-Lite codec packs.

ghammer

ghammer reviewed v2.7.7 on Mar 14, 2011

Hosed my system a few releases back.
Went with individual codecs that I needed since then.

ghammer

ghammer reviewed v2.8.0 on Feb 25, 2011

This installs all manner of adware/search bars, even if you select not to do it.
Also needs specific uninstall or will trash your playback. In fact, I carefully followed the uninstall and had problems.
Acronis True Image fixed that in a few minutes.

If you need a codec to play something, find that codec and leave the packs to others.

stevvie

stevvie reviewed v2.7.6 on Feb 25, 2011

been using this since K-lite codec pack messed up my system and would not play most things with sound. NEVER had a problem with this one yet.

The Seeker 11

The Seeker 11 reviewed v2.7.6 on Feb 25, 2011

Hmm, let's see. This, or the less than 10 MB K-Lite Standard... I'll go with the latter thanks.

tickleonthetum

tickleonthetum reviewed v2.7.8 on Feb 9, 2011

Causes no end of problems if UAC is disabled, so you MUST have UAC enabled and the author won't remove that requirement.

Stick with K-Lite...

tickleonthetum

tickleonthetum reviewed v2.7.4 on Feb 9, 2011

Causes no end of problems if UAC is disabled, so you MUST have UAC enabled and the author won't remove that requirement.

Stick with K-Lite...

some guy

some guy reviewed v2.7.3 on Jan 11, 2011

blah K-Lite the best period!

Banquo

Banquo reviewed v2.7.7 on Jan 11, 2011

Windows 7 has played everything I've thrown at it out of the box. No more need for these codec packs that screw up your system. If you do need a codec get it individually, avoid these stupid packs.

TheDevilHimself

TheDevilHimself reviewed v2.7.2 on Jan 5, 2011

I don't know what's wrong but this is not for me I've tried it a couple of times, and every time trouble visits my computer, I think there is too many features I don't have to use, so I'll stick to Klite I've never had any trouble with Klite so why change?

thartist

thartist reviewed v2.7.1 on Dec 30, 2010

Solved my K-Lite problem of weird fast rmvb playback, so it's gold for me.

tickleonthetum

tickleonthetum reviewed v2.7.4 on Dec 19, 2010

Going back to the K-Lite one. This won't work if UAC is switched off, and is getting more unstable not less.

WARNING: Adware!

tickleonthetum

tickleonthetum reviewed v2.7.0 on Dec 19, 2010

Going back to the K-Lite one. This won't work if UAC is switched off, and is getting more unstable not less.

WARNING: Adware!

UPDATE
======
Since changing back to the KLMC pack an intermittent BSOD has stopped occurring! It had been bugging me for a few weeks now, and yet as soon as I uninstalled this Win7codecs pack it stopped! So -5 for the Win7codecs pack!

ballyhairs

ballyhairs reviewed v2.6.9 on Nov 30, 2010

Rubbish. And the author is heartless.

Input Overload

Input Overload reviewed v2.6.9 on Nov 29, 2010

Eset & Prevx refused to install these codecs, plus it installs 'Bing Bar' whatever you tell it. If Eset & Prevx say no I tend to go along with them.

Plus:- I don't trust anyone who gives you the option to install a toolbar yet installs it anyway, we call it 'conning' in the UK

'Shark' knows this happens yet continues to get dosh off MS. It;'s OK if your passion is playing in the registry but just how many people have no idea how to prevent the toolbar being installed. Install this cobbled together crap at your peril. -5

SnoBrdr,/johngalt & others, hey here is a amazing idea:- Why instead of going into the forums & reading the stickys why don't 'Shark' (apt name) not install 'Bing' if you say no & install 'Bing' if you say well, yes!.

I know this is a totally out of the box idea. (And yes it is possible!) But not if you want £s from Billy Gates.

johngalt

johngalt reviewed v2.6.9 on Nov 29, 2010

@SnoBrdr - because he isn't *writing* codecs, he is just packaging them together in an all in one deal - so whenever something gets updated, say for instance, a new version of FFDShow with a security / vulnerability fix, it requires an update to incorporate the new version.

Overall, a great piece of software, although I am annoyed that I now get Bing bar automatically installed every time. At this point, I may have to figure out my own way of installing ht codecs manually so I can avoid drive by installations. But SnoBrdr is right - go to the forums, --> general --> sticky about Bing, and read the second post - Shark has reg entries to never see Bing installation again.

SnoBrdr

SnoBrdr reviewed v2.6.9 on Nov 29, 2010

If you have read any of the past reviews, there is a fix for what you claim is malware. It's just the Bing bar.

