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Discussion in 'General Software' started by razaron, May 30, 2009.

  1. razaron

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    is there any free codecs out there that can let windows media player play everything vlc player can, including .mkv.
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    razaron says thanks.
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    +1 for Shark007 Codec. Great codec pack!
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    CCCP codec pack works well for me.
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    There are the KLite codec packs as well.It is available in basic pack, standard and full pack if i remember well, meaning the full pack is the one with most codecs.
    http://www.free-codecs.com/download/K_lite_codec_pack.htm

    Advice:Use Media Player Classic (which is included in these codec packs) or Media Player Home Cinema x64 if ur running 64bit OS....imo it's the best media player ever!
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    I'm using CCCP;)
    good and lighter than K-Lite
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    the shark007 one plays .mkv but i cant change language/subtitles with it.
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    just tried cccp. it plays .mkv and can change language while playing but it cant do subtitles
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    Have you tried K-Lite then?
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    It's a limitation in WMP, not the codec pack, that's why I use VLC now instead of WMP. The latest build is much better than it used to be, and it can be set to use system codecs over it's own built-in ones.

    I tried K-Lite, CCCP and VCP, all the same sort of thing.

    VCP is the best, most updated pack out there IMO.
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    Well if ya have the subs in a different language, it uses directvob. While playing your file look down by the clock, you'll see a green arrow, right click on that, and you should be good to go.

    shark rocks:rockout:
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    K Lite Mega Coded Pack
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    I use the CCCP. Still the most compatible, with the least problems. Vista Codec Pack is a close second. I avoid K-Lite like the plague. They can't properly set up a codec pack to save their lives.
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    CCCP is the best.

    K-lite is terrible, and while VCP may be up to date, its not bug free. give it another 6 months and i'm sure it will be one of the best out there, if not the best - but when i tried it, i got a hosed OS that wouldnt boot for my trouble (approx 6 months ago)

    Theres only one real rule: always, always reboot the machine after uninstalling one codec pack, before installing the new one. The only times i've seen CCCP suck is when people uninstall K-lite and install CCCP without rebooting.

    CCCP does subtitles fine, there is just a bug with haali media splitter and windows 7 (and possibly your server 2008)- add directvobsub as a preferred filter in "external filters" in MPC-HC's options.
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    I use this and have no issues so far. I haven't tried CCCP yet but I won't rule it out as a better app than what I am currently using.
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    oh and another thing:
    http://www.cccp-project.net/beta/

    CCCP's hidden beta page :) some of them may be very unreliable (so know what you're getting into, before you click) but they're a lot newer than the official.


    In the latest beta "auto load VS filter" is a tickbox when you install it, thus fixing the no subtitles bug with MKV files in certain OS's
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    K-Lite is the best.
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    Autoload VSFilter is an option in the settings app of the stable releases as well.

    [​IMG]

    No, it's actually quite terrible, especially if you like anime or do a lot of encoding.
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    the amount of machines i have to fix because explorer.exe keeps crashing with K-lite being the cause, is ridiculous. 9/10 times its K-lite, the last time its some douche installing antique versions of nero in vista.

    latest CCCP beta has experimental hardware acceleration as well, it umm, just doesnt have a working GUI in that mode (as far as i can see, we'll see what happens after i reboot)

    anyone who does try it, alt-X is the shortcut to quit the window when its in fullscreen mode.
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    Is the hardware accel working for you?
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    I haven't had problems with K-Lite since the infamous Vista incompatibility problems. Since then it's been fixed and I haven't had those issues. I definitely did have those issues with it ~3 years ago though. I tried CCC and didn't find it to be too great, went back to K-Lite after all the problems were solved and ain't been nothin but smooth sailing.
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    You obviously don't do a lot of encoding that relies on DShow filters. K-Lite is the worst choice of all those mentioned so far.
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    yes, i go from 10% CPU usage to ~ 2%. its hard to tell since it only accels in full screen.
    Since i have no working GUI in 3D mode (may show up after a reboot, as the volume % is missing also) i have no way to time skip or do anything but pause or exit.
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    Neither I nor the average user has any use for encoding.
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    if you look around, you'll find a lof of uneducated people use K-lite or reccomend it, but wherever you go for playback help you tend to find the same thing asked first: are you using K-lite?

    If it was a trouble free pack, it wouldnt be the first question many people ask when troubleshooting.

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