ENJOY FULL PLAYBACK OF ALL OF YOUR MEDIA FILES WITHOUT BREAKING YOUR SYSTEM.
If you have renamed system files or used a utility such as MCDU, this may not work for you.
Please attempt to return all system files back to original filenames before using this product.
If you decide to installed registry hacks; you machine may already be broken beyond repair.
MKV playback is fully supported including thumbnailing.
You can choose any media player you want, everything will play.
The Windows 7 Codecs offered here do not change or interfere with the support Microsoft has provided concerning native codec support in Windows Media Player 12 and Media Center. Alternative hardware accelerated (DXVA) H264 codecs are also provided by the codec installation for use by all players.
To UNINSTALL software from Shark007 you MUST use the UNINSTALL button on the Help TAB.
The following filetypes are enabled and SUPPORTED by the installation of the Windows 7 Codecs.
amr | mpc | ofr | divx | mka | ape | flac | evo | flv | m4b | mkv | ogg | ogv | ogm | rmvb | xvid
All of the above filetypes can be queued to the Windows Media Player Playlist using a right-click.
Anytime you make an adjustment in the settings application using Administrative privileges it is REQUIRED that you re-open the application as a user afterwards to have the settings transfered to the user account. Whenever you open a player, it is almost always done as a user!
Concerning S/PDIF, digital, optical and HDMI: The administrator and a regular user are different users and each must setup the Audio TAB for FFDshow pass-through. At no time should anyone have a need to click the leftside of the Audio TAB manually; it uses system detection.
The codec packs contains a Settings Application to use in conjunction with your windows media center setup which will enable each user to choose different splitters and decoders for specific filetypes. The application will also allow you to choose from 10 different speaker configurations from 'same as input' and all the way up to full 7.1 channel output.
The Settings Application is 100% UAC compliant.
Restricted access is enforced. (User Account Control)
The Application allows each user to maintain individual Windows 7 codec settings while at the same time seamlessly integrating any administrative commands directly into the users account. New users accounts are detected upon opening the Application and automatically inherit the Administrators settings.
If you have used a tool called Win7DSFilterTweaker, please use Reset All immediately after installation.
This action will correct some inconsistencies caused by the use of that tool.
This installation will enable intuitive video file descriptions of hidden file extensions.
Adding files to the Windows Media Player Playlist
On the Help TAB of the Settings Application is a button to allow you to choose Windows Media Player Filetype Associations. Once you have used this button, you can Enqueue newly associated files to the Windows Media Player Playlist as depicted below. If for some reason this doesn't work for you, go back to the associations button, click No twice, consecutively, then select Yes. No reboot is required.
This will also work for audio files such as FLAC, APE or musepack.
Codecs have been a problem for most users at one time or another. This is because there has never been an 'out of the box' working solution that the average computer user could install and just have everything work properly from the beginning. There are several decent codec package solutions out there, but none of them did everything I wanted. I was always in need of a tweak, adjustment, or even a re-installation just to get the codecs I needed/wanted and most of the time, the file still didn't play properly. I've never claimed to be a media guru. My media experience prior to creating the Windows 7 codec packages was to double-click a file I downloaded and hope that it played.
The installer will automatically remove most other popular codec releases from your computer before installing this concise yet comprehensive windows media center setup package. For a list of all things automatically uninstalled by the Windows 7 codecs installer, Click Here. You won't need to make any adjustments or tweaks to enjoy your media center content immediately. Windows Media Player and Windows 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 the Windows 7 codec 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 Windows 7 media center codecs 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.
The Windows 7 codecs installation supports 20 localizations. The default is English and the installer includes support for the following other languages; Arabic, Chinese Simplified/Traditional, Japanese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Polish, Swedish and Turkish. Languages can be added upon request.
Download the latest stable version, 2.7.4 Final from:
UNINSTALL YOUR OLD VERSION - upgrades are DISABLED
When choosing to uninstall this software you MUST use the button on the Help TAB.
distribution file information: MajorGeeks receives the distribution file directly from me.
It is currently 23MB and has an MD5 of ef718daa8c20db594b42ee0782fd9a3d
- update ffdshow 3755
- update Gabest 2917
- improve suggested settings (AVI fix)
File size: 23.02 MB