Go to his forums and he tells you how to fix it so that the Bing bar won't install now or ever.

It's a small price to pay, reading a forum, for this great job he does.

My only question is, why are codec packages updated so often ?

cgmark

cgmark reviewed v2.6.6 on Nov 7, 2010

Installs malware and tries to install services even if you tell it not to.
DO NOT USE

cgmark

cgmark reviewed v2.7.0 on Nov 7, 2010

Malware infested garbage.
Installs bing toolbar, windows search toolbar , and tries to install services WITHOUT telling the user it is doing so. I'm glad I keep software running that tells me anytime a program tries to install services.

johnk119

johnk119 reviewed v2.7.0 on Oct 22, 2010

I choose k-lite because it's feature filled and does everything I need it to besides having problems with recent .mkv files in mpc-hc it's beautiful.... WMP is bloatware it uses damn near 100MB of ram while you'll see mpc-hc is more efficient performing the same tasks using less resources

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v2.6.6 on Oct 22, 2010

I can not stand Bing tool bar

4122

4122 reviewed v2.6.3 on Sep 10, 2010

Excellent codec package, but plenty of other programs bundle the Bing toolbar & manage to make it optional during the install.

Shark 007 saying he can't when so many others can really makes me suspect the competency of his skills.

war593122

war593122 reviewed v2.6.2 on Aug 27, 2010

Make Bing installer optional!

I'm a programmer too and it is easy for you to do, you simply don't want to.

Shark007

Shark007 reviewed v2.6.1 on Aug 15, 2010

For those experiencing issues with the Bing toolbar installation; this suggestion on my forum will stop it from installing.

XXXXXXX

XXXXXXX reviewed v2.6.4 on Aug 14, 2010

Excellent Codec Pack Bar None!

Software settings is optimal from Novice Users-who can simply select "Shark007 Suggested Settings", to more Experienced Users- who wants to customize the settings.

Update Notification lets you know when your installation is out of date
and notifies you if a newer version is available.

Particular note is this Codec's ability to easily allow you to stream MKV, AVI, MPEG, MP4, H264 Audio-Video files from your PC to your Media Center TV in High Definition.

Answer on Update Frequency:
Why does Shark007 updates his Codec's very often. Because Codec Development is constant ever changing and Shark007 implements the latest versions in his software updates.

XXXXXXX

XXXXXXX reviewed v2.6.1 on Aug 14, 2010

Excellent Codec Pack Bar None!

Software settings is optimal from Novice Users-who can simply select "Shark007 Suggested Settings", to more Experienced Users- who wants to customize the settings.

Update Notification lets you know when your installation is out of date
and notifies you if a newer version is available.

Particular note is this Codec's ability to easily allow you to stream MKV, AVI, MPEG, MP4, H264 Audio-Video files from your PC to your Media Center TV in High Definition.

Answer on Update Frequency:
Why does Shark007 updates his Codec's very often. Because Codec Development is constant ever changing and Shark007 implements the latest versions in his software updates.

sararocs

sararocs reviewed v2.6.1 on Aug 13, 2010

I guess it depends where you live as to whether Bing is mandated-install. I live in the U.S. and there IS no "uncheck Bing option".You accept Bing or the codecs do not install....period.

jama20

jama20 reviewed v2.6.0 on Aug 8, 2010

Don't want to insult anyone, but are you all morons ? Untick the box to install Bing and don't install it. You have a choice. Give Shark007 a break. He does this for nothing. In the meantime, everyone is happy to keep using his work for free whilst complaining about him attempting to get something for his efforts by including an OPTIONAL install of Bing. I have not had Bing installed once and I update with every revision.

sararocs

sararocs reviewed v2.6.0 on Aug 6, 2010

I used Win7codecs since Windows 7 came out, but the "Bing" problem" was just too much, so I now use adware-free K-Lite Codecs and I have been very satisfied.

SnoBrdr

SnoBrdr reviewed v2.6.0 on Aug 6, 2010

While the program is real nice, I wish that there was a NON BING INSTALL version.

I have done what Shark has suggested in his forum and BING STILL INSTALLS EACH TIME.

XXXXXXX

XXXXXXX reviewed v2.5.7 on Jul 14, 2010

Shark007-The Best Codec Pack Available Bar None! Each revision brings new and updated codecs. Shakr007 always stays on top of the latest codec releases and updates his software accordingly.

XXXXXXX

XXXXXXX reviewed v2.6.1 on Jul 14, 2010

Shark007-The Best Codec Pack Available Bar None! Each revision brings new and updated codecs. Shakr007 always stays on top of the latest codec releases and updates his software accordingly.

arossetti

arossetti reviewed v2.5.7 on Jul 14, 2010

Once again Shark hears the voices of his users and makes an accomodation...thanks again.

Oh yeah, the package itself is great, as usual ;)

Shark007

Shark007 reviewed v2.5.6 on Jul 7, 2010

There is a solution to the bing problem on my forum

cgmark

cgmark reviewed v2.5.6 on Jul 7, 2010

If you have windows 7 all you need to do to add the one major format it doesn't support is just install halii media splitter. Nothing else needed.
http://haali.su/mkv/

This is probably the best codec pack if you need things like subtitle support though.

Wintings

Wintings reviewed v2.5.6 on Jul 7, 2010

Yes, I too do not want BING but it forces you to accept it (or you can cancel the installation. 2 out of 5 because of this.

SnoBrdr

SnoBrdr reviewed v2.5.6 on Jul 7, 2010

While I feel that this is the best codec package available, I still have the same issue I mentioned in June.

This once again FORCED me to install the damn BING toolbar.

During the install it says that you an disagree and you don't have to install BING but there was no button or box to disagree.

I gave it a 4 ONLY because of the BING issue.

stylemessiah

stylemessiah reviewed v2.5.6 on Jul 6, 2010

Has too many options over too many tabs and by default requires a lot of tweaking to play most of the videos files i threw at it, whereas K-Lite is about as near perfect as you can get out of the box.

Like i said, too many options on too many tabs and too bewildering, even for someone experienced in codec tweakage

I still had to install VLC to get some videos to even play, which i dont need when K-Lite is installed.

I give it a 5 for the authors effort, im sure it will get better.

I give it a 3 for usability only

arossetti

arossetti reviewed v2.5.4 on Jun 2, 2010

Shark,

Thanks for recognizing the issue regarding the Bing Bar. Still the best pack around, and 5 stars for both the pack and being up front about the installer issue!

Shark007

Shark007 reviewed v2.5.4 on Jun 2, 2010

SnoBrdr, sorry about that, this was also reported on my forums. The Bing toolbar is integrated into my installer by 'others' and the installation offer has been reduced to the USA and UK only. Since I am Canadian, in my testing, I did not see this issue arising - I will have it fixed.

SnoBrdr

SnoBrdr reviewed v2.5.4 on Jun 2, 2010

Always have been a fan but I don't care for what happens in the newest update.

It FORCED me to install BING.

Saw no option not to install it so I did and then just uninstalled it later on.

XXXXXXX

XXXXXXX reviewed v2.5.4 on Jun 2, 2010

Shark007-The Best Codec Pack Available Bar None!

XXXXXXX

XXXXXXX reviewed v2.5.8 on Jun 2, 2010

Shark007-The Best Codec Pack Available Bar None!

Ulmo

Ulmo reviewed v2.5.2 on May 20, 2010

Oah, WebM ! Speedy Gonzales is near...
This Pack only need an auto-update possibility.

liqwe159159

liqwe159159 reviewed v2.5.0 on May 18, 2010

GOOD

v4npro

v4npro reviewed v2.5.2 on Apr 3, 2010

@Uriel

How is WMP bloatware? Doesn't have any ad's attached to it, and this codec pack doesn't change any system files or replaces microsoft default codecs(unless checked by user). I only use this to default x64 player and to play .mkv files.

Uriel

Uriel reviewed v2.5.2 on Apr 2, 2010

Use Shooter Player. It has all the codecs built in and is compact, light, and chalk full of features. WMP is bloatware!

If a codec pack is needed, go with K-Lite Codec Pack (64-bit) instead.

SnoBrdr

SnoBrdr reviewed v2.4.5 on Mar 26, 2010

Shark007, way to go.

Great program and I am glad that you care enough about what you do to tell that bozo off.

It allows me to play everything in WPM and not have to add more SW to my setup.

BK553

BK553 reviewed v2.4.4 on Mar 25, 2010

On a more constructive note, this package rocks but I wish updates were integrated into the program, instead of re-installing every time a codec is updated.

ballyhairs

ballyhairs reviewed v2.4.4 on Mar 25, 2010

Shark007
Get a grip on yourself, you keep on attacking other software makers, you act like guru of gurus, if someone reports a bug (they call it feedback) then you get a swollen face and feel like punching them in the face through the monitor and now you infest your garbage with toolbar, whats next? spywares?
No thanks, many codec packages out there that the job if not even better and bugs free.
I'm putting yours on my ignore list, and will be mentioning this around :D

boelectronic

boelectronic reviewed v2.4.3 on Mar 16, 2010

@wolver1ne: if you think Codec Packs are useless, why you are here now? I bet you did download this and now you are using this! ;)

if you are either a pro or newbie, you need Codec Packs to play your media files... even in Win7 (which contain H.264 and AAC and also MPEG-4 codecs) you need install some splitter etc to play files like FLV or MKV which Win7Codec Pack does it (and much more!) very well with a very customizable and easy to use interface.

Shark007

Shark007 reviewed v2.4.2 on Mar 10, 2010

wolver1ne, the only useless thing here is your opinion. Opinions are not reviews. Go shove your opinion where someone actually cares to hear it. Many people prefer to use Windows Media Player or Media Center and using an alternate player or installing ac3filter isnt going to allow them to be used.

wolver1ne

wolver1ne reviewed v2.4.2 on Mar 9, 2010

Codec packs are useless. Besides, on Windows 7 you don't really need to install any if you use any of latest MPC-HC with EVR enabled. Additionally you could install AC3 codec if you need more control over the sound.

boelectronic

boelectronic reviewed v2.4.1 on Feb 26, 2010

Really what can be better than this?
all needed or optional codecs together well programmed and easy to manage!

dotnetnightmare

dotnetnightmare reviewed v2.4.0 on Feb 25, 2010

2 releases a week and no Upgrade or Update option? Why not include an internal update program? Great program but why include a version check and then I have to uninstall and reinstall at least 1-2 times a week to stay current? I don't care that the other codecs packs are the same way! This is Shark and I expect great things from him including innovation! Step Up and separate yourself from all the other codecs by including an auto update feature.

Shark007

Shark007 reviewed v2.4.5 on Feb 23, 2010

The current update frequency is mostly related to my need to become compliant with the FFmpeg licensing under the GPL 2.0 - Development of my software is an ongoing process so each release is an improvement over the last and the updates are still coming.

coover

coover reviewed v2.4.5 on Feb 22, 2010

One of the great things about running x64 Components and Win7 Codecs is that the author, Shark007, really tries hard to make his applications work better than any other applications out there. And to do so, he constantly tries to find ways to make the applications better. When he does, he releases a new version. Recently, his new versions have been coming out twice or three times a week,

One of the disadvantages or running Shark007's application is that new versions are released frequently. It wouldn't be so bad if installing the new versions were as easy as downloading and executing the new versions, but that cannot be done. To install a new version, you must first uninstall the old. So, when Shark007 comes out with a new version of Win7 Codecs and x64 Components, you must do the following in this order, all running as administrator ...

1. Uninstall x64 Settings (if you uninstall Win7 Codecs first, you will not be able to uninstall x64).

2. Uninstall Win7 Codecs

3. Install New Version Win7 Codecs

4. Install New Version x64 Settings.

The whole process takes between 5 and 6 minutes.

While I would hope that Shark007 would shorten the process, I suspect that he will not. He has stated publicly that he has decided to leave the process as it is. I'm sure he has valid reasons for this ...but I'm sure this will keep a lot of people away from his software.

Win7 Codecs must be on your machine or x64 Components will not run. For the College or University educated, it is a prerequisite. When I was installing the latest version of Win7 Codecs, I was a bit dismayed to notice that Shark007 has added an OPTIONAL "Bing Toolbar" to his application. Being optional, of course, you are allowed to uncheck the option to install Bing. I did so. I am very sorry that Shark007 has added this option. Unfortunately, he set it up so you must opt out, the box by default is checked. I would have preferred the box not being checked by default, allowing the user to check it if the application was wanted. I can understand why this option was added ... it is a source of income for Shark007, where he had only donations prior to this ... but i am very sorry he had to do this.

I continue to rate this application a 5 as it is as good or better than anything else out there ... but there are areas where it could improve.

topboy8848

topboy8848 reviewed v2.3.7 on Feb 16, 2010

asd

Shark007

Shark007 reviewed v2.3.7 on Feb 10, 2010

ballyhairs brought his issue to my forum. I am happy to report,
he is now a satisfied user of the Shark007's Codecs.

JustForMyMemory, I maintain a forum where I listen to users suggestion on a daily basis.This is one of the reasons my software is a step above the rest. I'm open to discussion on any topic and if you feel you have ideas to improve the UI or change the arrangement of the settings, come to the forum and be heard.

ballyhairs

ballyhairs reviewed v2.3.7 on Feb 8, 2010

I liked it until I found out the subtitle problem with MPC, there was no way to get it to work. And why do they optimize their settings to work with WMP anyway? Who uses that anymore? Almost all professionals use MPC.
So until they find a solution for subtitle in MPC I'm sticking to K lite Codec

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v2.3.3 on Jan 29, 2010

Best of the Best !!!!!!!!
Not ugly
only perfect in every way

JustForMyMemory

JustForMyMemory reviewed v2.3.3 on Jan 29, 2010

I don't like its UI, it's UGLY and arranged improperly

dolcesculacciare

dolcesculacciare reviewed v2.3.3 on Jan 27, 2010

Just let me say that Shark's codecs and this one in particular are just outstanding in every way ! It may be the best piece of add on software for WIN7 available.

egg83

egg83 reviewed v2.2.7 on Jan 13, 2010

Am probably like many users of this software. Used to use K-lite codec pack, had few problems with it, however, got Win7, and tried this codec pack on a whim. At this time, have had zero issues with compatibility, and plays all my file formats (divx, xvid, etc) using Windows Media player. Works for me!

boelectronic

boelectronic reviewed v2.2.7 on Jan 12, 2010

I was a k-lite fan for a long time, but since I use this pack in win7 I feel more comfortable, this is more customizable, more stable and also easier settings, less conflict and also play more formats in fact! K-Lite mega pack says cover many format, but this win7codec pack is playing every format better with less trouble... Thanks Shark007!

sn0wy82

sn0wy82 reviewed v2.2.5 on Dec 28, 2009

Used this for a while now, and no problems.

v4npro

v4npro reviewed v1.3.8 on Oct 9, 2009

Works great here, got these and the x64 ones. No problem's on Windows 7 64-bit. Only using it to have WMP12 64-bit to be default player and to play .mkv files. Everything else is set to microsoft default.

cowgaR

cowgaR reviewed v2.1.4 on Sep 26, 2009

I'm repairing my review, giving it an average 3 now (5+1)/2=3

_must_ have when running media center (though I would still run it in 32 bit mode due to all sorts of problems 64bit codecs/appz are giving you, it's not fault of this bundle though), absolutely not needed when you don't want to use built-in Windows Media Player...

use MPC HC instead, which is simply the best windows media player, and doesn't need any codecs...(and no, VideoLAN "died" for me, KMPlayer doesn't even come close to latest MPC HC)

Floodland

Floodland reviewed v2.1.3 on Sep 18, 2009

The best codec pack for x64, just sad because the only player available is the worst one. Anyway, you can use Win7/Vista codecs from Shark7 and a decent player (kmplayer, zoomplayer, etc) on x64, the choice is yours.
Forget about user reviews which do not know what they are writing about (cough, cough). This is the best codec pack available and Shark7 update it regulary, which make it even better...

VistaUser

VistaUser reviewed v1.2.9 on Aug 18, 2009

I was impressed with Shark's ability and commitment with the creation of the Vista Codec Package and now that I've switched to using Windows 7, I am in total disbelief at how well he has taken on the task of supplying codecs to this new operating system. WTG SHARK !

As stated on his homesite, he does not interfere with the native decoding supplied by Microsoft, and still enables MediaCenter to play everything I have.
Very nice work.

Vimes

Vimes reviewed v1.2.5 on Aug 1, 2009

As usual for his work Shark007 continues to develop, improve and update his excellent and well received set of codecs. Top marks and much appreciated.

pjb

pjb reviewed v1.2.4 on Jul 28, 2009

Great app. I really like it. :-)
Works really well. Thanks.

Tenoq

Tenoq reviewed v2.0.3 on Jul 24, 2009

cowgaR - way to be a douche.

It's for Media Center: l2read. VLC doesn't do what Media Center does, in fact very little does everything Media Center does, and I have yet to find something do it better. DTV? Photos? Music? All with a 10-foot, remote interface? No, didn't think so. Wake up to yourself.

As for x64 components - anything wrong with just using ffdshow? That's been working for me on x64 installs.

Shark007

Shark007 reviewed v2.0.2 on Jul 15, 2009

cowgaR, this release is specifically built for HTPC users who have a 64bit Operating Systems to enable Media Center to continue to be utilized. If you arent a Media Center user with a 64bit Operating System, you would have no use for this release.

Shark007

Shark007 reviewed v1.2.2 on Jul 15, 2009

frankwick, this doesnt replace any builtin codecs supplied by the operating system. Based on the simple fact that you ask "Why do I need this in Win7?" means that you do not need it.

frankwick

frankwick reviewed v1.2.2 on Jul 15, 2009

Giving this the 4* avg rating so I won't skew the votes with my question................ Why do I need this in Win7? Outside of Ogg or some other obscure codec, the built-in codecs for Wi n7 seem very good. Can someone enlighten me why I need to replace the built-in codecs?

alo23

alo23 reviewed v1.2.0 on Jul 1, 2009

I love the new codec testing tool.
Glad to see some real development, keep it up.

elitegangsta

elitegangsta reviewed v1.2.0 on Jul 1, 2009

works flawlessly as advertised. I am sure this pack will be of even greater need in the future once more codecs come out that are lacking in a default Windows 7 environment.

cowgaR

cowgaR reviewed v1.2.4 on Jun 18, 2009

unless you want to use built-in media player (worst player in the universe) and use its direct-x capabilities (which this codec improves) you don't need this bloatware...

as has been said, get mpc HC or VideoLAN (I prefer the former) which have all codecs inside of them and you can even select which one to use.

there was an age where divx was a new word for almost every other player out there, but now vast majority of players can handle everything, and if it can't, this thing will NOT help you.

it will just make your system feel more "fatty"

Shark007

Shark007 reviewed v1.1.7.1 on Jun 1, 2009

Jeremy; If you have no need for a calculator, would you write a review for it?
Also, why rate a product that has no obvious value to you at 3?
Wouldn't the products lack of providing anything useful to you warrent a 1?
Do you understand the concept of a 'review'?

A review requires the opinion of someone that unserstands the product provided
and is capable of testing that software's ability to do what its developer says it can do.

JeremyGNJ

JeremyGNJ reviewed v1.1.6 on May 29, 2009

Why is this needed? I've yet to find a codec that Windows 7 does not have from the start.

jotte_ct

jotte_ct reviewed v1.1.8 on May 10, 2009

I used their package with success on Vista 64 and this package on Windows 7.
Both of them worked flawless as long as you can read instructions and follow them closely.
So, I think it's safe to ignore comments from novice users or trolls.

jorgosch

jorgosch reviewed v1.1.2 on May 6, 2009

While Windows 7 allows DirectShow Codecs, those is not the preferred Codecs anymore. Windows 7 now supports Windows Media Foundations Codecs and Directshow Codecs are only an intermediary solution.

As always, be weary of Codec Packs as they are known to break stuff. You're better off just installing ffdshow which lets you play anything you throw at it.

Virtual_ManPL

Virtual_ManPL reviewed v1.0.8 on Apr 25, 2009

4/5

for me missing are simply encoders like h264, DivX or Xvid...
and DivX decoder (for files encoded by DivX) - provide sometimes better error resilience and postprocessing than Xvid...

good development with dev team attention to problems and updates...

P.S. Why can it be only one pack from XP, Vista and 7 like KLCP which I'm using now ?

@ Shark007- KLCP is not crap, I dont have any problems with this pack, when I started to use it...
both pack are good if you know what you want to install, not olny click "NEXT" & "NEXT", like I said in other comment...
you can easy install any s*** like trojan or virus on your PC...

Kylde

Kylde reviewed v1.8.1 on Apr 20, 2009

installed this and it's 64 component in Vista Ultimate 64, only 20 minutes ago, flawless, great piece of work, reminds me of ffdshow in XP, a few clicks and you're done

Vimes

Vimes reviewed v1.0.7 on Apr 6, 2009

As usual Shark continues to develop his codec packs with professionalism and great attention to detail. I have confidence in using his work due to that dedication.
He deserves to be supported.

ilev

ilev reviewed v1.0.5 on Mar 30, 2009

What about windows 7.7057 blocking any third-party codecs to be used with WMP ?

http://i.gizmodo.com/518...hird+party-video-codecs

GibMonkey

GibMonkey reviewed v1.0.4 on Mar 23, 2009

If you want media player to play ANY file without a hassle then this is the software you need. Please disregard the poorly informed below. This software does as it says.

As an IT guy I install this on ALL fresh machines (upwards of 50 plus) and have never had a problem. This is a fantastic piece of FREE software that makes my life easier.

Shark007

Shark007 reviewed v1.0.3 on Mar 15, 2009

@ the poorly informed person typing below me

Some people like to use Windows Media Player.
Others happen to like Media Center.
Yet even more prefer using Media Player Classic.(or any other player)
Well I have to inform you, the intent of this release is these people.

NOT YOU.

The whole idea is to not be restricted to a using only a certain player. And your google search for codec issues stems from 10+ yrs of K-Lite crap people have been installing on thier systems. Its actually my insperation to create a pack that didnt scew up your system. And what exactly does Premier have to do with anything? Those that can afford the $800 pricetag are probably not using a FREE codec solution. And now I just went and wasted more of my FREE time having a pointless discussion with a closed mind.

CademiaX

CademiaX reviewed v1.0.3 on Mar 15, 2009

@Shark007

Using something like mplayer or vlc is much better, codecs are built in, there is no registered dll hell with codecs packs, which if you do a simple google search you will see the problems they can cause. If I were to rely on your codec pack for adobe premier it would crash, simple as that. Check it out if you don't believe me.

CademiaX

CademiaX reviewed v1.0.5 on Mar 13, 2009

use mplayer or vlc, they have built in codecs.. much more stable and WAY less of a mess to clean up.

Tenoq

Tenoq reviewed v1.0.3 on Mar 11, 2009

I still haven't come across a media file I can't play in the Windows 7 beta. I've added VLC because WMP is prone to crashing, but all my video files of varying formats seem to play just fine.

Codec packs like this though are great for the uninformed or the lazy. Like most codec packs though, this one doesn't uninstall cleanly either. :P

statm1

statm1 reviewed v1.0.3 on Mar 11, 2009

Shark's codec packs are very nice if you want any video you download to work in any program you have install. So you arent crippled in to only using one app.

picsoetje

picsoetje reviewed v1.0.3 on Mar 11, 2009

@ VistaUser

You wrote :
"The author is very knowledgeable and always helpful with providing a fix in case of problems."

Well, I have only got extremely blunt answers from him that didn't help me at all.

Shark007

Shark007 reviewed v1.0.2 on Feb 27, 2009

People like CademiaX who write reviews without ever installing or testing the product are also evil but thats OK, I wont try to stop people from reading another useless opinion from an uninformed drone. Its entertaining.

CademiaX

CademiaX reviewed v1.0.2 on Feb 25, 2009

codec packs are evil! lol, download something like VLC player that has them built in..

Shark007

Shark007 reviewed v1.7.0 on Feb 25, 2009

If pcexpert ever pulls his head out of his a** long enough to realize you cant plagarize a codec he would actually have an opinion that mattered.

maybe he should start with an education so he could at least spell properly.

pcexpert

pcexpert reviewed v1.7.0 on Feb 25, 2009

The author even commits plagiarism by copying other people's reviews. It is a silly old senile Canadian.

VistaUser

VistaUser reviewed v1.6.9 on Feb 20, 2009

This codec pack is excellent. It does what it needs to do very well and is highly flexible.

I help many people to fix their computers and always recommend this pack when my customers have trouble playing videos. I frequently get e-mails from very satisfied users thanking me for giving that recommendation.

The author is very knowledgeable and always helpful with providing a fix in case of problems. If you got a problem, go to the MSFN support forums and you will get a solution very quickly.

I highly recommend this pack.

VistaUser

VistaUser reviewed v1.0.3 on Feb 20, 2009

This codec pack is excellent. It does what it needs to do very well and is highly flexible.

I help many people to fix their computers and always recommend this pack when my customers have trouble playing videos. I frequently get e-mails from very satisfied users thanking me for giving that recommendation.

The author is very knowledgeable and always helpful with providing a fix in case of problems. If you got a problem, go to the MSFN support forums and you will get a solution very quickly.

I highly recommend this pack.

VistaUser

VistaUser reviewed v1.0.1 on Feb 20, 2009

This codec pack is excellent. It does what it needs to do very well and is highly flexible.

I help many people to fix their computers and always recommend this pack when my customers have trouble playing videos. I frequently get e-mails from very satisfied users thanking me for giving that recommendation.

The author is very knowledgeable and always helpful with providing a fix in case of problems. If you got a problem, go to the MSFN support forums and you will get a solution very quickly.

I highly recommend this pack.

fuknukl

fuknukl reviewed v1.0.3 on Feb 19, 2009

I've been using Sharks codec packs for some time now, on XP, Vista, and now Win 7 in 32 and 64bit. Never had any problems at all. I was actually prompted to make an account here because of the rubbish posted below.

fuknukl

fuknukl reviewed v1.0.1 on Feb 19, 2009

I've been using Sharks codec packs for some time now, on XP, Vista, and now Win 7 in 32 and 64bit. Never had any problems at all. I was actually prompted to make an account here because of the rubbish posted below.

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v1.0.3 on Feb 19, 2009

Worst Codec Package ever made..... creates too many problems

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v1.0.1 on Feb 19, 2009

Worst Codec Package ever made..... creates too many problems

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v1.6.9 on Feb 19, 2009

Worst Codec Package ever made..... creates too many problems

pcexpert

pcexpert reviewed v1.0.1 on Feb 18, 2009

This pack has many flaws. The installer is awful. My recommendation is to avoid this like the plague.

pcexpert

pcexpert reviewed v1.0.3 on Feb 18, 2009

This pack has many flaws. The installer is awful. My recommendation is to avoid this like the plague.

pcexpert

pcexpert reviewed v1.6.9 on Feb 18, 2009

This pack has many flaws. The installer is awful. My recommendation is to avoid this like the plague.

Shark007

Shark007 reviewed v1.0 on Feb 4, 2009

picsoetje, your post here and in my forums only show a lack of maturity.

To those experiencing corrupted M2TS playback after installing 1.0 final
The corruption is caused by the installation of other codecpacks and I cannot undo what they have done. You will need to start with a clean install of Windows 7 to fully enjoy what this codec package can do for you.

picsoetje

picsoetje reviewed v1.0 Beta 2 on Feb 2, 2009

This 1 is for GibMonkey who thinks that he is the only one in the universum with more than 3 braincells !

GibMonkey

GibMonkey reviewed v1.0 Beta on Jan 23, 2009

CodecPack and Kylde are a couple of a$$ hats. When it comes to reviewing software is it really necessary to 1 star software that works as advertised (and quite well I might add)? I've been using this for XP AND VISTA for dozens of people and have NEVER had any issues that someone with more than 3 braincells couldn't figure out. Thanks Shark007 for providing this excellent FREE software! Everyone that wants to pimp there own preferred codec should just give positive reviews to THAT software leave the peanut gallery comments to themselves.

Kylde

Kylde reviewed v1.0 Beta on Jan 23, 2009

what's the worry with codecs? Just install ffdshow, that's ALL you need on ANY win OS for playback, and in most cases all you need for encoding too. And yes, I've tested it in Win 7

BIg_DD

BIg_DD reviewed v1.0 Beta on Jan 22, 2009

Tthanks Shark007. Excellent job on these codecs. Works great on my HTPC.

Its about time someone built a real package instead of all that klite crap that has been around destroying computer systems for more years than I care to remember. Keep up the good work, its appreciated.

CodecPack

CodecPack reviewed v1.0 Beta on Jan 22, 2009

The author doesn't seem to have a clue what he is doing. There is no need to make separate packs for XP/Vista/Seven. A proper codec pack should work on all three of them. A smartly written installer can adjust itself and its actions based on the OS.

This is just a scam to attract more n00b users with a familiar sounding name.

Get the K-Lite Codec Pack instead. That is more advanced and fully compatible with Windows 7 and below.

dietrkk

dietrkk reviewed v1.5.9 on Dec 31, 2008

I want to kiss the developer.
Absolutely awesome software, thanks man.

minklein

minklein reviewed v1.5.7 on Dec 3, 2008

I tried all the new versions, 32 and 64 bit, I install both. The updates killed my mp4 playback in Media Player. I'm running Vista 64. Anyway, I went back to earlier versions, 465 and 145 and all works well again. Anybody else had this problem?

VistaUser

VistaUser reviewed v1.5.3 on Nov 13, 2008

THANK YOU very much for getting 3GP playback working in Vista Media Center.

steveso

steveso reviewed v1.4.9 on Jun 13, 2008

Tastes great, less filling!

Works great on my Vista x64. No issues at all and does what it says. Also like the inclusion of 64-bit Media Player Classic Home Cinema edition. With this package, you really don't need anything else!

Vimes

Vimes reviewed v1.4.0 Beta 1 on Mar 8, 2008

Excellent package that works well to compliment Shark's other Vista Codec Pack.

pdhcentral

pdhcentral reviewed v1.3.0 on Sep 11, 2007

If you use iTunes, make sure you install that before this, as it messes things up with Quicktime!

Tried in on a new Vista install, worked well.

VistaUser

VistaUser reviewed v1.2.5 on Jun 14, 2007

I recently switched from the 32bit Vista Premium to the x64 Premium installation. I was already impressed with release of the Vista Codec Package, this is the icing. Thanks

MidnightWatcher

MidnightWatcher reviewed v1.1.0 on Mar 13, 2007

Now I can watch those 1080p Quicktime movie trailers in Media Center. Good job.

Rebell

Rebell reviewed v1.0.3 on Feb 28, 2007

Testes and worked on vista ultimate x64 !

And its free !

dietrkk

dietrkk reviewed v1.0.3 on Feb 27, 2007

Thanks guys, MediaCenter works great now.

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